A Virtual Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes will take place at St Stephen Church, located at 1025 Napolean Avenue, on Saturday evening (Jan. 25), according to a release issued by the church.
After a year of discussion and a month of revisions, the New Orleans City Council met very little opposition Thursday morning to a series of changes to crowd behavior during Mardi Gras parades — including a six-foot setback for viewing ladders and a prohibition on roping off the neutral ground or placing private portable toilets on public property.
But one community activist running for City Council urged the city to take an additional step: banning smoking during the parades.
As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, Tulane Law School students will help prepare tax returns for New Orleans-area residents who couldn’t otherwise afford it, according to a news release issued by the school.
The Loyola Opera Theatre will showcase its new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “mythical” opera “The Magic Flute” this weekend, according to a spokesperson for the college.
The performances will take place on Friday (Jan. 24) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus.
The Prytania Theater is showing movies nominated for best picture from now until March 2, when the theater will end the series with its annual Academy Awards Viewing Party.
This year, the Prytania will also showcase classic movies that were nominated for best picture, according to a release.
See the complete list of events in the press release below:
Purloo, a pop-up restaurant run by Chef Ryan Hughes, will feature Latin American food at its next event, scheduled for Friday at the New Orleans Cooking Experience on 1519 Carondolet Street.
For more information, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page, or see the release below:
The New Orleans City Council is scheduled to discuss the proposed changes to the laws surrounding Mardi Gras parades, including a six-foot setback between ladders and the curb and a prohibition on roping off the neutral ground.
See below for live coverage.
While several of the candidates for mayor are talking what we think is the truth about the economic inequities that still divide New Orleans, it’s a fact that the New Orleans economy is in better shape today than it has been in years and that New Orleans has sprung back quicker after Katrina than many cities have since the financial markets’ collapse. But that does not mean our economic picture is rosy across the board.
The maritime industry is on an upswing under the capable leadership of Gary LaGrange. The tourism industry under Greg Rusovich, Mark Romig, Mavis Early, Bob Johnson and others is working hard to compete with glitzier marketing budgets and state-of-the-art convention centers across the country. Too many of our tourism industry jobs are low-paying and the opportunities for advancement – especially by undereducated and unskilled African-Americans workers stuck in minimum wage jobs – are minimal.
- unsafe neighborhoods because of poor support for vital services like our Fire and Police depts.,
- the unfair traffic cameras negatively impacting you and your friends,
- streets that damage your car, even though you call and call with no response,
- rogue city operatives, like the Taxi Cab Bureau and street musician patrol,
- our city constantly depleting resources to engage in protracted legal battles,
- and worst of all, most of our residents unable to obtain a job at a living wage…
…then it’s time to bring in a proven coalition builder.
The 58 armed robberies reported in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District in 2013 is the lowest that number has been in at least 10 years, a dramatic reduction of nearly 80 percent over the last decade, ranking officers said Wednesday in a year-end review of crime statistics.
The New Orleans Fire Department will speak about fire safety and vacant property safety at the Livaudais Neighborhood Association meeting Thursday night.
The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Street Peck Wesley United Methodist Church on 2309 Dryades St.
See the agenda below for more information:
Bricolage Academy and the Bricolage Community Association, a parent-teacher organization, will host the new school’s first fundraiser this Thursday.
“Drinkolage for Bricolage” will benefit students of Bricolage Academy, which just opened its doors to kindergarteners in the 2013-14 school year. Twenty percent of the event’s proceeds will go directly to the school, according to a release issued by the academy’s CEO, Josh Densen.
The fundraiser, to be held at the Rusty Nail on 1100 Constance Street from 4-8 p.m., will feature the local funk band Sticky Wig, according to the release.
Although the site of the former Martin Wine Cellar on Baronne Street remains a quiet concrete foundation, neighbors have been cheered by the sounds of construction at the old New Orleans Bicycle Club building next door, and owner Cedric Martin says rebuilding his beloved grocery remains on track to begin in March and finish six months later.
Buildings along a 10-block stretch of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard are now eligible for grants of up to $50,000 to help with the costs of historic renovations, as part of a $1 million “Main Street”-style program across New Orleans announced by Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Tuesday.
I hadn’t thought about him for a long time, and then recently I met the New Orleans musician Kelly Love Jones.
The most difficult part about being away from New Orleans during Mardi Gras is missing our world famous king cake. There’s nothing like a king cake made fresh in New Orleans to bring back fond memories. Be sure to send a slice of love and ship them your choice of king cake this season through Parcels & Post.
The intersection of Prytania and Arabella streets will be closed until the end of March as part of construction on the new underground drainage system along Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans officials said.