Living in NYC, when a celebration of overindulgence falls, we’re all on board. We may not be in New Orleans, but that doesn’t mean the party isn’t on fire here in the city. Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday February 28 this year, and we’ve compiled some of the best celebrations in the city:
- Where – The TAI Group – 150 W 30th Street, 14th Floor, Manhattan, 10001
- When – Feb 25 @ 7 pm
- Price – $59
The TAI Group will turn into a Mardi Gras Ball filled with food, dancing, games, and amazing auction items for you to bid on, including a signed David Bowie album! Other auction items featured will be an intimate sail on the Hudson, 2 nights at a B&B in Colorado… READ MORE
- Where – House of Yes – 2 Wykoff Ave. Bushwick
- When – 10 pm
- Price – Register with Eventbrite
According to the organizers, this is “the only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade.” Get ready for a New Orleans Style brass band that will hit the dance floor at 10 pm and sexy circus performances, this party has it all.
- Where – Slattery’s Midtown Pub – 8 E 36th St #3, 10016
- When – 6:30 pm
- Price – $39
Part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. Can’t make it to NOLA or Bourbon Street? No worries. Come see what NYC has to offer on Fat Tuesday while having a fun, interactive… READ MORE
- Where – Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, 346 W. 46th St., Midtown
- When – Starts at 11:00am and goes on all day
- Price – Sign up on Facebook
What can you expect from this all day Mardi Gras extravaganza? As if beads and masks weren’t enough, get the party started with $5 Bud Lites, $5 Hurricanes and $5 Abitas!
- Where – The Hall at MP – 470 Driggs Avenue, 11211
- When – Starts at 7:00 pm
- Price – $30
Beads, jazz, crawfish, liquor and non-stop party. No place in the world is like New Orleans. Now, you don’t even have to cross the Mason Dixie line to enjoy the festivities of Bourbon Street. NOLA’s finest treats are waiting for you in Williamsburg! At 6pm, The Hall will open… READ MORE
- Where – The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus
- When – 8 pm
- Price – $15
Hosted by MC Tanya Solomon, this Fat Tuesday bash will feature the Hungry March Band, Gordon Webster, Jonathan Toubin, drinks specials, dancing… do we need to go on?
- Where – 230 Fifth Penthouse – 230 5th Avenue, Manhattan, 10001
- When – Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
- Price – $20
Bedazzle yourself with beads, hats, and masks as the live DJ spins the hottest tunes. 2 for 1 drinks and complimentary appetizers from 8-9pm will keep you moving and grooving like a cajun king/queen. Plus, we’ll play ice breakers with prices so you can meet peeps and make your own “krewe.” Bourbon Street is making a stop in NYC… READ MORE
- Where – Treadwell Park -1125 First Ave., Upper East Sid
- When – 6 pm to 10 pm.
Hosted by drag queen Ariel Italic and including The Triad Brass Band, this Upper East Side beer hall’s Mardi Gras Ball might just be your Fat Tuesday dream-come-true.
- Where – Drom NYC – 85 Avenue A New York, NY, 10009
- When – 8:00 PM
- Price – $10
Take a growling horn section, a grooving and soulful rhythm section, a woodwind virtuoso/vocalist frontman, add the soul of a New Orleans party, and you’ve got Professor Cunningham and his Old School, one of the hottest bands on the international swing scene. And now, the Professor and his whole posse are coming to DROM NYC to school us on the sweet science of Mardi Gras! You don’t have to get tickets to New Orleans anymore, because the best music and party of New Orleans is coming your way… READ MORE
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