WDSU gubernatorial debate airs live Thursday at 6 p.m.

All four of the leading candidates in the race to succeed Gov. Bobby Jindal are expected to take part in the first major debate of the campaign — one which will air live from the studios of WDSU TV.

The Commitment 2015 event will be moderated by WDSU News anchor Scott Walker.

Expected to participate are U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, all Republicans; State Rep. John Bel Edwards and attorney Cary Deaton, who are Democrats; and Rev. Jeremy Odom, who is not affiliated with any party.
Polls have shown Vitter and Edwards leading, with Angelle and Dardenne each trailing by double-digit margins. The two highest-finishing candidates will advance to a runoff unless one candidate can secure in excess of 50 percent of the vote.

That’s highly unlikely, according to analysts, meaning the Oct. 24 “jungle primary” will likely serve as the first in a two-round battle, with the top candidates meeting head-to-head in a Nov. 21 runoff.

The WDSU debate will address a wide range of topics central to the role of the governor. In addition to the live broadcast on WDSU TV, it will be distributed on television stations and websites across Louisiana, including a livestream on WDSU.com and the WDSU mobile app.

Jindal, who is running for president in the waning months of his second term, has become a target of all of the major candidates for governor. His successor will inherit a problematic budget and a higher education system that some have put at crisis levels. (From WDSU.com

‘Sharknado 3’ viewing party and costume contest — and I’m a judge 


Movie Premiere and Costume Contest


Contact: Will Samuels (504) 872-0731

NEW ORLEANS, LA- July 9, 2015– Will Samuels, co-owner of Lakeview’s Pizza Nola, announced today that the pizzeria will host a viewing party and costume contest for the premiere of the SyFy Channel original movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, from 7:00-10pm, at 141 W Harrison.

“The Sharknado films may comprise one of the most important cinematic trilogies of our time,” said Samuels. “At this point, it has become our civic duty as responsible media consumers and as a casual affordably-priced full-service family restaurant to commemorate it accordingly.” Previously, the restaurant has held viewing parties for the first two Sharknado movies, the SyFy epics Ghost Shark and Arachnoquake, and last year’s season premiere of NCIS: New Orleans.

According to SyFy Channel, in Sharknado 3 the entire Eastern seaboard is affected by the “shearing winds of teeth and death” as a Sharknado ravages from Washington, D.C. to Orlando, FL. Once again, Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Tara Reid) must save the day with the assistance of David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek, Cassie Scerbo, and a host of celebrity cameos (including Mark Cuban as the President, Ann Coulter as the Vice President, and Lou Ferrigno as Secret Service Agent “Banner”) .

 The movie begins at 8pm, preceded at 7pm by a Sharknado costume contest. Celebrity judges include Sharknado experts Scott Walker (news anchor, WDSU-TV), Kevin Allman (Editor, Gambit Weekly), and Allison Kushner (Director, Jewish Community Relations Council, and Sharknado star Ian Ziering’s cousin). Contest prizes include a Sharknado2 screenplay signed by screenwriter Thunder Levin, signed DVDs by the movie’s director, Anthony C. Ferrante, Pizza Nola gift certificates signed by Will Samuels, and other goodies to be determined.

The movie will be projected on a large screen in the pizzeria’s parking lot. Food and drinks will be available for sale from the restaurant, and participants are encouraged to bring blankets and/or folding chairs (no outside food or drinks). The party also will include giveaways and door prizes. The event is free.

Pizza Nola is located at 141 W Harrison Ave in Lakeview and is open daily with dine-in and carryout service as well as delivery to 70124, 70005, UNO and beyond. On Fridays through Sundays, the restaurant offers a full breakfast (including delivery) from Bawk beginning at 7am.

For more information, call Pizza Nola at 504-872-0731, visit the event’s Facebook site at Facebook.com/events/880793095325209/, or visit PizzaNola.com, Facebook.com/PizzaNola, and follow @PizzaNola on Twitter.

Christmas tree pickup in unincorporated Jefferson Parish and Kenner begins this week


Christmas trees will be collected curbside throughout unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Gretna, Harahan, Lafitte and Westwego on January 8, 9, and 10, 2015.

In Kenner, trees will be collected on January 7, 8 and 9, 2015. Garbage trucks will make one pass through each neighborhood to collect trees.

Residents of unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Lafitte, Gretna, Harahan, and Westwego are advised to place trees curbside on the evening of Wednesday, January 7th. Garbage trucks will make one pass through each neighborhood to collect trees on January 8, 9, and 10, 2015.

Kenner residents are advised to place trees curbside on the evening of Tuesday, January 6th, 2015. In Kenner, garbage trucks will make one pass through each neighborhood to collect trees on January 7, 8 and 9, 2015.

