mardi gras in new orleans

Mardi Gras Celebrations in NYC

Everyone knows New Orleans is the true home of Mardi Gras. However, we’re not in New Orleans and we want to celebrate too! If you’re in the same boat, this list we compiled of the best Mardi Gras celebrations the city has to offer should be a big help to you! For more information, visit TimeOut.com/NewYork.

Mardi Gras Bash at The Bell House in Brooklyn

“Ready to party Big Easy–style? The bumpin’ brass ensemble Hungry March Band, DJ Jonathan Toubin and pianist Gordon Webster tear this Brooklyn house down with traditional NOLA tunes. Make sure to snack on some gumbo to fuel your energy in order to boogie hard on the dance floor.”

“Funky Fat Tuesday” Celebration with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic at B. B. King Blues Club in Midtown (West)

“George Clintonthe one and only Uncle Jam and author of the recent memoir (deep breath) Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?—lands the mothership for a night of ass-liberating funk. Here the funk innovator hosts what’s become an annual Mardi Gras celebration for fifth straight year.”

Bierhaus NYC Mardi Gras at Bierhaus NYC in Midtown (East)

“Glug numerous brews, gorge on doughy pretzels, get your hands on some beads and revel in the gluttony during a special Fat Tuesday celebration inside this German Hall. Enjoy listening to some live music and, if you’re up for it, sign up for trivia at 6:30pm.”

Tulane NYC Mardi Gras Party at Drom in the East Village

“The Mardi Gras festivities can’t stop and won’t stop thanks to some folks from N’awlins itching to celebrate all over again in the Big Apple. Tulane, a New Orleans university, hosts this traditional bash with a performance by NOLA native and percussionist Derrick Freeman. He and his soul brass band play a lively set that will make you shake your tail feathers.”

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