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Juke, Jump, and Jive in City Park on October 5th
Juke, Jump, and Jive in City Park on October 5th
/ September 23, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Juke, Jump & Jive: A benefit for the St. Jude Community Center Wed, Oct 5 at 7pm at Pavilion of Two Sisters City Park Please visit the link below for ticket information: http://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/36269793/juke-jump-amp-jive-a-benefit-for-the-st-jude-community-center Patron Party:  The Parkview Terrace at The Casino at City Park above Morning Call 6:00-7:00 PM Entertainment by The Gumbo Trio Individual ticket…

Robert Thompson Proposes Plan for Capdeville Park
Robert Thompson Proposes Plan for Capdeville Park
/ September 21, 2016 0 COMMENTS

by Robert Thompson It’s been a long hot summer since our last get together at Capdeville Park. The progress begun at that Clean-up day has begun to give the park that “cared for” look which in turn lifts our neighborhood, discourages further littering and vandalism, and may even make our area safer. During the summer,…

FOOT RACE AND FESTIVAL SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24th
FOOT RACE AND FESTIVAL SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24th
/ September 19, 2016 0 COMMENTS

STREETS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOOT RACE Contributions go toward Steve Gleason’s participation in advanced and experimental technology, equipment and treatments. The purpose of the What you Give will Grow event is to raise awareness for ALS and to support the Gleason Family Trust. The Gleason Family Trust is set up to help offset the…

FORTIN STREET DESERVES BETTER
FORTIN STREET DESERVES BETTER
/ September 5, 2016 0 COMMENTS

The Fair Grounds Recovery Roads program will include multiple construction repair projects with an estimated value for roadway improvements that is approximately 3.8 million dollars. Design of the future road repairs is currently underway and is being closely coordinated with the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. The project timeline is under development. Road…

Finding a Better Balance in How We Use Technology
Finding a Better Balance in How We Use Technology
/ September 5, 2016 0 COMMENTS

courtesy Religion and Ethics News Weekly http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2016/09/02/digital-addiction/29965/ Americans are increasingly dependent on their digital devices, and while these provide undeniable benefits, some say their negative consequences must also be addressed. Correspondent Kim Lawton talks with Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Sherry Turkle, who says there must be times and places where conversations and human relationships…

Meeting Tuesday, September 6 at the Fair Grounds Black Gold Room
Meeting Tuesday, September 6 at the Fair Grounds Black Gold Room
/ September 2, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Tuesday, September 6 is the quarterly FSJNA general membership meeting at the Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. Cookies and refreshments will be provided by Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots at 1751 Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans.   Guests/Current Topics: ·District A Update – Councilmember Susan Guidry September 7th has been declared to be Geaux Blue NOLA Day…

Steppin’ Out for Thirty Years
Steppin’ Out for Thirty Years
/ August 31, 2016 0 COMMENTS

STEPPIN’ OUT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS ON PUBLIC TELEVISION WYES’ Weekly Arts & Entertainment Program Remembers Three Decades WYES-TV’s weekly arts and entertainment program STEPPIN’ OUT celebrates 30 years. And what better way to toast the anniversary than to reflect on the three decades of New Orleans’ cultural scene on A STEPPIN’ OUT SPECIAL: 30 YEARS…

GEAUX BLUE NOLA DAY SEPTEMBER 7th
GEAUX BLUE NOLA DAY SEPTEMBER 7th
/ August 27, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Wednesday, September 7th – “Geaux Blue NOLA Day” September 7th has been declared to be Geaux Blue NOLA Day by the New Orleans City Council and encourages everyone who lives, works, and plays in New Orleans to wear blue all day, and to adorn their homes and businesses with the color blue to demonstrate our…

GREENWAY SOIREE OCTOBER 7
GREENWAY SOIREE OCTOBER 7
/ August 27, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Friends of Lafitte Greenway hosts the Greenway Soirée, an elegant evening of dining, dancing, and drinks to support New Orleans’ newest green space. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Musical Entertainment James Singleton & Friends  |  DJ Fayard Host Committee Ethan Ashley| Vaughn Fauria| Sonya Jarvis| Margaret Orr| Cleveland Spears| Vincent Sylvain Participating Restaurants – More to…

THE CRAVING FOR PUBLIC SQUARES
THE CRAVING FOR PUBLIC SQUARES
/ August 27, 2016 0 COMMENTS

sent in by Keith Hardie Here is an essay by Michael Kimmelman about the importance of public squares from the April, 2016 issue of the New York Review of Books. A good read, and something urban planners should keep in mind: every neighborhood should have a public square, now more than ever. Building a great…

PIKACHU IN THE PARK
PIKACHU IN THE PARK
/ August 10, 2016 0 COMMENTS

The character Pikachu was seen in Fortier Park this morning. A character of a different kind was seen sleeping nearby. PIKACHU IN THE PARK! Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ?) are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by…

Help Feed New Orleanians – Buy Capstone Honey at Terranova’s
Help Feed New Orleanians – Buy Capstone Honey at Terranova’s
/ August 4, 2016 0 COMMENTS

HELP FEED NEW ORLEANIANS CAPSTONE is a non-profit in the Lower 9th Ward. Capstone is a small non profit that has taken previously blighted or vacant lots in the Lower Ninth Ward and developed them into productive gardens and orchards. Located in part of a food desert, Capstone grows and provides food at no cost…

Faubourg St. John Discusses Short Term Rentals
Faubourg St. John Discusses Short Term Rentals
/ August 2, 2016 0 COMMENTS

The City Council is voting on short term rentals on October 6th. Write to them and tell them you want to keep neighbors in your neighborhood.   shead@nola.gov jasonwilliams@nola.gov sgguidry@nola.gov lcantrell@nola.gov districtc@nola.gov councildistrictd@nola.gov jagray@nola.gov *** ***   YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION OR YOU’LL PAY A WHOLE LOT MORE   Short term rentals drive up rents….

WHEN WILL THE PUBLIC DEMAND THAT OPEN SPACE BE LEFT OPEN?
WHEN WILL THE PUBLIC DEMAND THAT OPEN SPACE BE LEFT OPEN?
/ July 29, 2016 0 COMMENTS

DEMAND THAT OPEN SPACE BE LEFT OPEN by Keith Hardie, Jr. 70% of those who use public parks use them for passive purposes. But municipalities too often look at parks as vacant unused land that needs to be developed and programmed. Our own master plan warns against this kind of thinking: “Cities that give up…