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Today is St. Joseph’s Day, an important holiday in New Orleans where Catholics and non-Catholics around the city celebrate traditions that include eating, touring large ornate altars in churches around the city and chasing our beautiful, ever-elusive Mardi Gras Indians around neighborhoods from Uptown to the Downtown areas.
St. Joseph's Night is a surreal magical time in New Orleans when people flock to one of several neighborhoods to ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ and take pictures of our ‘pretty’ Indians. Like giant colorful birds, our illustrious Indians showcase their beautiful suits from this year’s Mardi Gras day while walking, singing and mock-battling one another under the moonlight.
Starting around sunset, Indians generally gather around the following areas:
A.L. Davis Park at Washington Avenue and LaSalle Street
2nd and Dryades Streets
Under the Claiborne Bridge
St. Claude around Marais
St. Bernard Avenue between Claiborne and Rampart
St. Claude Avenue in the Lower Ninth Ward
Indians stay on the move so if you’re on the hunt for them, watch for the tell-tale signs of large crowds and blue police lights.
Also, the Guardians of the Flame and the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame are hosting a St. Joseph's Day Open House this evening from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Blue Plate Artists Lofts (1315 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway). For more info contact Queen Cherice Harrison Nelson: 504-214-6630 or QueenReesie@aol.com.
Presented by the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council and R.E.A.L.
Council Chief Howard Miller announces the Super Sunday 2016 Trail/Parade Route as follows:
The procession will begin at Washington Ave. and LaSalle St.; moving onto Simon Bolivar Ave.; turning left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; turning left onto Claiborne Ave.; turning left onto Washington Ave.; culminating at Washington Ave. and LaSalle St. at A.L. Davis Park with cultural activities and live musical performances.
2016 Grand Marshals: Kountrie
Music By: Stooges Brass Band
Start: Daiquiri Lounge 4201 Washington Ave; Out Washington Ave to S. Broad, left on S. Broad to M. L. King. Right on M. L. King to S. Prieur Street.
Stop: Single Ladies SAPC; Continue out M. L. King to LaSalle Street.
Stop: Men Of Unity SAPC Tribute to the Late Mary Gracin (15 Minutes); Continue out M.L. King to Simon Bolivar, right on Simon Bolivar to Jackson. Ave., Left on Jackson to Danneel Street
Stop: Dumaine St. Gang SAPC; Continue out Jackson to Baronne Street, right on Baronne to Phillip Street back to Baronne to Washington Ave.
Stop: Sisters Of Change SAPC; Continue out Baronne to 8th Street, right on 8th Street to Dryades, right on Dryades to 6th Street.
Stop: Ladies Of Unity SAPC; Continue out Dryades to 2nd Street
Disband: Sportsman Corner (2nd & Dryades Street)
BIG Daddy, Richie Rich, Ditty, Carl, Kountrie, Roe and Lynn Honorary Members: Qwack, Queen, Verlene and Karen
Thanks to the Norman Dixon Foundation, NOSAPCTF, the bars and clubs that supplied the stops, family, friends & everyone who have supported Single Men for 21 wonderful years. Always remember our motto: "Building Something New On An Old Foundation.