New York Carnival Is Ready For The ‘World Stage’

Written by: WIADCA Press Release

Can you feel it? New York Carnival is almost here!!! From Thursday, August 31st – Monday, September 4th West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) will celebrate 56 years of Caribbean culture on New York’s ‘World Stage’ – kicking off at the Brooklyn Museum Grounds (200 Eastern Parkway) and culminating on Eastern Parkway.

WIADCA’s NEW YORK CARNIVAL WEEK events will include Junior Carnival Parade/YOUTHFEST and PANORAMA 2023 (Saturday, September 2nd). Partnered events include VIBES w/VOICEY – Long Live Soca Tour by BlackStar Entertainment, SOCAFEST by Gemini Productions and SUNRISE Day Soiree w/Jay Upscale + SunNation. The organization is honored to continue the legacies of Rufus Gorin, Carlos Lezama, and other cultural practitioners that went before


“As we celebrate 56 years of New York Carnival we encourage you to celebrate safely and responsibly. We also ask you to support our partners, local Mas’ and Steelband groups for without them there is no WIADCA and no parade,” WIADCA Board of Directors stated.

New York Carnival 2023 Grand Marshals include Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Richard Davis – President, TWU Local 100, Ann-Marie Adamson – AVP, Community and Corporate Engagement, EmblemHealth, Michael Joseph – Harmony Music Makers Founder, Steelband Music Instructor & Cultural Practitioner, Kay Mason – Cultural Practitioner and Jewel Alexis-Josey – Junior Carnival Presenter.


SATURDAY, September 2nd YOUTH FEST 2023 | Junior Carnival Parade | 9:00am – 4:00pm Featuring Junior Grand Marshal Jewel Alexis-Josey, watch as our youth celebrate Caribbean heritage through their Carnival regalia depicting many characters and themes. Live entertainment provides an end of summer Caribbean talent showcase with the first-time inclusion of ‘YOUTH FEST 2023’ highlighting live performances by emerging talent. Participating Junior Bands: Sesame Carnival, Kaisokah Mas’, Queendom Mas’, Stronjeh International (Kids), Jump Up Productions, Golden Dancerettes Dance School. -more-

PANORAMA 2023 | 7:00pm – 3:00am The return of PANORAMA features the sweet sounds of steel with some of New York’s renowned orchestras like Despers USA, Metro Steel Orchestra, Steel Sensation, Pan in Motion, Eruption Steel Orchestra, Harmony Steel Orchestra, Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra, D’ Radoes, CASYM Steel Orchestra and Philadelphia Pan Stars.

MONDAY, September 5th – 11:00am – 6:00pm WIADCA and Carnival Bandleaders present an array of costumed masterpieces. Participating Adult Bands: Sesame Carnival, Banboche Mas’, Antoine International, Branches Mas’, Suga Candy Mas’, Big Boy Productions, Sky Maxx Mas’, D’Midas International NY, 1199SEIU Mas’ and more. SUPPORT AH BAND:

JUNIOR Mas’ Band locations:

  • Antoine International – 245 East 34th Street, Brooklyn NY
  • Queendom Mas’ – 303 Albany Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • Jump Up Productions – 1231 Schenectady Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • Stronjeh International – INSTAGRAM Kaisokah Mas’ – 142-24 221st Street, Queens NY
  • The Golden Dancerettes – 200-02 Linden Blvd., Queens NY

NY ADULT Mas’ Band locations:

  • SkyMaxx Mas’- 1570 Ralph Ave., Brooklyn NY Antoine
  • International – 245 East 34th Street, Brooklyn NY
  • Pan Sesame Flyers International – 3510 Church Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • Suga Candy Mas’ – 1196 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • Branches Mas’ – 369 East 98th Street, Brooklyn NY
  • D’ Midas International – 1619 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn NY
  • 1199SEIU Social Cultural Committee Mas’ – 2255 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY
  • Banboche Mas’ – 1075 Utica Ave., Brooklyn NY JUNIOR Mas’ Band locations Antoine International – 245 East 34th Street, Brooklyn NY
  • Queendom Mas’ – 303 Albany Ave., Brooklyn NY Jump Up Productions – 1231 Schenectady Ave., Brooklyn NY

STEELBAND locations:

  • Metro Steel Orchestra – 1437 Utica Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • D’Radoes – 900 East 52nd Street, Brooklyn NY
  • Pan Evolution Steel Orchestra (PESO) – 1168 Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • CASYM Steel Orchestra – 684 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn NY
  • Despers USA – 276 Belmont Ave., Brooklyn NY
  • Steel Sensation – 97-24 222nd Street, Queens NY
  • Pan in Motion – 976 President Street, Brooklyn NY
  • Harmony Steel Orchestra – 900 Rutland Road, Brooklyn NY




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