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Krewe of Okeanos - Feb. 7

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The Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. in Uptown New Orleans.

It follows the traditional Uptown parade route, starting at the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Magazine St. From there, the parade rolls to Napoleon Ave. and makes a left.

Once it reaches St. Charles Ave., the parade makes a right and heads all the way past Lee Circle to Canal St.

The krewe makes a U-turn at Burgundy St., heads back down Canal St., and turns right on Magazine St. It ends on Poydras St.

The Krewe of Okeanos is a New Orleans Mardi Gras Parading Krewe which was organized in 1949 by civic-minded business leaders who were eager to bring a Carnival parade to St. Claude Avenue, their neighborhood’s main street.

The club is named for the Greek god of oceans and fertile valleys and is sponsored by the Sonaeko (Okeanos spelled backwards) Club.

Okeanos presented its first ball and parade in 1950. The original parade route has changed, we now roll on the extended Uptown Route.

In place of the traditional bal masque, the club presents an elegant Coronation Ball at which its queen is selected by lottery.

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