Takin' it to the Streets - Past Events

Young Men Olympian Jr Anniversary Parade

Sun, Sep 14, 2014
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association 


130th Annual Anniversary Parade 


Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1pm-3pm Sharp 


Dedicated To The Memory Of Bro. Leon Anderson Sr. And Bro. Larry Maxent.


Start at 1823 Washington Ave., Bethlehem Lutheran Chuch
Up Washington Ave to Claiborne Ave
Right on Claiborne Ave to Martin Luther King Blvd
Right on Martin Luther King Blvd
Up Martin Luther King Blvd to Simon Bolivar Ave
Right on Simon Bolivar Ave
Up Simon Bolivar Ave to Jackson Ave
Right on Jackson Ave
Up Jackson Ave to S. Liberty St
Right on S Liberty St
Up S. Liberty to the home of the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association, 2101 S Liberty St

Be Good!!!!!!    Be Nice!!!!!   Be Careful!!!!!


"YMO not responsible for Second Liners"

Parade Chairmen: 
Bro. Alfred "Bucket" Carter 
Bro. Richard Martin, Sr 
Bro. Stephen Solomon, Sr 
Bro. Johnny Smith 
Bro. Jerome Temple --- Grand Marshall


Interview with Norman Dixon - YMO President

Norman Dixon, Jr. and Action Jackson
Norman Dixon, Jr., President, Young Men Olympian Jr. Benevolent Association, and "Action" Jackson at WWOZ

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week

Mon, Aug 11, 2014
through Sun, Aug 17, 2014

August 11-August 17, 2014

2014 ~ Year of the Flag Boy and Gang Flag


The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame will celebrate its 16th anniversary. 

Please plan to join us for 5 days of celebration.


Sunday, August 10

Hall of Fame Week Kick-Off

Introduction of 2014 Honorees

Congo Square

4 – 5 pm


Monday, August 11

Blue Linen Monday @ Club Istanbul

2372 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Flag Boy and Gang Flag Photo Exhibition

6 - 8 pm

(Free and Open to the Public)


Wednesday, August 13

Year of the Flag Boy and Gang Flag Yearbook Release and Book Signing

Community Book Center

2523 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119


5 - 7 pm

(Free and Open to the Public)


Friday, August 15

Honors Breakfast hosted by Ashe

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley, New Orleans, LA 70113

9 - 11 am

(2014 Honorees and Mardi Gras Indians with RSVP)


Saturday, August 16

Crystal Feather Honorees' Reception

Basin St. Station

501 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112

6 - 8 pm

By admission - RSVP by August 8


Sunday, August 17

16th Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Awards and Memorial Ceremony

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley, New Orleans, LA 70113

3 - 5 pm

(Free and Open to the Public)


2014 Honorees
Donald Harrison, Sr. Crystal Feather Honoree
Big Chief Carl Reed
Curator’s Choice Elder Statesman Award
Alvin Mutin, Sr.
Queens Choice Crystal Feather Honoree
Queen Wanda Womble – Cheyenne
Guardian of the Culture and Literary Arts
Mama Jennifer Turner (Community Book Center)
Legal Eagle
Spy Boy Dow Edwards
Music Heritage
Al “Carnival Time” Johnson
Scribe Award
Geraldine Wyckoff (Louisiana Weekly)
Freedom Fighter Award
Dodie Smith-Simmons
Nurse of the Nation
Jamilah Y. Muhammad
Outstanding Supporter
Evelyn Rodos and Boogie Rodos
Capturing the Flash
Capturing the Spirit
Gus Bennett



In Memoriam: Leon Anderson, Sr.

Sat, Jul 26, 2014
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join WWOZ and the entire New Orleans second line community in celebrating the life of Mr. Leon Anderson, Sr this Saturday July 26, 2014.

The funeral service will be held at the Israelite Baptist Church at 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

There will be a second line parade immediately following the service. The parade will STARTfrom the church and then turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to S. Liberty St. Then turn LEFT onto S. Liberty St until Philip St. Then turn RIGHT onto Philip St to Magnolia St. Then LEFT onto Magnolia St to Washington Ave. Then LEFT onto Washington Ave to Saratoga St.

The Repast will be at the Young Men Olympian's Clubhouse at 2101 S. Liberty St. immediately following the parade.

Leon Anderson Sr at the 2012 Valley of the Silent Men Parade. Photo by C R Photo
Leon Anderson Sr at the 2012 Valley of the Silent Men Parade. Photo by C R Photography.

1st Annual Mardi Gras Indian Honorees

Mon, Jul 14, 2014
7:00pm - 10:30pm

Seminole Indians "Big Chief Keitoe" and Cloudgang Presents -

1st Annual 2014 Mardi Gras Indian Honorees

Trophies x Food
Suits Can be Worn

N.O.P.D. In Full Effect

$10 admission - ALL INDIANS FREE!!
For more information (504)784-5152


Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude