Help us RAISE THE ROOF!

We need YOUR help!

It’s been almost four years since we acquired the PinChurch property. When it was first picked up, it was completely gutted and left abandoned for 7 years after Hurricane Katrina filled it full of water. Mike liquidated his life savings to purchase and renovate the building, and along with the help of many club members, to finally put the place online and begin creating a unique social scene.

Since then we’ve produced tons of events in the space, from hosting the State Pinball Championships and dozens of other tournaments, to various classes to many live concerts and shows that we’ve broadcast live over the Internet for free for everybody to enjoy. We continue to cybercast our live shows for free for the community. As well as make videos available of the performances afterwards to help showcase artists, teachers and performers as well as entertain and educate the public.

pc roof2While the PinChurch is primarily funded through its dues-paying members, we work hard to give back to our community as well. We’ve participated in fundraising and benefit programs for Children’s Hospital, Food Bank, New Orleans Museum of Art, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and many other fine organizations.

One thing we have never been able to do that we’ve needed to do, is put a new roof on our building. The PinChurch is our principal headquarters and the location of our broadcast studio, and it has a roof that is falling apart and is probably more than 40 years old. Every storm that comes through rips more shingles off and we are desperate to replace it before this year’s hurricane season kicks into gear.

pc-roofWe are looking to raise approximately $6000 to help cover the costs. This is just the cost of materials! We have modest needs and our members will step up and actually do the roofing themselves… we just need some donations to help cover the cost of materials.

If you can help, it would be most appreciated. Any amount you can donate is welcome. Use the form below.

Click the DONATE button below to help – thanks so much!

 




Once the roof is done, which we hope to have before the end of July, we’d like to have a special party to celebrate all those who helped donate to make it a reality. We’ll do what we can to repay everybody’s generosity!

 
STATUS REPORT

As of 6/20/16, we are 8% of the way to our goal. We need to raise a bit less than $6000 to cover the material costs! Thanks for your help!!

Want to Join Us?
The Mystic Krewe is looking for creative, passionate, ethical, progressive people to join our ranks and help us create a fun and friendly organzation. We like to socialize and play games, but also learn, teach and share, and collaborate on business ventures and other projects. If this sounds interesting to you, consider petitioning to become a member. Check the topics on the upper nav bar under "About Us": "FAQ", and "Membership" for more information, then Contact Us to set up a meeting and tour!

Sell or donate your Pinball or Arcade game to us!

If you have an old pinball machine -- in any condition, consider donating or selling the game to us. We will restore it to its former glory and share it with others. For more info Contact Us!
Join our YouTube channel!
Click here to See our library of videos of past concerts and other performances.
MK is looking to open a public arcade! YOU can help!
Our collection of games, our museum and our expertise in restoring, maintaining and operating the South's largest collection of vintage coin-op machine is available to partner with others in the area! We are specifically looking for a public venue where we can set up a very special, unique array of vintage pinball and other devices. We can offer a very attractive and lucrative arrangement with someone in the area who has experience and resources! Club owners, investors, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs.... contact us to set up a meeting and let us show you how to have one of the most unique businesses in the country. Location won't matter. People will come from hundreds of miles around to visit this place. If you have resources and are intrigued, Contact Us
Active Projects
Below is a sampling of the active projects taking place within the Mystic Krewe. These are not all that's going on. If you would like to participate, contact us.

  • Video Editing & Production Study Group - ongoing weekly meetings to learn beginner, basic and advanced videography, using HD cameras and Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Premier Pro, After Affects, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Pinball Repair - Ongoing sessions showcasing basic and advanced pinball and video game repairs. Members come by at their leisure and we tackle various projects.
  • Music Group - MK members comprise a number of popular bands in the area as well as aspiring musicians. We regularly assemble to learn, teach, share and jam in the studio.
  • Basic Electronics/Micro Controllers by example - We're working with the Beaglebone microcomputer, the next generation over the Raspberry Pi, and learning basic electronics and embedded systems by developing a few simple and useful devices. Our flagship product will be a super-intelligent custom A/C thermostat/humidistat.
  • Computer-controlled DMX systems - Using computers to control lights and FX controllers.
  • Stained Glass Workshop - preparing for a class on how to make stained glass art.
  • ProTools and audio recording systems - The ongoing setup and configuration of our multi-track digital studio and podcasting system.
  • Construction and woodworking - We are designing and building custom desks and other fixtures, as well as working on unique artistic pieces and furniture to resell.
  • Mobile Applications Development - Android and IOS development groups are forming to begin learning and designing mobile apps, forming business ventures around these projects.
  • .... and more!
Want to help?
In our quest to celebrate learning, creativity, responsibility, personal advancement, sharing and helping each other and our community. Please consider giving what you can. Any token donation goes a long way in helping cover our expenses and increase our impact on the community. It means so much!

While financial donations are the most critical at this point, if you have other material items or resources to offer our group, please contact us! Thank you so much!!