The Treme Brass Band at the 2012 Voodoo on the Bayou.
PDF of 2012 Voodoo on the Bayou photos by Charlie London
by Tom Fitzmorris
Long before the Voodoo Festival in City Park took over the Halloween weekend (as it will this weekend), the Faubourg St John Neighborhood Association held its annual fundraising party–also Halloween weekend, also with a voodoo theme, also near City Park. Instead of loud music, however, the theme is food. (Although there’s music, too.) The location is right: The Pitot House, one of the city’s oldest houses, on Bayou St. John in the bend across from City Park. It was the home of James Pitot, the first mayor of New Orleans.
The party starts at eight-thirty tonight (Saturday, October 27) and goes until midnight, with all the essential makings of a fun evening: live music, open bar, and food. What food? From these esteemed culinarians, most of which are from the neighborhood:
The tickets are available in advance for $50 online (https://fsjna.org) or at these merchants:
Terranova Supermarket, 3308 Esplanade Ave
Swirl Wine, 3143 Ponce de Leon
Cork & Bottle, 3700 Orleans Avenue
Tickets are also at the door for $60. The money goes toward the continuing improvement of that historic neighborhood and the Pitot House itself, which is a real gem. Its projects include the ReBridge Project, Desmare Playground, and the Bayou Children’s Halloween event.
Reconnect with your neighbors in a positive environment…
Enjoy the 23rd annual Voodoo on the Bayou. Experience the joy of great fun as the Treme Brass Band tunes up for your enjoyment.
Tickle your tastebuds with food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants. Wash it down with spirits from the open bars then dance to the sounds of Lips and the Trips. Join the second line when the Treme Brass Band brings down the house.
So, what are you waiting for? Rush out and get your tickets at Terranova’s at 3308 Esplanade, Pal’s Lounge at 949 North Rendon, Swirl Wines at 3143 Ponce de Leon or Cork and Bottle in the American Can Company.
Check out the poster at http://voodooonthebayou.com
For more information, please visit:
WHO: Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association
WHAT: Annual Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association fund raiser with cuisine provided by local restaurants, open bar, live music. Tickets are for sale for $50 in advance or $60 at the door.
WHEN: Saturday, October 27th, 2012 8:30 p.m. until midnight
WHERE: the Pitot House, 1440 Moss Street on Bayou St. John
WHY: Benefit for the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association Your ticket covers live musical entertainment, an open bar and fare from some of New Orleans most beloved restaurants. To join the Voodoo on the Bayou celebration, meet at the Pitot House at 1440 Moss Street on Bayou St. John on October 27, 2012. The party begins at 8:30 p.m. and goes until midnight.