Paparazzi Carnival – Sky Gazers from Sunset to Sunrise

Paparazzi Carnival is the first Carnival Band to launch for the Trinidad Carnival 2017 Season. Their 2017 presentation ‘Sky Gazers- from Sunset to Sunrise’ was stellar and the costumes are a wonderful start to the Carnival Season. Paparazzi Carnival though in their 4th year is a descendant of Poison Carnival, so they know what they…

Jamaal Magloire’s birthday bash supports The Children’s Breakfast Club

Jamaal Magloire recently held his 3rd annual all-inclusive event entitled “RSVP: Garden Galavant”. Magloire who also serves as bandleader for Carnival mas band Toronto Revellers is a tireless supporter of Caribbean culture and celebrated his birthday in fine style while raising funds for the non-profit organization The Children’s Breakfast Club

Hollywood Carnival – 5 Years – Los Angeles Culture Festival June 23-26

Los Angeles Culture Festival (LACF) began Hollywood Carnival in 2011. Now in its 5th year, LA/Hollywood Carnival is the largest multi-cultural festival on the West Coast. The Festival showcases the cultural traditions of different countries from all over the world. By displaying costumes, dance, food, arts & crafts, and music the Festival is quickly becoming…

Mermaid Parade 2016 – Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

The Mermaid Parade began in 1983 in Coney Island. The Parade is held as a celebration of the beginning of summer so it typically it is held on the Saturday closest to June 21st. This year the parade was held on Saturday, June 18th. Although the weather was beautiful the parade is usually held rain…

Caribbean Week New York 2016

The first week of June in New York is officially Caribbean Week.  Let’s not let the powers that be know that to Caribbean people, every week from Memorial Day until the Parkway is our week! All the same, kudos to NYC for celebrating us, and allowing us to celebrate! According to the  Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)…

Rihanna rewards Scholarship for hard “Work”

Eligibility requires that applicants be residents of Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the United States, and have already been accepted into a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the 2016-2017 year.

Caribbean Carnival Design Workshop

The 2016 Caribbean Carnival Design Workshop’s free sessions of culture, craftsmanship, creativity and wonder — start Saturday May 14th in Brooklyn, presented by the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, which produces New York’s annual Caribbean carnival in Brooklyn. Participants — ages 6 and up — will learn how construct their own costume with the…

SpiceMas is getting Hotter!!!

Grenada Carnival is on the tail end of the Caricom summer carnivals. Referred to as Spice Mas because of the islands well knows abundance of spices, Carnival in Grenada is very unique. While many of the well known Carnival traditions prevail, such as, Soca Monarch, King & Queen competition, Panorama, Jouvert, Monday and Tuesday mas…

Carnival Tuesdays…has a new home

Beginning this Tuesday, April 5th Carnival Tuesday will be held at Aura Bar & Lounge located on 4410 Avenue H between East 45th Street and Troy Avenue in Brooklyn.

Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, Germany – Berlin Carnival

Summer is right around the corner and the world is in Carnival mode. Berlin, Germany is no exception. In its 21st year, Karneval der Kulturen which means Carnival of Cultures hosts a large street parade with parties, music, food, drinks and activities for both the young and the old. The city of Berlin estimates about…

International Soca DJ Competition 2016

The 2016 winner International Soca DJ Derek Pereira of Xcaliber International is the first to hold the title and will represent Trinidad as the Best Soca DJ in the world. The second place winner Jr. Mafia Sound ft. Nigel Snipes & DJ Skull is also from Trinidad; third place winner DJ Kirk Brown is from Barbados.