A Freret Street corner store will request the city’s permission this week to begin selling alcohol, drawing reactions that vary widely from sympathetic support and to outright opposition from its neighbors.
Audubon Zoo’s Soul Fest will feature Kermit Ruffins and a number of other jazz, hip-hop, gospel and R&B performers as well as soul food and cultural displays Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Last year’s festival drew an estimated 21,000 attendees, according to the park.
See below for a complete lineup of performers each day.
Be there as Tracey’s Irish Channel Bar celebrates its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! At both the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12, and the Tracey’s Annual Block Party on Thursday, March 17, Tracey’s will serve up its world famous roast beef poor boys along with cabbage and corned beef and plenty more goodies from the kitchen. See below for details of all the St Patrick’s Day events.
The city’s return to clearing vacant lots in Uptown New Orleans is “imminent,” as officials work out the final details of the contract this week, they said Thursday.
Less than a week after the largest Mardi Gras ever, parading returns to Uptown New Orleans this weekend via the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade through the Irish Channel.
The parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Felicity and Magazine, then heads up Jackson Avenue, up St. Charles Avenue, down Louisiana Avenue and back down Magazine Street.
For details and links on the parade and other weekend events, including the two-day Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo, see our calendar below.
A 27-year-old man was gunned down early Friday morning in the Milan neighborhood, only six blocks away from the site of a previous shooting death earlier this week.
A rash of business burglaries in the Riverbend area that preceded the long Carnival weekend has since subsided, police said, but with the cases still unsolved, the burglar could resurface at any time.
“We haven’t had any more,” said Sgt. Marc Amos of the NOPD Second District property-crimes unit. “But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t exist anymore.”
As Lent begins, the remainder of the week following Mardi Gras has seen a number of regularly-occurring community meetings canceled or postponed until later in the month.
Most notable among the meetings still confirmed for their regular times may be Thursday’s BlightStat meeting of city officials, which will provide an update on the myriad issues confronting the Landrieu administration’s efforts to reduce blight in the city. Among recent topics, the meetings have discussed the end of the long hiatus on clearing vacant Uptown lots.
For full details on Uptown-area civic meetings and cultural offerings over the next two days, see our calendar below. (Among the cancellations and postponements are the weekly meeting of the NOPD Second District, and the monthly meetings of the Irish Channel and Carrollton-Riverbend neighborhood associations.)
Rev. Hiatt will lead an upcoming workshop on justice and mercy, on Saturday, March 12, from 10.00-11.30am, at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church main office at 5937 Magazine Street. The following morning, Sunday, March 13, Rev. Hiatt will preach at the regular Sunday worship service at Redeemer, located at 6200 St Charles Avenue.
For more information about Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, visit RedeemerNola.com. Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans: Celebrating Christ, Serving New Orleans.
OK, New Orleanians, repeat after me: a paved patch does not proper parking make. Now, say that five times fast while holding your tongue. (pause) How’d you do? Feel stupid? You should. And so should all the drivers that park willy-nilly all over this town. What am I taking about? Illegal driveways. That’s right, I said it, er, wrote it. Illegal. Driveways.
An approaching cold front is expected to bring strong storms, heavy rains and possible flooding to the New Orleans area Tuesday night into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The final two days of Carnival parading are upon us, with the krewes of Proteus and Orpheus rolling Monday evening, followed by Zulu, Rex and all of Mardi Gras day’s other parading groups.
For details, see our calendar below.
Like many other people in the city, I was out watching the Carnival parades this week on St. Charles Avenue. At one point, I was standing next to a man with a medium-sized dog on a leash. I was impressed with how well-behaved the dog was. Despite the cacophony around him, he was downright sedate.
It was impressive. “What a nice dog,” I mused.