Hello volleyball friends, neighbors and cyclists,
Due to the New Orleans Hash House Harriers Red Dress Run tomorrow, Mid-City Volleyball Group will play volleyball on Sunday rather than Saturday this weekend. This will be our first annual Dirty Red Dress volleyball game. Ya heard me… wear your red dress from the day before to the pick-up volleyball games along Bayou St John! We’ll set up across from the Mid-City post office around 9am and play for most of the day. You can even sleep in your dress if you like…
On a more serious note, Mid-City Volleyball Group will be holding its next quad grass volleyball tournament two weeks from tomorrow on Saturday August 27. It will roughly be the six year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, so we hope to feature hurricanes as the drink of the day while we commemorate the past and celebrate the present. This event will be a corporate challenge, so local businesses both small and large are invited to put together teams for a little friendly neighborhood rivalry. Businesses can sponsor a team with a mixture of employees, regular customers or friends, and more serious volleyball players are encouraged to rally support among coworkers or stop by their favorite neighborhood joint to see if they can help represent that business. This ought to be fun! Registration information is already available on our website at www.midcityvolleyball.org.
Speaking of rallying support, Design Workshop is holding a series of meetings all next week to collect suggestions from the public regarding the design of the proposed Lafitte Greenway. More information about the meetings is given below, and Monday’s topic is particularly relevant to MCVG. Susan Lavie and I will meet at Mandina’s Restaurant this coming Monday (August 15) around 7:00pm, and we’ll walk one block to Grace Episcopal Church by 7:30pm. We will, as always, be advocating for sand volleyball courts along the greenway ideally in Mid-City. If you’re interested in helping Susan and me generate enthusiasm for sand courts in the heart of the city, please join us!
Have a great weekend,
President of Mid-City Volleyball Group
Highest priority for participation:
Lafitte Corridor Connection Kick-Offs
To provide an opportunity for the general public to hear about the project, comment on initial analysis, and express interest and concerns about the project. Keypad polling devices will be used to collect public feedback.
Monday, August 15th – 6PM to 8PM
TWO LOCATIONS (Attend Nearest You): Sojourner Truth Community Center, 2200 Lafitte Street and Grace Episcopal Church, 3700 Canal Street
Lafitte Corridor Connection General Community Meeting
To provide the public with a chance to comment on proposed plans, recommendations and strategies. Keypad polling devices will be used to collect public feedback and determine preferences and priorities.
Saturday, August 20th – 9:30AM to 12:00PM
Delgado Community College, City Park Campus – Student Life Center 615 City Park Avenue
Other opportunities provided to accommodate varied personal schedules:
Lafitte Corridor Connection Topical Discussions
To provide an opportunity for the general public to provide input on issues and opportunities relative to the specific topic. Only necessary to participate if unable to communicate ideas and concerns during the kick off or other opportunities.
Daily August 15th-19th – 4:30 to 5:30PM
Aug 15: Recreational Activities and Programming AND Education, Employment and Job Opportunities
Aug 16: Greenway Arts and Interpretive AND Transportation, Stormwater, and Infrastructure
Aug 17: Land Use and Urban Design AND Housing and Economic Development Strategies
Aug 18: Financing, Operations and Maintenance
Aug 19: Health and Environment
Sojourner Truth Community Center, 2200 Lafitte Street
Lafitte Corridor Connection Greenway Design and Land Use Chip Game
To provide an opportunity for the general public to play the Greenway Design and Land Use Chip Game – a tool for drawing out public preference and priorities for the greenway, greenway park, and corridor.
August 15 – 19 11:30am – 12:30pm
August 16 – 18 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Lafitte Corridor Connection Open Studio
To provide flexible hours for the general public to stop in and view progress on the project. Only necessary to participate if unable to communicate ideas and concerns during the kick off or other opportunities.
August 15 – 19 10 am – 5:30 pm
Thanks for your ongoing support and interest in the project!