Trees will be recycled for beneficial re-use – some will be used for marsh restoration and some will be composted. Only clean, unpainted and non-flocked trees are acceptable for re-use. Prior to placing trees curbside, residents must remove all lights, tinsel, garland, ornaments, tree stands and plastic bags from their Christmas trees. Artificial, flocked or painted trees are not eligible for the program. This year’s project involves two (2) phases. Some of the trees will be placed in the marsh, refurbishing previously constructed shoreline fences in Goose Bayou near Lafitte to help protect and restore coastal wetlands; and others will be brought to Wood Materials, LLC to be chipped and used for composting.

Although the Louisiana Office of Coastal Management has discontinued funding Christmas tree marsh restoration projects throughout the state, we are able to continue this popular project thanks to a generous donation of $25,000 from DynoNobel and thanks to the cooperative effort of Wood Materials, LLC.

Volunteers are needed, especially those with shallow draft boats, to move trees from a Lafitte staging area to the pre-constructed shoreline fences in Goose Bayou. Volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at Cochiara’s Marina, 4477 Jean Lafitte Boulevard in Lafitte and move trees to the pre-constructed shoreline fences in Goose Bayou, near the Town of Jean Lafitte on Saturday, January 10 and January 17, 2015. If volunteer turnout allows completion of the project on January 10th, a Press Release will announce cancellation of the January 17th event. If inclement weather leads to the cancellation and rescheduling of these events, please call (504) 731-4612 for information. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and are advised to wear layered clothing including long pants, long sleeved shirt, and closed-toe, hard sole, sturdy shoes. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. Gloves, safety glasses, life vests, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs at (504) 731-4612.

Join me in Kenner on Saturday for New Orleans Baby & Child Fest

2014 Poster & full page- Yellow OnlyMy ultra-talented wife created and produces this incredible event each year at the Pontchartrain Center.

Saturday marks the 5th annual New Orleans Baby & Child Fest, a pregnancy, parenting and family expo… Big Easy style. It is the largest event of its kind in the southeast, covering 46,000 square feet. I’ll be there to emcee (she gets a good deal).

The Expo features 100+ exhibitors and sponsors; meet and greets with Frozen characters, superheroes, Snow White, Alice and Mad Hatter and more; Thinkerella workshops and Bricks 4 Kidz classes; inflatable sports challenge; New Orleans Pelicans dancers and more.

Grand prize giveaways include two nights at the Roosevelt Hotel in downtown New Orleans and a Baby Jogger City Mini stroller. Vendors will also do giveaways throughout the day.

Come on out… we hope to see you there.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 4 (10am-4pm)

WHERE: The Pontchartrain Center in Kenner

Discounted tickets and additional information available at BabyandChildFest.com.

‘Sharknado 2’ panel discussion and viewing party is tomorrow in Lakeview

What could be better than a ‘Sharknado 2′ (trailer here) media panel and viewing party? The original Sharknado was such a success that it just begged for a sequel.

To observe this momentous occasion, I will take part in a panel discussion prior to the premiere of ‘Sharknado 2’ designed to help you “Survive the Sharknado.” All the details are below. Hope to see you there. Stay safe.


Audubon Zoo welcomes new white rhino

Bonnie, a 15-year-old Southern White Rhino weighing more than two tons, now calls the Audubon Zoo home. Three other rhinos live at the zoo, a male named Saba and females Yvonne and Macite.

The International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses is coming to NOLA; city issues traffic advisory


NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the area around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Starting Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00 a.m., motorists should expect heavy traffic around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on both the river-bound and lake-bound lanes of Poydras Street from Loyola Avenue to Claiborne Avenue as citizens and visitors participate in worship services for the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continuing through the weekend both in the morning and afternoon there will be a heavy presence of pedestrians, taxicabs, and coach buses in the area.

The New Orleans Police Department will have officers assisting with traffic flow in the area during peak travel times. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for this heavy traffic, and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

In addition, RTA services, including bus service, may be interrupted during this event. Details on any route changes are available at http://www.norta.com.

UL-Lafayette bans tobacco on campuses


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is banning tobacco from its campuses effective Aug. 1, 2014.

A new state law mandates that public universities create smoke-free policies, according to Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL Lafayette.

“Previously, smoking was permitted outdoors at least 25 feet away from building entrances. Our new tobacco-free policy goes further. Besides removing secondhand smoke from our campuses, we want to support those who are trying to quit tobacco altogether,” he said.

The University is developing materials to educate the campus community and visitors about the new policy, Pons said. Also, students, faculty members and staff will be directed to smoking cessation resources. The university plans to launch a Breathe Easy educational campaign by the fall.

A university tobacco-free working group proposed many components of the new policy after weighing comments from students, faculty members and staff and reviewing other universities’ policies.

