Mardi Gras (NOLITA)

Mardi Gras, flamboyant holiday of floats, masks, and colorful beads celebrated throughout the world, has roots in spring and fertility rites dating back thousands of years. Eventually (to digress a bit), as ancient pagan rituals were absorbed into various Christian observances, Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in French) evolved as a way to celebrate with wild abandon before Ash Wednesday (the day after Fat Tuesday) that marks the beginning of Lent (40 days preceding Easter that require intermittent fasting if you're a member of certain Christian denominations). So let the wild rumpus begin! Join us at our Prince Street McNally Jackson, in Nolita, to read exciting books together and, as a nod to parade "throws," see what we can create with a flotilla of Mardi Gras-style beads. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. All ages welcome. Free. 

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Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 11:30am

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