Mas Bands of the
2008 Brooklyn Labor Day Carnival
Mas Bands of the
2008 Brooklyn Labor Day Carnival

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1199
Sandra Joseph/Keith Joseph
917-731-0978/917-514-7790 
2414 Synder Ave
Brooklyn NY 11203
WWW.1199CARNIVAL.ORG
3G'S Production/D'Midas International
Glenn Turnbull/Cheryl Johnson
244 Rogers Ave
Brooklyn NY
718-809-1017/718-462-6137
gfahie64(at) hotmail.com
Antoine International
Kenneth Antoine/ Marlene Boirnes
347-787-5988/347-251-8666
245 East 38th Street
Brooklyn NY 11208
antoineny(at) optonline.net
Borokeete USA  Download
Hubert Roberts/Anthony Pollydore
347-715-3225/718-525-8195
1740 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn NY 11210
www.borokeeteusa.com
Brooklyn Jumbies
Najja Codrington /Ali Sylvester
917-363-1016/917-517-6119 
 
107 East 56th Street
Brooklyn NY 11203
WWW.BROOKLYNJUMBIES.COM
D'orginial Chocolate City
Ronald Williams/ Wayne Cox
516-369-5951/347-564-6991
670 Midwood St
Brooklyn NY 11203  
E& J
Earl Beckles
347-623-1264
1332 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockway NY 11691
Genesis Int'l
Clyde Slanders
347-277-5899
1166 East NY Ave
Hawks International
Ray Bruce
917-771-5980
494 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn NY 11225
www.hawksintl.com
Hyper Active Entertainment
Leon Worrell/Marva Degaannes
347-713-8971/347-718-6384
327A Empire Blvd
Brooklyn NY 11225
HYPERACTIVESOUNDS(at) GMAIL.COM
Kalours
Hartley Lewis/Wayne Lewis
347-277-8004/631-357-9119
778 Snediker Ave
Brooklyn NY 11207
blackmanfield(at) yahoo.com
bajanwayne(at) yahoo.com
Mango Tree Production
Band Leader:Pauleen Loobie/Yvonne Rodriguiez
Contact : 718-774-0196/718-778-5762
Address: 341 East 19th St
Brooklyn NY 11226
Email:
pauleenloobie(at) gmail.com
DownloadMas Productions
866-MAS-BKNY or 866-627-2569
Mas Camp Located at 885 Rutland road between Utica and Remsen
New Horizon
Diane Walkes/ Charlene Nelly
347-365-4108/718-964-9263
299 Etna Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
new-horizon-international(at) yahoo.com
Panamian On The Road
James Smith Jr.
718-645-4519
986 St.Johns Place
Brooklyn NY 11213
DJCOOCHIE718(at) AOL.COM
DownloadMAS CAMP 2710 Clarandon Road Brooklyn NY Between - Rogers Ave and East 28th Street e-mail - pod(at) podusaintl.org Fuzzy - 718 664-8051 Noelyn - 718 493-0180 Charlo - 646 327-0409
Defending Champion Goes for 10th victory in a row
Look Back At Labor Day Carnival 2005Sesame Flyers Int.
Winston Monroe/ Patrick Alexnader
718-693-0500
3510 Church Ave

Brooklyn NY 11203
Pieces of a Dream
Kelvin Davis/Tynsley Charles
718-451-0471/646-327-0409
2710 Calarendon Rd
Brooklyn NY 11226
kelozlyn(at) AOL.COM
South Centeraal Boyz
Keith Bessor
718-257-1997/718-496-7270
Brooklyn NY
kbessor(at) yahoo.com
T&T Boys
Derick Beckles/Richard Gilkes
917-731-5775/917-312-9909
245 East 34th Street
Brooklyn NY
DTTBOYS(at) AOL.COM  
Top Shelf Cultural Club Inc
Richard Wint /Ashton Harewood
347-451-7535/347-539-6320
8906 Ditmas Ave
Brooklyn NY11226
topshelfcc(at) yahoo.com
Children's Parade Children's Parade. Parade starts at St. Johns place and Brooklyn Avenue travels West on St Johns to Franklin Avenue and ends in the Brooklyn Museum grounds
1199

Sandra Joseph
(917) 731-0978
2414 Snyder Ave., Brooklyn NY 11203
sanfrj(at) 1199.org

www.1199carnival.org
A TASTE OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC
3G's Production

Glenn Turnbull
(718) 809-1017

244 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 
gfahie64(at) hotmail.com
Cheryl Johnson
(718) 462-6137

Antione International

kenneth Antione
(347) 787-5988
(347) 251-8666

245 E 38th Street Brooklyn, NY 11208

antioneny(at) optonline.net
www.myspace.com/antoine_international
GEMS & JEWELS OF THE UNIVERSE
Borokeete USA

