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Bastille Day Celebration

Bastille Day Celebration

Allen Toussaint at the 2013 Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John. photo by Tory Taylor. Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John. photos below by Laura London click on any thumbnail for a better view Norbert Slama and Raphael Bas (Manouche Musette) will perform from 5 – 7 and Johnny J and the Hitmen from 7 – 9. Cynthia Scott will sing the Marseillaise at 5:30. Ukulele Jake will perform at the Bastille Day Celebration too! Come on out … Read entire article »

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Casket Girls

Casket Girls

Dr. Charlotte Pipes is presenting a one-hour lecture on French Colonial Louisiana to the monthly meeting of the Genealogical Research Society of New Orleans. Monday, May 20, 2013 Whitney Bank – Metairie Rd. branch 1441 Metairie Road Metairie, Louisiana. The meeting starts at 7:30pm and is free and open to the public. The topic will be “A Casket Girl of New Orleans.” Casket Girls arrived in New Orleans from France in the early 18th century. They came here to become brides for Louisiana … Read entire article »

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Bayou St. John is the Reason for New Orleans

Bayou St. John is the Reason for New Orleans

by Angela Carll Times Picayune – November 15, 1985 Bayou St. John is the reason New Orleans is located where it is. The bayou provided a connection from the Mississippi River overland via an old Indian path to Lake Ponchartrain. A number of historic landmarks still stand in this neighborhood to remind visitors of the city’s heritage. The Old Spanish Custom House, built in 1784 at the corner of Moss Street and Grand Route Saint John, … Read entire article »

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1st District Fundraiser Draws Capacity Crowd

1st District Fundraiser Draws Capacity Crowd

It was a full house for the August 21, 2012 fundraiser at Cafe Degas for the benefit of the New Orleans Police Department’s 1st District Through the generosity of Glazer’s, the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association and Cafe Degas, thousands were raised to help the 1st District obtain much-needed supplies. Click on any photo for the full view. Click on any photo for the full view. … Read entire article »

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Bastille Day in Faubourg St. John

Bastille Day in Faubourg St. John

CLICK HERE to view photos and video from the 2012 Bastille Day Celebration in Faubourg St. John! *** Please join us for the annual Faubourg St. John Merchants Association Block Party on Ponce de Leon Street between Esplanade and North Lopez. Saturday, July 13, 2013 | 5 PM – 9 PM | Le Marseillaise will be sung by Cynthia Scott Come dance in the street at our annual Bal Populaire! | Local merchants will sell food and beverages on … Read entire article »

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Great Bastille Day Lineup

Great Bastille Day Lineup

In addition to a cool art market and great kids’ table there will be plenty of food, drink and dancing in the street at the Bastille Day Celebration in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon on Saturday, July 14th from 5 pm until 9 pm. Plan to join the fun! It’s free! Check out the great music lineup below. Come dance with us! ZAZOU CITY from 5 pm until 7 pm UKULELE JAKE from … Read entire article »

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Postcard from Home

Courtesy the Linda Burns Collection … Read entire article »

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Magical Mystery Tour – Vignaud

research by Charlie London Vignaud Street is a one block street that runs between Grand Route Saint John and Ponce de Leon. Henry Vignaud (1830-1922) Henry Vignaud was a journalist, diplomat, and historian. He was born and educated in New Orleans. His career as a journalist commenced with articles for the newspapers of New Orleans. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he became a captain in the 6th Louisiana Regiment but was imprisoned in 1862, when New Orleans was captured by the Union Army. He escaped, went to Paris, and never returned to the United States. In Paris, Vignaud entered the service of the Confederate mission under John Slidell. In 1869, he was appointed to a secretaryship in the Roumanian legation at Paris. On December 14, 1875, he was appointed second … Read entire article »

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