Despite a persistent chilly rain, the Krewe of Nyx fired up the Uptown parade route on Wednesday night with their elaborate headdresses, winning smiles and generous throws — especially their hand-made purses.
The Krewe of Ancient Druids kicked off the second weekend of parading on the Uptown route with its 20th anniversary parade using a satirical theme of “Closets.”
By Sofia Samayoa
Loyola Student News Service
While keeping people safe and keeping the parades in line, many New Orleans police officers patrolling during Carnival have no time to eat during their 8- to 12-hour shifts.
To provide some relief, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation created “Adopt-A-Cop,” so people can donate food or money to help feed the officers while they patrol the parade routes.
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.
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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
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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.