The Mystic Krewe of Nyx, in conjunction with the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission, will build three all-inclusive playgrounds over the next two to three years.

“Children of all abilities should be able to play and grow together,” Nyx Captain and founder Julie Lea said. “Nyx is excited about this partnership and committed to giving back by investing in our community. By building these playgrounds we feel like we’re also investing in our future through the children of New Orleans.”

The all-inclusive playgrounds will be built in Mid-City, New Orleans East and Algiers.The first public meeting on the Mid-City playground will be held in June, with the projected opening in January 2020. All-inclusive playgrounds provide a safe place for children of all abilities to play together and are developmentally appropriate for children with and without disabilities.
 
“Our NORD leadership team and our supporters are always excited to explore and develop partnerships in the community to ensure NORD offers something for everyone,” Larry Barabino, CEO of NORDC said. “We thank the Mystic Krewe of Nyx for their support to further NORD’s plans to expand and reinforce recreation to New Orleans youth of all abilities.”

To help raise the funds for these much-needed playgrounds, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx is hosting a murder mystery fundraiser, “Death of a Gangster: A 1920s Mafia Murder Mystery” on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Harrah’s Casino New Orleans. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, raffles, drawings, entertainment, and much more. The live auction will be emceed by returning celebrity emcee, Doug Mouton. To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, click here.

Previous beneficiaries of Nyx’s fundraising efforts include the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans, Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Hero Dogs.

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