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.
An array of Uptown bars including Barrel Proof, the Maple Leaf and Tracey’s will be hosting events and participating in Smoke-Free Week this week, and City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell will host a town-hall meeting on the subject Wednesday at Carrollton Station.
Gasa Gasa will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Freret Street with an art show, barbecue and live album recording, and Freret residents will receive a 10-percent discount on their bar tabs all weekend.
The 25th Annual Feast of St. Henry block party and mass took place at St. Henry’s Catholic church Uptown on Saturday afternoon.
Dishcrawl New Orleans is hosting a sold-out culinary tour of Maple Street tonight, and Alicia Serrano and Zach Brien are along for the ride. See below for their live tweets from the event.
The day after millions of folks celebrated the independence of the United States of America, I joined a sea of folks dressed in all white, the color associated with the deepest mourning, to recognize one of the most tragic parts of American history.
In its 14th year, the Maafa commemoration is an ancestral ceremony put on by the Ashe Cultural Center to honor those who were subjected to the unfathomable atrocities of enslavement and the plight of the generations who emerged from this despair, those who were anything but free when America claimed its freedom from the British crown back in 1776.
Terry McMillan, a New York Times bestselling author, will read her new book “Who Asked You?” at Octavia Books tonight.
The event is scheduled at the bookstore on 513 Octavia Street at 7 p.m.
For more information, read the Octavia Books posting below:
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.
Despite torrential rain on Sunday afternoon, the Uptown Swingers rolled for their 10th Anniversary parade — in and out of the rain, and triumphantly all the way through.
Solar-powered ovens, generators, phone charging stations and other appliances will be on display Saturday (June 21) at Whole Foods Market Arabella Station during the store’s third annual celebration of National Solar Day.
To celebrate their 10th anniversary second-line, the Uptown Swingers will parade this Sunday where they all originally started: on Freret Street.
“Some people said we couldn’t last 10 years, so we’ve got to show them,” said Uptown Swingers president Ezell Hines. “Showing is seeing and seeing is believing.”
Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project, a national touring program, is stopping at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on June 26 to host a one-night-only showcase of 20 local artists’ work.
Southern Rep’s annual “Work Hard Play Hard” fundraiser at Il Posto on Dryades Street will feature live music, an all-you-can-eat buffet, an open bar, and a silent auction/raffle of donated items and services from local artists and businesses, all to benefit the 6×6 and 3×3 programs that support the development of new plays.
Preservation Resource Center members and nonmembers are invited to visit a 19th-century home that survived a former owner’s demolition request and is now getting a second chance at life.
The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library are holding a major yard sale this weekend at the Latter branch library to clear out their entire inventory of surplus donated books, organizers said.
Tipitina’s Foundation youth music workshop will feature guests artists Stanton Moore Band on Sunday, followed by Johnny Vidacovich, Chris Severin, and Cliff Hines later in June.
After being rained out last month, the 610 Stompers and the Hot 8 Brass Band will return to Palmer Park on Sunday afternoon to lead adult teams in a games-oriented “Romp” fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, organizers said.