Hubert Roberts
(646) 226-0780
(347) 715-3225

1740 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
h-roberts01(at) hotmail.com
www.borokeeteusa.com
BEAUTY OF THE DARK CONTINENT

Brooklyn Jumbies

Najja Codrington
(917) 363-1016
(917) 517-6119

107 E 56th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203
www.brooklynjumbies.com

Carnival Players International
Justin Skerritt
(347) 693-8312

294 E 98th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Da Mas Productions

Andalcio Lewis
(347) 262-3136
(347) 715-8612

264 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
www.damasproductions.com

D'Midas International

Glenn Turnbull
(718) 809-1017

244 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 
Horace Johnson

(718) 462-6137

Feet of Rhythms Kids

Nadia Dieudonne
(646) 283-8775

310 Albany Avneue, Brooklyn, NY
nadiaieu(at) aol.com
www.myspace.com/feetofrhythm
mikima(at) aol.com

Gemini Production

Barbara Stone
(516) 248-7221
(347) 256-9023

1983 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Errol Farmer

(347) 256-9023

KAIOS International

Mark McClean
(917) 327-0458

1358 St. Johns, Brooklyn, NY 11213
HELLO AFRICA

Cynthia Noel
(718) 529-8345
(347) 284-9965

mmclean3998(at) yahoo.com

LEGENDS FO CARNIVAL

Hawks International
Maya George

(347) 219-1956
(917) 836-3965
494 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
maya(at) hawksint.com
www.hawksintl.com

Mas Production Unlimited

Colin Liverpool
(917) 494-7937

885 Rutland Road, Brooklyn, NY
Wesley Millington

(718) 759-1166
www.masproductionusa.com

New Generation

Kathy Ann Hernandez
(718) 703-3395

845 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
newgeneration3(at) msn.com

New Horizon

Diane Walkes 
(347) 365-41-8

299 Etna Street,  Brooklyn NY 11208
new-horizon-international (at) yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/ newhorizoninternational
ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Charlene Nealy
(718) 964-9263

Pieces Of A Dream, USA Int'l

Kelvin Davis
(718) 451-0471
(718) 664-8051

2710 Clarendon Road Brooklyn, NY 
kelozlyn(at) aol.com
www.podusaintl.org
FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOD

Tynsley Charles
(646) 327-0409

trinipanman1(at) yahoo.com

Sesame Flyers International

Winston Munroe
(718) 693-0500
(718) 930-12-4

3510 Church Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203
www.sesamieflyersint.org

CARIBBEAN HERITAGE
Patrick Alexander

(718) 693-0500

The Promise

Monica Carrington
(718) 528-5147
(917) 841-0313

212 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

XTC Productions

Cecil Mitchell
(347) 922-2885
(347) 787-4164

1358 St. Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11213
crm2673(at) yahoo.com

 
Labor Day Monday
PARADE DIRECTIONS
When : September 1, 2008
beginning at 11AM

Parade Route : Utica Avenue to Grand Army Plaza along Eastern Pkwy.

Subway Directions :
2 train to Grand Army Plaza or Franklin Avenue
3 train to Grand Army Plaza or Franklin Avenue or Utica Avenue
4 train to Franklin Avenue or Utica Avenue
5 train to Franklin Avenue
Directions by Car to The Labor Day Parade:

From Manhattan: Take the Manhattan Bridge. The Manhattan Bridge becomes Flatbush ave. Stay straight to go onto Flatbush ave. Turn Slight Right onto Grand Army PLZ. Go Straight for about 0.1 miles. Turn Slight Right onto Eastern Parkway go approx. 2.0 miles End at Utica ave & Eastern Parkway Brooklyn NY.

From Westchester, the Bronx, Queens, or Connecticut: Triborough Bridge to Brooklyn Queens Express (BQE)/Manhattan Bridge exit to Tillary Street, follow directions from Manhattan.
 

From Staten Island and Southern or Central New Jersey: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Gowanus Expressway (Route 278 towards Manhattan); exit to 38th Street; left on Fourth Avenue for approximately 2 miles; right on Union Street; 5 blocks to Grand Army Plaza; go 1/2 around Plaza; turn right on Eastern Parkway. Go approx. 2.0 miles End at Utica Ave & Eastern Parkway.

From northern or north central New Jersey: George Washington Bridge/Holland or Lincoln Tunnel to Manhattan; follow Manhattan directions.

From Long Island: Grand Central Parkway to Jackie Robinson Parkway; exit at Bushwick Avenue; left at third traffic light to Eastern Parkway; approximately 1.5 miles to Utica Avenue.

 

NYC's Borokeete  wants to be #1

 Borokeete USA  founded in 1987 in Brooklyn, New York in order to embrace and advance Caribbean heritage in the United States. The West Indian-American Labor Day Carnival Parade is a spectacular cultural event held annually in Brooklyn, New York. In the twenty two years of our existence, Borokeete International Inc. has grown exponentially and has always maintained a major presence at this very impressive parade. We have been awarded the prestigious title of Best Costume Band many times because of not only our enormous popularity and great audience anticipation but because of our ability to far surpass all other participants every year.

