Every year, starting on Jamaica Ave in Brooklyn, is Caribbean Carnival where different islanders wear costumes to represent their island and dance in the streets. Its a sight to behold. I went in 2006, but due to illness, I couldn't make it to the streets. My girlfriends came back bearing gifts and photos.
And here we have Hampton ,VA. The above 4 photos are of scenic Hampton, the below 2 are of Hampton University. I went in 2007 and although I liked it, Hampton is very quiet and I've heard there is more to see near Old Dominion and Norfolk State.
This is Washington D.C. (My sister takes some great photos.)
I was fortunate enough to see fireworks while driving into D.C. over the bridge, and within a bird's eye-view of the monument and the capitol...magical to say the least.