Mardi Gras 2024 with Arthur Hardy – Episode 200
Mardi Gras 2024
Today’s episode is our annual discussion of Carnival and Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Arthur Hardy, publisher of the Mardi Gras Guide.
We discuss history, anniversaries, impact on the economy, what’s new in 2024 and more.
The Historic New Orleans Collection
Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.
Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space. hnoc.org/firstdraft
From December 8, 2023 – May 10, 2024 check out their exhibit titled A Mystic Brotherhood: Fraternal Orders of New Orleans
For centuries, Freemasons, Odd Fellows, and other similar fraternal organizations have contributed to the network of benevolent and mutual aid societies that cradle New Orleans’s social, cultural, and civic life.
Through objects and images drawn from THNOC’s collections, the new exhibition explores the sometimes-hidden history of these organizations and illuminates how they helped shape today’s city.
Additionally, their permanent exhibit on French Quarter life is an immersive experience worth a visit. As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.
Go to HNOC.org/Visit to plan your trip.
The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor.
That’s where Liz Wood comes in.
Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase
Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at lizwoodrealty.com and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality.
Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Mortgage
While you are looking for a home to purchase, you need to probably need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Mortgage and let him help you get everything in place.
That’s what we did on our refi and it was as smooth as could be. We went through the same process with Tommy when we were considering purchasing a new home and it was just as easy. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at~https://www.gulfbank.com/mortgage-lenders/tommy-manzella~.
Two Chicks Walking Tours
Long term listeners are familiar with Two Chicks Walking Tours and their small group approach to public walks through the Garden District and the French Quarter.
For those new to the topic they limit group size to half the number of guests of other companies. Frequent tour takers know that size matters.
They’re also experts at curating private tours including a variety of themes such as literature tours through the French Quarter and a Marigny highlights tour option. The team has also traversed the CBD and warehouse with groups in tow discussing the city’s unique development and characteristics. Summer specials on private tours are currently available. THey’ve organized private tours for as little as a single guest to over 200. Please check them out.
Find out more at Two Chicks Walking Tours.com Use code Beyond and get 15% off. We’ll also put a link in the show notes.
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Thanks to Arthur Hardy for sitting down with me to discuss Mardi Gras. This has become an annual tradition, and one I enjoy immensely. Thanks also to Joel Sharpton of Pro Podcasting Services for editing the podcast.
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