Girls Club Mardi Gras Party history
Since 2009, Two Boots Pizza, a longtime supporter of our health, wellness and culinary programs, hosted an annual Mardi Gras party to benefit The Lower Eastside Girls Club's free programming for girls. Each celebration was an unforgettable night filled with wild costumes, incredible performances, and the much-anticipated coronation of Mardi Gras King and Queen!
About the Angel Alliance Junior Board
The Lower Eastside Girls Club’s Angel Alliance is a volunteer group dedicated to advancing the mission of the Girls Club through events, fundraising and mentoring. Angel Alliance members receive priority access to mentoring opportunities, committee membership for events and galas, and special Alliance-only networking events with some of the extraordinary women and men who champion the Girls Club.
Mardi Gras Planning Committee
Chairs: Kelly Zweibel, Rachel Roderman | Savannah Akinsany, Kerry Aronchick, Taylor Brown, Segolene Dewey, Meghna Fogla, Gia Gennuso, Sahar Kamali, Claire Malloy, Molly McFadden, Maria Pesce
About the Lower Eastside Girls Club
The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) is a community-based organization with a big mission: preparing today's girls for tomorrow's world. Founded in 1996 by neighborhood mothers, entrepreneurs, artists, and community activists to address the lack of services and facilities for girls in our community, we now serve over 1000 girls and young women aged 10-23 annually, with citywide, national and international partnerships.
LESGC’s mission is “to raise the next generation of environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leaders.” LESGC connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures. We offer them “Joy. Power. Possibility,” so they know that they can do anything. Our 35,000 Center for Community provides over 50 unique classes a week.
Facilities include a Maker Shop for engineering and coding; Biology lab for STEM programming and research; Alphabet City Art School for visual arts and crafts; Center for Media and Social Justice for digital media and photography; Sound Studio for music production and our radio station/podcast, WGRL (Where Girl Radio Lives); Design Shop for fashion design; a rooftop farm; full culinary kitchen and cafe; and 64-seat state-of the art, 30-foot dome planetarium. Visit www.girlsclub.org to learn more, and check out what we have been up to lately via our podcast Where Girl Radio Lives, Vimeo, and Instagram. In 2021, we will open our new Center for Wellbeing and Happiness, a new intergenerational wellness education center for our community.