NEW ORLEANS – 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. 

Similar to the adult parade krewes, the 2019 Teen Council Royal Court will be selected and crowned. Teens will have the opportunity to be introduced to a formal atmosphere and an event they can enjoy during the Mardi Gras season other than parades. Formal attire is required, and NORD has collected lightly worn formal dresses, suits and shoes for teens who need them. The ball will take place at Delgado Community College in the Student Life Center from 7 – 10 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be available. NORD staff, volunteers and security will be in attendance. 

Teens may RSVP for the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball by visiting here. Formal attire is required.

Powered by Chevron, the 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. 

For more information on the NORD Teen Council or the Teen Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, please visit or call NORD at (504) 658-3052. View the NORD Teen Programs public service announcement at



Friday, Feb. 15
7 – 10 p.m.


Delgado Community College – Student Life Center (Lake Pontchartrain Ballroom, 2nd Floor)
              916 Navarre Ave.
              New Orleans, LA 70119