University Council then reviewed the group’s recommendations and approved the policy. The Council is composed of top-level university administrators.

Although the policy is intended to establish a tobacco-free campus, there are a few exceptions.

Smoking is permitted in personal vehicles parked in university lots or on public streets on campus, but not parked within university parking garages.
Use of tobacco is permitted at tailgating spaces outside athletic facilities during NCAA sports events.
Electronic cigarettes are allowed in most outdoor areas, but not indoors.
Pons said the university will review the policy’s implementation and initial effectiveness by the spring 2015 semester. Changes in official health advisories or laws can result in revisions to the policy at any time.

As of April, over 1,300 U.S. universities are smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. Of those, 925 are tobacco-free and 167 prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on campus.

Media release: City of New Orleans issues filming notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Lower Garden District.

On Friday, May 30, 2014 between 6:00pm and 6:00am (weather dependent), a production company will be filming exterior scenes at the intersection of Religious Street and Market Street. The filming activity will include a simulated car crash. As a result, this intersection and Religious Street from Euterpe Street to Felicity Street will be closed to vehicular traffic nightly from 7:00pm and 6:00am. Please note that Tchoupitoulas Street will be open for two-way traffic during these hours to allow for this street closure. In coordination with NOPD and on-site law enforcement, the production will utilize simulated gunfire during filming hours. Law enforcement, EMS and NOFD will be on site to ensure public safety and to help facilitate the work.

Film New Orleans within the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy assists productions with the City’s permitting process, connects productions with local crew and resources, and facilitates communication between productions and the local community.

In 2013, New Orleans hosted 60 tax credit film projects (TV, films, and commercials with budgets over $300,000), with direct spending of $456 million.

For questions about filming in New Orleans, please contact Film New Orleans at (504) 658-0923 or visit http://www.filmneworleans.org.

Media release: SafeCam for 7th District


SafeCam NOLA for 7th District Residences and Businesses

Register Your Surveillance Cameras with the NOPD SafeCam NOLA is a NOPD initiative to enlist the help of community members in the fight against crime. Citizen-provided security camera footage is increasingly becoming an invaluable asset to NOPD, helping establish leads and identify perpetrators. By voluntarily registering your contact information with NOPD, detectives will know how to reach you if a crime occurs in the vicinity of your property. Registering your information does not provide NOPD with direct access to your camera. NOPD will only contact you if they believe your camera could contain evidence relevant to a criminal investigation. Evidence provided by your camera could mean the difference between bringing a perpetrator to justice versus leaving a crime unsolved.

To register your camera, go to this site.

Terrance Osborne’s 2014 Jazz Fest poster unveiled

This is Osborne’s fourth Jazz Fest poster.


‘Chicago’ kicks off new Broadway in New Orleans season

Media Release:

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 24, 2014) — East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans today announces the lineup of Broadway’s biggest hits for the 2014 – 2015 season, at the historic Saenger Theatre.

The sensational season kicks off with a true New York City institution and multi-award winning musical, CHICAGO. The season continues with the spectacular new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the electric stage adaptation DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, Broadway’s best-loved musical ANNIE, eight-time Tony Award®-winning musical ONCE, irresistible family musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and MAMMA MIA!, the enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

“Through our long-lasting partnership with East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans and the New Orleans Theatre Association, we can continue our mission to enhance the entertainment marketplace in New Orleans for another season,” said David Skinner, general manager of Ace Theatrical Group, Inc., and the Saenger Theatre. “By offering a diverse lineup for the 2014 – 2015 season, we hope to provide a little something for everyone to create memories at the Saenger Theatre for years to come.”

Shows of the 2014 – 2015 East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans series include:

October 7 – 12, 2014

A true New York City institution, CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. It’s no wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations. It’s also no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences all around the world, from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.

Cameron Mackintosh’s Spectacular New Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s

November 5 – 16, 2014

Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to New Orleans as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

December 16 – 21, 2014

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do you Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

February 3 – 8, 2015

Leapin’ Lizards! One of the world’s best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form.  Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of ANNIE will be a classic incarnation of the beloved original. Featuring the beloved book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Don’t wait until tomorrow. Subscribe today!

March 17 – 22, 2015

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.

April 14 – 19, 2015

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as The Narrator and Broadway star Ace Young (Grease, Hair) as Joseph. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” Subscribe today and be part of the magic!

January 13 – 18, 2015

MAMMA MIA! is not included as part of the six-show Season Subscription Package.

Season Subscribers have first access and can add MAMMA MIA! to their Season Subscription upon renewal.

Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!


