A facility that served the children and families of the Milan neighborhood for decades on Peniston Street until Hurricane Katrina is now finally nearing its reopening, 10 years after the storm, officials said.
Seniors who need help with issues relating to social security, estate planning and other issues can receive free assistance from a lawyer during a legal fair Saturday at the AARP center on South Carrollton.
The Junior League of New Orleans will host its tenth annual kitchen tour next weekend, showcasing 12 different kitchens in the Uptown area to raise money for the organization’s programs supporting local families.
Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law will partner this weekend with the ABA Journal and the Louisiana State Bar Association to host “Hackcess to Justice Louisiana 2015: A Social Justice Hackathon.”
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center is one step closer to moving out of the old St. Alphonsus convent and into a new home, after recently breaking ground on the new facility on Jackson Avenue.
The New Orleans chapter of Bread for the World will be holding its 34th annual Walk for the Hungry on Saturday morning (March 7). The 4-mile walk starts at Holy Name of Jesus School, and a T-shirt is included in the entry fee.
Now, members of the association are carrying her legacy forward, marrying that love of parades with her quest to build shade structures in the neighborhood’s park by creating a new “Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou” that plans to roll through the Irish Channel starting in 2016.
The Coliseum Square Association is seeking volunteers to help with its annual breakfast and snacks for the Sixth District New Orleans Police officers to thank them for their service during Mardi Gras.
Midway Pizza will be hosting its second annual “Pizza for Peace” event all day today (Jan. 21). Midway Pizza will donate 20 percent of its sales to SilenceIsViolence Peace Clinics, and the event will feature performances by SIV Peace Clinics music students and victim resource distribution.
As dusk fell on Christmas Eve, a few blocks of Pine Street in Uptown New Orleans glowed a little more brightly after a group of neighborhood children lit their sidewalks with hundreds of votive candles.
Stone Rabbit, 35 PSI, and Voltra Volta will all perform at Gasa Gasa Friday night (Dec. 26) as part of Stone Star Productions benefit concert for CASA New Orleans (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). The event will feature raffle prizes and live painting.
When Southern Rep opens its production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” at Loyola University this week, tickets sold for preview shows Wednesday and Thursday will benefit Children’s Hospital.
With little more than a a day of voting remaining, St. Michael Special School in the Irish Channel is in the lead to win a $10,000 event from Windsor Court hotel.
The Soul Rebels, students from the Trombone Shorty Academy, and a Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will play a free concert at Tulane’s McAlister Auditorium next week, with a suggested donation of a new toy that will be given to children from the Treme neighborhood during the holiday season.
Musician Kermit Ruffins will headline a free fundraiser Thursday evening for the Kingsley House in the Lower Garden District.
With wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, the Sibley Gallery on Magazine Street will host the Seventh Annual Uncork the Cure fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Thursday evening.