by Red Cotton
Take your vitamins and get your street shoes out cause we bout to get busy this weekend. Four (4) second line parades happening this weekend, three downtown, one uptown: Black Men of Labor, 6t'9 Halloween Parade, Men and Ladies of Class, and Treme 200 United Second Line.
For all you do New Orleans, this weekend is for you!
(parade times and routes below the jump!)
Saturday 2:30pm-6pm: The Black Men of Labor Parade
START: Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club, 1931 St. Claude Avenue
Follow St Claude to N. Rampart
Continue on N. Rampart to St Ann
U Turn at St. Ann back downriver on N. Rampart
Left on Barracks
Right on Treme
Left on N. Claiborne Ave
U Turn at Orleans Ave
Left on St. Bernard
Right on AP Tureaud Ave
Left on N. Miro
Left on St. Bernard
Left on St. Claude
DISBAND: Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club
Saturday 6-9pm: The 6t'9 Social Aid & Pleasure Club
8th Annual 6t'9 Halloween Parade featuring the Stooges Brass Band, Fi-Yi-Yi, Free Spirit Brass Band, Skinz'n'Bonez, The Noisician Coalition, Ben Franklin Bears Majorettes and Cheer Teasm, and the Dr. Martin luther King Jr. Charter School Marching Band.
Start: 1020 Henriette Delille Street
Left on Esplanade Avenue
Right on N. Villere Street
Right on St. Anthony
Left on Marais Street
Right down Marigny to St. Claude - STOP
Left down St.Claude
Right down St. Roch, Dauphine to Franklin
Right down Royal Street to Elysian Fields - END
Sunday 12noon - 4pm: Treme 200 United Second Line
This parade is part of the Treme Bicentennial celebration. The second line begins at St. Augustine Church 1210 Gov. Nicholls St.; Rolls down St. Bernard to Broad to Orleans to Rampart and ends at the Backstreet Cultural Center 1116 Henriette Delille (across from St. Augustine Church)
Second line features: Black Men of Labor, Tremé Sidewalk Steppers, Baby Dolls, Dumaine Street Gang, Revolution SAPC, Calendar Girls, Popular Ladies, TBC Brass Band, Tremé Brass Band, New Birth Brass Band, Dem Boys Brass Band, Skull and Bones Gang.
Sunday 1-5pm: Men and Ladies of Class SA&PC 2012 Second Line Parade
Start: The Yacht Club, 540 S. Broad St. Up S. Broad onto the overpass. Down S. Broad St. Left turn on Louisiana Avenue Pkwy.
Stop: Ms. Elaine House, 2826 Louisiana Avenue (Single Men). Continue up Louisiana Ave. to Dryades St. Left turn onto Dryades St.
Stop: Joe's House of Blues (Men & Ladies of Class Club Toast). Continue up Dryades St. to Second Street.
Stop: Sportsman's Corner (Sportsman Ladies). Left on Second St. to Danneel St. Left onto Danneel St. to Washington Ave. Right on Washington Ave. to LaSalle St.
Stop: Washington Ave. and LaSalle St. (Lady Rollers). Continue on LaSalle St. to Jackson Avenue.
Stop: Chicken Mart, Jackson Ave. and Simon Bolivar (Undefeated Divas). Continue up Simon Bolivar to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Proceed to MLK and S. Galvez Street.
Stop: MLK and S. Galvez (Single Ladies). Continue on MLK to S. Broad Street. Turn right onto S. Broad and Thalia Street.
Stop: (Eleven Man Strong) Proceed over the S. Broad Street overpass.
Disband: The Yacht Club, 540 S. Broad Street
Special Guests - "Queen Divas" & Sisters with Class