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amp156 Aug 23, 2008 09:22 AM

Anyone know of any places that are doing some type of event for Labor Day? I saw there is something at Flatbush Farm and plan to inquire, but I wanted to know if there are others.
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  1. prunefeet Aug 24, 2008 07:02 AM

    I can't tell you the answer, but a great source is www.eatingintranslation.com, which, if you are not familiar with it, is a really great blog put together by one of our own, Dave Cook. Every Friday he outlines the food happenings over the weekend.

    1. bobjbkln Aug 24, 2008 06:41 PM

      Labor Day is the best food day in Brooklyn. (Second best is the Atlantic Antic in the end of September or first week in October). It is the day of the Caribbean Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway. There a literally hundreds of vendors selling Roti, Codfish Cakes, Jerk Chicken, etc. A great food fest.

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        dimsumfan Aug 27, 2008 10:09 AM

        Can you kindly tell us more? Caribbean fest is all weekend, right? Best times to go? Will clothes really get trashed from thrown paint, etc.?

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          jen kalb Aug 27, 2008 10:26 AM

          The labor day parade is on labor day (Monday) on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. There are some pre-parade events including Jouvert, late in the night before, there might be some paint throwing then, but Ive not seen that during the parade itself. If your priority is the food, coming earlier in the day, around the time the parade begins is probably best because the crowds take a while to build up.

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