In normal times, the VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid and Pleasure Club host a second-line parade in uptown New Orleans the first Sunday of March each year. This year, things are different. So we were thrilled when the VIP Ladies and Kids (who hold one of Longue Vue’s 2021 Creative Residencies) asked to celebrate their parade date during Free Family Sunday on March 7!

Below are some highlights from that festive day.


As part of the celebrations, Longue Vue Curatorial Assistance Ilyanette Bernabel created a retrospective exhibit of past parades by VIP. This exhibit, which captures the Ladies’ special style in the context of the second-line parade tradition, will remain on display in the Longue Vue Playhouse throughout the month of April. The exhibit is included with general admission to the gardens.

Click here to schedule your visit!