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February 17, 2015

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MARDI GRAS 2014 SCHEDULE
ALL INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE
denotes marching club
Monday, January 6th

Phunny Phorty Phellows
Uptown 7:00p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc
French Quarter 6:00p.m.


Sunday, February 9th

Krewe of Slidellians
Slidell 1:00 p.m.

Krewe of Claude
Slidell follows Slidellians

Saturday, February 15th

Krewe du Vieux
French Quarter 6:30 p.m.
2014 Pictures

krewedelusion
French Quarter 7:15 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Bilge
Slidell 12:00 p.m.

Mona Lisa & Moon Pie
Slidell 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 16th

Krewe of Little Rascals
Metairie 12:00 p.m.
2013 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Mystic Krewe of Perseus
Slidell 1:00 p.m.

Pearl River Lions Club
Pearl River 1:00 p.m.

Frriday, February 21st

Krewe of Cork
French Quarter 3:00 p.m.

Krewe of Oshun
Uptown 6:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Cleopatra
Uptown 6:30 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Knights of Excalibur
Metairie 7:00 p.m.
2013 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Krewe of Eve
Mandeville 7:00 p.m.

Krewe of Hercules
Houma 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22nd

Krewe of Pontchartrain
Uptown 1:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Choctaw
Uptown follows Pontchartrain
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Krewe of Freret
Uptown follows Choctaw
2014 Pictures

Knights of Sparta
Uptown 6:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Pygmalion
Uptown 6:45 p.m.
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Chewbacchus
Faubourg Marginy 8:00 p.m.
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Mystic Knights of Adonis
Westbank 11:45 p.m.

Krewe of Caesar
Metairie 6:00 p.m.
2013 Pictures by Harriet Cross

2013 Pictures (alt.)

Knights of Nemesis
St. Bernard 1:00 p.m.

Krewe De Paws
Slidell 10:00 a.m.

Krewe of Push Mow
Abita Springs 11:00 a.m.

Krewe of Olympia
Covington 6:00 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Titans
Slidell 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Tee Caillou
Chauvin 12:00 p.m.

Krewe of Aquarius
Houma 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 23rd

Krewe of Carrollton
Uptown 12:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of King Arthur
Uptown 1:00 p.m.
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Krewe of Alla
Uptown 1:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures


Mystic Krewe of Barkus
French Quarter 2:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Krewe of Atlas
Metairie 2:30 p.m.
CANCELLED
2013 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Krewe of Dionysus
Slidell 1:00 p.m.

Krewe of Tchefuncte
Madisonville 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Hyacinthians
Houma 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of Titans
Houma follows Hyacinthians

Monday, February 24th
2.2 Social Aid & Pleasure
Marching Club

Uptown 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 26th

Mystic Krewe of Druids
Uptown 6:30 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Mystic Krewe of Nyx
Uptown 7:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Thursday, February 27th

Knights of Babylon
Uptown 5:45 p.m.
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Knights of Chaos
Uptown 6:30 p.m.
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Krewe of Muses
Uptown 6:30 p.m.
2014 Pictures

 
Friday, February 28th

Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures or DIVA
French Quarter 1:30 p.m.

Mystic Krewe of Hermes
Uptown 6:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Le Krewe d'Etat
Uptown 6:30 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Morpheus
Uptown 7:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Centurions
Metairie 7:00 p.m.
2013 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Krewe of Selene
Slidell 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Aphrodite
Houma 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 1st

Krewe of Iris
Uptown 11:00 a.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Tucks
Uptown 12:00 p.m
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Endymion
Mid-City 4:15 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Isis
Metairie 6:30 p.m.
2013 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Krewe of NOMTOC
Westbank 10:45 a.m.
2012 Pictures

Krewe of Bush
Bush 9:00 a.m.

Krewe of Salt Bayou
Slidell 2:00 p.m.

Krewe of Mardi Gras
Houma 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 2nd

Krewe of Okeanos
Uptown 11:00 a.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Mid-City
Uptown 11:45 a.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Thoth
Uptown 12:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Box of Wine
Uptown preceeds Bacchus
2014 Pictures


Krewe of Bacchus
Uptown 5:15 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Corps de Napoleon
Metairie 5:30 p.m.

Grand Isle Independent
Grand Isle 1:00 p.m.

Terreanians
Houma 12:30 p.m.

Krewe of Montegut
Montegut 2:00 p.m.

Monday March 3rd

Krewe of Proteus
Uptown 5:15 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Orpheus
Uptown 6:00 p.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Zeus
Metairie 6:30 p.m.

Krewe of Cleopatra
Houma 6:30 p.m.

