Throughout NOLA Pyrate Week we promote many locations & events to highlight New Orleans and Louisiana art, music, food & culture. We encourage ye to join us on these adventures!
While not everything may be listed here, join the email list and follow our social media accounts to keep up!
(If ye missed it in 2019, be prepared for 2020)
Fri. 29 Mar. (9pm until…) / Pirates Alley Café & Olde Absinthe House: Welcome to the 11th annual NOLA Pyrate Week! Join the Crew at our “HQ” (aka favourite gathering spot), hosted/catered by our good mates (and proprietors) – the lovely Thais “La Reina del Callejón” Solano & the ever dapper Tony “Cadillac” Seville. Light snacks, fine libations & camaraderie – on some o’ the most historic cobblestones in New Orleans! Dress for the occasion and bring yer doubloons…it’s always a night o’ merriment & tales o’ adventure.
Sat. 30 Mar. (11am-5pm) / Family Pyrate Day! A fun, free, family friendly event promoting literacy, history and a good time for all in Confetti Park, Algiers Point (ye can take the Canal St. Ferry and walk up) – supporting the initiatives o’ our mates, Confetti Kids – and accepting donations of non-perishable food items for the local food bank! Local Authors, Entertainers, Pyrate games, Treasure Hunt, Snowballs, delicious food & beverages from One Stone…and Pyrates! Read more here…
Sun. 31 Mar. (10am) / Le Croissant d’Or Patisserie, 617 Ursulines St. (between Royal & Chartres): Pyrate Brunch! Join us as we visit our culinary mates to enjoy traditional French Pastries, Quiches, Cakes, Sandwiches, Soup du Jour, a selection o’ Coffees and more at this old world Patisserie! The perfect way to start the day.
TBA: (10:00am – 1:00pm) Volunteer Bead Sorting at ARC-GNO: This is a great organization that we ‘met’ many years ago – purchasing crawfish sacks full o’ recycled beads for our parade. We gather now to assist them in the monumental recycling task o’ sorting, wrapping & packaging beads and other throws collected from around the city! Aside from their years o’ work recycling Mardi Gras throws, ARC of Greater New Orleans serves more than 1000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental challenges in Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and St. Tammany parishes. ARC provides various services throughout the entire community including Family Service Coordination, Respite, Personal Care, Employment Services, Day-Habilitation and Supported Living Assistance. We are honored to be joining them to give back what we’re able! ARC is located at 925 Labarre Road Metairie, LA – if ye wish to join us, ye must have yer own transportation to/from the location.
TBA: Pyrate History Day, Town of Jean Lafitte: We journey back to the Barataria Bayou, for our annual “Pyrate History Day” (this year as part o’ the “Spring Fling” festival)! We’ve parleyed with our good mate Mayor Tim (Kerner) and have mutually agreed that this day will be spent teaching the young at the local educational institutions about the legacy and importance that Laffite & his crew played in the history o’ the area – and Louisiana in general. “Pyrate Markets”, The Battle o’ New Orleans, cannons, ships & Freemen…Real History ~ Real Pyrates!™ As it happens, Mayor Tim’s family has near as much history in Barataria as Laffite himself – with an interesting twist on the Battle of New Orleans. We also visit the Barataria Museum & Wetland Trace, and possibly some other mysterious, historical locations – and partake o’ some local food & drink! (Please note, this is a private event for the immediate crew)
Sat. 6 April: Paddle Down Da Bayou (Petit Caillou), Chauvin, LA (9:00 am) – sponsored by Terrebonne Advocates For Possibilities. Paddlers and participants along a 5 mi. journey enjoying the beauty of the wetlands – and creating an awareness of how much work is still to be done to keep them (and us) safe and healthy!
Sun. 7 April: Folk Art Festival & Blessing of The Fleet (9:00 am), Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden, 5337 Bayouside Dr. Chauvin, LA – down in the bottom o’ Terrebonne Parish, where the fishermen head out to the Gulf. Local Merchants, Authors & Artists, entertainment from Waylon Thibodeaux and Friends, Nonc Nu and the Wild Matous. Supporting Culture & Art in Terrebonne Parish.
Other adventures are always being planned (and occasional adjustment). Join the email list, follow the Captain on Twitter/Google+/Swarm/Instagram and join the Facebook Group to keep up. Social links at the top o’ every page!
We are honoured to have our good crewmate, Captain Wendy Wilson Billiot (aka The Bayou Woman) as our guide! Journey across a natural lake into the serenity and splendour of a thriving freshwater marsh and one o’ the last living cypress swamps in South Louisiana! Your trip through the heart of the most rapidly disappearing wetland in the nation will include seeing areas that are actively washing away, as well as some of the causes of such vivid wetland loss. You will see many varieties of wildlife in their natural habitats including waterfowl, wading birds, alligators, fish, and the infamous nutria.
Ye really must book a Bayou Woman Adventure™ to see this for yerself – visit the Bayou Woman website to learn more!