New York City’s “J’ourvert” celebration & Mayor Bill De Blasio for president 2020. @Curtissliwa

09-07-2017 (Photo: File:ProspectPark Brooklyn Nethermead.jpg) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow New York City’s “J’ourvert” celebration & Mayor Bill De Blasio for president 2020. @Curtissliwa What is J’ouvert? The term J’ouvert is derived from the French word “jour” (day) and “ouvert” (open). In New York, the parade takes place in the early hours before the afternoon's West Indian Day Parade. The celebration typically marks the start of Carnival and is observed in cultures throughout the Caribbean. Central Brooklyn is filled with communities comprised of Caribbean ex-pats, so J’ouvert isn't your typical parade—it's a declaration of cultural identity for the many residents in the area. When does it happen? In previous years, J’ouvert has kicked off at 4am, but after a few of violent outbursts in recent years, organizers have pushed back the start time to 6am (which is just before sunrise). Don't think that the crack of dawn commencement deters crowds, though. Hundreds of thousands of people turn out for the event, so you're going to want to arrive early if you want to find a prime viewing location. https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-jouvert-brooklyns-sunrise-parade-083017

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