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Jun 222019
 

Members of the Lady Uptown Swingers dance down Magnolia Street in 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Uptown Swingers will parade Sunday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. through the Freret, Uptown, Milan, Central City, Hoffman Triangle and Broadmoor neighborhoods. Lineup is at 3 p.m.

It’s the last second-line before the clubs take a break for the summer. The second-line season will start up again at the end of August. Continue reading »

Jun 202019
 

The Committee for a Better New Orleans along with its predecessor The Metropolitan Area Committee have been focused on change at systemic levels for 50 years. Pictured, left to right, are CBNO leaders Anthony Carter, Lindsey Navarro, Keith Twitchell and Tim Hemphill. (Danae Columbus)

Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

Since 1966 the Committee for a Better New Orleans, or CBNO, and its predecessor The Metropolitan Area Committee, or MAC, have created an inclusive, welcoming environment where community leaders work across race and class lines to craft transparent solutions to the city’s most pressing problems. The brainchild of Richard W. Freeman and the Bureau of Governmental Research, the nonprofit was envisioned as the action organization that could take BGR’s recommendations to the next step through research and advocacy. Sharing many of the same goals and board members, CBNO and MAC merged in 2002. Continue reading »

Jun 192019
 

Director of Marketing for XL Fleet Eric Foellmer, Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian, Executive Director of Regional Planning Commission Jeffrey Roesel and Director of Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership Courtney Young cut the ribbon on two plug-in hybrid trucks. (Port of New Orleans photo)

from the Port of New Orleans

With existing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in place and working toward energy efficiency investments defined in their new Strategic Master Plan, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) expanded its EV fleet with the help of the Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets, managed by the Regional Planning Commission’s Clean Fuel Partnership program. Continue reading »

Jun 192019
 

The NOLA Caribbean Festival features soca and reggae dance. (via nolacaribbeanfestival.com)

The NOLA Caribbean Festival at Central City BBQ is the biggest event of the biggest event of the NOLA Caribbean Experience taking place in June.

The second biggest event is the Colour Me Krazy Carnival Parade, complete with Caribbean Carnival masquerade costumes, bands, dancers, Caribbean DJ trucks, and a paint VS powder experience. The parade starts on June 22 at 4 p.m. on Canal Street and ends at the festival grounds. Continue reading »