Takin' it to the Streets - Past Events

Young Men Olympians Annual Parade

Sun, Sep 28, 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Young Men Olympian Junior
Benevolent Association, Inc.
130th Annual Anniversary Parade
Sunday, September 28, 2014 1 PM-5 PM Sharp
Dedicated to the memory of Bro. Leon Anderson Sr. and Larry Maxient
Leave Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Inc. Club House, 2101 South Liberty Street.
Up South Liberty Street to Jackson Avenue.
Left on Jackson Avenue to Brainard Street.
Right on Brainard to Philip Street.
Up Philip Street to Baronne Street.
Up Baronne Street to Second Street.
Right on Second Street to Dryades Street.
STOP: Sportsman Lounge, 2433 Dryades Street.
Back to Second Street to Danneel Street.
Left on Danneel Street to Washington Avenue.
Up Washington Avenue to Magnolia Street.
Left on Magnolia Street to Louisiana Avenue.
Right on Louisiana Avenue to STOP: Big Man’s Lounge, 2938 Louisiana Avenue.
Up Louisiana Avenue to South Claiborne Avenue. 
Right on South Claiborne Avenue to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
Right on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to STOP: Club Bali, 2600 Martin Luther King, Jr, Boulevard.
Down Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Simon Bolivar Boulevard.
Right on Simon Bolivar Boulevard to Jackson Avenue.
Right on Jackson Avenue to South Liberty Street.
Right on South Liberty Street to Josephine Street.
Josephine Street to The Home of Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association, Inc, 2101 South Liberty Street.
Be Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be Careful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“YMO Not Responsible for Second Liners”


Norman Dixon, President YMO


Goodfellas Annual Parade

Sun, Sep 21, 2014
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Goodfellas Annual Secondline

September 21, 2014      TIME 1:00pm

START: St. Charles & Josephine, up St. Charles to Jackson Ave. Right on to Jackson Ave to Brainard St to Baronne St. Right on Second St to Dryades St.

STOP: SPORTMAN'S LOUNGE. Continue up Second St. to Danneel St to Washington Ave. Right on Washington Ave to Lasalle St. Left on Lasalle St to Louisiana Ave. Right on Louisiana Ave to Magnolia St. Left on Magnolia St. to General Taylor St.

STOP: SILKY'S LOUNGE. Left on General Taylor St to S. Claiborne Ave. Right on S. Claiborne to Louisiana Ave.

STOP: THE DAIQUIRI SHOP. Up Louisiana Ave. to Magnolia St. Left on Magnolia St to Washington Ave. Right on Washington Ave to 2814 Washington Ave.

STOP: HOME-GIVE ME MY PROJECTS BACK. Out Washington Ave to S. Rocheblave St. 

STOP: FOX LOUNGE. Proceed up Washington Ave to Earhart Blvd. LEFT on Earhart Blvd to J's Barber Shop - DISBAND

Special thanks to 1st the LORD up above: The Eiffel Society, the Norman Dixon Foundation: Kevin Dunn: Your Boy Action Jackson & Crew; and all others who helped make this day possible. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR GUNS & TROUBLES SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!



Goodfellas President

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