An estimated 500 children received new costumes just in time for Halloween on Tuesday afternoon at the Freret Neighborhood Center’s Sixth Annual Great Halloween Party and Costume Give-away.
Happy Halloween! This season I’ve been pondering the fleshier parts of horror and sci-fi tales, and while it’s a topic albeit maybe not largely important to the masses, the citizens of New Orleans may take special note if only for the laissez-faire spirit certain holidays are known to embody. Public displays of “whatever is clever” occur more frequently given the time of year, and let’s face it, October 31st in the Crescent City has been known to produce some memorable evenings. Certainly many a vampire will be out this eve, a moss man or two perchance, likely some political free-for-all in play, and *okay okay* surely a bevy of slutty nurses (and likely other leggy first responders too). Invariably there will be cleavage, skin, and other epidermic revelations, but my main concern this column deals primarily with zombies and aliens and the applicable integration of the nude or semi-nude therein.
In all seriousness, ask yourself, have you ever seen a naked zombie? Likely not, at least not in the mainstream, maybe not even in the B-stream either.
All NOPD district stations — including the Second District at 4317 Magazine Street and the Sixth District at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard — will be handing out Halloween candy to children who stop by tonight, thanks to a donation from Walgreens, authorities said.
Issues of transparency in the legislative process, criminal justice, the courtroom and in private contracts will be discussed this week in a two-day forum at the Loyola University College of Law.
The Faubourg Delassize neighborhood group in Central City is holding its fourth annual Great Pumpkin Parade and Halloween Party with games, food and trick-or-treating at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 31) in the parking lot of Christ Church Cathedral at 2912 Carondelet.
The Faubourg Livaudais neighborhood in Central City has created a map of homes that will be passing out candy for Halloween, starting at 5 p.m., and is also announcing a Halloween party on Fourth Street.
Two upcoming Freret Markets (Nov. 3 and Dec. 1) and a Frerestivus on Dec. 8 offer plenty of Saturday opportunities to shop local food, art and flea vendors.
The two candidates for the Uptown-based District 6 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board, incumbent Woody Koppel and challenger Jason Coleman, discussed how to bring Recovery School District charters back to the OPSB, the strengths and weaknesses of charter-school autonomy and whether collective bargaining should return to the schools in a recent video interview by Jessica Williams of The Lens.
After 12 years at the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Henry Clay, Redeemer Presbyterian Church is moving nine blocks up the road to share space with St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church in a sanctuary that is twice as large as their previous home.
The Audubon-Riverside Neighborhood Association will hold its annual fall block party Sunday afternoon, with plenty of food and activities for adults and children alike.
The final steel beam was placed on the framework of the three-story addition to Poydras Home on Magazine Street on Thursday, signed by residents and supporters looking forward to its completion next summer.
With the latest campaign finance reports filed in the District B City Council race, the pattern established earlier in the contest may be holding: Eric Strachan continues to hold a lead in fundraising, but Dana Kaplan appears to have nearly as much or more cash on hand in the final week before the Nov. 6 election.
LaToya Cantrell’s campaign continues to trail both Strachan and Kaplan in total money raised and spent, although her fundraising did outpace Kaplan’s during one part of the reporting period, the reports show.
Finally, Marlon “Buck” Horton filed a report stating that he did not raise or spend any money during the latest period.
Heart-shaped waffles, open-faced sandwiches, the Scandinavian Jazz All-stars and Christmas crafts will all be a part of the annual Scandinavian Festival at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church at 1772 Prytania Street this weekend.
The Coliseum Square Association will host its annual Halloween Party for neighborhood children on Wednesday evening following trick-or-treating around the park.
By Dana Kaplan
The final weeks of the campaign have been quite humbling for me personally and a wonderful boost to our supporters. Our campaign to make New Orleans safer has picked up the endorsement of Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Congressman Cedric Richmond , Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Assessor Errol Williams and State Representatives Helena Moreno, Walt Leger, and Jared Brossett. A tremendous cross section of support.
In the past few days, the endorsements have continued with the Times Picayune, Gambit Weekly and The New Orleans Tribune. Again, a wonderful blend of support from every part of the city.
An armed gunman forced his way into a Gert Town home to rob the resident, a group of four people were robbed at gunpoint on Magazine Street, and two women with an infant were carjacked by a man wielding a rifle in the Hollygrove area in separate incidents Sunday — though police did make arrests in one of the cases, according to initial reports.