Star Studded line-up join WIADCA's New York Caribbean Carnival on the Parkway
Tthe West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) are joined by government officials, entertainers, and activists for the New York Caribbean Carnival, North America's largest dance party.
By: West Indian American Day Carnival Association
Grand Marshals include: Hon. Melissa Mark-Viverito, NY City Council Speaker, Hon. Barbara Atherly, Consul General of Guyana, HE Keith HL Tony Marshall, US Ambassador to Barbados, Conrad Ifill, President & CEO, Conrad's Famous Bakery. Other notables expected to join the line-up are: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio, Zakiya Carr Johnson, Dir. Race, Ethnicity & Social Inclusion Unit, US State Dept, Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, WIADCA's President William R. Howard, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Senior Officials at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), members of the Caribbean Consular Corp, CARICOM and several corporate sponsors along with many others.
In addition on the Parkway will be Civil Rights Activist, Reverend Al Sharpton, Gold Medalist, Tina Charles and Actress/Community Activist, Rosie Perez. Mistress of Ceremonies of the VIP Breakfast, a part of the festivities starting the parade, will be Award-Winning Reporter and On-Air Personality, Cheryl Wills.
WIADCA sponsors include: Guinness, Con Edison, Healthfirst, Brooklyn Museum, NYSCA, WBLS 107.5FM & Hot 97FM, One Caribbean TV, TWU, CUNY, Caribbean Airlines, Caribbean Life, UFT, Daily News, MCU, McDonald's, Royal Wine Corp-Bartenura/
"We are delighted to have the support of all our returning partners along with some new ones for our 49th Annual New York Caribbean Carnival festivities. In our effort to reach out, we have greatly expanded our activities to other boroughs and groups, including the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI), CARICOM, the Caribbean Consular Corp and the Nat'l Travel & Tourism Office, US State Department and others as we begin to plan for our 50th Anniversary in 2017" says William R. Howard – WIADCA President.
Steelband Panorama, the 12 steel orchestras vying for the 2016 Champion title, was won by D'Raddo.
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