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It's Carnival. Look Bacchanal

It's Carnival. Look Bacchanal

Brooklyn's J'Ouvert and Labor Day Parade

It's been one week since Labor Day. A day where West Indians celebrate the culture and pageantry of the Caribbean with festivities throughout the long weekend culminating in a parade along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. However, this day was full of disappointments and tragedy.  The predawn j'ouvert street party was once again marred by violence and the annual parade was a lackluster crawl.

The Beginning of the Endless Summer

The Beginning of the Endless Summer

Memorial Weekend 2014 Parties

After such a long and difficult winter season, New Yorkers were ready for warm temperatures and outdoor parties.  Rather than firing up the grill or heading to southern beaches as so many typically do, DysChick took to the streets of Brooklyn for a weekend of parties featuring great deejays from around the world, live soca performances, and most importantly anti-stush revelers.  If this is the kickoff to New York’s summer party season, I’m ready for an endless summer.

We Want Drinks

We Want Drinks

LUSH Drinks-Inclusive Party

It is true that you can't judge a book by its cover.  If I had, I probably would not have gone inside the brownstone on East New York Avenue.  My initial thought was "who sells tickets to a basement party?"  Surprisingly, this basement party was one of the best events I have been to this year!  Good music and an abundance of good drinks make for an amazing night.  Big up Fusion Karnival and everyone involved in making LUSH an epic event!

De Stage Open

De Stage Open

Carnival Mania at the Barclays Center

Just one week after hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, the Barclays Center welcomed Grenada's Tallpree, St. Vincent's Skinny Fabulous, Barbados' Edwin Yearwood and Alison Hinds, and of course, Trinidad and Tobago's soca power couple Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons!  For the first time ever on this site, DyChick not only got to enjoy the stage show but I had an opportunity to talk to the artists behind the scenes!