Following the launch of the Losing Ground project on coastal erosion in South Louisiana, journalists from The Lens and ProPublica are holding a panel discussion Tuesday about how they reported the story.
The Rising Tide “Conference on the Future of New Orleans” takes place today (Saturday, Sept. 13), with panels on the “lost historical memory” of New Orleans, organizing in marginalized communities, government waste at the Treme Center, religion in the city and a keynote address by Dr. Andre Perry.
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The annual Rising Tide “Conference on the Future of New Orleans” will host educator Dr. Andre Perry as its keynote speaker, with panel discussions on the lost histories of New Orleans’ Palmer Park, community organizing, government waste and finding religion in the city, as well as “tech school” sessions on using social media in publishing.
The Du Mois gallery on Freret Street is holding an opening reception for Rachel DePauw and William DePauw’s exhibition “Collaborations: Vessels” on Saturday afternoon.
The fourth session in Home Care Solutions and Poydras Home’s six-part free lecture series on elder care will discuss long-term care insurance on Thursday evening.
The Freret Neighborhood Center and the NOLA TimeBank are partnering to create a lending library of home-repair tools for Uptown residents, and Gasa Gasa is hosting a party this evening to help raise money for the project.
Music Under The Oaks is a free fall concert series taking place on four Friday nights in Audobon Park. The concert series is presented by Bellwether Technology, staged in partnership with the Loyola College of Music + Fine Arts and WWNO, in order to celebrate the new Audubon Conservancy.
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.
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 Krewe of OAK’s Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade is intended to be “Outrageous and Kinky,” but not larcenous — so krewe members are genuinely outraged that the tricycle and cart with the king’s throne disappeared from in front of the Maple Leaf Bar after Saturday’s parade.
With costumes to match their theme of “Rub it All Over Your Body,” the Krewe of OAK’s Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade rolled Saturday evening through Carrollton and the Riverbend.
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.
The annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame ceremony took place Sunday afternoon at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center in Central City. A conversation with elder Mardi Gras Indians kicked off the ceremony, followed by awards and tributes to deceased community members. Flag boys from many different gangs were also given special recognition.
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.
Prepare to leave behind your summer doldrums — and perhaps most of your clothing — as the Krewe of O.A.K. has set (Saturday) Aug. 23 as the date for its annual Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade.