Jan 222019
 

Trumpeter, composer and Grammy Award winner Nicholas Payton, a New Orleans native, is headlining Starry Night Gala, a fundraiser for the Waldorf School.

The 15th annual Starry Night will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City on Feb. 1. The gala will also feature silent and live auctions, raffles, live music, dancing, drinks and food. Tickets are available at different levels, from music-only to patron.

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Jan 162019
 

(via Urban Conservancy)

The co-founder of the Cultural Arts Center is among the Urban Conservancy’s 2019 Urban Hero honorees, a celebration individuals who have been instrumental in shaping the Urban Conservancy vision for a vibrant and resilient New Orleans.

“Since 2001, the Urban Conservancy has been leading and collaborating to strengthen our urban environment and local economy through equitable practices, policies and programs,” said Dana Eness, Urban Conservancy’s executive director. “We draw inspiration from those who are contributing to a safer, healthier, and more beautiful New Orleans, and whose work intersects with our own in meaningful ways. We love having the opportunity to recognize the contributions of these special individuals.”

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Jan 092019
 

Avron and Wendy Fogelman

As Tulane men’s basketball team looked to get back on track in search of its first league win of the season, it gained a major win from some former students.

Tulane almuni Avron B. Fogelman (Class of 1962) and Wendy Mimeles Fogelman (Class of 1963) have given $1 million to support Tulane University men’s basketball, the university announced.

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Dec 222018
 

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews signs a book for his former teacher Rozetta Millner during the “Toys From Troy” event at Warren Easton Charter High School on Friday.

Photos by Zach Brien, MidCityMessenger.com

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, internationally-renowned trombonist and Warren Easton graduate, returned to his alma mater on Friday, Dec. 21 bearing gifts. Andrews hosted his second annual “Toys From Troy” toy giveaway. The second annual event also featured pictures with Santa and a performance by students at the Trombone Shorty Academy. Continue reading »

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Dec 172018
 

The City of New Orleans wants Orleans Parish residents to recycle their Christmas trees again this season to help coastal restoration efforts. Residents can place trees curbside before 5 a.m. on their regularly scheduled collection day between Thursday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.

from the City of New Orleans

Mayor LaToya Cantrell reminded residents that the City will continue its program of recycling Christmas trees in an effort to promote the restoration of Louisiana’s wetlands and to assist in the protection of the Louisiana coastline. Continue reading »

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Nov 232018
 

Children receive Christmas gifts during the Second District’s Adopt and Angel toy giveaway. (via NOPD)

Care to share a little holiday spirit and make a kid’s Christmas?  NOPD’s Second District is holding its annual toy drive benefiting the less fortunate children in the district.

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Nov 152018
 

Jon Cleary has an early-show Friday residency at the Maple Leaf. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Maple Leaf Bar is donating proceeds from online ticket sales to the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation.

Starting this month, the Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., is offering advance ticket sales for all shows Friday and Saturday nights.

A few other select shows will also be available for online purchase.

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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