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Where To Celebrate Mardi Gras in NYC

By  Julia Bottles and Rebecca Ngu | February 15, 2017 4:50pm | Updated on February 28, 2017 8:45am

 Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style this year.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style this year.
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Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style this year.

Mardi Gras, the day before the Christian season of Lent begins, falls on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and is a celebration of overindulgence and vice. 

Whether with traditional Zydeco music or the funk of George Clinton himself, these local spots will help you celebrate Mardi Grad:

► Mardi Gras 2017

Where: Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, 346 W. 46th St., Midtown
When: All day

Walk in and pick up beads and masks at this New Orleans-themed bar. There will be $5 Bud Light, Hurricanes and Abitas all night.

Hurricane Happy Hour

Where: Virgil's Real Barbecue 152 W. 44th St., Midtown
When: 4 to 7 p.m.

Get your Mardi Gras started with a hurricane in hand. Virgil's is offering frozen hurricanes made with Cruzan light, Bacardi black rum, passion fruit, orange and lime juice for $7 (they're normally $12.50) from 4 to 7 p.m.

Mardi Gras Party on Stone Street

Where: Broadstone Bar & Kitchen, 88 Broad St., Financial District
When: 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Broadstone Bar is hosting its first Mardi Gras party with live music, burlesque and go-go dancers and an illusionist ready to entertain the crowds. They'll also be serving up gumbo, oysters Rockefeller, beignets and po'boys.

Mardi Gras Ball

Where: Treadwell Park, 1125 First Ave., Upper East Side
When: 6 to 10 p.m.

Celebrate this Upper East Side beer hall's first Mardi Gras Ball hosted by drag queen Ariel Italic and featuring The Triad Brass Band. There will be a menu of Fat Tuesday favorites like Jambalaya and beignets as well as a Sazerac station.

► George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Where: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., Times Square
When: Doors at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

 Patrons at the Bourbon Street Bar and Grill can throw doubloons and beads from the second-floor balcony into the crowd.
Patrons at the Bourbon Street Bar and Grill can throw doubloons and beads from the second-floor balcony into the crowd.
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Bourbon Street Bar and Grill

Groove to the funky music of innovator George Clinton and his band for B.B. King Blues Club & Grill's fifth annual "Funky Fat Tuesday" celebration. Tickets are $42.50 in advance, or $49 day of show. 

Fat Tuesday

Where: Alobar, 46-42 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
When: Jazz from 7 to 10 p.m.

This Queens restaurant will be slinging gumbo, Abita beer and king cake for $20 in honor of the holiday. You can also indulge in some $1 oysters while listening to live NOLA jazz. Reservations can be made here.

Mardi Gras Party With Tubby!

Where: Bar Lunatico, 486 Halsey St., Bedford-Stuyveseant.
When: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Tubby, an NYC-based band, will be playing New Orleans R&B while Bar Lunatico's chef serves up creole food.

Mardi Gras Bash!

Where: The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Gowanus
When: Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.

This party, hosted by MC Tanya Solomon, will feature the Hungry March Band, Gordon Webster, Jonathan Toubin and more. Tickets are $15.

Mardi Gras: Brass, Sass & Ass

Where: House of Yes, 2 Wykoff Ave., Bushwick
When: 10 p.m.

This party advertises itself as "the only Mardi Gras celebration in town that actually involves a parade." That's because the Idle Hands Brass Band hits the dance floor at 10 p.m. There will also be circus performances and a DJed music.