Trinidadian NYC is centered in Crown Heights, Flatbush, and East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and Nassau County, Long Island.
NYC’s big Trinidadian festival, the Labor Day Carnival & West Indian Day Parade, is NYC’s version of Trinidad Carnival, the Mother of Caribbean Carnival.
Trinidad has South Asian culture which is unique in the Caribbean.
Trinidadian New York City
- Trinidad & Tobago Consulate
- Labor Day Carnival
- West Indian Day Parade
- Steel Pan
- Trinidad Orisha
Saturday, September 3, 2022
BROOKLYN MUSEUM GROUNDS
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
VIBES WITH VOICE Soca concert
Thursday, September 1, 2022
ISLAND 2 ISLAND Soca concert
Friday, September 2, 2022
JUNIOR CARNIVAL + PAN IN A MINOR
Saturday, September 3, 2022
PAINTOPIA J’OUVERT + AMNESIA Soca & Dancehall party
Sunday, September 4, 2022
WEST INDIAN DAY PARADE
Monday, September 5, 2022
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, October 24, 2022
LITTLE INDIA, LITTLE TRINIDAD, LITTLE GUYANA, LITTLE SURINAME
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Central Park, Manhattan
June 11 – September 22, 2022
NEW YORK CITY PARKS
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
July 18 – August 21, 2022
NEW YORK CITY
Trinidad & Tobago Are Multicultural
Trinidad & Tobago is a unique multicultural country with South Asian influences.
We don’t consider ourselves Latin, but do share an Indigenous Taíno & Carib, Spanish, French Haitian, and African heritage. English colonizers brought East Indians and Chinese. East Indian heritage is Trinidad’s largest ethnic group, so we are Asian too! Dougla culture is the South Asian African mix.
Traditional Calypso mixed with East Indian rhythms and American Gospel into Soca, the popular music of Trinidad.
South American mainland countries Guyana and Suriname have very similar cultures.
Trinidadian-American actor, dancer, musician and artist Geoffrey Holder is one of New York’s most famous Trinidadians. Dance Theatre of Harlem still produces his work. His masterpiece “Dougla” is one Dance Theatre’s signature pieces.
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago are a pair of islands in the Lesser Antilles. Trinidad is less than seven miles from the Venezuelan mainland.
Trinidadian Culture in NYC
Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival opens with Aaron “Voice” St. Louis headlining the Vibes with Voice Soca concert at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 4-11pm. From $50. 🇹🇹
Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival Island 2 Island NYC Soca concert features GBM Nutrson, Jadel, Adamo, Edwin Yearwood, Teddyson John, Lavaman, Melick, Vaughn, Kemmy, Ricardo Drue, Preedy, and Pumper at the Brooklyn Museum on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 4-11pm. From $60. 🇹🇹
Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival Junior Carnival 2022 is at the Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 8am – 2pm. $12. 🇹🇹
Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival Pan in A Minor traditional Steel Pan competition on the Brooklyn Museum grounds on Saturday, September 3, 2022. Doors at 7pm. From $23. 🇹🇹
Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival Paintopia J’ouvert party is on the Brooklyn Museum grounds on Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 8am – 2pm. From $44. 🇹🇹
Brooklyn’s Labor Day Carnival Amnesia Soca and Dancehall party is on the Brooklyn Museum grounds on Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 3-11pm. 🇹🇹
NYC’s West Indian Day Parade 2022 is on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights from Schenectady Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn on Monday, September 5, 2022 at 11am. Free. 🇹🇹🇧🇧🇩🇲🇬🇩🇱🇨🇻🇨🇬🇾🇸🇷🇬🇫🇯🇲🇭🇹
Machel Montano Soca Kingdom celebrates 40 years of Trinidadian Soca at Barclays Center in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022 at 8pm. From $62. 🇹🇹
In SummerStage “Reggae Gold Meets Soca Gold” Kevin Crown hosts DJ Puffy, Edwin Yearwood, Alison Hinds, Chromatic Sound, Noah Powa, Gyptian at the Ford Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 7pm (5pm doors). Free 🇯🇲🇹🇹