2020 J'Ouvert Virtual Festival

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J'Ouvert Updates

A Brief History

The name J'Ouvert originates from the French jour ouvert, meaning day break or morning, and signals the start of Carnival.

Steel band music is the dominating sound of J'Ouvert as revelers take to the street wining and chipping their way in the early hours before the daytime West Indian Day Carnival.

History of J’Ouvert

This Year's Virtual Festival

The City of New York with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L Adams, and the New York City Police Department are partnering for a safer Labor Day Weekend.

This year's festivities will be virtual, as COVID-19 has changed the way we celebrate. This year we will be honoring essential and frontline workers for J'Ouvert's Virtual Festival which will take place live on Facebook at /JOuvertCity at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, September 7, 2020: https://www.facebook.com/Jouvertcity.