Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

Westbank Steppers with Paulin Brothers Brass Band: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 03/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Westbank Steppers with the Paulin Brothers Brass Band in the 1990s or early 2000s. Photo by Burt Steel, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience.... Read more

New library exhibit: Queens, Baby Dolls, and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

Sun, 12/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
A new exhibition of photographs and ceremonial attire of women who participate in the community-based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club traditions will be on display at the Main Library Branch (219 Loyola Ave) from Jan... Read more

5 things to know for 3/3-3/9

Fri, 03/03/17
1) Mardi Gras is over (check out the photo highlights) and we're quickly heading towards festival season! YLC's Wednesday at the Square announced their lineup last week. Irma Thomas will open this free weekly concert series at Lafayette Square on March 15. French Quarter Fe... Read more

Video: CTC Steppers Second Line Parade

Thu, 03/02/17
The C.T.C. Steppers hit the streets for their annual second line parade on February 12, 2017 and WWOZ was on hand to capture the scene. Check out these highlights from the club and Da Truth Brass Band as they make their way down St. Claude Avenue.  Read more

Prince of Wales Second Line Parade

Tue, 09/13/16
Prince of Wales 88th Annual Second Line Sunday, October 09, 2016 –1:00 PM Ain’t it great to be 88!   Queen Terry Scott  Guests: Lady Divas, Sisters of Strength, 2015 Queen C. Carmouche    Start:. Carmouche’s Rock Bottom Lounge 3801 Tchoupitoulas. Back Peniston to Annu... Read more

Takin' It To The Streets

Tue, 03/01/16
Takin' It to the Streets® is WWOZ's coverage of second line and Mardi Gras Indian events. Hear recent Takin' It To The Streets interviews The second line for Dr. John, from the Orpheum Theater (following the conclusion of his memorial celebration) to where he was laid to r... Read more

In Memoriam: Nelson Joseph Thompson, Sr.

Thu, 05/15/14
Nelson Joseph Thompson, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in New Orleans at the age of 63. Mr. Thompson, Sr., a lifelong New Orleanian, was the Flag Boy of the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe and President of the Money Wasters Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Read more

Perfect Gentlemen 2011

Thu, 03/17/11
Check out photos from the Perfect Gentlemen Father's Day parade from June 19, 2011. Read more

Second Lines and Mardi Gras Indians at Jazz Fest 2011

Mon, 05/09/11
Check out photos of Mardi Gras Indian parades and Social Aid & Pleasure Club second lines from the first weekend of Jazz Fest 2011. Read more

The Original Pigeontown Steppers Social & Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Thu, 04/28/11
Check out photos of the Steppers' 17th annual Easter Sunday parade on April 24, 2011. Color and flash, smiles and showmanship, queens and kings - this was a beautiful and unforgettable second line parade. Read more

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