Thursday, February 27

Krewe of Nyx 2014

Nyx (pronounced nicks) was the Greek goddess of the night, she was so powerful that not even Zeus dared to upset her. She was one of the most powerful goddesses in Greek Mythology.
2014 theme: Cookin' with the Krewe focused on food-releated floats.
Float #20 Headdress: 'No Pants, No Problem'
Float #20: 'No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service'
The Mystic Krewe of Nyx, founded in 2012 is one of the newest Krewe’s to parade in New Orleans Mardi Gras. It is an all-women's Mardi Gras Krewe, embracing women of diverse backgrounds.
Local chef Susan Spicer was the 2014 grand marshall of the Krewe of Nyx. Spicer owns Bayona in the French Quarter and Mondo in Lakeview.
Krewe Captain Julie, Grand Marshall Susan and Nyx Goddess Heather judging the headdress competition.
In-side joke from the Nyx summer social
For the 610-Stompers
For 2014, the Krewe of Nyx paraded Uptown with 1,230 members.


  1. Hi, I was doing a web search on the Nyx parade and found your blog. I have really enjoyed all the pictures! I'm from the Los Angeles area and will be in New Orleans for 2 nights next month, 1 of those nights happens to have the Nyx parade, and the more I've read the more I want to see it! At first, I thought the Druid parade sounded interesting, but now I am waaaayyy more excited about Nyx. This will be my first time to New Orleans, so my first Mardi Gras experience, and I plan to enjoy it fully by wearing a lot of pink and supporting Nyx and trying to get some throws, The problem is, I am mostly recovered from a badly broken leg I suffered in 2014, but I can't stand for long periods such as during a parade. Is there maybe a place I can pay to sit down and still get a good view of the parade? My hotel's balcony is useless for this because it is not on the route. Also, is one side of the St. Charles better for viewing than the other side, and do you have any other suggestions for me? If you're riding this year, I will look for you. --Lisa

  2. Hi Lisa, I'm also a member of Nyx. I'm so happy you will be coming to the parade! You're in for a real treat! I'm sorry you got hurt! Many people can't or don't like standing for long periods of time. (Raises my hand) I would recommend that you get one of those inexpensive collapsible chairs used for camping or a child's sporting event. It's easy to carry because the case it comes in has a strap. You can buy them in any Wal-Mart (there is one off of Tchopitoulous) or sporting goods store. They may even have them at one of the Walgreens or CVS 's downtown. As to which side of the street is better? I'm honestly not sure. I always stay on the side that has the buildings vice the neutral ground. That's just a personal thing. There should be the same amount of riders on each side of the float. This is my first year actually riding though. I'm not 100% sure. But if you have any other questions feel free to contact me on Facebook under Jennifer Melcer Stanton. I hope you have a great time while you're here!!

  3. Thanks, Jennifer Stanton! I just messaged you on Facebook.

  4. I just saw this. I'm sorry! I replied on FB. I completely forgot about the "other" messages folder.


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