One suspects Mardi Gras never made it big up here because it’s simply too cold in February to expose your face, let alone anything more delicate. But now that summer has begun, why deprive yourself of the spice and swagger of New Orleans? Second-line (or take the ferry) over to Governor’s Beach Club for the NolaFunk Crawfish and Music Fest, featuring knockout Crescent City acts like the Rebirth Brass Band and the trombone assault of Bonerama, as well as the Brooklyn–based High & Mighty Brass Band. Heaping platters of ruby-red “mudbugs,” or, as you might know them, crawfish, bring the party to a boil.

Fri., June 27, 4 p.m., 2014