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WELCOME KREWE MEMBERS
There are two parades:
Monday, February 20, 2023 - LUNDI GRAS
We've been invited by Green Beans, the newest krewe of Red Beans Krewe's to participate in a walking parade on LUNDI GRAS day. "Green Beans" an eco-themed parade krewe, and our The Recycle Challenge Krewe will be joined by roughly fifty krewe plus members, volunteer organizations, youth, and community partners wearing a wide assortment of recycled clothing made of plastic, paper, and fibers.
Since we have a wide array of participants from our non-profit partners, youth,
and our krewe members. We are preparing costumes made of newspaper,
plastic, and other recycled materials.
April 22, 2023 - SMART ART OF TRASH
The Smart Art Of Trash is The Recycle Challenge walking and performance parade sponsored by JAMNOLA. Features youth to adult performers from bands, poets, musicians, stilt walkers, and artists honoring recycling, and repurposing to upcycled costumes and dress floats.
All are worn by princesses, queens, and kings with krewe names such as The JamNola Queen, Burlesque Queen, The African Queen, Skate Queen & King, The Sun Flower Paper Dress Queen, and Thee Church Queen, The Queen of Black and White, along with Liberty and Freedoms Princess and others!
This parade will feature fifty-plus to one hundred krewe members.
LUNDI GRAS PARADE ROUTE Hours: 2 PM SHARP! Ala Carte Reservations & Online available on November 30, 2022 Event feature a "Live-Stream" experience. Reserved Seating & Standing Areas. It is encouraged for parade goers to bring lawn chairs for comfort. Roaming vendors will be on sight with various meals and such. Along with St. Roch Market Food vendors. This parade awakes the imagination as one part of the eparade begins at Benaladia in the ByWater neighborhood and then joins us at the St. Roch Market location as it winds through the neighborhood. We will inroduce to you over ten queens and their courts of meriment. Through performing arts with dancers, stiltwalkers, drummers and more we introduce New Orleans rich culture through storytellers, poets, dance, wearable art as paper dresses, gowns, suits and rose pricesses. You are part of an art performance in the street that shares the story of nature, life and history. Parade goers can expect to be wowed with marching bands and dancers and instead of being thrown a "throw", New Orleans Mardi Grais features throws from floats. We feature "gives" that are handed out by our team of performers throughout the parade route. The throws will range from jewelry, accessories, money, food and free tickets. Many of our "gives" are hand made and come from the heart. When you recieve a "give" it's something you can use, wear or enjoy. All of course with a recycling, organic, natural or good for you them.
WHAT YOUR KREWE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: Download the outline.
See what five-days and one Saturday looks like!
WHAT TO EXPECT
LUNDI GRAS PREPARATION
This is your next step for Lundi Gras krewe preparations.
Join us for Community Builds which allows children and adults to gather as a team to assemble and prepare masks to costumes.
ZOOM MEETING February 8th, 2023 - Wednesday
8pm - 8:45pm
Must include all non-profits with children or youth
This information provides the best suggestions on your preparedness, whether you're traveling to New Orleans or a local.
What to Wear under your costumes, building dates or fittings (TBA), and organizing volunteer work you've requested.
PARADE THROWS For LUNDI GRAS, we won't be handing out throws, but rather handing out VIP PASS & GET OUT YOUR TRASH Sidewalk Walking Parade. See the below example that will be provided.
The pass will be laminated.
Krewe members should say "Recycle this and pass it forward."
LUNDI GRAS BASIC COLOR THEME
Black and White
MEN & WOMEN (Do not buy anything new. If you need to purchase items, strive to go second-hand, thrift store items only!)
IF COLD WEATHER
1. Turtlenecks, leggings, scarves & gloves for warmth.
2. Gloves (black or white wool stretchable gloves)
3. Comfortable shoes. We are walking a mile!
Button-down shirts, tee-shirts, and or pullovers.
2. Scarves (solid colors, checkered/lines/circles)
3. Leggings in black or white/checkered/lines/circles)
5. Dark Comfortable Shoes or Tennis shoes
There's an art to living life to the fullest. May we celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities.