Nov 122018
 

New Orleans luminaries dance-off to benefit arts education

Inspired by ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, the 9th Annual Young Audiences Dancing for the Arts gala will feature local community leaders competing on the dance floor with professional dancers for the coveted People’s Choice Award.

The gala will be held at Harrah’s Casino Theatre this Friday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 11 p.m., starting with a red carpet reception and cocktail hour. Festivities will also include a silent auction, open bar, fine fare, and entertainment. Continue reading »

Nov 122018
 

Trepwise and the Eiffel Society are hosting a Pay It Forward Happy Hour this Wednesday to highlight two local nonprofits. November’s “trepwork for good” event will have a “Feed It Forward” theme and will showcase two nonprofits with food pantries: Broadmoor Improvement Association and Love in Action Outreach.

Food donations will also be accepted at this event, and the heaviest non-perishable food donation will receive a prize.

Happy hour prices will be available all night long with $3 beers, $5 house wine, $6 well drinks and signature cocktails. Guests can enjoy curated cocktails such as the “NourishMint Julep,” as well as a rum punch—both $5.

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Nov 022018
 

On November 4th, Grow Dat Youth Farm will host their final event of the season on their farm in City Park. The Fall Harvest Dinner on the Farm will showcase autumn vegetables and feature fresh produce grown on their farm. The evening will feature beloved local restaurants Pagoda Cafe, Coco Hut, Carmo and Windowsill Pies.

These images were taken on the Momenta Project New Orleans 2018: Working with Nonprofits workshop in New Orleans, LA. Photo © Abigail Maki/Momenta Workshops 2018.

During the cocktail hour, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, craft cocktails, and live music in the eco-campus, Grow Dat’s outdoor classroom constructed of converted shipping containers.

Guests will have the choice of participating in one of 3 educational tours: Sustainable Agriculture, Grow Dat’s Youth Leadership Program, or a tour on ​Herbal and Plant Medicinal Practices hosted by former Grow Dat Fellow Ellenie Cruz. To round out the event, guests will commune over a 3-course seated dinner paired with wine in Grow Dat’s stunning oak grove by the bayou. Continue reading »

Oct 302018
 
UnDesign the Redline Opening Reception

via UnDesign the Redline Opening Reception Facebook event page

“UnDesign the Redline,” a traveling exhibit developed by Designing the WE and supported by Enterprise Community Partners and Foundation for Louisiana, will have its opening reception on Thursday, November 1st. Continue reading »

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Oct 292018
 

Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) will host its 4th
Annual Metamorphosis Fundraiser this Friday, November 3 at the Rosa F. Keller Library, 4300 S. Broad Street.

The community fundraiser takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. with a patron party starting featuring live music by Phil Melancon at 6 p.m. Local sponsors include Bayou Hot Wings, Inspire Charter Schools, Roulaison Distilling Company, Midway Pizza, and more. General admission tickets start at $75, and 100% of the funds raised from Metamorphosis will benefit initiatives led by the BIA Arts and Wellness Center. Continue reading »

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Oct 252018
 

Mary Keller Zervigon (submitted photo)

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Danae Columbus, opinion columnist

Uptown resident and long time activist-philanthropist Mary Keller Zervigon epitomizes the best in service to the community. When the United Way of Southeast Louisiana was looking for a worthy New Orleanian to induct into their Alexis de Tocqueville Society on Nov. 1, Zervigon – an heir to the Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company fortune – was an easy choice. Zervigon’s grandfather Alfred Bird (A.B) Freeman began selling the new-fangled bottled drink in 1906. Several decades later, the family’s well-documented history of philanthropy began. Continue reading »

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Oct 232018
 

A fundraiser Wednesday night at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue will benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Arts Council of New Orleans, and will feature a live string duet and an art installation. Continue reading »

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Oct 052018
 

Join Us for The Party of the Season!

5th Annual Greenway Soirée benefitting Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Demetric Mercadel & Parkway Bakery’s Justin Kennedy at 5th Greenway Soirée (Photo Credit: InstaPix Photography)

Thoughtfully located trailside, the 6th Annual Greenway Soirée will return to the Cellar on St. Louis—an adaptively repurposed warehouse venue overlooking the Lafitte Greenway. The Soirée for Friends of Lafitte Greenway is tonight, October 5, from 6 to 11 p.m. and is expected to bring together some of the best in food, drink, and entertainment for an evening of celebration.

via Friends of Lafitte Greenway

The Soirée will feature musical entertainment by Mario Abney and the Abney Effect and DJ Slick Leo. Proceeds from the event will support Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s work to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

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Oct 022018
 

Corey Henry plays trombone with Galactic during their Halloween show at Tipitina’s on October 28. Galactic and the Soul Rebels will play a benefit show at Tipitina’s on October 4 for victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com

On Thursday, October 4, Galactic and The Soul Rebels will perform at Tipitina’s in a benefit show for victims of Hurricane Florence, a category four hurricane that hit North Carolina and the east coast in September. The storm caused upwards of $38 billion in damage according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading »

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Sep 252018
 

Urban Conservancy logoA philanthropic fall event series—named “trepwork for good” and hosted by trepwise & Eiffel Society—highlights two local non-profits monthly with Pay it Forward Happy Hour events to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities for each participating organization.

This month’s event will have a “Community Sustainability” theme and will showcase two sustainability-driven non-profits: Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Urban Conservancy. Continue reading »

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Sep 172018
 

Volunteers paint a new bike lane near the ferry terminal on Canal Street. (photo via Bike Easy on Facebook)

By Samuel Kahn, Loyola Student News Service

Bike lanes are being added to Baronne Street by safety-vest wearing volunteers to demonstrate how bike lanes promote bike riding and bike safety as New Orleans hosts the 20th Walk Bike Places conference this week. Continue reading »

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Sep 142018
 


Dr. Oliver Sartor, center, medical director of the Tulane Cancer Center, holds a sign at the start of the 2017 NOLA Bluedoo run with former New Orleans Saints linebacker and NFL Hall-of-Famer Rickey Jackson, left, and A.P. Sanchez, president of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. (submitted photo)

One thousand runners are expected to dash across the Tulane Uptown campus on Saturday evening as part of the Fifth Annual Blue Doo Run, a fundraiser for prostate cancer research. Continue reading »

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Aug 312018
 

Part of a promotional flier for the fundraiser for the park. (via Felicity Redevelopment)

By Nicholas Riemann
Special to Uptown Messenger

On Feb. 14, 1957, a crucial moment of American history was made in Central City, when Martin Luther King Jr. came to the New Zion Baptist Church on Third Street to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, what would become one of the country’s foremost African-American civil-rights organizations.

The only marker commending the group’s founding, though? A plaque on the edge of the church’s property. But there’s a dream to change that — one that’s now starting to become a reality. Continue reading »

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Aug 212018
 

A happy hour fundraiser tonight at the Eiffel Society on St. Charles Avenue will benefit two New Orleans education nonprofits, one that recruits more black male teachers to provide positive role models in the classroom, and one that promotes success in science and technology. Continue reading »

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Jul 182018
 

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A local hospitality company donated $100,000 this week in used furniture and renovations to spruce up the shelters for homeless families at the Salvation Army’s Uptown location, the first gift to improve transitional housing there in more than a decade. Continue reading »

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