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The floats were conceived by master float designer Henri Schindler. I would be riding on Le Cid (an opera by Jules Massenet). I had to send in measurements for my costume (float riders must be masked and costumed throughout the parade) and purchase beads to throw. Many, many beads. How many? ” I said, calculating that this was going to set me back several hundred bucks. ” Orpheus parades on Lundi Gras night, starting at 6pm. I show up at 10am at the Convention Center to load my beads on the float.
Many of them offer demonstrations. You might get to see Louisiana Native American basket making; Cajun accordion, fiddle, and triangle making; and Mardi Gras Indian beading and costume making. Contemporary arts and crafts—like jewelry, furniture, handblown glass, and painting—are also featured. In addition, you’ll find an open marketplace at Congo Square filled with contemporary and traditional African (and African-influenced) crafts and performing artists. And then, as always in New Orleans, there’s the food.
February 24, 2004. St. Patrick’s Day Parades. ), March 14, and the other goes through the Irish Channel neighborhood following a route that begins at Jackson Avenue and Magazine Street, goes over to St. Charles Avenue, turns uptown to Louisiana Avenue, and returns to Jackson Avenue. The parades have the flavor of Mardi Gras, but instead of beads, watchers are pelted with cabbages, carrots, and other veggies. For information on the French Quarter parade, call Molly’s at the Market (& 504/525-5169).