Wyclef Jean is one
of five grand marshals at today’s 37th annual Caribbean American West Indian
Day Carnival in New York.
The annual event
started at 11 am this morning (September 6) in Brooklyn and celebrates the culture
of those who hail from the West Indies.
Over 2 million
people are expected to see at least 70 floats and hundreds of people celebrating
in costumes on Eastern Parkway.
Wyclef is the first
Haitian to be a grand marshal for the parade. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
was supposed to be one of grand marshals with the rapper, but it wasn’t
clear if she was able to attend to due the hospitalization of her husband, former
U.S. President Bill Clinton, with a heart ailment.
Gov. George Pataki, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city officials will walk
in the parade.