Carnival Coverage

Let Endymion, Thoth and Zulu Be

  At some point during the afternoon of the Endymion parade a neighbor in our Mid-City neighborhood hitches a couple of wagons to his rider lawn mower. He fills the wagons with kids, each supplied with a stash of beads…

Krewe of House Floats Rolls Forward with 2022 Plans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Krewe of House Floats (KoHF) will return in 2022 to help facilitate a safe celebration of Carnival by residents and visitors alike, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, we will organize and…

A Proposal: How About a Carnival of Neighborhoods?

  A friend of mine recalls the time when she first moved into her Mid-City home. It was near Canal Street, on the river side, near the cemeteries. South St. Patrick Street ran alongside the house. One Sunday morning, she…

Parading Again, The Cosmic Connection

  In answer to the question, "will there be a Mardi Gras next year," the answer is – 100 percent, totally, absolutely, honest to goodness, yes. Am I positive? Bet your bottom dollar, yes. For there not to be a…

Krewe of Iris Announces New Home

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Krewe of lris and Kern Studios are excited to announce the completion of the Krewe of lris dens located at 3038 Earhart Blvd. and 1212 S. Roman St. The krewe finalized the purchase of…

Membership Registration Open For Parade Krewe

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Krewe of TCQNO (The Culinary Queens of New Orleans) is making history as Greater New Orleans’ first and only carnival krewe to honor women in the food and beverage industry.  Krewe Captain and…

Iconic Louisiana Brands Team Up for Countdown to Carnival 2022

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – To celebrate one year until Mardi Gras Day and what’s anticipated to be a return to pre-coronavirus festivities, Camellia Brand, TABASCO Brand Pepper Sauce, Cajun Country Rice and the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute…

Carnival '21: Oaks, Floats and a Joke

  Last week, on Ash Wednesday, we had lunch at Venezia’s on North Carrollton Ave. I was fortunate to be seated in such a way that I could see through the front window across the restaurant. Somewhere between the fettucine…

When Rex Met Zulu: A Lundi Gras Evening

  Lundi Gras 1999 had extra excitement to it, at least for those gathered at Riverwalk near the stage at Spanish Plaza where Rex, King of Carnival, and his entourage would soon be arriving. What was different that year was…

Visual Tales of Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – While Mardi Gras might look a little different this year, we can still pay homage to our beloved Carnival traditions. To honor the great city of New Orleans and our community’s love for Mardi Gras,…

2021 Hidden Treasures: Virtual Carnival Edition

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – For all you hardcore Carnival fanatics, join the Friends of the Cabildo and the Louisiana State Museum for one night only as they open the impressive Carnival Collection for an exclusive behind-the-scenes viewing of historic…

Can't Take New Orleans Out Of Carnival

  It turns out, you can take the Carnival out of New Orleans, but you can't take the New Orleans out of Carnival. It seemed inevitable that when Mardi Gras was officially “canceled” this year (good luck with that), folks…

The Best of Carnival

  This weekend would have been the march of the Krewe du Vieux. The rowdy krewe’s theme brilliantly matched the world of COVID:“We’ve got no taste.” No group maximizes tasteless as much as KduV. For all of us who do…

Antoine's Unveils New Mardi Gras Dinner Menu

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Antoine’s is excited to share with its new Four Course Prix Fixe Mardi Gras DINNER Menu! From Snails en Croute to Rabbit Rillettes to Veal Francese and even King Cake Baked Alaska, the menu is…

A Modern COVID Carnival

  One of the last happy memories I have of The Before Times was hitting all the parades with my older daughter, Ruby, a true Carnival die-hard. This kid attended her first parade at 9 weeks old (that may have…

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