The largest Caribbean carnival in North America is back in action.

Sabra Richardson, from the West Indian American Day Carnival Association’s board of directors, joins “In Focus” to celebrate Caribbean culture.

Started back in the 1930s in Harlem, the carnival is more than a party — it’s a celebration of shared Caribbean culture and heritage.

There are over 600,000 New Yorkers of West Indian descent. Brooklyn has many neighborhoods with large Caribbean populations. Richardson explains the cultural importance of the carnival and how all the different Caribbean cultures are celebrated. 

Being around for over 50 years, Richardson discusses the carnival’s evolution and what to expect at this years festivities. 

There’s so much to do for all ages at the parade, including a brass fest, steel pan competition and J’Ouvert. The carnival is at the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Park.