Mar 162019
 

Jamie Flowers receives a kiss from a member of the Irish Corner Club during the Irish Channel Parade on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday, the annual Irish Channel Parade rolled Uptown. This year, the parade returned to its original route, following the completion of construction on Louisiana avenue.

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Mar 142019
 

Kathleen Fitzgerald marches on Magazine Street with the Irish Famine Orphan Society in the 2018 Irish Channel parade.  (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

It seems like the Carnival parades just passed by, and it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish Channel Parade. On Saturday, March 16, cabbages, kisses and green bling will be flying along the parade route.

Riders on the “Jennifer and Christy’s Rebelettes Celebrating Holly Arnold” float roll down Magazine Street in 2018. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 062019
 

Corey Brown, 19 (via NOPD)

NOPD arrested a teen last week on the parade route for armed robbery and carrying a firearm on a parade route.

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, about 8:17 p.m. Seventh District officers patroling the parade route at St. Charles Avenue and St. Mary Street saw a man known to be wanted by the Second District for an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 25 in the 2600 block of Delachaise Street.

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Mar 052019
 

The “Treasure of One-Eyed Willie” float rolls down St. Charles avenue on Monday, March 4. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Orpheus was one of two parades to roll Monday. The krewe, founded by Harry Connick Jr. and Sr. in 1993, rolled with the theme “The Orpheus Imaginarium.” The parade featured celebrities like actor Mario Lopez, singer Trace Atkins and a few members of the New Orleans Saints – Marshon Lattimore, P.J. Williams, Michael Thomas and more. Continue reading »

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Mar 052019
 

The sun is expected to shine over Mardi Gras, but costumes will need to an extra layer to ward off a chill. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in the low 50s.

Zulu riders hand out coconuts on St. Charles Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 042019
 

The “Mirage” float rolls down St. Charles Avenue on Sunday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Proteus, among the city’s oldest Mardi Gras krewe dating back to 1882, explored the past for their 137th parade. The floats depicted The Silk Road — the ancient trade route connecting east to west.

Proteus’ title float “Travel and Treasures of the Silk Road” float rolls on Lundi Gras. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

The There’s No Place Like Home depicts New Orleans as one of the dream destinations. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus rolled with the theme “Dream Destinations” on Friday, March 1. Morpheus, named from the Greek god of dreams, celebrates illusion and fantasy.

A rider on the captains and officers’ float scans the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

Krewe D’Etat’s Dictator waves to his subjects during Friday’s parade on St. Charles Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday, Krewe D’Etat rolled with the theme “Paging Dr. Etat,” taking their usual satirical stabs at national and local cultural and political topics. These included the expansion of Louis Armstrong Airport and the growing field of Democratic candidates for president in the 2020 election.

The ImpoPence float mocks Vice President Mike Pence. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 022019
 

People cheer for beads from Hermes’ tile float “Court Music of Louis XIV” rolls down St. Charles Avenue on Friday, March 2. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday, the Mystic Krewe of Hermes gave the city the first of three parades to roll on the Uptown route. The krewe paraded with the theme “Court Music of Louis XIV.”

The masked captain of Hermes leads the krewe down St. Charles Avenue on Friday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012019
 

People reach for throws from the “Shame” float during the Krewe of Muses parade on Thursday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Mar 012019
 

Riders on the Jesters float wave to the crowd during the Krewe of Babylon on Thursday, Feb. 28. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

After a two-hour delay because of a steady downpour that canceled the Krewe of Chaos parade, Babylon took to the streets for its 80th anniversary parade. It started in the rain, but the strength of the parade caused the skies to clear.

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