Zulu’s Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Nobody who’s ever been to Mardi Gras forgets seeing the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras morning.  Elaborate floats carry men dressed in tribal attire, like grass skirts, and wearing colorful warrior makeup, who throw prized gilded coconuts and other trinkets … Continue reading

Bacchagator – a Favorite Float in the Bacchus Parade

Bacchus, the Greek mythological god of wine and cheer, is also known as one of New Orleanians’ favorite Mardi Gras parades.  The Krewe of Bacchus was officially formed in 1968 and was a creation of the Brennan family, a name … Continue reading

It’s Carnival Time in New Orleans

“If you go to New Orleans, you ought to go see the Mardi Gras. And it’s Carnival Time, and everybody’s havin’ fun! And you have to do the Mardi Gras Mambo.” If you live in here or visit during Carnival, … Continue reading

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Although it’s hard to imagine running out of things to do within the New Orleans city limits, you  may desire a day of relaxation exploring South Louisiana’s famous bayous and rich history . Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named … Continue reading

U.S.Mint Jazz Museum

  New Orleans is home to many performance venues, from funky neighborhood clubs to the recently renovated grand theater, Mahalia Jackson Theater for Performing Arts in Armstrong Park, www.mahaliajacksontheater.com/.  We recently told you about the reopening of the Joy Theater, … Continue reading

In Rich Confusion – Krewe du Vieux

Hey, it’s almost February 2012, and we all know what that means here in New Orleans-Carnival Time! The first joyously anticipated parade rolls next Saturday, February 4, starting at 6:30 PM, through the ever-funky French Quarter and Marigny neighborhoods. Yes, … Continue reading