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We are exciting to be participating in the 2016 Inaugural Pink Bra Run/Walk 5K , a benefit for Krewe de Pink that supports the local Tulane Cancer Center and on the national scene, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Starting in Historic Algiers Point on the Mississippi River levee across from the Old Point Bar, the Pink Bra Run is a 5K that will offer some of the most beautiful scenes of the New Orleans skyline and the Crescent City Connection.

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To register and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-inaugural-pink-bra-runwalk-5k-tickets-23249253142?aff=eac2

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March 28th, 2016

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2016 Cochon Cotillion. Photo by Orleans Image Consulting.

2016 Cochon Cotillion. Photo by Orleans Image Consulting.

April means fundraisers and festivals! You can find us at these events. Like us on Facebook for updates on these and other events.

Cochon Cotillion 20
Saturday, April 2, 2016
7:00 to 11:00 PM
Mardi Gras World (Eastbank)
1380 Port of New Orleans Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130
Join us at the Cochon Cotillion fundraiser for Bridge House/GraceHouse. We will be performing a dance and selling raffle tickets. Visit the website for tickets and other information: http://www.bridgehouse.org/support-us/events/cochon-cotillion/

American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Rides start at 8:30am
Tammany Trace
21490 Koop Rd, Mandeville, LA 70471
We will be supporting American Diabetes Association’s Tour De Cure by serving food and drinks. Look for our pink!
Visit the website for more information: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=11086&pg=entry

Raphael Academy’s Soraparu Soiree
Saturday, April 16, 2016
7 PM – 10 PM
517 Soraparu Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
We will be selling raffle tickets to help support the Raphael Academy’s Soraparu Soiree. All proceeds to benefit Raphael Academy.
Visit the website for tickets and more information: http://www.raphaelacademy.org/soraparu-soiree.html

Laissez Le Bon Temps BOWL
Sunday, April 17, 2016
1pm – 4pm
Rock n’ Bowl
3000 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Bring your family and let the good times roll! Join The Salvation Army of Greater New Orleans for their very first “Laissez Le Bon Temps BOWL”! It’s a fun family event that raises money to help The Salvation Army and it’s Center of Hope Shelter and other supporting services.
Visit the website for tickets and other information: http://salvationarmyalm.org/nola/calendar/?mc_id=4

Deutsches Haus St. Baldrick’s Event
Sunday, Apr 17, 2016
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
New Orleans, 1023
Ridgewood, Metairie, LA US

Join this St. Baldrick’s event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you’ll be a part of the excitement! The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get involved and you’ll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers!

click here for more information and to donate: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/855/2016

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risty Saunders, Arielle Jordan, Billie Riegel and Rebecca Osakwe at Bridge House/Grace House 7th annual Recycled Fashion Show in New Orleans, LA, on Feb. 21, 2016, Photo by Eliza Morse, for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Kristy Saunders, Arielle Jordan, Billie Riegel and Rebecca Osakwe at Bridge House/Grace House 7th annual Recycled Fashion Show in New Orleans, LA, on Feb. 21, 2016, Photo by Eliza Morse, for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Yoga mat as a skirt? Recycled Fashion Show turns everyday items into wearable art

By Sue Strachan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on February 22, 2016 at 7:32 AM

While some people may see just a shower curtain, bean-bag chair or yoga mat, others recognize the potential to take the ordinary and make it into something unique.  Thirty-three designers did just that for the seventh annual  Bridge House/Grace House Recycled Fashion Show, presented by Entergy, Sunday (Feb. 21) at Rock ‘n’ Bowl.

A coat became dress, skirt into dress, and a yoga mat molded as a skirt, while part of a bean-bag chair was converted into knapsack, sweaters reconstructed, and shower curtains revamped as both a cape and shirt. No corner of the Bridge House Thrift Shop was left untouched by designers Thayer Abigael, Sonya Adams and Sloan Duet, C. Blue Apffel, Vincent Avila, Dawn Bagala, Danielle Brumbaugh, Colleen Cure, Jaelynn Daigrepont, Jann Darsie, Kathryn Fisher, Callie Habrun, Erin Haindle, Darlene Hargreaves, Dena Hebert, Maureen Iverson, Laurie Jones, Gillian Knight and Lee White, Suzy Lake, Maureen Iverson, Carlisa Pridgen, Alisha Rockweiler, Arlene Rome, Shar Kiltz, Barbara Meehan, Jo Ann Minor, Tiffany Truxillo, Ann-Marie Turgeon, Lennie Unbehagen, Deja Weathers, Alana Wood, and Gabrielle Wood.

Their looks — designers could show two — were showcased by models varying ages, who strode down the red carpet runway accompanied by commentary from emcees Lauren “Fleurty Girl” LeBlanc and Andrew Ward. Other diversions at the event included a performance from the Rolling Elvi Jailhouse Rockers, and the Pussyfooters helped with the silent auction and raffle for a trip to Navarre Beach, Fla.

Proceeds benefit Bridge House/Grace House, which provides long-term residential, gender specific treatment to men and women who are dependent on alcohol or drugs.

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mardi_paws_2016Join us Sunday, Valentine’s Day for the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws annual parade. The parade theme will be “Mardi Gras 2016: Love is in the Hair.” As usual, doggies are expected to wag tails and dispense kisses while their owners toss Mardi Gras trinkets, including signature dog-themed throws, beads, plush toys, and doubloons. As usual, the foot-and-paw march along the Mandeville Lakefront will happen several days after the close of the “official” Mardi Gras season.

Newlywed actors Ian Somerhalder (“Vampire Diaries”) and Nikki Reed (“Twilight”) have been announced as this year’s Celebrity Grand Monarchs of Mandeville’s Mardi Paws.

For more information visit http://www.mardipaws.com/index.html

 

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Jonathan Bachman / Reuters

Jonathan Bachman / Reuters

Happy Mardi Gras! You’ll find us marching and dancing in the following Uptown parades:

Krewe of Carrollton – Sunday, January 31

Krewe of Nyx – Wednesday, February 3

Krewe of Muses – Thursday, February 4

Krewe of Thoth – Sunday, February 7

Krewe of Orpheus – Monday, February 8

 

We will also be participating in the 46th Annual  Greasing of the Poles at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Friday, February 5 at 10am. With the theme “Let Them Eat King Cake!”, this year’s event will embrace the true spirit of Mardi Gras — with emcee Bryan Batt, live music, Carnival royalty, the New Orleans Saints and more.

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We have some amazing silent auction and raffle items, Soul Rebels will be playing two sets on the main stage, DJ Ronnie Roux will be spinning tunes all night on the dance floor and the Pussyfooters will perform three new dances!

On-line tickets prices will increase at noon and tickets at the door will be $65 Patron Party and $45 General Admission, cash or check only. Make sure you have your tickets! You also get in the door faster. Patron Party is 8:00-9:00pm with an open bar for that hour, so don’t be late!

All to benefit Metropolitan Center for Women & Children, and very worthwhile cause and dear to our hearts. Come Party with a Purpose tonight!

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Are you Blushing? Blush Ball is just one week away. If you don’t have your tickets yet, you better hurry, tickets are going fast. Ticket prices will go up at the door and we tend to sell out. Buy yours from any Pussyfooter, Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing & Costumes at 4204 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115  or on Eventbrite.

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