It's snowing here, and raining in New Orleans. Yet, via the internet, it sure sounds as though people are having as much as they always have in New Orleans on the Mardi Gras. Nothing stops Mardi Gras -- not even Katrina stopped Mardi Gras.
You can hear New Orleans Mardi Gras thanks to WWOZ streaming. At this very moment it's Dr. John singing "Iko Iko". Which has reported that sunshine has been spotted!
Live video coverage of the parades via The Times Picyune.
As with New Orleans, weather or not, NYC is busy with Large Week-long events. Not only is it another Fashion Week here, but Thursday, the 19th, is Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep), with various celebrations such as parades going on February 22, and, currently, the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is in progress.
The Westminster Dog Show is a venerable event: