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.
The City of New York with Mayor Eric L Adams, and the New York City Police Department are partnering for a safer Labor Day Weekend.
This year's festivities are in person, returning to their full celebration since COVID-19 changed the way we celebrated over the last two years.
“Rejuvenate; Breaking the Chain and Embracing the Movement”
September 5th 6: 00am – 11:00am, Brooklyn NY
For more information on this year’s J’Overt Celebration, including route and other festivities, please see the website below from J’Ouvert City International: https://www.facebook.com/Jouvertcity.
September 1st – September 5th New York City Carnival
New York Carnival Parade September 5th 11am - 6pm, Brooklyn, NY
For more information on this year’s NYC Carnival Celebration, including route and other festivities, please see the website below from West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA): Carnival.NYC