 MARDI GRAS DAY,
March 4, 2014

Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club
Uptown 8:00 a.m.
2014 Pictures

Krewe of Rex
Uptown 10:00 a.m.
2014 Pictures

Mardi Gras Day
(French Quarter & Frenchman)

2014 Pictures


Krewe of Elks Orleans
Uptown follows Rex Organization

Krewe of Crescent City
Uptown follows Elks

Krewe of Argus
Metairie 10:00 a.m.

Krewe of Elks Jefferson
Metairie after Argus

Krewe of Jefferson
Metairie after Elks Jefferson

Krewe of Grela
Gretna 10:00 a.m.

Covington Lions
Covington 10:00 a.m.

Krewe of Covington
follows Covington Lions

Krewe of Lyra
follows Covington


Krewe of Houmas
Houma 11:00 a.m.

Krewe of Kajuns
Houma follows Houmas

Krewe of Bonne Terre
Montegut 4:00 p.m.

Krewe of Skunks
Lacombe 1:00 p.m.

Krewe of Chahta-Ima
Lacombe 1:00 p.m.

Mardi Gras Day
(var locations)
2012 Pictures

Mardi Gras Day
Marching Clubs

Irish Channel Corner Club
Uptown 6:30 a.m.

Jefferson City Buzzards
Uptown 6:45 a.m.

Lyons Carnival Club
Uptown 7:00 a.m.

Pete Fountain's
Half-Fast Walking Club
Uptown 7:45 a.m.

Mondo Kayo
Social & Marching Club
Uptown 7:45 a.m.

Societé de Saint Anne
Marigney / Bywater
French Quarter 10:00 a.m.

KOE
French Quarter 10:15 a.m.

Krewe of Endymion 2014 - photo by Jules Richard©2014

Metairie's Krewe of Zeus applies for St. Charles Parish parade permit
After losing its permit to parade in Jefferson Parish, the Krewe of Zeus is now seeking a parade permit in St. Charles Parish, hoping to roll on Ormond Boulveard in 2015, parish officials said. Sheriff Greg Champagne is now considering the application which was filed July 7. If the permit is approved, Zeus would roll down Ormond Boulevard on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 7. Fat Tuesday in 2015 is Feb. 17. Although St. Charles has a handful of other parades, there appear to be no other parades scheduled that night.The proposed route of the parade is from Ormond Plantation on River Road west to Ormond Boulevard. The parade will then proceed northbound on Ormond Boulevard to Greenwood Drive where it will make a u-turn on Ormond Boulevard and proceed southbound on the boulevard to River Road and then eastbound back to Ormond Plantation. The route of the parade is essentially an out and back route for almost the entire length of Ormond Boulevard, Champagne said. This year, the Jefferson Parish Department of Citizens Affairs suspended the permit for a year, saying it failed to meet minimum participation requirements. Zeus was cited for an insufficient number of marching bands and only nine floats, one fewer than the minimum. A fixture on Lundi Gras since 1957, Zeus was Metairie’s oldest Carnival krewe. - WWLTV.COM

Krewe of Bacchus' founding captain turning reins over to son
Owen “Pip” Brennan Jr., the founding captain of the Krewe of Bacchus, has turned over the reins of the city’s first super krewe to his son, who was elected captain by a vote of the krewe’s members Wednesday. Brennan’s son, Clark Brennan, has served Bacchus for decades as a member of the krewe’s board and chaired several of the krewe’s committees. He has also been a public face of the krewe throughout the year, doing media interviews and appearing at annual events welcoming each year's celebrity monarch. "I am surrounded by a dedicated board of directors who will help me continue the rich traditions of Bacchus while making headway into the future of this incredible krewe," Clark Brennan said in a statement. "Bacchus will sustain its goal of putting on a premiere Mardi Gras parade that focuses the spotlight on the City of New Orleans." Pip Brennan and the founders of Bacchus introduced the concept of a super krewe in 1968, when they founded the club, with a celebrity monarch, huge floats, throws and a post-parade party called the Rendezvous, originally held at the Rivergate. The founders' original idea was to “wake up” what they saw as a somewhat sleepy Carnival season, which had just a handful of parades at the time and no major parade on the weekend before Fat Tuesday. To honor Pip Brennan, Bacchus' board of directors has created the position of "captain emeritus" and elected him to the position. - WWLTV.COM

