FAT FRIDAY RETURNS TO MANHATTAN’S LES ON FRIDAY MARCH 8, 2019
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FAT FRIDAY lights up the New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition once a year in downtown Manhattan to celebrate an equal mix of charity and revelry—mixed with and a big fat dose of NOLA Love. This year’s theme is Beware the Ides of Mardi Gras—a Roman FAT FRIDAY. Et tu, Brute? Will you settle your debts with a righteous NOLA Stomp? Or will you revel in your glorious demise like there is no tomorrow? Whichever you choose, come celebrate the FATtest FRIDAY in 2019 with us!
Our 2019 event will see the return of Circus Mind, our FAT-tastic Krewe is working on a Roman Mardi Gras inspired tasting menu, and we will have specialty drinks. Stay tuned for more details!
FAT FRIDAY proceeds go to support a number of charitable organizations: participatory art organization FIGMENT (NYC), the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and The Roots of Music (NOLA), The Equal Justice Initiative & The Lower East Side Girls Club (NYC & NOLA).
FAT FRIDAY began in response to the devastation brought to New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina by NOLA transplant Matthew Day and New Orleans enthusiast Wylie Stecklow. It has grown significantly since 2006, and has been named by the City of New Orleans as NYC’s Most Authentic Mardi Gras Party.
FAT FRIDAY is an opportunity for New Yorkers and lovers of N’awlins to honor and observe the spirit and legacy of New Orleans — through giving back by totally getting down.