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2nd Annual Asbury Park Mardi Gras
February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Asbury Park Mardi Gras is back! Join us for free family fun with mask making and contest, face painting & music on Saturday afternoon, then the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at night. Here’s all the details:
Pick up your free, undecorated mask at Backward Glances, inside the Shoppes at the Arcade, 658 Cookman Avenue. Then visit participating businesses downtown to get free decorations to apply to your mask. Tables with glue will be set up at the Shoppes at the Arcade to design your own special Mardi Gras creation. An adult and kids winner will be chosen at 5:15
Artists Raven and Jade will be returning for free face painting downstairs at the Shoppes at the Arcade. There will be music around the downtown courtesy of the Lakehouse and the Music Saved My Life program.
7:00 The 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball: “New Jersey meets New Orleans” at the House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave.
Representing New Jersey: the return of last year’s faves The VooDUDES. This year they are bringing horns!
And coming from New Orleans: The Marc Stone 3. Marc is a fixture of the New Orleans music scene, been nominated several times for their Best of the Beat awards, tours internationally, and is a well known DJ on WWOZ. The band will be making their first ever NJ appearance at Asbury Park Mardi Gras!
All profits from the ball go to our local charity Asbury Park Music Foundation. Dress in your best Mardi Gras attire to win the costume contest for amazing prizes from the Asbury Park merchants.$20 advance, $25 day of show. Tickets on sale via ticketweb or at Backward Glances or at House of Independents.
After all this excitement, you’re going to need a place to crash. The Asbury Hotel is offering a discounted room rate for Saturday night; just use the online code “APMardiGras”.
The festivities will continue on Sunday with an all-you-can-eat Cajun-style brunch at the Asbury Hotel from 10 am to 1 pm.
Wear your Mardi gras beads or mask to shop downtown on Sunday and receive special discounts from Asbury Park merchants!
Hope you can join us in Asbury Park: where music lives and the good times roll!