CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The New York Caribbean Carnival, one of the city's biggest summer festivals, culminated with a parade and celebration on Labor Day.
It's the nation's largest Caribbean cultural festival!
After an opening ceremony, the parade stepped off at Rochester Avenue and headed west along Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, featuring exciting performances, colorful costumes, and flavorful food.
The parade culminated with a reviewing stand at Grand Army Plaza. The entire parade streamed live on ABC 7 New York and our YouTube channel.
WATCH the complete New York Caribbean Carnival parade
During her remarks at the start of the parade, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new City University of New York Harry Belafonte Scholarship, honoring the legacy of civil rights activist and world-renowned musician Harry Belafonte, who passed away earlier this year.
"The son of Jamaican immigrants, Harry Belafonte was an incredible artist, activist, and voice for the people of New York," Hochul said in a statement. "To honor his legacy, this scholarship will open the door to new opportunities and help ensure more passionate and talented students can make their mark on the world, debt free."
The scholarship will cover the full cost of attendance - including tuition, room and board, fees, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses - for five CUNY students.
New York's weekend-long Caribbean Carnival dates back to the 1920s when it's believed to have started in Harlem before moving to Brooklyn in the mid-1960s where it continues to draw millions of people each year.
Click here for more information about the New York Caribbean Carnival.
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