Archive for January, 2011
The Slidell City Council at its meeting tonight will propose creating a permanent alcohol and smoking free zone for Carnival parades.
If council members later vote to approve the legislation, the zone’s boundaries would be Gause Boulevard, 8th Street, Louisiana Avenue and 9th Street, in front of Bethany Lutheran Church. Anyone caught drinking or smoking there, except for authorized parade participants passing through, would be cited for a misdemeanor.
Councilmen Buddy Lloyd and Landon Cusimano, who respectively proposed and seconded the ordinance, said on Monday that the measure was designed to provide families a haven from rowdy behavior that breaks out along the city’s parade routes at times.
The council is set to vote on whether to adopt the legislation on Feb. 22.
If it passes, the only Carnival parades this year during which the zone would be in effect are the Krewe of Titans on Feb. 25, the Krewe of Dionysus on Feb. 27 and the Krewe of Selene on March 4. However, for future Carnivals, the zone would be in effect for all parades.
The zone would not affect Mona Lisa and Moon Pie, on Feb. 25 this year, and Krewe de Paws, on March 6, since those krewes parade on a different route through Olde Towne.
King Cake Extravaganza: A fundraiser to benefit the St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center will feature tasting of more than 20 king cakes from local bakeries, with champagne, coffee and light appetizers, on Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the “cornstalk fence” house at 1448 Fourth St. Donation is $100 per per person.
The eBay auction is OVER, the following is from the original Muses ad on eBay.
ARE YOU READY TO ROLL WITH THE MUSES IN 2011???
Did you hear the membership was closed and the wait-list was over 1,000 women long?
Attention wannabe Goddesses! This is a once in a lifetime chance for a woman to ride in the 2011 Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Thursday, March 3, 2011. Join 872 riding Muses for the annual and much anticipated parade… and jump ahead of the 1,000+ Muses on the wait list!
Ask anyone who has rolled with the Muses…It’s absolutely Inspirational!
The minimum bid for the ride is $1,000 and the rider must be a woman over the age of 18. Prize includes priceless ride plus costume, mask, entry to the riding-members-only pre-party beginning at 2:00 p.m. and the (always amazing and much anticipated) post-parade aMUSEment Party, plus a small package of throws (not enough for the ride.) Throws, which cost approximately $1,000, must be purchased separately and are available through the Krewe of Muses.
PARADE FOR A CAUSE! The recipient of the proceeds is the St. Bernard Project, which has been working tirelessly to help solve the enduring housing and mental health needs in the New Orleans area resulting from Katrina and, more recently, the oil spill. Embracing an all-under-one-roof model, the mission of SBP, a nonprofit, community-based organization, is to remove physical, mental, and emotional barriers for vulnerable families, senior citizens and disabled residents who are struggling to recover from the devastation and trauma caused by these disasters. SBP serves those most in need by rebuilding homes, providing a free high-quality mental health and wellness care clinic, and job training in residential construction. SBP takes donated funds, materials, and energy and puts them to work with efficacy and speed.
For tax purposes, we value this item at $770. Any excess amount paid may be tax-deductible. However, you should consult your tax professional.
Make your Mardi Gras Muses fantasies come true!!!
100% of the final sale price will support St. Bernard Project.
About this nonprofit:
The mission of the St. Bernard Project is to remove barriers for families who wish to return home in St. Bernard Parish, a community that was inundated by flood waters after Hurricane Katrina. Primarily we achieve our mission through our Rebuilding Program. In 8-12 weeks of volunteer labor for about $15,000 we can rebuild a family’s home. To date we have helped 206 families rebuild and move back into their homes with support from over 12,000 volunteers.
The date of Fat Tuesday is dependent on that of Easter, a movable feast based on the cycles of the moon. The date can vary from as early as 3 February to as late as 9 March, making 2011 the 2nd latest date possible. The date of Easter is based on the Spring Equinox.
Mardi Gras Day (Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday) will occur on the following dates in coming years, 2038 is the latest date possible, March 9.
I attended this ball last year at Kern’s Mardi Gras World on the West Bank and it was a very fun time! DJ Soul Sister was the musical highlight of the evening, her set truly kicked butt all the way across the Mighty Mississippi! The event setting, Mardi Gras World, was perfect for the event with all the surreal paper mache sculptures surrounding all event attendees. I attended with my good friend Jack, who also had a ball!
For 2011, the Pussyfooter’s Blush Ball will be held at the Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters Street, New Orleans on January 29, 9 pm to 2 am. The party features Big Sam’s Funky Nation, DJ Brice Nice, the 610 Stompers, the Pussyfooters, plus a Firehouse Cook Off by the Firefighters of New Orleans.
2011 is the 10th Anniversary of the Pussyfooters, and their goal is to do something special: Party with a Purpose to raise $10,000 for the Metropolitan Center for Women & Children.
They hope to sell 800 tickets to the event. Party attendees will also have a chance to win one of 60 raffle prizes. They have Mignon Faget jewelry, a Picasso print, hotel and dinner prizes, and spa gift certificates.