NEW ORLEANS (press release) — The Mystic Krewe of Nyx will usher in this year’s festivities with its annual Royal Toast on Thursday, February 21. Nyx Captain Julie Lea and approximately 200 krewe members will toast Goddess Nyx VIII, Shelby Ann Seuzeneau, before her royal ride on Feb. 27.
The Royal Toast will take place in front of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx tile at the Mardi Gras Fountain on Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans. The fountain features dozens of ceramic tile plaques which display the crests of New Orleans’ Carnival krewes. The fountain was dedicated on Sept. 16, 1962.
Following the 7 p.m. toast, a brass band-led second line will lead krewe members to Landry’s Seafood to continue the celebration.
The public and members of the media are invited to attend.
The Mystic Krewe of Nyx will roll on the traditional Uptown route on Feb. 27. For more information visit KreweOfNyx.org.
What: Krewe of Nyx Royal Toast and Second Line
Where: Mardi Gras Fountain on the Lakefront
When: Thursday, February 21
7 p.m. — Mystic Krewe of Nyx Royal Toast
7:30 p.m. — Second line from Mardi Gras Fountain to Landry’s Seafood