Uptown New Orleans, St. Charles Streetcar (turns at Erato)
Date: January 6, 2022 - Time: 7:00 p.m.
Departs at 7pm from Bouree, 1510 S. Carrollton
Follows the St. Charles streetcar line all through Uptown
Turns around on Erato St.
Heads back through down St. Charles Ave.
Finishes the ride at ride at Fat Harry's, 4330 St Charles Ave.
The Funky Uptown Krewe
Twelfth Night is the traditional kick off of Carnival
season, making these parades the first we enjoy of the year's festivities.
In the spirit and tradition of multiple Mardi Gras krewes reveling
on the same night, the Funky Uptown Krewe traditionally follows
original Heralds of Carnival, the Phunny Phorty Phellows, on
the St. Charles streetcar line.
The Krewe’s signature throws include hand-decorated,
bedazzled vinyl records, beads, toys, logo cups and koozies!Funky
Uptown Krewe’s goal is to encourage more revelers to flock
to the St. Charles streetcar line on Twelfth Night and provide some
small boost to local businesses. The Krewe is 100% volunteer-run
and more than 90% of every dollar spent by the Krewe is spent locally!
The Krewe members also volunteer with various charities throughout
the year, such as Arc GNO, New Orleans Habitat for Humanity and
NOLA Trash Mob.
Funky Uptown Krewe’s 2019 and 2020 rides both featured the
stylings of local legend DJ Mannie Fresh, with Mannie performing
a full DJ set on the St. Charles streetcar! The Krewe’s 2020
pre-party at Bouree in the Carrollton neighborhood featured the
Kings of Brass playing a special Mardi Gras set.
In 2021 things were different! Some new ideas about
celebrating Mardi Gras 2021 have emerged- even though our annual
street car ride was cancelled, our members planned a unique and
interactive scavenger hunt for our coveted hand-painted record throws.
The first clues on where to find records along the St. Charles Ave
street car line were sent out on social media on Jan. 6 and the
game was on! We thank everyone who came out to hunt for records
to safely celebrate with us that night- it was very popular and
we were working with a limited krewe to make a limited number of
records. We are hoping to keep this new tradition going when we
have all our members help make it even better! Stay tuned!