All-female Krewe of Athena gets approval to parade in Metairie
The Jefferson Parish Council granted approval Wednesday to the new, all-women Krewe of Athena to parade in Metairie during the 2015 Mardi Gras season, Athena spokesperson Chelsie McCormick said. And members are eager to make history. Assistant Principal Taisha Williams-Payne of L.B. Landry-O. Perry Walker High School started the krewe. Williams-Payne, president and krewe captain, said, "I've been doing Mardi Gras for years,'' but there has never been a krewe for her to join with leaders "who look more like me."She said Athena "is history-making." In her research, Williams-Payne, a Marrero resident, said there has been no other krewe led predominately by African-American women in Jefferson Parish. While membership in Athena is limited to women, it is open to all colors and creeds, she said. Athena also has a strong service component, she said. The krewe recently distributed care packages to homeless people under the Claiborne Avenue bridge, and plans are in place to give away school supplies in August to needy chlidren and offer health screenings to the community. Many women in the krewe are educators and nurses, she said. "Our goal is to do Mardi Gras and serve the community." The krewe is aiming to roll the first Friday of Carnival 2015.Visit www.kreweofathena.org. - NOLA.COM KREWEOFATHENA.ORG

Mardi Gras reality TV show producers seek New Orleans krewe riders
Mardi Gras in New Orleans will get a reality show of its own if TV producers Susie Delava and Johnny Sanchez have their way. The pair sent out a call to krewe members (and to NOLA.com) seeking riders who want to share "the most unique culture in America."Delava, an 18-year veteran of reality TV, has worked on scores of programs seen on Bravo, TLC, Animal Planet, FOX and CBS. Her partner, filmmaker Johnny Sanchez, is a New Orleans native; he has an insider's perspective on Mardi Gras, having experienced the sprawling Carnival season as a band member, float rider and bead-catching spectator.The pair has set up two opportunities for krewe members to meet with them and share stories: Sunday, June 8, noon-5 p.m., Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St.; and Tuesday, June 10, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Musician's Union Hall, 2401 Esplanade Ave. A short, on-camera interview is part of the process. Coffee and other refreshments will be provided.The producers want a show "about Mardi Gras told through the voices of the people who live it ... complete with the trials and tribulations of balancing family and job with the drive to create the best Mardi Gras possible. - NOLA.COM

Napoleon construction will keep some parades from traditional route
Mardi Gras krewe captains have learned that the Napoleon Avenue route from Tchoupitoulas Street to St. Charles Avenue will not be open for parades by Carnival season because of ongoing construction. "I'm sure that parade routes will have to be adjusted," said the masked captain of the Knights of Sparta. "I have heard the possibility of using either Louisiana or Jackson avenue to come from the river and begin the parades there. Of course, that would shorten the parade route immensely." It certainly is a problem," said co-captain of the Krewe of Freret Bobby Hjortsberg. "My hope is that the city doesn't decide to cut the route shorter." The Krewe of Freret took the Napoleon route for their inaugural parade. "I hope we can come up with something that allows the route to either be extended longer or at least be the same length. Of course, there's trees and all the things involved with it. It's going to be a massive undertaking, but we have no choice but to come up with a solution," said Hjortsberg.Shortening the route wouldn't be the only option. Some parades already start from Jefferson Avenue, which the masked captain said could be another alternative."There are a number of ways to work that problem, and I'm sure we'll be working with the police in the days to come to solve that problem for each individual organization," he said.. - FOX8LIVE.COM

Number of N.O. parades due to shrink gradually to 30
Under the revised ordinance, the city will issue no more than 30 parade permits each Carnival season, four fewer than in the past. However, any organization granted a permit in the prior Carnival season will be able to hold onto its permit if it meets all requirements. Thus, the number of parades will be reduced only gradually and by attrition. As current organizations drop out, they will simply not be replaced until the number hits 30. Meanwhile, no more than two permits can be issued for night parades on the same date, but again with a grandfather clause exempting organizations that paraded on the corresponding night in the prior year. The number of floats allowed in a single parade has been increased from 27 to 45 “pull units,” defined in the ordinance as a single tractor or mule pulling a float or a tandem float. The minimum number of floats still is 14. Parade organizations also will be required to provide each float with a “unique, sequential Arabic number” corresponding with its order in the parade, ending the practice of labeling some floats with letters and others with numbers or Roman numerals. The rules also establish a minimum number of marching bands for each parade, determined by its number of floats. Parades with 14 to 27 pull units must have at least seven marching bands. Those with 28 to 36 pull units must have at least 10. The biggest parades must have at least 14. The previous rules required that parades of all sizes have no less than seven bands. The new ordinance leaves the rescheduling of rained-out parades to the mayor. There previously had been a schedule dictating when each parade would run if it had to be rescheduled because of bad weather. The ordinance also establishes the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Advisory Council, made up of representatives from each Carnival organization that paraded the previous year, as a committee that reports directly to the mayor. The body, among other things, will consider applications from prospective Carnival krewes and make recommendations to the mayor about whether a permit should be granted. - THENEWORLEANSADVOCATE.COM