Season tickets for the 2014 – 2015 East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans series are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (800) 218-7469, with special hours through February 20 (Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST, on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.) or online at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com. Six-show season ticket package prices start at $174. The final deadline for current Season Subscribers to renew and keep their same seats is Thursday, February 20, 2014.  Individual tickets will be available six to eight weeks prior to each scheduled performance. For group pricing, please call (504) 287-0372.

St. James Parish schools closing

This announcement was just posted on the school board website:

Due to declining weather conditions, all St. James Parish Schools will be dismissed and closed immediately. Please note that no kid will be left at home without a parent present. If you have any concerns regarding your child and their bus, please contact the school.


Media release: ‘Memphis’ coming to the Saenger Theater

(NEW ORLEANS) – Jan. 13, 2014 – MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Saenger Theatre March 11 – 16, for a limited engagement!

Single tickets start at $26 and will go on sale, Friday, Jan 17, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com and all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 982-2787. Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and are available by calling (504) 287-0372.

Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro); four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).

“MEMPHIS is Mighty, Magnificent, Miraculous…ingenious staging and direction, energizing, fresh, and joyful choreography and an infectious dynamite score!” said the Houston Chronicle and the Toronto Star called MEMPHIS “an explosion of energy, joy and emotion you won’t want to miss!… with singing that rocks your soul and dancing that rocks your world!” “MEMPHIS is a Masterpiece!” exclaimed BroadwayWorld.com

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, vibrant choreography and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.

Adam Arian will re-create the original direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), Jermaine Rembert will re-create the original choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

The show features a Tony winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical’s book. Bryan and DiPietro also collaborated on the award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger. MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner with Andre).

Scenic Design for MEMPHIS is by Tony® Award winner David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone, Reasons to Be Pretty), Costume Design is by Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (In the Heights), Lighting Design is by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys) and Sound Design is by Shannon Slaton.

NOPD Issues Parking Reminders Ahead of Several Weekend Events


NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued reminders in advance of special events that will impact the normal flow of traffic including: Race for the Cure, Play Streets Ciclovía and Krewe of Boo Parade, all scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Race for the Cure

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the runners will depart from Roosevelt Mall Street and Tad Gormely Stadium, proceed river bound with traffic on Roosevelt Mall to the museum, veer right with traffic around the museum to Lelong Drive, continue on Lelong to North Carrollton Avenue, turn right onto North Carrollton Avenue to City Park Avenue and turn left at City Park Avenue to Moss Street (uptown side), proceed on Moss Street on the uptown side of the bayou to Jefferson Davis Hwy to Bienville Street, turn left against traffic, river bound on Bienville Street to Jefferson Davis Hwy turn left onto Jefferson Davis Hwy (downtown direction) to Lafitte Street turn left onto Lafitte Street to Moss Street (downtown side), turn right onto Moss Street river side of the bayou cross Orleans Avenue and proceed on Moss Street to Esplanade Avenue, turn left on Esplanade Avenue cross over bridge continue around Beauregard Circle to Lelong Drive, to the museum, around Collins Diebol Circle with traffic to Roosevelt Mall Street to the finish line. The race will end at 12:00pm.

Play Streets Ciclovía Mid-City

At 9:00 a.m., 250 cyclists will depart from South Claiborne Avenue and Esplanade Avenue to Bayou Road and North. Broad Street and Esplanade Avenue and North Broad Street, looping back to Bayou Road to Esplanade Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue. The event, which will also include bike and physical physical fitness activities along Esplanade, will end at 12:00 p.m. The lakebound side of Esplanade Avenue will be closed to through traffic between North Claiborne Avenue, and up to Bayou Road and North Broad Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to accommodate the event.

Krewe of Boo Parade

Starting at 6:00 p.m., the parade will form on Elysian Fields Avenue and North Peters Street. It will then turn right onto North Peters Street in an uptown direction on North Peters Street (against traffic against the flood wall). Upon reaching Dumaine Street, it will continue in an uptown direction with the normal flow of traffic on Decatur Street to North Peters Street, to Canal Street, turn right onto Canal Street to Dauphine Street where it will loop to the opposite side of Canal Street to Tchoupitoulas Street to turn right on Tchoupitoulas Street to St. Joseph Street to turn left onto St. Joseph Street to Convention Center Boulevard to make a right turn onto Convention Center Boulevard onto Henderson Street and proceed to Mardi Gras World. The disband area will begin at Convention Center Boulevard and Henderson Street. The parade will end at 9:00 p.m.

The parade will include no parking zones on the river bound side of Elysian Fields Avenue between North Peters Street and Royal Street from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on both sides of North Peters Street between Esplanade Avenue and Conti Street from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking.

Uniformed police officers will be present at each event to assist with the efficient flow of traffic.

In addition, RTA services, including streetcar lines and bus service may be interrupted during these events. Details on route changes are available at http://www.norta.com.


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