The Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club is holding its 91st annual second-line on Sunday afternoon. The theme of the parade is “1619 to 2019, and still we rise,” in recognition of the year the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia.
The Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association will present its second-line on Sunday afternoon. It is the group’s 135th annual parade.
The social aid and pleasure club club was established in 1884 and puts on one of the biggest parades of the season. The 2019 parade begins and ends at the club’s Norman Dixon Sr. Clubhouse at 2101 S. Liberty St., with stops at the Sportsman’s Lounge at Second and Dryades streets, the Big Man Lounge on Louisiana and PeeWee’s Crabcakes on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The second-line season started last weekend, with the Valley of the Silent Men in Central City. The full schedule of Sunday afternoon social aid and pleasure club parades, from WWOZ.org, is below.
The Uptown Swingers will parade Sunday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. through the Freret, Uptown, Milan, Central City, Hoffman Triangle and Broadmoor neighborhoods. Lineup is at 3 p.m.
It’s the last second-line before the clubs take a break for the summer. The second-line season will start up again at the end of August.
The 2019 Perfect Gentlemen’s Father’s Day second-line is set for Sunday, June 16. This year, the Perfect Women, Unexpected Rebels and Brothers of Change will be second-lining with the group.
The Perfect Gentlemen parades twice annually so the group can honor the city’s fathers with a Father’s Day second-line. The social aid and pleasure club is run by a father-son duo, Travis Lyons and his son T-Lyons.
The Pigeon Town Steppers will present its 25th annual Easter second-line on Sunday, April 21. The social aid and pleasure club will be accompanied by the Big 6 Brass Band and Da Truth Brass Band.
Traffic will be restricted along the route. Expect road closures and traffic delays during the event, which begins at 1 and ends at 5 p.m.. Call 504-658-8100 for parking enforcement.
The Single Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club second-line on Sunday, March 17, starts in Mid-City and ends in Milan, on a route that is likely to get the parade to Central City about the time the Mardi Gras Indians are finishing their Super Sunday procession. The club’s schedule has them meeting up with the 9th Ward Hunters tribe at the Purple Rain bar on Saratoga Street. The second-line will feature the Stooges Brass Band.
The Ladies of Unity Social Aid and Pleasure Club will present its second-line parade on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. through the Central City, Hoffman Triangle and Broadmoor neighborhoods. The parade will begin and end at Second and Dryades streets.
The 2019 Perfect Gentlemen second-line will take place Sunday, Jan. 6, through the Central Business District, the Warehouse District and the Central City, Garden District, Milan and Broadmoor neighborhoods.
Traffic will be restricted along the route below. Expect road closures and traffic delays during the event. RTA services might be interrupted during this event as well.
The 2018 Lady and Men Rollers second-line will parade Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Central City, Hoffman Triangle, Broadmoor, Garden District and Milan neighborhoods. The social aid and pleasure clubs are marching with the Grammy-winning Hot 8 Brass Band.
Traffic will be restricted along the route below, so expect road closures and traffic delays in the afternoon. RTA services might be interrupted during the parade as well.
The Men and Ladies of Class will start their 2012 second line Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Yacht Club, 540 South Broad Street, make a long loop through Central City, and end up back where it started four hours later, according to Big Red Cotton’s post at Gambit.
Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales social aid and pleasure clubs will make their annual second line up Magazine, through Central City and into the Garden District, with stops at a snowball stand and Commander’s Palace, according to a post by Big Red Cotton at Gambit.
The Divine Ladies and the Hot 8 Brass Band will second line through Central City on Sunday, starting at St. Charles and Jackson at 1 p.m. and finishing in the Hoffman Triangle.
The Pigeontown Steppers held their annual Easter Sunday second line through Broadmoor, Gert Town, Hollygrove and Carrollton on Sunday, and were joined by the Stooges Brass Band and the Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians.
The Pigeontown Steppers’ annual Easter Sunday second line starts at 1 p.m. near the corner of Louisiana and Claiborne avenues, rolls around Broadmoor on Toledano, Washington and Earhart before passing through several neighborhoods around Carrollton Avenue — including a stop late in the afternoon at the Maple Leaf on Oak Street. Music will be provided by the Stooges Brass Band.