Sep 182017
 

John Rode circles the Kingsley house playing the bag pipe during the fourth annual Irish Festival at the Kingsley House on Saturday, September 16. The festival celebrated Irish culture in New Orleans. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The fourth-annual Irish Festival was held at the Kingsley house on Saturday, September 16 in the Irish Channel. The Kingsley House is a community center first established in the late 19th century to “help immigrants overcome language, cultural, social and family displacement barriers as they settled in New Orleans,” according to their website. The festival features Irish music, cultural competitions and more.

The New Orleans Celtic Harp Ensemble performs on the main stage during the fourth annual Irish Festival at the Kingsley House on Saturday, September 16. The festival celebrated Irish culture in New Orleans. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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Sep 112017
 

Mayoral candidate Troy Henry gestures toward Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association president Mary Fanning Horaist (far left) during a meeting Thursday night. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The key to addressing New Orleans’ social problems is by focusing on the economy, and the best way to do that is an aggressive focus on attracting Fortune 500 companies to relocate to the city, mayoral candidate Troy Henry told an Uptown neighborhood group late last week — arguing that his background in business uniquely qualifies him for the job. Continue reading »

Sep 072017
 

The building at 940 Louisiana Avenue. (via Google Maps)

A logo for Love Kreme on social media. (via @love_kreme on instagram)

A new Artesian ice-cream parlor called “Love Kreme” is planned for a Louisiana Avenue corner building in the Irish Channel, and the owners are hosting a meeting with neighbors next week to discuss their plans. Continue reading »

Jul 152017
 

Surrounded by family members, Aylin Maklansky launches her bid for the District A seat on the City Council at the Mid-City Yacht Club. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

With filing barely closed on a competitive six-person field for the District A seat on the New Orleans City Council, Aylin Maklansky launched her campaign with a speech promising a grassroots campaign for progressive leadership in the city with a particular eye toward environmental issues. Continue reading »

Jul 052017
 

Daryl “Dancing Man” Young, the 2016 captain, leads the way down Freret street. The Krewe of Freret’s annual Summer Strut Second Line crosses Jefferson avenue on Freret street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Friday, June 30, the Krewe of Freret led their Summer Strut Second Line down Freret street, ending at Gasa Gasa.

Blake Gabel, left, president of the krewe, Danny Sullivan, center, and Bobby Hjortsberg, right, the 2018 captain, parade down Freret street. The Krewe of Freret’s annual Summer Strut Second Line crosses Jefferson avenue on Freret street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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