By Rory Tingle For Mailonline. The shootings came amid unprecedented precautions taken by police to ensure safety a year after Governor Andrew Cuomo's aide was killed by a stray bullet at the early-morning celebration. In a news conference on Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that 'all options are on the table' when answering questions concerning the future of J'Ouvert and if it might be canceled following the two tragic deaths, the New York Post reported. Scroll down for videos. Crime scene investigators with the New York Police Department work at the scene where Poyau and Borel were killed and others injured in a shooting during Brooklyn's J'ouvert.
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Aside from the ongoing mentorship and monthly sessions scheduled with our Alpha GENTS program, Kappa Xi Lambda is able to fulfill the mission of the fraternity by providing service and advocacy to our communities under the direction of the community service committee. Below are some of the staple initiatives and annual projects in which this standing committee coordinates and participates:. In addition to being recognized as a community leader, Kappa Xi Lambda also coordinates a voter registration booth to encourage eligible attendees to register to vote, as well as sharing information and dates for voter education programs. In the spirit of love for all mankind and in acknowledgement of the impact a woman has had on the development of the fraternity, Kappa Xi Lambda participates in the Breast Cancer Walk in solidarity with women, families, and friends affected by this form of cancer. Thanksgiving is usually a time for hardy and fulfilling meals, familial fellowship, and appreciation. In continuing a New York Alpha tradition, Kappa Xi Lambda participates in Project Homeless, which provides food, clothes, and fellowship to persons in need. The initiative is usually hosted behind Port Authority.
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Carnival is a Western Christian festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent. Carnival typically involves public celebrations , including events such as parades , public street parties and other entertainments, combining some elements of a circus. Elaborate costumes and masks allow people to set aside their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity. Traditionally, butter, milk, and other animal products were not consumed "excessively", rather, their stock was fully consumed as to reduce waste. Pancakes, donuts, and other desserts were prepared and eaten for a final time.
The parade is one of the annual highlights on New York City's robust cultural calendar. Bands march alongside floats playing traditional music from across the West Indies, vendors sell authentic food along the route and dancers wear elaborate costumes to celebrate various Caribbean heritages. It also traditionally follows the early-morning and officially unconnected J'Ouvert celebration in Crown Heights.