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New Orleans Mardi Gras News
Posted: July 29, 2015

* 2016 Parade Routes - Due to on-going construction, there is a chance that the intersection of Napoleon and Magazine will be impassable for the 2016 parade season, disrupting almost all of the uptown parade routes. This could cause nearly two-dozen parades to start on the South Claiborne and Napoleon.

* The annual fundraiser, Krewes for Kops will be held at Fulton Alley, September 24 at 7PM. For details, visit

* The Mayor's Mardi Gras Advisory Committee has recommended that age restrictions for parade marchers to be moved from 12 to 11 years old and be enforced this coming parade season. The matter now goes before the City Council.

Metairie Mardi Gras News
Posted: July 29, 2015

* The Corps de Napoleon will move its parade to the first weekend of the parade season-Sunday, January 31 at 5:30 PM.

* Metairie gains the new female Krewe of Pandora on Lundi Gras at 7 PM. The club is a spin-off of the highly successful Krewe of Nyx in New Orleans and is not affiliated with the Gentilly-based club by the same name that paraded from 1968-1993.

* Three of Metairie' oldest krewes, Atlas, Thor and Zeus, did not apply for 2016 parades permits by the deadline.

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