Feb 23, 2019
You have heard of Mardi Gras in New Orleans but now it is time to bring Mardi Gras to New Jersey! Laissez les bons temps rouler New Jersey!
This magical evening will be filled with pomp and pageantry, regal realness, laughter, and more importantly MARDI GRAS traditions!! So get your best costumes ready to welcome your Mardi Gras Royalty.
Presentation of the Mardi Gras Krewe
Presentation of our Royal Court
Our inaugural year theme will be Mardi Gras By the Shore! It is encouraged that you dress up like your favorite shore town! If you and a group of friend want to purchase as a table feel free to come and decorate your table early in the day also like your favorite shore town!
Some History of what a ball is:
Mardi Gras balls are opulent affairs with kings, queens, royal courts, and an abundance of pomp and pageantry. And while most balls are invitation-only with elaborate invitations, everyone is welcome to attend our version of Mardi Gras . Of course we are not New Orleans but we are Asbury Park and we will put our crazy twist on Mardi Gras that will make this magical evening one to remember.
New Orleans Tradition “Throw Me Something, Mister!”
Along the parade route, costumed riders on sparkling papier-maché floats toss “throws” to the greedy crowd who yells, “Throw me something, mister!” Along with beads, plastic cups and stuffed toys, parade-goers beg for prized throws like doubloons, Zulu coconuts, Muses shoes, Nix purses and anything that lights up. Flambeaux carriers, snazzy marching groups, and clowns and characters of all kind sashay and strut down the street to marching bands who provide the perfect soundtrack to Carnival Season.
Asbury Park NJ “Throw Me Something Mister!”
Our floats are not the traditional ones as in New Orleans however your tables will be your floats and each table is encouraged to decorate their table like their favorite shore town! In Asbury our throws will be something unique to our theme each year - we will also have our own personalized and we be a keepsake for years to come.