The idea for this series was inspired by inbox messages asking  me about the Labor Day Parade in  my  Facebook Inbox 
I've added the harshtag #PlayMasBKStyle to indicate opportunities to  join the  Brooklyn  Labour day as a masquerader

The question was posed 

I'm seriously interested in becoming a masquerader at the NYC West Indian Carnival. Do you know how I can make it happen/

For many outside the  Caribbean Community little is known.  this year's celebration is carded for September 5th 2016.  However, the celebration and prep has already started and will continue throughout the summer. There are three core opportunities to "Play Mas" 

  • Kiddies Carnival for young children the Saturday of Labor day weekend. 
  • J'ouvert Early Monday Morning 
  • Monday Mas - 9-6 pm along  the  Eastern Parkway  route. 

Here are just a few of teh questions we're trying to fill in! 

How do I Sign-Up  

Signing up is a simple matter of Shopping the various Mas Camps Choosing a costume in a Section making a deposit, getting measured,  with fitting and pickups the week before Labor day.  We'll be adding the list and info on bands as they come available as well as articles that open up the culture and BUSINESS of this vital component of the Brooklyn Design sector. 

Do they make  sexy costumes for Plus sized women?

Each  band handles it differently but yes full figured women are not only catered to  but appreciated within the culture.  Ask each band their procedure. 

How many miles is the parade route
Are there workout plans that prep you 

#PlayMasBKStyle is a series on the Business of Brooklyn's Labor Day Carnival celebrations. See details at
In our first video we interviewed emerging Brooklyn masquerade designer "Moneifa", Section Leader BIJOUX , In Detailz Mas, LaborDay Monday 2016. We touch on her Section In Detailz Mas, LaborDay Monday 2016 - her presentation BIJOUX. Her goal to share her "culture" and her use of emerging technology to accomplish her goals.

Moneifa also designs for EDM Festivals and Carnivals by order
Moneifa @cherryhouseinc
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