Jun 042019
 

from the City of New Orleans 

The Krewe of Nyx rolls on Magazine Street in 2019. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Nyx proposed a second parade for the summer, but Mayor LaToya Cantrell denied the request, as it would mean using major public safety resources during hurricane season. Cantrell issued the following statement regarding the proposal:

“While I have the utmost respect for what Nyx has achieved as an all-women’s Carnival krewe — and I applaud them for their commitment to our children and our community — unfortunately I cannot support the addition of a summer parade,” Cantrell said. Continue reading »

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Feb 282019
 

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

The Krewe of Nyx rolled with 44 floats on the Uptown parade route on Wednesday night, avoiding most of the rain and showering Uptown in a sea of pink beads, toys and purses.

The Krewe of Nyx “Paris” float rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 272019
 

The final week of the Carnival season opens with the Ancient Druids, a highly secretive all-male krewe that presents a parade with old-line elegance, and the Krewe of Nyx, an exuberant all-female krewe that has grown exponentially to become the newest superkrewe. The two krewes are known for taking jabs at each other with their floats.

The parades follow the same route, starting on Jefferson and Magazine and turning on Napoleon before rolling on St. Charles Avenue into the CBD. See the route map below.

The National Weather Service gives Wednesday evening a 30 percent chance of showers, with a low around 64 degrees. For updates on the parades, see the city’s parade tracker. For need-to-know parade day information, see here.  For parking and transportation information, see here.

The Druids roll on Magazine Street in 2018. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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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 232017
 

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday, Feb. 22. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx shared their favorite dance steps on dozens of floats that filled the Uptown route on Wednesday night.

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx “Make the Sign of the Purse” float towers over Magazine Street on Wednesday, Feb. 22. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 032016
 
A rider in the Krewe of Nyx prepares to toss a shining prize on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Nyx prepares to toss a shining prize on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Ancient Druids put on their “best behavior” — satirizing controversy over previous year’s floats by replacing them with mostly generic images — while the Krewe of Nyx celebrated their fifth birthday with a series of puns around the number ‘5.’

The Druids' "Monument Man" float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Druids’ “Monument Man” float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Feb 122015
 
The first of the Mystic Krewe of Druids' dilemma floats asks, "Paper or Plastic?" (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The first of the Mystic Krewe of Druids’ dilemma floats asks, “Paper or Plastic?” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Uptown route sprang back to life Wednesday night, when the Mystic Krewe of Druids rolled with the satiric theme of “Druid Dilemmas, followed by the Mystic Krewe of Nyx and their celebration of Elvis Presley.

A rider in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx displays throws to the Magazine Street crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx displays throws to the Magazine Street crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)


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Feb 262014
 
The Archdruid's identity is never revealed (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Archdruid’s identity is never revealed (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Ancient Druids rolled Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. from Magazine and Jefferson, followed by the Mystic Krewe of Nyx. The two parades marked the first of seven straight days of parading until Fat Tuesday.

The Krewe of Ancient Druids, a 20-float procession, marched down the route in masks, feathers and capes and threw doubloons, beads and toys. The Mystic Krewe of Nyx followed immediately after the Krewe of Ancient Druids. The women’s krewe threw purses, light-up beads, swords, crowns and plush toys during the organization’s third annual parade. The krewe had 35 floats.

Spectators catch shiny throws from the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade Wednesday (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

Spectators catch shiny throws from the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade Wednesday (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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