Krewe

Fat Friday: NYC's 8th Annual Mardi Gras PartyFAT FRIDAY began by NOLA transplant Matthew Day and New Orleans enthusiast Wylie Stecklow in response to the devastation resulting from Hurricane Katrina. Inspired by the influential music, cuisine and unique culture that makes New Orleans, Stecklow and Day formed an impressive array of musicians, chefs, and artists to create a fundraiser and celebration of New Orleans. With, of course, costumes, parades and beads—lots of beads.As FAT FRIDAY has grown, Stecklow and Day have brought together an amazing lineup of live music, the very best in downtown restaurants, and a talented NYC production team. FAT FRIDAY is produced through the efforts of a talented Krewe from the NYC event production industry who donate their time and skills to this event. In addition, much of the talent, along with all of the food and bar are donated to the cause. What makes FAT FRIDAY truly special, is the spirit of community and charity that motivates all of those involved to further preserve and celebrate the unique culture of New Orleans. The heart of NOLA beats strong in NYC.