I genrally avoid the pandemonium that surrounds the West Indian American Labor Day weekend, even though I am a proud Guyanese American. It's crowded and loud, and sometimes it feels like an excuse for people to behave badly. But, every few years I decide to venture out onto The Parkway (aka Eastern Parkway) to take a few pictures and soak in some of the revelry. This year, despite the 96-degree temperatures and oppressive humidity, I had a good time.
As it took place a few weeks ahead of the New York primary elections, there were tons of politicians there, including Council Member for the 40th District, Matthieu Eugene; Senator Chuck Schumer, and Cynthia Nixon, who's challenging Andrew Cuomo for the position of governor of New York. My only photo of her was obsucred by a lady in front of me who got excited and started waving her flag around very vigorously.
Anyay, I'm glad I went, and maybe I'll find myself out there in another few years.