Jefferson Parish recommends revoking permits for two Mardi Gras season parades
Two Mardi Gras season parades in Jefferson Parish failed to meet minimum participation requirements this year, so regulators are calling for revocation of their permits. Their report was released Friday from the Department of Citizens' Affairs.The Krewe of Zeus, which rolled on Lundi Gras in Metairie, was slapped with four citations, three of them stemming from an insufficient number of marching bands. Jefferson requires at least five, and regulators consider each missing band to be a separate violation. In addition, Zeus had only nine floats, one fewer than the minimum, according to parish records. Adonis, which paraded Feb. 22 in Terrytown, failed to roll with the minimum 200 costumed riders, according to the report, which does not say how many riders participated. After its 2013 parade, Adonis was fined $200 for having 20 unmasked riders and smoking on a float.Zeus is Metairie's oldest Carnival parade group. It canceled its 2013 parade over predictions of inclement weather.Representatives of Zeus and Adonis could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon.. - NOLA.COM

Krewe of Gretna trucks seeks permission to roll on Mardi Gras 2015
The Krewe of Gretna formally requested permission to roll on Mardi Gras behind the Krewe of Grela, returning a truck parade to the city for the first time in 14 years. Truck parade Captain Michael Benedetto and organizer Jessica Welty presented their plans to the Gretna City Council last week.Benedetto who runs the Krewe of Jefferson truck parade said that krewe has a number of West Bank members who want to parade at home on Fat Tuesday. “We hope we can help them have this opportunity,’’ he said. Welty, Benedetto’s daughter, said the krewe hopes to have 15 truck floats in its debut. Elected officials welcomed the new krewe, with Mayor Belinda Constant saying residents have been wanting a truck parade for years. - NOLA.COM

Errol Laborde and Arthur Hardy offer a review of Mardi Gras 2014

- MYNEWORLEANS.COM

HAPPY MARDI GRAS - PARADES FOR TODAY!
Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Krewe of Rex, Krewe of Argus, Krewe of Lions, Krewe of Covington Krewe of Houmas and more... Truck parades include Krewe of Elks Orleans, Krewe of Crescent City, Krewe of Jefferson, Krewe of Elks Jefferson and more... - MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM
Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club 2014 PicturesKrewe of Rex 2014 PicturesMardi Gras Day (French Quarter & Frenchman) 2014 Pictures

2014 Carnival Royalty Announced

Rex 2014 is John P. "Jack" Laborde, On Mardi Gras day, Jack Laborde, Rex 2014, will have a different view of a parade he knows very well. For the last decade he has served as the Rex Parade Chairman, responsible for assuring that the Rex procession, the centerpiece of Carnival, rolls safely and smoothly down the Mardi Gras parade route. From coordinating the work of artists who design and decorate the Rex floats to working with skilled craftsmen as they repair and reinforce the floats' aging chassis, Jack is a knowledgeable and familiar figure around the Rex den. He is no less generous in serving his community. He recently completed his term as President of the Sugar Bowl Committee, and he serves on the boards of the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation. He also sits on the Board of Advisors of the Tulane University Science & Engineering School. He has served on the boards of Jesuit High School, Tulane University Athletic Alumni, New Orleans YMCA, Audubon Institute, Tulane University Athletic Director's Advisory Board, National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, and the Jefferson Scholars Selection Committee of the University of Virginia. An alumnus of Jesuit High School, Mr. Laborde attended Tulane University on a football scholarship, earning three varsity letters. His Green Wave team played in the 1970 Liberty Bowl, Tulane's first bowl appearance since the 1940 Sugar Bowl. At Tulane he earned both a B.S. degree in civil engineering and an M.B.A. He has had a long and distinguished career in the oil and gas industry, working for Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company/Murphy Oil Corporation, and Exxon Co. USA. In 1996 Mr. Laborde became President of All Aboard Development Corporation, a New Orleans-based independent oil and gas exploration and development firm. He has served with the Coast Guard/National Offshore Safety & Advisory Committee, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and the International Association of Drilling Contractors. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. and is President of Avoca, Inc. He is a member of the New Orleans Advisory Board of Iberia Bank. Mr. Laborde and his wife, the former Margaret Lynn "Peggy" LeCorgne, have two children: Eric, a urologist at Ochsner Clinic, and daughter, Blayne Bonham, an interior designer in Houston. Jack and Peggy immensely enjoy their three grandchildren. An avid golfer, Mr. Laborde is a member of the U.S. Senior Golf Association and the Hole-in-One club, and has served in many capacities on the Board of the New Orleans Country Club.

