Mardi Gras Indian
As one of the country’s oldest African American neighborhoods — and the first neighborhood for free people of color — Faubourg Tremé has played an important role in America’s history and in New Orleans’ culture. 

Located just north of the French Quarter, Tremé is often considered the birthplace of jazz, brass bands, second line parades, the African American civil rights movement and Creole-soul cuisine. This historic neighborhood also is home to one of New Orleans’ traditional Mardi Gras Indian gathering places, where many different tribes can come together. 

To celebrate this vibrant community's 200-year-old heritage, Tremé is hosting Tremé 200, a yearlong series of unique lectures, festivals, parades and concerts. See the list of upcoming bicentennial events here. Or visit one of Tremé’s many museums and landmarks, such as the Mahalia Jackson Theater, Louis Armstrong Park, St. Augustine Catholic Church and the New Orleans African American Museum
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