Friday, March 14, 2008

Details for Easter Parade New Orleans

Here is the latest press release on the parade

The Goodchildren Carnival Club is pleased to announce its Easter Parade, taking place on Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. The theme is "Resurrection". The name of the club is taken from the old name for St. Claude, which was Goodchildren (Bons Enfants).

The parade route is St. Claude Avenue, from Poland Avenue to Elysian Fields. Leading the parade musically will be the pride of the neighborhood, the Frederick Douglass High School Marching Band.

Parading groups include the Goodchildren, the Krewe do Craft, Defend New Orleans, the Krewe of Brid, the Krewe of Eris, The Royals, Kajun's Pub, Wayne's World, Bunny Hoppers, the Guardian Angels, NOLA Rising, the Bywater Neighborhood Association, St. Claude Avenue Main Street, the Green Project, the Stroller Brigade, the Bicycle Beauty Pageant, the Farmers Market. The lineup ends with the fabulous Dukes of Debris, who will clean up as we go and leave the world a better place.

Look for some super-throws from the Black Ghost (and if we're lucky, a personal appearance), the Goodchildren (whose signature throw is decorated dolls), swanky men's ties from Wayne's World, handmade throws from the Krewe do Kraft, and rubber duckies from the Stroller Brigade.

Following the parade are a variety of activities along St. Claude, with something for everyone. The HomeSpace Gallery will play host to an exhibit of brilliant photos by the Kid Camera Project - St. Roch, who may also serve as parade photographers.

There will be a pub/gallery crawl including the HiHo Lounge, Kajun's Pub, Cowpokes, Markey's Bar, the Saturn Bar, L'Art Noir Gallery, and the St. Roch Tavern, which will be hosting a crawfish boil. Several of these venues will have early and late shows, so there will be plenty to do whenever you come out.

Join us as we celebrate the revitalization of this historic street, and be sure to thank our sponsors Marigny Perks, Henry's Bakery and Deli, Mardi Gras Zone, HiHo Lounge, Saturn Bar, St. Roch Tavern, Markey's Bar, Jerry, and the Bywater Neighborhood Association. For more information, check our website at, e-mail us at, or call Miss Kathy at (504)942-8500. Bring the family and have a wonderful Easter on St. Claude!

Our Pre-Parade Party will be Good Friday at the HiHo Lounge, beginning at 7, and will feature a Jesus Christ Superstar Karaoke fest, a raffle with some truly great prizes, the finalization of the lineup and spacing for the parade, and a chance to join up and be part of the action. Guitar Lightnin' Lee will perform a late show, beginning around 11. Admission is free for members, or $5 for non-members.

Check out the photos from our Inaugural Ball, which was held at the HiHo Lounge, January 5, 2008. It was big fun, and we signed up about 40 members!

For more info, come to our meetings Tuesdays at the Saturn Bar, 7 p.m., or check the blogs on this page, where we post our latest information and goings on.

Memberships available starting now!

Individual - $10

Family - $20

Organization - $50

Business - $100

Simply send a message through this site and we'll send you the information. We will also be distributing and posting additional information all the time, so please check back often.

This is a great opportunity to have fun while revitalizing our neighborhoods. Put together a walking, marching, musical or dance group, build a bicycle or wheelbarrow float, and come join the parade! Costumes and masks de rigeur! Show your downtown spirit!

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