Every year, New York's usual anxiety and chaotic charm turns laissez-faire via the Crescent City for Mardi Gras. NYC’s Fat Tuesday is a typically rambunctious affair, featuring jazz music performances, funky shows, rich Cajun cuisine, king cake and some of the best parties in New York. So, for your celebratory pleasure, here's our roundup of the city's best Big Easy events.
When is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
What is Mardi Gras?
Mardi Gras (french for "Fat Tuesday") is a Carnival celebration that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. People celebrate and feast before the Lenten season begins.
Mardi Gras NYC events
George Clinton keeps it eccentric from his often colorful hair to his platform boots. For a lively Fat Tuesday, join the funky R&B innovator as he hosts a Mardi Gras celebration with his groovy band.Read more
Duane Park is like Mardi Gras every day, and with this special affair (which includes a three-course meal especially for the occasion), it's like you've stepped directly into the magical city of New Orleans. See performances by Ripley's Believe It or Not magician Albert Cadabra and burlesque by Amber Bray. You can also eat cuisine inspired by the French Quarter including cheese grits and chicken gumbo.Read more