Join Senator James Sanders Jr. for the 2022 Queens Carnival

State Senator James Sanders Jr. (with Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson and City Council Majority Whip Selvena N. Brooks Powers) invites you to the party of the year as he presents the Queens Carnival, formerly the Caribbean Carnival in the Rockaways, on Saturday, August 27, 2022 featuring Mas costumes, moko jumbies, singers, dancers, island food, sand castle building contest, fireworks display and much more. You don't want to miss this!

The party is in Far Rockaway but you will feel like you are in the Caribbean as we bring together the people and cultures that make Queens an iconic melting pot and the most diverse borough in the city. We hope you will join us and bring your family, friends, children, grandchildren. All are welcome!

Queens is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world, and what better way to celebrate that diversity, especially in Rockaway, than with a family-friendly Caribbean Carnival that welcomes all people. Out of many, we are one. That’s the motto of Trinidad – “together we aspire, together we achieve.”

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept of a Caribbean Carnival, it is an event that takes place in many countries around the world. It is a colorful and creative way to celebrate Caribbean culture and initially began as the last opportunity to release all of one’s energy and joyful emotions before the 40 penitential days of Lent.

As is traditional in Carnival culture, we will be highlighting two countries this year. Our honorees will be Trinidad, known for steel pans and the Caribbean dance - the Limbo, and Antigua, which is famous for its many beaches.

This year the Queens Carnival is presented in partnership with the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), Rockaway Development Revitalization Corporation (RDRC), REMA4US, DredSurfer Grill, New York City Parks Department, New York Police Department's 101st Police Precinct, and the Queens Carnival Committee members.

The Queens Carnival will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2022 starting at 11 a.m., starting at Mott Avenue and Beach 21st Street and ending on the boardwalk at Beach 17th Street.

Carnival Parade - 11 a.m.

Sand Castle Building Contest - 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Fireworks Display - Beginning at Sundown (sponsored by City Council Majority Whip Selvena N. Brooks Powers)

 For general information, to join the committee or to participate in Carnival, click the link below

or contact Senator Sanders' office at 718-523-3069 or email


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