Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans is hosting a free parenting workshop this coming Saturday, May 21st. “A Dialogue For Parents: Leading Our Children and Shaping Their Desires” will take place from 9.30-11.30am at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 6200 St Charles Avenue, with light refreshments and childcare provided. The workshop will feature guest speaker Martin Ban, Senior Pastor of Christ Church Santa Fe in New Mexico, and a father of five.
For more information, visit RedeemerNola.com or attend one of the weekly Sunday morning worship services. Worship begins at 10am, led by Rev. Dr. Ray Cannata and Rev. Shane Gibson. Redeemer Presbyterian Church: “Celebrating Christ, Serving New Orleans.”
The rising levels of Mississippi River are consuming conversations across the city. This Sunday, curiously got the better of me and I woke up early and decided to walk over to the river levee. The river was, and remains, disturbingly high. At the Steamboat Natchez, the flood gauge read about 15.5 feet. Where normally you would see several yards of rock on the banks, you could now only see about one yard, if that.
Some are saying that this is a 500-year flood event. The Bonnet Carre Spillway and the Morganza Spillway have been opened simultaneously for the first time since 1973. The Birds Point Floodway in Missouri had already been blasted open, the first time in history all three have been utilized.
Major events starting off this week include a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Freedom Riders at the Ashe Cultral Arts Center and the Party in the Garden at Hollygrove Market and Farm. The Prytania film festival continues, and you may also consider a separate screening at Trinity Episcopal School of the documentary “Race to Nowhere” about the untenable pressures placed on schoolchildren.
Among the community groups with meetings scheduled are the Coliseum Square Association, the governing board of Sojourner Truth Academy, and the NOPD Second District’s monthly meeting with the community.
For more information about these and other events, see our full calendar listings below.
Theories range from bad weather to noisy filming, but no one knows why the hundreds of birds vanished from the island, leaving eggs and nests behind in the unexplained collapse of “one of the most prominent rookeries in the region,” writes Bruce Eggler of the Times-Picayune.
The Divine Ladies will strut through Central City in turquoise and ivory starting at 1 p.m. Sunday accompanied by the Hot 8 Brass Band, according to Big Red Cotton of the Gambit’s Blog of New Orleans.
All Nations Fellowship announces its Summer Day Camp for ages 4-12! With fun-filled theme days featuring crafts, storytelling, music, math and science, movies, and more, this summer camp is the perfect fit for your elementary or middle schooler. The camp begins May 30 and ends August 12. Click below for more details, pricing, and registration information.
After the high-intensity tour of music provided by Jazz Fest over the last two weekends, Uptown New Orleans hosts a number of events this weekend centered around other art forms: a film festival, art gallery openings and markets, and book signings.
The weeklong Film-o-Rama kicks off Friday at noon at the Prytania Theatre, bringing about 12 hours of independent , foreign and classic film showings to anyone already looking for reprieve from the beginning onslaught of summer blockbusters. Highlights from the first weekend will include a 3-D showing of Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams;” “The People vs George Lucas,” a documentary about Star Wars fans; and the unlikely thriller “Rubber,” about a deadly tire.
The visual arts will be on display at both the inaugural Freret Street Gallery Crawl and the monthly O.C. Haley Art Market, and the book lovers will have the opportunity to meet several notable authors, including Freddie Evans, a historian of Congo Square, and Kathryn Stockett of the bestselling novel “The Help.”
For complete details and links to these and other events, see our full calendar listings below.
LaCrosse Metal Designs will be appearing at Art Spark in City Park this Saturday, May 14, showcasing its latest line of jewelry: Louisiana sunken cypress, inlaid in gold and silver. This line has recently leaped to national acclaim by being featured as part of lead actress’ Laura Prepon’s wardrobe on “Are You There, Vodka?” the NBC series developed from the book by Chelsea Handler. See below for more details and for images of these designs.
As many as five of this past weekend’s armed robberies around Uptown New Orleans could have been committed by a single person on a spree through several neighborhoods, police said Wednesday.