The Queen of Carnival 2014, Miss Carroll Irene Gelderman, is a member of Columbia University's Class of 2015, where she majors in Film Studies, preparing for a career in the pre-production segment of the film industry. Miss Gelderman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Anthony (Tony) Gelderman III. Her mother, the former Katherine Waters of New Orleans, reigned as Queen of Carnival in 1982. Miss Gelderman graduated from Louise S. McGehee School , where she was Student Body President, Valedictorian, Editor-in-Chief of the school's literary magazine and earned MVP accolades in both track and tennis. As a member of her state volleyball championship team she was also recognized as a WWL-TV A+ athlete. At Columbia, Miss Gelderman has been the independent cinemas beat chief and Staff Writer for the Columbia Daily Spectator, and is now the Spectator's Senior Staff Writer and Associate Arts Editor for film and television. She has served on the board and was elected President of her club volleyball team. Miss Gelderman's career interests in the film industry are nurtured by a current internship with a busy production company in New York. She also attended Ca'Foscari University of Venice in summer 2012 and Earth Institute Center of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in 2013. After college, Miss Gelderman plans a career in the pre-production segment of the film industry. In addition to her mother's honor as Queen of Carnival in 1982, many other family members have been members of the Rex Court in past years. Her great-uncle, Rex 1992 Benjamin Temple Brown, was a beloved Monarch who went on to serve the Rex Organization in many capacities over many years. Her equally unforgettable grandmother, Patricia Brown Waters, was a maid in the Rex Court in 1949. Numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins have served as Rex maids, dukes and pages. When not pursuing her studies at Columbia or working in her internship, Miss Gelderman enjoys reading, skiing, water sports, film and music. - REXORGANIZATION.COM

Mardi Gras Parades for Monday, March 3, 2014 Lundi Gras
The Krewe of Proteus will kick off Lundi Gras with astart time of 5:15 with the theme "Ancient Elements of Alchemy ". The Krewe of Orpheus will follow rolling on the uptown route in New Orleans with the theme "Orpheus, The Enchanted World". The Krewe of Zeus rolls in Metairie. "- MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Krewe of Proteus 2014 Pictures Krewe of Orpheus 2014 Pictures

Mardi Gras parades for Sunday March 2, 2014
MARDI GRAS VERSION OF SUPER SUNDAY! The Krewe of Okeanos will start the day the theme "Okeanos Celebrates the Holidays ". They are followed by the only all foil floats of the Krewe of Mid-City with the theme "50 Shades of Green " They are then followed by the by The Krewe of Thoth with the theme "Thoth Rolls out the Red Carpet ". The evening promises to be Super with the Krewe of Bacchus with the theme "Bacchus Explores our Sportsman's Paradise ". Corps de Napoleon will be parading in Metairie.- MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Krewe of Okeanos 2014 Pictures Krewe of Mid City 2014 Pictures Krewe of Thoth 2014 Pictures Box of Wine 2014 PicturesKrewe of Bacchus 2014 Pictures

Mardi Gras parades for Saturday March 1, 2014
The Krewe of Iris begins the day in New Orleans at 11am with the theme "Iris Rocks! ". Folling Iris is the Krewe of Tucks with the theme "Tucks Lives the Sportin' Life ". NOMTOC rolls on the Westbank at 10:45 am its theme is "NOMTOC's Circus Menagerie ". The evening parades include the SuperKrewe of Endymion on it's traditional Mid-City route with the theme "An Evening at the Opera " and the Krewe of Isis closes the evening in Metairie with the theme "We go Together "- MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Krewe of Iris 2014 Pictures Krewe of Tucks 2014 Pictures Krewe of Endymion 2014 Pictures

Mardi Gras parades for Friday February 28, 2014
3 Parades hit the streets of New Orleans Today as the Krewe of Hermes starts the night off. Followed by the satirical Le Krewe d'Etat. Then look for the Krewe of Morpheus. In Metairie the Krewe of Centurions will take to the streets with the Krewe of Selene in Slidell.- MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Krewe of Hermes 2014 Pictures Le Krewe d'État 2014 Pictures Krewe of Morpheus 2014 Pictures Krewe of Centurions 2013 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Mardi Gras parades for Thursday February 27, 2014
Big night Uptown as The Knights of Babylon, Knights of Chaos and the Krewe of Muses hits the streetsthe themes for all krewes remain a secret until they roll .- MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Knights of Babylon 2014 Pictures Knights of Chaos 2014 Pictures Krewe of Muses 2014 Pictures

Druids & Nyx tonight Wednesday February 26, 2014
Mystic Krewe of Druids takes to the streets in New Orleans at 6:30pm followed by the Mystic Krewe of Nyx which parades at 7:00pm. - MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Mystic Krewe of Druids 2014 Pictures Mystic Krewe of Nyx 2014 Pictures

