If you can’t make it to the Caribbean, why not check out the next best thing—the West Indian-American Day Carnivalheld along the Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Held every year on Labor Day (Mon. Sept. 3rd), this is the biggest celebration of Caribbean culture (including Haiti, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada) in the United States. Join millions of visitors for a fun day spent watching elaborately decorated floats and talented costumed performers, while listening to rhythmic calypso music and feasting on delectable Caribbean fare—including oxtail, jerk chicken and more. For details, click here.