Labor Day celebrations in New York were largely scaled down this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular West Indian Day Carnival Parade, usually the climax of the activities, was among the events cancelled.
However, there was still plenty for Carnival lovers to enjoy including Kes Live in NYC which took place on September 6 at The Boardwalk on Coney Island.
Patrons turned out in their number to take on performances by the band and guest performances by top soca stars, including Nailah Blackman, Alison Hinds and Etienne Charles.
Here are some highlights.
Nailah Blackman puts a small wine on Kees Dieffenthaller much to the audience’s delight during the Kes Live in NYC concert held on Labor Day at the Coney Island Boardwalk Lot in New York.
A section of patrons assembled at the “Kes LiveinNYC” concert display many of the flags of the Caribbean region as descendants represented at the Coney Island Boardwalk on Labor Day
Trumpeter Etienne Charles and Kees Dieffenthaller during their performance at Kes Live in NYC.
Alison Hinds and Kes front man, Kees Dieffenthaller harmonise while performing at the Labor Day concert held at the Coney Island Boardwalk Lot in New York.