The beads and feathers have infiltrated the children’s mas to the extent that I regularly found myself thinking in terms of color at today’s NY Kiddies Carnival parade (as opposed to costume themes). However, there are some really good mas men and women in the NY area. Amidst the plumes were some creative pieces, well constructed costumes, and above all, the children looked like they had a good time. Can’t deny, no matter the costume, they’re cute. More on the mas later.