By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Brooklyn’s annual J’ouvert celebrations were canceled again this year, but that didn’t stop people from partying anyway.

A large crowd marched overnight Saturday into Sunday near Nostrand Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights.

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It appears the NYPD was ready. Lots of officers were on hand as people played music and sang.

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The traditional West Indian Day Parade and J’ouvert celebrations were canceled for the second year in a row due to COVID.

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Editor’s note: This story first appeared on Sept. 6, 2021.

CBSNewYork Team