Web Posted - Thursday
November 19, 2020
When Steel Talks
Labor Day minus Labor Day
Brooklyn, New York, USA - For most New Yorkers Labor Day signals the passing of Summer: back-to-school, early sunsets, dropping temperatures. However, for West Indians, the heat is on.
Frustrated masqueraders impatiently waiting to collect costumes.
Steelbands scrambling to learn endings. Out-of-towners arriving
in droves. Soca, kompa and reggae pumping everywhere. It’s fete
after fete. The Brooklyn Museum grounds are transformed into an
open-air theatre. Eastern Parkway becomes the scene of the
largest street party in North America.