Mardi Gras parades for Sunday February 23, 2014
Krewe of Carrollton rolls with the theme "Carrollton goes Two by Two " followed by the, Krewe of King Arthur with it's theme "King Arthur has the Blues ". Followed by the St. Charles premier of the Krewe of Alla with the theme "Alla goes to NOLA". They hit the streets Uptown starting at noon. In the French Quarter the iconic Dog Parade Mystic Krewe of Barkus will be sniffing the streets again with this years theme "Dogzilla: Barkus Licks the Crescent City".In Slidell the Krewe of Dionysus rolls with the theme "Boyhood Memories"- MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Krewe of Carrollton 2014 Pictures Krewe of King Arthur 2014 Pictures Krewe of Alla 2014 Pictures Mystic Krewe of Barkus 2014 Pictures by Harriet Cross

Mardi Gras parades for Saturday February 22, 2014
Krewe of Pontchartrain, starts the Uptown parade day with the theme "What's Eating New Orleans " Following them will be the venerable Krewe of Choctaw with the theme "Choctaw's Vacation Destinations" and following them will be the New Krewe of Freret with the theme "There's a First Time For Everything".The Knights of Sparta, with the theme "Isn't It Romantic " and Krewe of Pygmalion with it's theme "A Few of our Favorite Songs " are set to hit the streets of Uptown New Orleans in the evening., The westbank features the always enjoyable Mystic Knights of Adonis and look for the Krewe of Caesar in Metairie with the theme "Game Time".Look for the Krewe of Titans in Slidell and the Krewe of Olympia in Covington as well. .- MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Krewe of Pontchartrain 2014 Pictures Krewe of Choctaw 2014 Pictures Krewe of Freret 2014 Pictures Knights of Sparta 2014 Pictures Krewe of Pygmalion 2014 Pictures Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus 2014 Pictures

Mardi Gras parades for Friday February 21, 2014
Krewe of Oshun set to roll with the theme "Night out in the Big Easy " followed by the Krewe of Cleopatra with the theme "Strolling Down the Avenue" While the Krewe of Excalibur is set to roll in Metairie with the theme "A Knight at the Renaissance Faire" and. the Krewe of Eve will light up the Northshorewith it's theme "Under the Big Top" - MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Oshun 2014 Pictures Krewe of Cleopatra 2014 Pictures Krewe of Excalibur 2013 Pictures

Krewe du Vieux hits the streets tonight @ 6:30
Krewe du Vieux takes to the streets of Marigny and the French Quarter this evening at 6:30 pm followed by krewedelusion at 7:15pm. - MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COM Krewe du Vieux 2014 Pictureskrewedelusion 2014 Pictures

Krewe of Atlas cancels Mardi Gras season parade, jeopardizing Family Gras
The only Mardi Gras season parade scheduled to roll in Metairie on the final day of Family Gras is canceling its 2014 procession for lack of money, the Krewe of Atlas said Wednesday. Atlas is the third Metairie krewe this year to scrap its Carnival parade. Atlas, which historically rolls two Fridays before Mardi Gras, agreed earlier this month to fill a Sunday slot vacated by Krewe of Thor, which canceled because of dwindling membership. Its cancellation jeopardizes the final day of Family Gras, the annual celebration scheduled this year for Feb. 21, 22 and 23. The private Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau has jurisdiction over Family Gras, but Sean Burke, Jefferson's citizens affairs director, has said the final day might not go forward without a parade. "There is no sense in having Family Gras if there is no parade," Burke said earlier this month.. - NOLA.COM

Mardi Gras parade rules sail through New Orleans City Council
New Mardi Gras parade rules passed easily through the New Orleans City Council, which approved them unanimously. The new rules, briefly stated, are as follows: Throwbacks, tossing throws back at the maskers, now carry a fine of $250.• Private portable toilets are banned on public property, including the neutral ground. Companies that place toilets on public property will be subject to a $250 fine.• Parking on both sides of St. Charles and Napoleon avenues is prohibited starting two hours before the parade.• Ladders, tents, grills and other "personal effects," must be at least 6 feet back from the curb. Ladders cannot be chained together.• Roping off private areas with ropes, tarps, chairs or anything else is banned.• The sale of "Snap and pop" type firecrackers is banned. Councilwomen LaToya Cantrell and Jackie Clarkson, who cosponsored the ordinances, said that they are the result of nine months of work meeting with neighborhood residents, parading krewes, police and fire officials and the mayor's office. Most of the rules tighten pre-existing restrictions and enjoyed wide support from many in the community. Several other, potentially more controversial, regulations, including a ban on throwing toilet paper off of floats, have been shelved for the time being. During a previous committee meeting on the subject, Clarkson said that she was considering putting a limit on the size and weight of throws. She said that she once took a bag of beads to the face that was heavy enough to cut her, and she's heard similar stories from constituents. A limit on the number of parading krewes and floats is also being considered. Clarkson said that parades have continued as late as 1 a.m. before, putting a strain on the Police Department, which lacks the manpower to adequately staff the parade routes for so long. . - NOLA.COM

