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September 5, 2005

Flag Party


As I stated in an earlier post, I spent a couple of weeks at home. During the time I was in the BK , I read a powerful book, watched Yankee baseball, and even got a chance to eat a pretty good Haitian restaurant (thx Edwige).

Additionally, I also got a chance to see my pops off on his first trip overseas in nearly 15yrs. He'll be visiting Amsterdam and Israel. If I weren't suffering through grad school, I would've joined him.

Perhaps the highlight of my stay (secretly the real reason I went home), was Eastern P'kwy jaunt, or West Indian Carnival. Leading up to the parade, there are many night parties. I got a chance to hit Club Tobago in Qns. Nuff calypso and reggae for the whole night. I'd forgotten about the wining skills of the yard girls dem. Anyway, about the parade..

I've been to several parades on the p'kwy, and each year there are many more Jamaican floats loaded with choice dancehall celebs (ie Beenie Man, Shinehead, Mr. Vegas, Capleton, Sizzla, etc.), but this year was different. There must have been four or five Haitian floats, which had a fairly large contingency. In fact, the Trini floats did not seem to have very much fanfare this year.

The float shown in the caption above vowed to donate any winnings to the Katrina disaster relief effort in La.

Posted by AG at September 5, 2005 10:12 AM