Live New Orleans Mardi Gras Webcam

February 21st, 2012, 2:31 pm by Sara

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you’re not having as much fun as they are in New Orleans today…and you can take it a peek at what’s happening there right now, unfortunately (fortunately?) without sound…

New Orleans Paradecam


Still More Mardi Gras Music…

March 8th, 2011, 3:48 pm by Sara

More Mardi Gras Music…

March 8th, 2011, 2:28 pm by Sara

“Party Goin’ On”? Oh, you bet…

The Wild Magnolias on Mardi Gras

March 8th, 2011, 10:03 am by Sara

Festival Fever: Saratoga Mardi Gras Festival, 4/24

April 23rd, 2010, 10:05 am by Greg

Saratoga Mardi Gras Festival

Yes, we know. The official Mardi Gras celebration was more than two months ago. But you’ve got to admit that it’s pretty damned hard to have an outdoor street fest and parade in Saratoga Springs in the middle of February, so we’re gonna cut the organizers some slack on their belated celebration.

Especially because it looks so good. And it’s for a good cause, too.

The Saratoga Mardi Gras Festival is all taking place on the streets of Saratoga on Saturday.

Part of the fourth annual festival is taking place over on Beekman Street, where there will be live music, food, a parade, children’s activities and lots of all-around merry-making. The Beekman Street Festival will run from 11am-4pm. Kids are encouraged to come early and make masks that they can wear in the parade.

Here’s the Beekman Street schedule:

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Be Here Now: Mardi Gras Party @ Revolution Hall, 2/20/10

February 16th, 2010, 10:18 am by Greg

Today is Mardi Gras, and officially it ends at midnight tonight.

But, of course, most people just don’t seem to quite understand that. So typically, Mardi Gras celebrations around Nippertown tend to occur after Mardi Gras is already over.

Like the Fat Saturday Carnivale for the Arts, sponsored by the Arts Center of the Capital Region. The third annual celebration takes place from 6:30pm til 12midnight on Saturday at Revolution Hall in Troy.

Comic Erick James will emcee the event. There’s music from Captain Squeeze and the Zydeco Moshers. There’s dancing by Habiba’s Belly Dance Divas. And there’s juggling by the stilt-walking Sean Fagan.

There’s also a silent auction of artwork by local artists and donations from local businesses, a Cajun buffet, face-painting, a fortune teller and lots of all-around merriment.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $10 for students. All proceeds will benefit the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCaffe LenaCartoonist John CaldwellHolly & EvanAdvertise on Nippertown!Artist Charles HaymesRamblin Jug Stompers