The Gentilly Fest showcases the best of New Orleans Urban Community

“Built by the Community” “The best music, food, art. And bring the kids!” Free admission. Gentilly Fest celebrates all things New Orleans! FREE ADMISSION FESTIVAL HOURSFriday, October 11th : 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Saturday, October 12th : 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.mSunday, October 13th : 12:00 noon – 7:00pm. LOCATIONGentilly Festival is located at Pontchartrain Park Playground 5701 Press Dr. New Orleans, LA | @ … Continue reading The Gentilly Fest showcases the best of New Orleans Urban Community

Remembering Hurricane Katrina: Look back on photos of the storm, aftermath 14 years later | Photos | theadvocate.com

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2005. — Read on http://www.theadvocate.com/content/tncms/live/ Continue reading Remembering Hurricane Katrina: Look back on photos of the storm, aftermath 14 years later | Photos | theadvocate.com

One handed climbing at New Orleans Boulder Lounge with Niyah Jean

My Niyah Jean was born with Brachial Plexus (The brachial plexus is a group of nerves around shoulder. A loss of movement or weakness of the arm may occur if these nerves are damaged. This injury is called neonatal brachial plexus palsy) but that hasn’t stopped her from mastering just about any two-handed activity! Since she was born, she overcame any obstacle set before her. She couldn’t crawl … Continue reading One handed climbing at New Orleans Boulder Lounge with Niyah Jean

Big Freddia dishes out Bouncing Beignets flavored Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

The Queen Diva “Big Freedia” has collaborated with ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s on the limited flavored ice cream, Big Freddia’s Bouncing Beignets! The new flavor was announced on Freddia’s Instagram page back in February when the queen diva originally posted a photo of Instagram with the cover of a point of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream featuring Freddia’s face and the words “Booty … Continue reading Big Freddia dishes out Bouncing Beignets flavored Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Treme Memorial Day Block Party

Everyone is welcome at the Treme Memorial Day Block Party and Concert in Tuba Fats Square next to the Candlelight Lounge. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/348232522717825/ What To Expect Come celebrate the Treme neighborhood spirit at a free concert by some of New Orleans’ favorite bands, including New Birth Brass Band, and headliner Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet. Please purchase the crawfish, seafood and drinks … Continue reading Treme Memorial Day Block Party

New Orleans Children’s Business Fair

Hi Everyone, After drinking almost two gallons of lemonade on National Lemonade Day and seeing the proud young faces, I researched how to plan a Kids PopUp and found Acton. With school at it’s in and several summer programs have been cut, like the one in St. Roch I thought this would give them a creative outlet as well as make a few dollars. I’m … Continue reading New Orleans Children’s Business Fair

Our forever First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Essence Festival 2019

Michelle Obama is in the house! Don’t miss our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama in conversation around her record-setting book, her new focus, and what’s next. She will address the ESSENCE Festival® audience at the Louisiana Superdome on Saturday, July 6th! On the heels of the historic success of her book “Becoming,” the appearance will mark Mrs. Obama’s first engagement at the Festival and will … Continue reading Our forever First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Essence Festival 2019

The New Orleans Ballet Association: Providing Free Access to the Art of Ballet | WGNO

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA– Art is the very expression of what comprises the soul of every human being.  Despite that fact, the art of ballet has not always been a friend to diversity. On March 7th, 1917 a seamstress and a tailor in New Orleans smiled upon their new baby girl.  Janet Collins would become the first black prima ballerina to dance as part of New … Continue reading The New Orleans Ballet Association: Providing Free Access to the Art of Ballet | WGNO

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Where the locals eat, NOLA Corner Stores

I highly recommend coming into the community, stop in a corner store or gas station order a po-boy, a few pounds of crawfish and grab a couple of beers, go back to the Quarters, go on the levee and enjoy your good eats and beautiful scenery. Don’t forget some newspaper and napkins.. Continue reading Where the locals eat, NOLA Corner Stores