The Krewe of Alla was the final parade to roll Sunday on the Uptown route, presenting a theme of “Alla Ask’d For You” in tribute to Audubon Zoo.
The Krewe of King Arthur celebrated “New Orleans Past and Present” as it made its way along the Uptown parade route on Sunday.
The Krewe of Carrollton invited Uptown parade-goers Sunday on a “Stroll in the Park,” a 25-float homage to the activities in City Park.
The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale gave Uptown parade-goers a revue of favorite musicals when they kicked off a day of parading on Sunday.
The Krewe of Pygmalion dived into the “Secrets of the Sea” as it paraded Saturday evening on the Uptown route.
The Knights of Sparta presented themes from Shakespeare rolled on Magazine Street on Saturday night.
Rain tried to put a damper on Saturday’s parades, but Mardi Gras rolled on with Pontchartrain, Freret and Choctaw going down the traditional uptown route.
Parades to roll earlier due to rain threat. Pontchartrain at 12:30, then Choctaw, Freret, Sparta & Pygmalion. Map: https://t.co/tOR0xeyzaO
— NOLA Ready (@nolaready) February 3, 2018
Saturday’s day parades will start rolling at 12:30 p.m. — a half hour earlier than scheduled — and the evening parades will immediately follow because of the threat of rain this evening, New Orleans officials said.
The Krewe of Cleopatra gave Uptown parade-goers a tour of the animal kingdom Friday night when they rolled on the St. Charles Avenue route.
The Krewe of Oshun opened the 2018 Uptown parading season Friday night a celebration of the region’s rich festival calendar.
On February 2, 2018, Dr. Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, will keynote the “Project Live & Achieve” Rally for Excellence, where 5,000 students from local schools across the New Orleans area will attend.
The rally, which is presented by InspireNOLA Charter Schools, The Alliance for Diversity & Excellence and Hyatt Regency New Orleans, will also feature Congressional Black Caucus Chairman and U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans), New Orleans Mayor-Elect Latoya Cantrell, Angela Yee of the nationally syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” and Jacksonville Jaguars Running Back Leonard Fournette as speakers who will offer words of hope and motivation to the students in attendance.
The NOLA Messenger team will be back on talk radio with Oliver “O.T.” Thomas for The Good Morning Show on WBOK 1230AM. Tune in tomorrow morning (Jan. 30) from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and hear us talk about recent stories of interest, including:
- Special elections in March
- New leadership in City Council
- AirBnB issues & updates
- School & school board news, and more
Joining O.T. this time will be Robert (Uptown), Claire (Mid-City), and Tyree (Gentilly).
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Bart Everson here. My column usually appears over at Mid-City Messenger, but today I’ve got a special Uptown Alert.
A lot of people complain about money in politics, but few do anything about it.
Move to Amend is a coalition of people who are aiming to do something about it. And their national director is coming to New Orleans.
King Cake Ice Cream, King Cake Cocktails, King Cake Macarons, a King Cake Festival and… King Cake Burgers?
NOLA chefs and bartenders have jumped on the King Cake bandwagon, and nothing is sacred. Locals—who are game for most anything—are documenting the King Cake craze with enthusiasm.
If Instagram excels at anything, it’s the cataloging of what we eat. And New Orleanians love to eat. From Twelfth Night onwards, NOLA eats King Cake. A lot of King Cake. Masses of King Cake. Everywhere. Dirty Coast is even selling a King Cake Consumption poster and King Cake T-shirt.
If you love the provocative mischief of Krewe du Vieux but aren’t as fond of fighting traffic to find parking downtown for it, city officials suggest you try its new “Blue Bike” rental program, and have created a how-to guide for residents.