Apr 082012

The Pigeontown Steppers and the Stooges Brass Band second line through Uptown New Orleans on Easter Sunday. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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. Continue reading »

Apr 062012

The Original Pigeon Town Steppers dance through the streets during their annual Easter Sunday second line in 2011. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Sabree Hill)

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. Continue reading »

Mar 032012

The VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid & Pleasure Club Task Force will hold their ninth annual second line Sunday, starting at noon at Tapp’s II Lounge at Washington and South Rocheblave in the Hoffman Triangle area, then heading down to the Milan neighborhood, onto St. Charles Avenue for a few blocks, and back up through Central City to end where it started.

For a route map, see Offbeat, and for turn-by-turn instructions and a video from 2010, see Gambit.

Jan 282012

The Stooges Brass Band leads the SilenceIsViolence peace walk down Magazine Street. Organized as part of "Strike Against Crime" week, the second line began and ended at a community picnic at Lyons Park and included New Orleans firefighters, police, the Original Prince of Wales Social Aid and Pleasure Club, members of the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association and bystanders who joined along the way. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 202012

The route starts at the Turning Point bar on Washington Avenue, heads into Milan, up Toledano, and back down Claiborne and Martin Luther King Boulevard to finish a few blocks away from the starting point.

The Ladies and Men of Unity second line will roll through Central City and Milan starting at noon Sunday at the Turning Point Lounge on Washington Avenue, according to Gambit’s Red Cotton, who also provides turn-by-turn directions and a video from 2010.

Dec 162011

The Lady Rollers will take a long lap Saturday up Tchoupitoulas and around Louisiana Avenue, starting the second-line at Tipitina’s at noon and ending there four hours later. The One Mind Brass Band will provide music, and the the Partyline Steppers, the Camel Toe Steppers and the Pussyfooters will all be participating. Continue reading »

Oct 222011

UPDATE: The second line has been canceled, according to Red Cotton on Twitter.

The Original Four Social Aid and Pleasure Club’s second line parade will start at Louis Armstrong Park at 1 p.m. Sunday and travel all the way through Central City to an end in Milan, according to Red Cotton’s post on the Gambit’s Blog of New Orleans.

Original Four S&P 2011 route via bestofneworleans.com; map by UptownMessenger.com.

Oct 072011

Prince of Wales 2011 route map

Second-line season returns to Magazine Street on Sunday when the Prince of Wales and Lady Wales clubs put on their 83rd annual second line through the Irish Channel and Garden District. Continue reading »

Sep 232011

This year’s parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Hall, 2101 South Liberty Street, then loops over to Louisiana Avenue, down South Claiborne and Martin Luther King Boulevard, before ending where it started. The full route, via the Backstreet Cultural Museum, is below: Continue reading »

Jun 252011

Billed by street-culture diva Big Red Cotton as the “last second line of the season,” the Uptown Swingers will roll through Freret, Milan and Central City starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

For turn-by-turn directions and video from 2010, see Cotton’s post at Gambit’s bestofneworleans.com.

Apr 082011

The Single Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club will take to the streets on Sunday in a winding path through most of Central City.

The route will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foxx Lounge on Washington Avenue and end at Sportsman’s Corner on Dryades. For turn-by-turn directions, see Red Cotton’s post at Gambit’s Blog of New Orleans.