Jan 112012
 

Ranking officers with the NOPD Second District review a shooting that took place at the Carrollton-Claiborne intersection Wednesday evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was shot shortly after 5 p.m. near South Claiborne and South Carrollton, one of the busiest intersections in Uptown New Orleans, leaving a sprawling crime scene that stretched from beside Palmer Park to the side yard of the Walgreens across the street. Continue reading »

Sep 232011
 

Detail from "Let the Good Times Roll" by artist Darrin Butler

The Arts Market of New Orleans will host 115 visual artists as well as the usual assortment of food and drink vendors, live music and children’s activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Palmer Park, at the corner of South Claiborne and Carrollton. Continue reading »

Sep 162011
 

A barbecue blowout featuring a competition between 40 teams at the recently reborn Palmer Park on Saturday will benefit a volunteer group seeking to build an army of mentors in the New Orleans area.

The “Q’n for Kids BBQ Fundraiser” in support of Each One Save One will begin at 11 a.m. Sampling the barbecue will run until 2 p.m., with awards announced at 5 p.m.

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Jun 062011
 

Volunteers work on building the new KaBOOM! playground at Palmer Park Sunday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

After years of hopes and prayers, the angels finally descended this weekend on Palmer Park, hundreds of them — and they were wearing fatigues, tool belts and mouse ears.

Neighbors from Carrollton and around Uptown New Orleans joined with volunteers from Disney and a nonprofit known as KaBOOM! all converged to give the park a total makeover with a large new playground as a centerpiece. Continue reading »

Jun 042011
 

Sunday marks a long-awaited milestone for Carrollton-area families, the “Build Day” for Palmer Park’s new KaBoom playground.

After years of planning, more than 200 volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Carrollton and Claiborne. Sponsored in part by Disney, the project extends beyond play equipment to include benches, landscaping and a facelift for the archway.

For more information and to see a few photos from the project’s “Prep Day” on Friday, see the Friends of Palmer Park page on Facebook.

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Mar 262011
 

Hundreds of purple-clad supporters of St. Augustine High School marched a short route through Uptown New Orleans on Saturday morning to protest Catholic officials’ call to end the school’s controversial paddling policy.

The march began from Palmer Park and ended at the Archdiocese of New Orleans offices on Walmsley Avenue. For coverage, see nola.com, or wdsu.com and wwltv.com for video.

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Nov 272010
 

Linda Nahan looks at the work of artist Rachel David, from the 9th Ward, at the Arts Market of New Orleans at Palmer Park Saturday afternoon. The market had creations from 270 artists ranging from paintings, woodwork and ceramics to jewelry, scented soup, candles, and jewelry. The monthly Arts Market of New Orleans continues on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 for this holiday weekend only.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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