In 2007 their carnival presentation was Cibola Quest which won  second place from the judges.  Their display of the magnificence of the Carib and Arawak stunned the crowd with their artistry. Borokeete is most proud of being voted the people's choice for band of the year 2007. The 2008 presentation is Beauty of the Dark Continent and Borokeet has been claiming title of #1 NYC mas band of late as they take on the duty of honoring the ancestors appropriately by sharing their stories through song, dance and mas portrayal.

. The atmosphere of the night was mythical and exotic forcing all in attendance, including myself, to drift away to an African safari with the sounds of pan and drums in the background. That night Borokeete USA, officially changed their name to Borokeete International Inc.

At the full band launching on July 5th Borokeete revealed the full 13 sections at Secrets in Brooklyn. V. Farnum writing for carnivalnetwork said;
"Each section was reflecting some aspect of African heritage. The atmosphere of the night was mythical and exotic forcing all in attendance, including myself, to drift away to an African safari with the sounds of pan and drums in the background. That night Borokeete USA, officially changed their name to Borokeete International Inc. "

Jump and wave when you see Borokeet on the road for the New York West Indian Labor Day 2k8 carnival parade. MAS CAMP LOCATED AT 1740 NOSTRAND AVE, CORNER OF CLEREDON ROAD. PHONE #'S 347-715-3225 OR 347-481-6085 Borokeete @ myspace
Sesame Flyers
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Year Band Theme Designer Prize
1992 Excerpts Of The New World Stephen Lee Heung 3rd
1993 Caribescopes Stephen Lee Heung 3rd
1994 Fantasy Island Folette Eustace 1st
1995 Amazonas Folette Eustace 2nd
1996 Wind In Motion Ray Morris 3rd
1997 Indian Country Neville Hinds 3rd
1998 Red Peter Minshall 2nd
1999 Celebration Big Mike & Ian Of Legends 1st
2000 Gems Of The Earth
2001 Life
2002 Go Wild
2003 Journey Through Africa
2004 Dance Rhythm Legacy
2005 Pirates Of The Caribbean
2006 Pow Wow
2007 Shanghai Dreams
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Mike "Big Mike" Antoine with co-director Juliet de la Bastide

To say that Sesame Flyers has dominated the Eastern Parkway Mas Band Competition is an understatement.  For 2008 they will be going for their 10th championship in a row, a record not likely to be broken for many decades to come. Credit to the leadership begins with getting to know the
bandleaders who are among the most acclaimed in the art form.  Mike “Big Mike” Antoine and Juliet de la Bastide are best know for their work in with the Trinidad Carnival Big Band  "Legacy."  continue their winning ways in the Big Apple

Mike "Big Mike" Antoine has been involved in Trinidad and Tobago culture and Carnival for many years. As a youth in the 1970's, he was not only an avid masquerader playing Fancy Sailor with Bands such as Catelli All Stars, Third World Steel Orchestra and Nestle Ambassadors, he also "beat pan" with Blue Diamonds and performed in the Prime Minister's Best Village Competition. In the 1980's, Mike organised a series of cultural and talent shows throughout Trinidad and Tobago, scouting young artistes and providing a forum for these youths to showcase their talent. He quickly became a well-known promoter, responsible for a number of popular events.

Having made a number of forays into the Mas, playing King of the Bands in 1994 and conceptualising his own Section and J'Ouvert Band, Big Mike fulfilled his vision when he co-founded the Band Legends in 1995. Five-time Band of the Year winner and the holder of many other titles, Legends' success speaks for itself. As Head of Production and Designer of Legends' winning portrayals, not only in T&T, but also in New York, Boston, Long Island, Miami, Texas, London, Barbados, St. Martin, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Grenada and Antigua, Big Mike has been a driving force in the Mas arena.

Juliet de la Bastide began her career more traditionally than most by entering the high-brow area or international banking. This began first with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business with minors in French and Spanish, Juliet spent 11 years in the Banking Industry, holding managerial posts in the Corporate and International Banking Division at the former Royal Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, now RBTT Bank.

In 2002, Juliet left the Bank to dedicate herself full-time to Legends Carnival Band. However, her involvement in the world of entertainment and culture began over 13 years ago when she began working with Big Mike in his promotions. Sharing Mike's vision to make a contribution to the culture, Juliet was a founding committee member of Legends. She played a major role in formulating and implementing administrative systems and marketing strategies for Legends Band and (from 2002) managed the day-to-day office and showroom operations at the Mas Camp. Juliet is a well-known masquerader, having played Queen of the Band for Legends in 1997, and appearing on stage each year thereafter in a series of stunning Individual costumes.