krewedelusion Crowns DJ Soul Sister for 2014
DJ Soul Sister is abandoning her vinyl post to reign over the city. krewedelusion announced this morning that Melissa “DJ Soul Sister” Weber will be this year’s ruler, and their parade will roll through the Marigny and French Quarter on February 15.Downtown krewes are known for their lighthearted approach to Carnival traditions, and krewedelusion takes satire to the extreme.The Krewe places the Big Easy as the center of their universe, over which DJ Soul Sister will preside for the coming year. Queen Melissa “DJ Soul Sister” Weber is inheriting the throne from Cheeky Black, last year’s Queen. - NOLADEFENDER.COM

Mardi Gras toilet paper ban is off the table
Krewe of Tucks can rest easy. A proposed ban on tossing toilet paper during parades is off the table, according to City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell's office. The toilet paper taboo was part of a larger ordinance sponsored by Cantrell and City Council President Jackie Clarkson aimed at imposing some order on chaotic Mardi Gras parades. Other proposed rules in the ordinance would require ladders to stay a minimum distance off of the curb, impose a fine for tossing throws back at floats, regulate the placement of grills and other mobile party accoutrement and ban outright the use of "snap 'n pop" fire crackers. While Cantrell was not immediately available for comment, she may have flushed the toilet paper in response to protests from Krewe of Tucks and its supporters. The unfurled toilet roll is the Tucks' unofficial throw. The council could take up the proposed ordinance at a meeting on Jan. 23.. - NOLA.COM

City Council considering ban on Krewe of Tucks signature throw
Known for its light-hearted, unique throws, the Krewe of Tucks aims to poke fun at the old line krewes. For 35 years, toilet paper has been its signature throw. “If you ask anyone, Krewe of Tucks, they think, ‘Oh, the parade that throws the toilet paper,” said float captain Marc Frischhertz.But you may no longer see that signature toilet tissue flying from floats. The City Council is considering banning it.“It was something that came up from the community, the krewes and the administration as something we needed to clean up and address,” said Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, District B. “It takes far more away from us than any benefit we see aesthetically,” said Frischhertz. It's part of a comprehensive ordinance that would amend Carnival rules. The proposal includes uniform 6-foot setbacks for grills and ladders, $250 fines for any company that puts a portable toilet on public property, and new parking restrictions on either side of St. Charles Avenue during a parade.“We're looking for a clean and safer Carnival season for everyone to enjoy,” said Cantrell, who has been working on drafting the ordinance for nearly a year. Tucks representatives are all for a safer Carnival, but say there's nothing unsafe about their throws. The toilet paper is biodegradable and American-made. The krewe says it disappears with the first rainfall, while beads stay in trees for years. - WWLTV.COM

Jefferson Parish officials ask Krewe of Atlas to switch Mardi Gras season parade dates
Jefferson Parish officials have asked the Krewe of Atlas toreschedule its Mardi Gras season parade in Metairie from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, Atlas President Daniel Murray said Wednesday. He said he is waiting to hear from out-of-townfloat lieutenants before agreeing to the request.The request is designed to make up for a krewe that cancelled on Feb. 23, two Sundaysbefore Fat Tuesday. "They need someone to fill in for Family Gras, I imagine,"Murray said. - BAYOUBUZZ.COM

Hermes' Mardi Gras milestone celebrated with a Presbytere exhibit
In 1936, long before anyone had uttered the words Bacchus or Endymion, anyone who wanted to enjoy the flamboyance and flash of a New Orleans parade during the weekend before Mardi Gras was out of luck. That changed a year later, when the Krewe of Hermes made its debut on Feb. 5, 1937, the Friday night before Fat Tuesday. The organization, named for the Greek god with the winged sandals -- the fastest of the gods -- was formed by a civic-minded group of about 200 men. The display, on the museum’s second floor, celebrates Hermes’ 75th presentation – the name the krewe gives to the parade and ball – and not the 75th anniversary of its founding, because Hermes had neither parades nor balls during World War II.. - NOLA.COM

Phunny Phorty Phellows Herald the arrival of the 2014 Carnival Season
Carnival Officially begins with the ride of the Phunny Phorty Phellows on Twelfth Night.The Phunny Phorty Phellows will board at the RTA streetcar barn, located on Willow Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Twelfth Night, Monday, January 6th, 2014. The Phunny ride will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Also look for the Krewe de Jeanne D’Arc marching in the French Quarter with a medieval, French and Joan of Arc theme. - MARDIGRASPARADESCHEDULE.COMPHUNNY PHORTY PHELLOWS 2014 PICTURES

