Jan 302016
 
A rider laughs as she throws beads in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider laughs as she throws beads in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewes of Pontchartrain, Choctaw and Freret rolled on the Uptown route during the day on Saturday.

A rider on the "Connecticut , the _O_S_T_T__N State" float  in the Krewe of Pontchartrain throws beads to an eager crowd on Napoleon avenue. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the “Connecticut , the _O_S_T_T__N State” float in the Krewe of Pontchartrain throws beads to an eager crowd on Napoleon avenue. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bivian "Sonny" Lee III rides as this year's king of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Bivian “Sonny” Lee III rides as this year’s king of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Pontchartrain

The marching band from St. Kathrine Drexel Prep school dances down Napoleon avenue in the Krewe of Pontchartrain on Saturday. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The marching band from St. Kathrine Drexel Prep school dances down Napoleon avenue in the Krewe of Pontchartrain on Saturday. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Brenda Ware, bottom right, challenges riders on the "Texas, the _ _ N_ S_ _R State" float in the Krewe of Pontchartrain.  The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Brenda Ware, bottom right, challenges riders on the “Texas, the _ _ N_ S_ _R State” float in the Krewe of Pontchartrain. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Dancers with the Muff-a-lotta dance troupe make their way down Napoleon avenue in the Krewe of Pontchartrain. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Dancers with the Muff-a-lotta dance troupe make their way down Napoleon avenue in the Krewe of Pontchartrain. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rachelle Biondonlillo and Alla McKibben cheer for beads during the Krewe of Pontchartrain. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rachelle Biondonlillo and Alla McKibben cheer for beads during the Krewe of Pontchartrain. The Krewe was one of five parades rolling Uptown on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Choctaw

Edna Karr's band performs as the Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Edna Karr’s band performs as the Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser throws cups from his float in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser throws cups from his float in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chief Choctaw in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chief Choctaw in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Princess Choctaw's float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Princess Choctaw’s float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

ReNew Cultural Arts Academy marches in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

ReNew Cultural Arts Academy marches in the Krewe of Choctaw parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lafayette Academy Charter School performs in the Krewe of Choctaw on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lafayette Academy Charter School performs in the Krewe of Choctaw on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Choctaw rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret

Darryl "Dancing Man 504" Young and "Spidey 504" leap into the air at the head of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Darryl “Dancing Man 504” Young and “Spidey 504” leap into the air at the head of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilman Jason Williams rides the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Councilman Jason Williams rides the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Ana Ochoa rides as the queen of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Ana Ochoa rides as the queen of the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Sylvanie Williams College Prep performs in the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Sylvanie Williams College Prep performs in the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

El Lucha Krewe performs in the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

El Lucha Krewe performs in the Krewe of Freret parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Freret parade rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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