Feb 092018
 

The “Chicken Roost” float, about the sexual misconduct issues in entertainment, politics and beyond, rolls down St. Charles. Krewe of Chaos rolled with the theme “Nature Calls…Chaos,” mocking many of the local and national political issues. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Chaos rolled with the theme “Nature Calls…Chaos.” They commented on current issues like local politics, international conflict and more.

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Feb 092018
 

(map via NOPD)

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday night after allegedly firing a gun while Mardi Gras parades rolled nearby on St. Charles Avenue, though no injuries were reported, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

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Feb 082018
 

The Krewe of Nyx parade rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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 Landry-Walker band dances in the rain during the Krewe of Nyx parade on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 082018
 

The Krewe of Ancient Druids rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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.”

The Krewe of Ancient Druids led off their parade with their take on the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 062018
 

A New Orleans Police truck filled with donated food travels the parade routes before and after parades so officers can grab something to eat during their long shifts. The truck was set up by the New Orleans Polie and Justice Foundation. You can donate on their website or at their headquarters. (Photo by Sofia Samayoa)

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. Continue reading »

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Feb 052018
 

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

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.

A rider on the Krewe of Alla “Panda” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 052018
 

The Krewe of King Arthur rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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 King Arthur rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 052018
 

A rider in the Krewe of Carrollton pulls a tomahawk from his stash of throws. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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 Krewe of Carrollton title float rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Sunday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 052018
 

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Feb 052018
 

The Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale “Mistress of the Robes” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue, reflecting the crowd in the mirrored compact adorning the float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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 Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 042018
 

The Knights of Sparta rolls on Magazine Street on Saturday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Sparta presented themes from Shakespeare rolled on Magazine Street on Saturday night.

The Knights of Sparta rolls on Magazine Street on Saturday. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)


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Feb 042018
 

A rider on the “_ _ K” float winds up to throw a football into the crowd. Krewe of Pontchartrain, with the theme “What’s Filming in New Orleans?”, was the first of three parades to roll Saturday, February 3, along the Uptown route. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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.

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Feb 032018
 

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.

(image via National Weather Service)

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Feb 032018
 

The Krewe of Cleopatra rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Friday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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 Cleopatra rolls on Napoleon Avenue on Friday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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