Krewe of Thor cancels 2014 parade
Jefferson Parish’s Carnival schedule took a significant hit Wednesday as the Krewe of Thor, one of the oldest krewes on the Metairie route, and the parish’s newest group, the Guardians of Atlantis, both announced they will not roll in 2014.The announcement comes at what Thor Captain Mac Cantrell described as a “very, very fragile” time for Jefferson’s Carnival celebrations, with krewes continuing to lose riders to larger, flashier parades in New Orleans that can offer better throws and celebrity royalty.To halt that decline, Cantrell said, Thor’s leadership decided to take a year off to revamp the organization and plan for a comeback in 2015 with a new approach featuring original floats with a satirical bent, something that has not traditionally been a feature of processions on the Veterans Boulevard route.- THEADVOCATE.COM

Metairie's Mardi Gras will maintain parade routes and schedule
Metairie’s Mardi Gras season parades will maintain the same route and schedule they have used in previous years. Those are the broad recommendations of the east bank Carnival advisory committee, which was formed in March to investigate those questions and more, and which presented its findings Wednesday to the Jefferson Parish Council.The committee looked at altering the current Veterans Memorial Boulevard route. Among the ideas: eliminating the loop on Bonnabel Boulevard; extending the beginning point of the route westward from Clearview Mall; and reversing the route so the parades would run east to west. It also considered Metairie Road as an alternate route for krewes to choose.Bob Carnesi, captain of the Krewe of Caesar and a member of the committee, said changing the route required a majority vote. But the committee split on the vote.Carnesi said he advocated to drop the Bonnabel loop to cut about one mile from the route. Carnesi said that extra length means that a parade might not finish until after 10 p.m., which is sometimes too late for the children in marching bands. That makes it hard for krewes to recruit bands, long a sore point in Metairie parades. - NOLA.COM

Krewe of Hera to parade with Krewe of Zeus in Metairie next year
The Krewes of Zeus and Hera will team up for next year's Lundi Gras parade in Metairie. Zeus invited Hera to ride as special guests during its parade on March 3rd of next year. Bad weather forced both krewes to cancel their parades this year. The parish council also recently yanked Hera's parade rights after the sheriff's office opened an investigation into complaints from riders. Hera will ride on its own floats since the krewe paid for them before getting their permit pulled. - FOX8LIVE.COM

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Krewe of Bacchus 2/10/2013 by Harriet Cross
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Krewe of Caesar 2/2/2013 by Harriet Cross
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Knights of Excalibur 2/1/2013
Krewe of Atlas 2/1/2013
Mystic Krewe of Barkus 1/27/2013
Mystic Krewe of Barkus 1/27/2013 by Harriet Cross
Krewe of Thor 1/27/2013 by Harriet Cross
Krewe of King Arthur 1/27/2013
Krewe of Carrollton 1/27/2013
Krewe of Pygmalion 1/26/2013
Knights of Sparta 1/26/2013
Krewe of Pontchartrain 1/26/2013
Krewe of Choctaw 1/26/2013
Krewe of Cleopatra 1/25/2013
Krewe of Oshun 1/25/2013
Krewe of Little Rascals 1/20/2013 by Harriet Cross

Krewe du Vieux 1/19/2013
krewedelusion 1/19/2013

Phunny Phorty Phellows Streetcar Ride 1/6/2013

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Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club 2/21/2012
Rex, King of Carnival 2/21/2012
Krewe of Orpheus 2/20/2012
Krewe of Proteus 2/20/2012
Krewe of Tucks 2/20/2012
Krewe of Bacchus 2/19/2012
Krewe of Thoth 2/19/2012
Krewe of Mid-City 2/19/2012
Krewe of Okeanos 2/19/2012
Krewe of Iris 2/19/2012
Krewe of NOMTOC 2/19/2012
Krewe of Endymion 2/18/2012
Krewe of Morpheus 2/17/2012
Le Krewe d'Etat 2/17/2012
Mystic Krewe of Hermes 2/17/2012
Krewe of Muses 2/16/2012
Knights of Chaos 2/16/2012
Knights of Babylon 2/16/2012
Mystic Krewe of Druids 2/15/2012
Mystic Krewe of Nyx 2/15/2012
Krewe of Barkus 2/12/2012
Krewe of King Arthur 2/12/2012
Krewe of Carrollton 2/12/2012
Krewe of Pygmalion 2/11/2012
Knights of Sparta 2/11/2012
Krewe of Pontchartrain 2/11/2012
Mystic Knights of Adonis 2/11/2012
Krewe of Choctaw 2/11/2012
Krewe of Caesar 2/11/2012
Krewe of Oshun 2/10/2012
Knights of Excalibur 2/10/2012
Krewe of Atlas 2/10/2012
Krewe of Little Rascals 2/4/2012
Krewe du Vieux 2/4/2012
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