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General Immigrants New Orleans Siclily

The Sicilian Migration – From the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to the Crescent City

Display board at National Park Service in New Orleans

During March 2020 the Jean Lafitte facility of National Park Service of New Orleans is presenting information on the Sicilian Migration into New Orleans. As part of the month’s activities, on March 7th, Charles Marsala presented 60 slides in one hour on the history from 1682 to present.

Briana Cervantes of the National Park Service & Charles Marsala, President of the American-Italian Federation of the Southeast

Click on the image above to learn more.


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Culture General Louisiana Mardi Gras New Orleans

Krewe of Bacchus – an icon of New Orleans Mardi Gras

Charles Marsala, host of “Celebrating Culture”, interviews the Krewe of Bacchus captain

2020 Krewe of Bacchus New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, February 23, 2020


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General Mardi Gras New Orleans

Anthony Colombo makes Mardi Gras magic by hand

Fox8 News: 80-year-old man makes Mardi Gras magic by hand



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General Immigrants New Orleans

The Rise of New Orleans Spaghetti District

The intersection of Decatur St. and the corner St. Philip, was considered the epicenter of the Sicilian Quarter at the turn of the century. Courtesy of the Louisiana State Museum

Click here to read the article Justin A. Nystrom wrote.



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Christmas General Louisiana New Orleans

Lake Pontchartrain Christmas Boat Parade and more …

Every year at Christmas time the New Orleans West End Marina puts on their annual West End Boat Parade. Many boat owners dress up their ships with lights and decorations to compete for the top prize.


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