The former Benjamin Banneker campus will become home to KIPP Believe Primary this month, returning open-admissions elementary education to the Carrollton corridor after a number of recent school closings.
Kara Lynn Morgan died of melanoma July 15, the day before her 41st birthday, but the tireless neighborhood leader is far from finished with her battle against skin cancer.
She is still fighting it — she and her many allies in New Orleans and beyond — on the fields in the park of her beloved Irish Channel.
The Freret Street Publiq House is hosting a blood drive Sunday (July 27) sponsored by the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and the Organ Grinders marching group in response to the recent shooting on Bourbon Street.
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.
Hotel Indigo on St. Charles Avenue will hold a happy-hour fundraiser for the Tipitina’s Foundation on Thursday evening, donating 20 percent of sales from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to the nonprofit’s music education and outreach efforts.
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra threw a block party on Saturday afternoon at the Central City fire station on Martin Luther King boulevard. Free food and activities were provided for attendees.
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.
In an effort to improve safety in the neighborhood, GG’s Dine-O-Rama on Magazine Street is donating 20 percent of sales today (Thursday, June 5) at lunch and dinner to raise money for new anti-crime cameras through the ProjectNOLA nonprofit.
Tulane president Scott Cowen will discuss the impact that volunteerism has had on both his tenure at the university and New Orleans as a whole this evening (Monday, June 2) before the Junior League of New Orleans.
A healthcare fair Saturday morning at the Rosa F. Keller library in Broadmoor will provide screenings and info on various aspects of health, such as blood pressure checks, dental and vision screenings, and BMI readings.
Snuggles is a New Orleans dog, born and bred — a 2-year-old mixed breed with probably more terrier in him than anything else. About a year ago, Snuggles was a lonely street dog, mostly eating out of garbage cans.
One day, a stranger swept him up and brought him to the Louisiana SPCA. After getting some really good food, shots, spayed and regularly bathed, Snuggles was ready to be adopted. Unfortunately, no matter how cute Snuggles was, he always seemed to come in second. Fortunately for Snuggles, fate smiled on him. SPCA Executive Director Ana Zorrila was getting calls from shelters in the Northeast and Midwest looking for puppies to be adopted.
With the unleashing of their imaginations and mentorship from the National Organization of Minority Architects, four teams from Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, Sci Academy and Urban League College Track spent the last year analyzing the needs of various neighborhoods around the city and then developing architectural plans designed to meet those needs.
Security, transportation, employment, shelter and food were among areas the youth considered during the urban planning process. They sought to define space and place and answer questions like: Does a church fall under the category of public space, entertainment or education?
And what the budding architects, ranging in ages 11 to 18, envisioned is nothing short of thoughtful, innovative and really, really sweet.
The Freret Neighborhood Center will host a block party this evening (Thursday, May 8) in the Neighborhood Housing Service parking lot to honor a group of more than 1,500 volunteers from technology company Ingram Micro who will be working on projects around the area.
Join Habitat for Humanity for a ROMP! in Palmer Park with music from Hot 8 Brass Band, a performance from 610 Stompers plus backyard games and races.
Today, consider foregoing eating out or that fancy cup of Joe and give to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations across the city participating in the community-wide online giving campaign, GiveNOLA Day.
The minimum gift is $10, less than the cost of an IMAX movie ticket or a happy hour special.
Help revitalize the historic Lower St. Charles Corridor on Thursday evening at the Magic in Melpomenia IXX celebration at Zeitgeist, which will include a live art auction, music and delicious food from local eateries like Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro, Crabby Jack’s and more.
The Eiffel Society is hosting a fundraiser for The Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals with happy hour drink specials and free networking festivities Wednesday evening.
The instruments are a comin’ to New Orleans school programs from the Tipitina’s Foundation benefit concert — in between two Jazz fest weekends — where attendees can enjoy food, an outdoor battle of the best local bands and a silent auction (Monday, April 28).
Party with a cause on Thursday night (April 10) at the Proyecto Luis de Lión fundraiser at the Prytania Bar. The event will have live music and a raffle with all proceeds from the cover charge, raffle tickets and a percentage of drink proceeds to go toward community art, culture and education for children in San Juan del Obispo, Guatemala.