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Beenie Man jumped on a flight to New York last night and will be having a hell of a time as a new single man checking out all that the Labour Day weekend has to offer.

. Saturday. September. 3:
a) Liquid Bar & Lounge LABOR DAY Saturday lineup - Comedy w/Shawn Harvey also performances by Future Fambo, Mr Easy and much more

b) Junior Carnival & Parade. Bring the family to a special Kiddie Carnival on Saturday. There's a parade and carnival! Junior Carnival events include hip hop, steel band, dance, fashion show and spoken word. Junior parade kicks off at Kingston Avenue and St. James, and marches to the Brooklyn Museum.
Start time: 9 a.m. End time: 3 p.m.

c) Steel Band Panorama. Come watch and hear the best West Indian steel bands compete in this fabulous carnival event.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

d) Brass Band Competition. Running from Saturday evening till 3 a.m. the next day, this steel band competition is about as memorable as any musical event you'll ever attend. Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Friday doors open 7 p.m. Show at 8 until 3 a.m.

3. Sunday. September. 4:
a) The inaugural Reggae Rhythm & Blues concert at Roy Wilkins Park that will feature R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Monica, Mavado, Beenie Man, John Holt, I-Octane, Leroy Sibbles, Tarrus Riley, soca king Machel Montano HD, I-Octane, Leroy Sibbles, John Holt

b) "Stay in School" Concert for Dimanche Gras (Fat Sunday). Sunday is the  major show on Carnival Sunday night. Participants include David Rudder, Sparrow, Benjai,Swallow and more.

4. Labor Day, Monday. September. 5
a) J'Ouvert (the opening of the parade). J'Ouvert is the starting festivities of the Carnival.  Every year, early Monday morning, if you want to avoid the huge crowds, join the J'Ouvert parade, a celebration of steel pan drums that you can attend to get a good sense of the festivities. From the organizers of the events:

'Ouvert or Jouvay is the pre-dawn parade / party / roving band that begins after the Dimache Gras show ends at the Brooklyn Museum sometime after 2AM (but a lot of people take a break and then J'Ouvert starts to really cook around 4AM — and J'Ouvert will still be going at dawn, if you want to "sleep in" until 6AM!). By tradition, no amplified music is allowed, only steel drums

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