Mardi Gras

Krewe of House Floats is back for Mardi Gras 2022

Tue, 02/01/22
The Krewe of House Floats is back for Mardi Gras 2022! Check out the interactive map (with exact addresses) at What's a house float? Step into our time machine and we'll guide you through just a few of the amazing house floats found throughout Ne... Read more

Be Gone, Foul Plague!

Fri, 01/07/22
January 6 was the beginning of the 2022 Carnival season in New Orleans and also the 610th birthday of Joan of Arc. Last year, Jeanne d'Arc parade in the French Quarter was canceled but this year, the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc held their annual procession, and Joan's sword was b... Read more

2022 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Tue, 01/04/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Mardi Gras season is finally upon us again! Here's the parade schedule for 2022 (subject to change; please email with updates or corrections): Monday, February 28 2pm Red Beans - Marigny 2pm Dead Beans - Bayou St. John 2pm Feijao/Green Beans - Bywater 5... Read more

Video: Mardi Gras 2021

Mon, 02/15/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleanians' creativity can't be dampened by a lack of parades! Here are just a few of the house floats from all over New Orleans that residents designed and installed to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021. Read more

Video: Al "Carnival Time" Johnson 'Carnival Time Too'

Sat, 02/13/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
What time is it? CARNIVAL TIME! Check out a new re-work of Al "Carnival Time" Johnson's big hit, with a new video, just in time for Mardi Gras 2021! This is 'Carnival Time Too.' Read more

WWOZ to re-air historic Mardi Gras specials

Fri, 02/12/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
This Mardi Gras, we dug deep in the vaults and unearthed two vintage WWOZ Mardi Gras specials which have rarely been heard since their initial broadcasts. Tune in Sunday, February 14, 10am-12pm CT, to hear WWOZ's 1994 Mardi Gras special hosted by Dr. John. This two-hour sp... Read more

Interview: Spy Boy Tim Washington

Sat, 02/13/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Spy Boy Tim Washington gets on the phone with Action Jackson to discuss encountering the White Eagles and Black Eagles on Orleans Avenue as a child, how meetings of Indians came to be, the legacy of Big Chief Tootie Montana, what he fe... Read more

Interview: Joell Lee of Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls

Mon, 02/08/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Joell Lee of the Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls. They discuss the possibility of uniting different Baby Doll groups, the Baby Dolls' representation of strong womanhood, how they design their ou... Read more

Photos: Krewe of House Floats

Sun, 01/31/21
New Orleanians have risen to the occasion for this unusual Mardi Gras season. These are just a few of the contributions to the Krewe of House Floats and Krewe of Red Beans' "Hire a Mardi Gras artist" initiative. Read more

King cake for all!

Tue, 01/26/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
This Mardi Gras season is even more king cake-filled than usual. We've got you covered! Get one from your favorite New Orleans bakery, or try any of these recipes at home.   Here's variety of King Cake recipes: King Cake with cream cheese cinnamon filling King Cake Cocho... Read more

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