For centuries, New York City has been known as a melting pot, attracting immigrants from all over the world. Brooklyn, of course, is no exception, and the borough is host to cultures from just about everywhere. Here are six Brooklyn neighborhoods known for their tight-knit, vibrant immigrant populations.


Sunset Park
Sunset Park is home to two immigrant communities, Hispanic and Chinese. The Sunset Park Chinatown is one of the largest and fastest growing ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of Asia — it has actually surpassed the size of Manhattan’s Chinatown. This rapidly-evolving enclave is now home to predominantly immigrants from Fujian Province in Mainland China.

A wave of Puerto Rican immigration in the 1950s to Sunset Park also solidified the neighborhood as a Latino enclave. Today Latinos, in general, are the dominant ethnic group in Sunset Park, with many residents hailing from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.

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Come experience the crown jewel of NY Caribbean Carnival week featuring costume bands, masqueraders, moko jumbies, floats, delicious Caribbean cuisine and much more.

Dimanche Gras is the final concert in the series and features the King and Queen of the bands competition, and winners from previous nights, featuring performances from Caribbean living legends like The Mighty Sparrow, King David Rudder, Lord Nelson along with Lima Calbio, Leon Coldero, Lennox Picou, Something Positive Dance Troupe and the Sunshine Band!

Look out for the annual Kiddies Carnival parade winding through the heart of Crown Heights and ending at the Brooklyn Museum grounds. Show your support for youth presenters as they honor their culture.

Featuring the finest Caribbean musicians/acts all in one outdoor party, the signature Brass Fest concert/party features direct from Ghana for the first time Blakk Rasta, Teddyson John and the TJ Project, Red Fyah Band, Skinny Fabulous, Lyrikal, Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy, Rayzor and headliner Machel Montano HD. Cool Caribbean vibes and high energy provided by DJ’s Sounds 4 Life, Stephen, After Dark and Spice!