And just like that August bends to it’s fate and slithers out of 2013 forever. Well the people won’t take that lying down. They will make sure August ends with a bang. There’s a long weekend upon us and the music is already tearing up the block. A fitting prelude to the West Indian parade on the parkway in Brooklyn. 4 million revelers on the parkway is a sight to behold. It is undoubtedly North America’s best carnival. Lots of colors. Lots of food and drink. Good times and then some.