Young Aspirations/Young Artists Inc. is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 3, for the new YAYA Arts Center that will open on LaSalle Street in June 2015.
The Alliance Française adult fall French classes begin Sept. 8, but customers can get an early bird discount of $15 by signing up by Monday, Sept. 1.
Surveillance video released by the New Orleans Police Department shows the robbery of the Magnolia Discount Market on Airline Highway, and police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect, authorities said.
Retired Gen. Russell Honore will lead a Hurricane Katrina commemoration breakfast at Xavier University on Saturday with speakers from New Orleans and surrounding communities giving updates on the fight for environmental justice in Louisiana and the upcoming 2015 legislative session.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will host a public meeting on the coming year’s budget tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 26) at Touro Synagogue, and residents of Council District B are encouraged to come and share their thoughts on how the city’s tax revenue should be allocated.
The New Orleans Public Library Children’s Resource Center on Napoleon Avenue will hold a back-to-school fun fest and open house for children Saturday (Aug. 23), featuring special appearances by the New Orleans Fire Department and their fire truck, the Washitaw Mardi Gras Indians, and a reading of a bilingual Spanish/English book by Denise Woltering from the Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
Environmental activist Mike Stagg, organizer of the March from Grand Isle to the Governor’s Mansion, will discuss Louisiana’s relationship with the oil and gas industry tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 19) in a public meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church on South Claiborne.
Residents and business owners who want bike racks in their neighborhoods have until Friday (Aug. 15) to request them from the city, New Orleans officials said.
The Ashé Cultural Arts Center will be holding celebrations for the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame’s 16th anniversary this weekend, including a Honors Breakfast by invitation and awards and memorial ceremony that will be free and open to the public.
After successfully rebuilding their membership over the past few years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in New Orleans is working towards renovating their meeting hall on Lyons Street with a pair of fundraisers this week at nearby bars.
As Tulane’s first on-campus football season in years approaches, a trio of women’s groups at Tulane University are hosting a pre-season high tea and silent auction Sunday honoring alumni football wives.
Teens heading back to school this month are invited to a dance at the Lyons Center sponsored by the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission on Friday evening.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of another teen behind an abandoned Hollygrove home earlier this month, New Orleans police said.
The New Orleans Police Department is planning anti-crime marches on both Laurel Street and in Hollygrove, according to authorities. Both the Sixth District and Second District’s anti-crime walks will be held at 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday (July 30).
The Alliance Française is hosting its second session of French language classes starting this week.
The Bridge House / Grace House substance-abuse center on Camp Street will be hosting its annual Christmas In July dinner for the homeless and indigent population of New Orleans on Sunday, serving a meal prepared by Mother’s Restaurant and handing out packages of donated clothing and toiletries.
The New Orleans Public Library Foundation is inviting community members for an evening of support for the restoration of the mural in the Latter Library’s Green Room tonight.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help locating a man who may have information about the April killing of a woman in Central City, authorities said.
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will discuss increasing service on bus routes throughout the city, including restoring route 90 in Carrollton, at a series of community open houses in Broadmoor and Carrollton starting next week.
Two new and free blight-fighting tools will be unveiled at an event in Zion City this Saturday (June 28), and Councilmember LaToya Cantrell will be featured as a guest speaker.