NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Christine Quinn, the red haired, fair skinned, Irish-American Speaker of the New York City Council described herself as very happy about being named one of the grand marshalls of the Brooklyn West Indian Day Parade.

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“Along with two other significant individuals. One of them is Harry Belafonte. So, I’m very excited about it,” Quinn told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb. “It’s always a fun day. It’s always a great parade, but it feels like a huge honor.”

“But it’s really an honor for the whole Council because I think it speaks to the work the Council has done to try to support the Caribbean-American community, the West Indian Community, and the work we’ve done in Brooklyn and that’s something I’m very proud of,” she added. “So, I’m very grateful.”

The parade is known for its lively atmosphere complete with floats and dancers.

Asked whether she plans to wear one of the parade’s trademark colorful feather head dresses, the Speaker demurred saying she would never divulge what she was going to wear in advance.

The parade is on September 3.


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