Diane Honore aka Gumbo Marie at New Orleans Joan of Arc Parade

Diane Honore aka Gumbo Marie will lead a discussion on Black Creole Mardi Gras Traditions on Thursday, January 23rd 2020 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Esplanade Avenue. You may have seen Ms. Honore leading the Black Storyville Baby Dolls through the streets of Treme on one of their celebratory outings or perhaps dancing like a wild woman at a Sunday second line.

Hope to see y’all out

Black Creole Mardi Gras Traditions
New Orleans Jazz Museum
Thursday January 23rd

2019 Baby Doll Bar Crawl in Treme and 7th Ward

The New Orleans Baby Dolls will be showing up and showing out tonight as they cruise through Treme and 7th Ward in an air-conditioned party bus.

It’s time for their annual bar crawl.

They may or may not be packing heat.

The bar stops include: Bullets Sports Bar • Seal’s Class Act • Kermit’s Mother-In-Law Lounge • Lil People’s Place and Candlelight Lounge

Together these bars tally over 200 years of serving cold, cheap drinks to neighborhood folks who need to dust off their work week and shake their tail feathers for a few hours.

Tickets are $40 and do not include alcohol.

The hostess for the event is Gabby Bolding-Lewis but no mention was made of which contingent of Baby Dolls will
be on hand.

Advance tickets are no longer on sale but you can (perhaps) purchase one as the tour begins at 6pm at the gate of Louis Armstrong Park – 701 N. Rampart Street.

If you need a pre-Baby Doll drink may we recommend Black Penny which is located directly across the street from the park. They have over a hundred craft beers served via can, and a full cocktail bar as well.

Their Dark n Stormy is one of the best in a city crowded with good ones.

Hope to run into y’all at one of the stops on the crawl.

Celebrate the launch of Kim Vaz Deville’s newest tome on the New Orleans Baby Doll phenomenon today at Xavier University.

Copies of Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans will be up for sale, and a host of Baby Dolls will be in attendance.

Let’s hope a rumble doesn’t break out between the rival factions. Baby Dolls have been known to pack heat, and they love whiskey. Could be trouble. We’re still going.

Sunday July 22nd 2018
Xavier University
Administration Building Auditorium. 1 Drexel Drive. New Orleans, LA 70125.

And never forget the words of one of New Orleans most legendary chefs; let’s pass the mic to Austin Leslie of Chez Helene fame: “You fool with them, they’d cut you too” Mr Leslie once said whilst speaking on the Baby Dolls.