The Inspire to Empower Gala promises to be an incredible and inspiring evening for all who attend! Guests will enjoy an array of hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and libations in the gorgeous Alice M. Harte courtyard and atrium while listening to live entertainment and bidding in a silent auction.
City Council District A is home to a plethora of the city’s parks and greenspaces, and their management and sustainability remains an important issue as the city grows. All six District A candidates said they’d fight to keep greenspaces across the city, though they presented different preservation tactics.
Two candidates stressed the importance of zoning ordinances and the city’s Master Plan in protecting current greenspace, while others argued for legislation protecting trees and living plants. Some candidates said they’d look into unifying park management into one entity, if it proves efficient.
A coalition of neighborhood groups from around the Carrollton area and beyond will hear from candidates for the open District A seat on the New Orleans City Council at a forum tonight at St. Mary’s Dominican High School.
By Claire Byun
All six City Council District B candidates said they’re against a new stormwater management fee proposed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to help pay for improvements to the city’s troubled drainage system, though most proposed again adding City Council oversight to the Sewerage and Water Board Commission.
Candidates touched on stormwater infrastructure, public safety and short-term rental issues at a forum Tuesday evening hosted by several Uptown neighborhood associations. Most candidates argued for more transparency from the S&WB commission – especially in light of the August flood – though they each had different ideas on how to move forward.
Lecturer Meghan Hays, will visit Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center to speak on one of the world’s oldest known forms of medicine: Ayurveda.
The lecture takes place on Sunday, Sept. 10 form 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at Unity, located at 3722 St. Charles Ave.
NOLA Aikido will hold its annual Open House this Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our Chief Instructor, Robert Brian Levy and students will provide a demonstration of the Japanese martial art of Aikido.
We’ll be available to answer any questions and will offer an opportunity for prospective students to experience Aikido for themselves. Refreshments will be served.
NOLA Aikido is located in Mid-City, and is dedicated to teaching traditional Aikido to students of all ages. Both adult and children’s classes are offered.
On Saturday, August 19, the Krewe of O.A.K. hosted the 31st annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras parade. The parade rolls down Oak street to Carrollton avenue, down to Palmer park and back up Carrollton down Oak street, finishing at the Maple Leaf Bar. This year’s parade, which rolled a week early, was themed “Dirty One XXXI Coming In Hot.” The queen was Stacy Morigeau and King Robustus XXXI is Doug Trager.
A group of young people with a shared focus on juvenile-justice reform will pose questions to the candidates for mayor of New Orleans on Saturday at a church on South Claiborne Avenue.
Indivisible NOLA, a progressive civic-engagement organization, will host a forum this afternoon featuring the candidates for one of the At-Large seats on the New Orleans City Council.
Restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries on Magazine Street will all keep their doors open until sundown Saturday with special music and food alongside sales for the fifth annual “Cool Down Block Party.”
A consummate wife, mother and urban planning consultant, Corinne DuCre-Villavasso, was living the life she always dreamed of when in 2014 she tested positive for the Braca 1 gene mutation commonly associated with breast cancer. DuCre-Villavasso had just given birth to her third child and was visiting her physician for a post-partum check-up when told of her diagnosis.
On Sunday, August 6, Margaret Nicolson, a certified Jin Shin Jitshu practitioner, will give a free presentation and demonstration of this ancient healing art at Unity of New Orleans Spiritual Center, as part of the Bob Tucker Wellness Forum.
StayLocal will present “Know-It-All Trivia Night & Biz Showcase” at Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St, New Orleans, LA 70125) on Thursday, July 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.
The trivia will test guests’ knowledge of all things business, from historic New Orleans companies, to professional etiquette, to national economic trends.
The Dryades Public Market hosted the popup marketplace “Friends and Flows” for the first time Saturday, raising awareness of issues like food deserts, the market’s role in the Central City neighborhood, and gentrification.
Seven bars on Freret Street between Jena and Soniat Streets offered specialty cocktails as part of the third annual Freret Street Block Party. The block party is the closing event for New Orleans’ annual Tails of the Cocktail event. Some participating venues featured bartenders from out of town.