Pigeon Town Steppers to hit the streets for Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday afternoon belongs to the Pigeon Town Steppers. The social aid and pleasure club will take it to the streets of Fountainbleu, Hollygrove, Leonidas (Pigeon Town) and Carrollton on Sunday (April 8) from 1 to 5 p.m.

Da Truth Brass Band and Sporty Brass Band will provide the soundtrack and inspiration for the dancers. The Steppers take a meandering path, leading followers through Uptown side streets. See the route below. “We go down the back streets on purpose because we want the older people who can’t follow the second-line to watch us,” club member Joe Henry said in 2020 interview conducted for The Neighborhood Story Project.

Viewpoint: Returning tourists drive New Orleans business recovery

City College of San Francisco biology professor Jonathan Siekmann was enjoying his visit to New Orleans when he spotted Meyer the Hatter, known to be the South’s largest hat store. Within minutes, Siekmann was sporting a new Panama-style straw to shield him from the Louisiana sun. “The pandemic has been a struggle. It was the worst business climate I’ve ever seen in my 46 years selling hats,” said Paul Meyer, a fourth generation hatter. “We depend on tourists and, until recently, there just weren’t any.”

Meyer’s great-great grandfather Samuel H. Meyer started the business in 1894 on St.

Where to find food to-go for Passover, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter

Food, family and holidays are intrinsically linked, particularly in New Orleans where traditions run deep. With Passover starting today (Wednesday, April 8) and Holy Thursday (April 9) leading up to Easter Sunday, more families are planning their feast around these holidays at home due to COVID-19 self-quarantine rules. Gatherings will be far smaller and religious services will be virtual, but it’s still the holidays. Some will want a day off from cooking or may just want something special, picked up or delivered. Local restaurants, bakeries and caterers have filled the culinary void with to-go menus.

Where to find an Easter egg hunt Uptown

Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Audubon Riverview, also known as “The Fly,” behind Audubon Zoo

The event is free and open to the public. It consists of four Easter Egg Hunts: children ages 1 to 3 hunt at 11 a.m.; children ages 4 to 6 at 11:15 a.m.; children ages 7 to 9 at 11:30 a.m. and children 10 to 12 at 11:45 a.m. Participants can exchange the eggs they find for a gift bag filled with candy. The event also features music and food. Other activities include games, sack races, face painting, as well as arts and crafts. Children and their parents are encouraged to arrive early and register to receive same-day, free admission to the Audubon Zoo.