The 9th Ward Black Hatchet Mardi Gras Indians Council Chief opens up by A.L. Davis park on Super Sunday, March 17, 2019, in New Orleans, La. Photo by Matthew Hinton

Weekend Picks: Time to celebrate mom!

The year is flying by! It's almost the middle of May and Mother's Day is upon us.

by Mary Staes | May 7, 2019

The year is flying by! It’s almost the middle of May and Mother’s Day is upon us.

Here are our picks this weekend!

Fri. May 10, 2019

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What: Movies in the Park: The Wiz
When: 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Where: St. Roch Park
Price: Free

This week’s movie in the park from NORDC features a superstar mom, Diana Ross, in the 1978 classic The Wiz. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a few snacks. Click here for more information.

St. Roch Park
Getting there
1800 St Roch Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
Mon-Sun Open 24 hours

What: Mother’s Day Cake Decorating Party
When: 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Where: Sucré Lakeside
Price: $50

Want to put your own touch on an edible creation for mom? Funfetti cake serves as the canvas for your art. Click here for more information.

What: Freddie’s Chicken N’ Waffles celebrates 90 Days
When: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: 3518 Kabel Drive, New Orleans, LA, 70131
Price: $1

Don’t know about the new chicken and waffles spot on the Westbank? Well, here’s your chance to find out what it’s hitting for! Freddie’s is offering $1 all their waffles for a dollar to celebrate their first 90 days. Click here for more information. 

Sat. May 11, 2019


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What: Krewe of Turtles Parade
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Brennan’s Restaurant
Price: Free

This annual parade commemorates the 2015 return of the the 10 turtles that inhabit the restaurant’s courtyard pond after being displaced for 19 months. It’s been dubbed the “slowest second line on Earth.” Click here for route information. 

Getting there
417 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Mon 9am–2pm, 6–10pm
Tue-Wed Closed
Thu-Sun 9am–2pm, 6–10pm
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What: Magazine Street Champagne Stroll
When: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Magazine Street
Price: Free

Because what mom doesn’t love shopping? This sip and shop is free to participate in and brings a crowd to Magazine Street for sales promotional sales and art and trunk shows. Click here for a list of participating stores. 

Magazine Street
Getting there
Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, USA

Sun. May 12, 2019

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What: Dog Days on the Bayou
When: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: Bayou Paddlesports
Price: Half off rental rates

Need to practice your paddling before Bayou Boogaloo later this month? Bring your furry friend and get half off rental rates for the day. Click here for more information.

Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Downtown Super Sunday
When: Noon
Where: Bayou St. John
Price: Free

After being postponed due to weather, Downtown Super Sunday is one of the last times to see the Mardi Gras Indians in one place. Click here for more information. 

Bayou St. John
Getting there
Bayou St. John, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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