The inaugural 504 Festival will be held Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) at Rosenwald Park and Recreation Center.
The free festival will feature live music, food vendors, a car and bike show, family workouts, a kids zone and a basketball tournament featuring special guests. The five-hour event will bring together families in the Mid City community to enjoy a day of fun for a good cause.
The event will support support a non-profit providing opportunities for New Orleans youth. Lyisha Allen, founder of Prom 4 NOLA, and Alton Alexis, owner of The Bundle Gang Hair Co., created the festival to directly support Prom 4 NOLA. The organization is aimed at providing opportunities for New Orleans’ youth to learn about teamwork, respect and improve self-esteem through teaching discipline and leadership skills.
Every year the organization gives more than 30 Orleans Parish high school seniors an all-expense-paid senior prom experience. Nominations for young men and women deserving of receiving the ultimate prom experience including formalwear, hair and makeup are now being accepted at www.prom4nola.com.