NORD AND CHEVRON PRESENT THE 5th ANNUAL TEEN MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE BALL

NORD AND CHEVRON PRESENT THE 5th ANNUAL

TEEN MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE BALL

NEW ORLEANS – On Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission and Chevron will host the 5th annual Teen Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. Led by the NORD Teen Council, the Masquerade Ball is free and open to teens ages 12-17.

The Ball will take place at Delgado Community College in the Student Life Center, 916 Navarre Ave., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be available. NORD staff, volunteers and security will be in attendance.

“The Teen Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball has become one of NORD’s signature events. We are thrilled to partner with Chevron to host a celebration of this magnitude for the young people in the City of New Orleans during Carnival Season, said Larry Barabino, Jr., NORD CEO. “And it is because of partners like Chevron that we are able to consistently deliver, and improve programmatic offerings and special events for our great city.”

“The NORD Teen Council provides local teens with memorable experiences while also teaching valuable life skills,” said Leah Brown, Public Affairs Manager of Chevron Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. “The Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball introduces them to a formal environment in a fun way that celebrates our area’s unique culture and traditions. Chevron greatly values this partnership and all that NORD does to invest in our city’s future leaders.”

Similar to the adult parade krewes, the 2019 Teen Council Royal Court will be selected and crowned. Teens will have the opportunity to be exposed to a formal atmosphere and participate in an event they can enjoy during the Carnival season outside of attending parades. This free event will feature music by DJ Chicken, live performances, a photo booth, a brass band, and catering by Burt's Cafe. Teens may RSVP for the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball by visiting here. Formal attire is required.

For more information on the NORD Teen Council or the Teen Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, please visit NORDC.org/Teens or call NORD at (504) 658-3003. View NORD Teen Programs public service announcement at https://nordc.org/home.

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About NORD Teen Council

Powered by Chevron, NORD Teen Council is a year-long, enrichment-based curriculum aimed towards empowering teens, ages 12-17, through event planning, character development, and monthly recreation opportunities. Additionally, teens earn service hours through teen-oriented social action and community service projects. Teen Council registration is open year-round.

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