For years, Kara Morgan has given her neighbors her time, love and energy as the tough, cheerful leader of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association.
Now that the 39-year-old mother of two has been diagnosed with a deadly form of cancer, the Irish Channel is giving back to Morgan this weekend in the neighborhood’s own irreverent way — with a fundraiser for her medical treatment at a brewery, complete with burlesque dancers, musicians, and all the fierce, unyielding optimism that she and her community bear so proudly.
Marching bands from four New Orleans schools — Martin Behrman, Eleanor McMain, McDonogh 35 and the St. Augustine “Marching 100″ — performed for crowds packing Napoleon Avenue on Monday night to kick off Tipitina’s annual Instruments A Comin’ benefit, raising money to buy instruments that will be placed in other area schools.
The Bouligny Improvement Association is asking for volunteers to help spruce up Lawrence Square on Saturday morning (April 6), working alongside neighbors to help clean up the park.
Following the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old AmeriCorps member in west Carrollton on Monday, two teams of his co-workers have been withdrawn to their home base in Vicksburg, Miss., for counseling and support, agency officials confirmed Wednesday.
Lafayette Academy band members led a march against crime through the streets of Broadmoor on Wednesday evening, stopping on Washington Avenue where three people have been killed in the past two years, according to a report by Monica Hernandez of our partners at WWL-TV.
The floors may still have soft spots and the roof may still leak, but at least the officers at the century-old Second District police station now have a decent place to change clothes or use the restroom, thanks to a donation from prominent New Orleans attorney Morris Bart.
“They put their lives on the line,” Bart said. “If what I can do makes their lives a little easier and shows that, ‘Yes, we do appreciate what they do for us and for the people of New Orleans,’ then it’s my pleasure.”
Mercy Endeavors Senior Center will hold its inaugural “Jazzin’ on Jackson Gala” tonight (Thursday, March 21) at St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center in the Irish Channel.
More than 20 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants will meet Thursday night (March 19) at Samuel J. Green Charter School in a benefit for FirstLine Schools five “seed-to-table” food-education gardening programs across the city.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Uptown New Orleans will host a free legal clinic for veterans on Thursday afternoon.
The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law is holding the “Race Judicata” one-mile fun run/walk on Saturday morning (March 9) to benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope of New Orleans.
The Encore Shop on Maple Street is holding an end-of-winter sale this week to benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra.
Supporters of Xavier University Preparatory School on Magazine Street have created the Xavier Prep Foundation Fund in an effort to keep the 98-year-old school open. The fund is being administered by the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Tipitina’s Uptown will host the Healthy Supper Bowl Jam tonight (Monday, March 4), with healthy food options from local food trucks and free live music and dance performances.
The Music For Peace fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. Children are free but a donation is suggested for adults.
Residents of the Fontainebleau-area who want to create a “Little Free Library” in the neighborhood are holding a fundraiser called “A Book, a Buck or Both” on Saturday afternoon.
St. Michael’s Special School in the Irish Channel still has hundreds of tickets remaining for its Chefs’ Charity For Children fundraiser next week that will help support its mission of serving developmentally delayed children and adults, according to a report by Bill Capo and our partners at WWL-TV.