Rockaway Caribbean Carnival

Come one, come all to the first ever Rockaway Caribbean Carnival!!!

State Senator James Sanders Jr. is proud to announce that he is collaborating with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC) and NYC Parks Department to bring a Caribbean Carnival to Rockaway.

The goal of the Carnival will be to celebrate the various arts & culture of the Carribean while highlighting the hidden jewel that is the Rockaways. We anticipate the event will be a great success and hope to hold it annually. 

The Rockaway Caribbean Carnival will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The parade will start on Mott Avenue and Beach 20th Street and continue to Seagirt Blvd ending at Beach 17th amphitheater in the park. There will be local youth performances, entertainment and culturally related activities. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the festivities by patronizing various vendors like the Dred Surfer Grill and Edgemere Food Fair, which assisted in the planning of the event, and markets, and wearing costumes that will be available to the public for purchase or rent through ENJ Productions, which also assisted in the event planning process.

The Rockaway Caribbean Carnival will attempt to mirror WIADCA's other Carnival events such as the one they host annually in Brooklyn.
Senator Sanders invites you to come out to Rockaway and celebrate with us.

For general information of questions about the event, call Lisa George at Senator Sanders' Far Rockaway Office at 718-327-7017.

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