The Krewe of Lyra is a coed social networking organization and Mardi Gras Krewe based on the Northshore. They were founded in 2010, originally as an all-women organization. Last year, they went coed. This year Lyra has both a King and Queen and so appropriately, the 2014 theme is ”Fire and Reign”.
Lyra’s official call “Long Live Lyra” is answered with the response “La La La Lyra!”
The Krewe's mission is to positively assist the lives of people affected by mental illness. They have created an alliance with NAMI (Nationl Alliance for Mental Illness) and participate in similar functions within the community.