Nearly 200 volunteers from the Freret and Milan neighbors, around the city and beyond joined forces to give Samuel Square a makeover Saturday morning, but a nearby house slated for demolition collapsed on its own before city crews could get to it.
Sculpture Kim Bernadas, unveils “Birth of a Muse,” in the Terpsichore finger park near Prytania Friday evening. After Hurricane Katrina, the Percent for Art program focused on restoration of public art, and “Birth of a Muse” is the first new work commissioned since then.
This year’s parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association Hall, 2101 South Liberty Street, then loops over to Louisiana Avenue, down South Claiborne and Martin Luther King Boulevard, before ending where it started. The full route, via the Backstreet Cultural Museum, is below:
YOUNG MEN OLYMPIAN JUNIOR BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, INC.
127TH ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY PARADE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 – 1 P.M.
Start: Young Men Olympian Junior Benevolent Association, Inc. Hall, 2101 South Liberty St. Up South Liberty St. to Jackson Ave. Left on Jackson Ave.
Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. at Shelter #10 by the Newman bandstand in Audubon Park and the walk to Napoleon Avenue and back begins at 10 a.m. Walkers who raise more than $250 in donations will be entered in a drawing for a week-long Caribbean vacation, the website says.
Patrols by off-duty NOPD officers around F&M Patio Bar and Grill near Tchoupitoulas and Lyons have been canceled while the department determine if its policy against officers working for bars has been violated, Brendan McCarthy of the Times-Picayune reports. F&M attorney Justin Schmidt told the newspaper that the officers are not associated with the bar and have already been exonerated, though that has not been confirmed. The bars are already operating under a consent decree with the city over problems in past years.
“New Orleans is a safer city tonight because Telly Hankton is off the streets,” said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas after the verdict, according to our partners at WWL-TV. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro cautioned that the fight against crime in Uptown New Orleans is still far from over, however. “Hankton’s been in jail for several years now, and there is still a lot of violence that’s going on in this community, so his removal from that Uptown area has really not stopped the violence,” Cannizzaro said. “We’re going to take him off the streets for the rest of his life, but there are other people out there, there are other people that are still involved in the guns and violence.”
TODAY, Redeemer Presbyterian Church of New Orleans in partnership with International Justice Mission & Louisiana IJM Advocacy Group invite you to attend a special presentation on the global sex trafficking and human slave trade and “What It Means to Be a Modern Day Abolitionist.” Sat, Sept 24, 1 – 3pm, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 616 Eleonore Street, Uptown, (enter on Patton Street). Redeemer Presbyterian Church, located at 6200 St Charles Avenue, is a newly-planted Presbyterian church based in Uptown New Orleans. Its worship style is fresh and contemporary, reaching out to worshipers who come from both traditional and modern liturgical backgrounds.
Applying to some of the highest-performing charter schools in New Orleans will be a little easier for parents this year, now that 10 schools will be using the same application forms and admission dates. The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools — which includes Lusher, Audubon, the International School of Louisiana and SciHigh in Uptown New Orleans, as well as Benjamin Franklin High School, Hynes and others elsewhere in the city — has crafted a shared application form that parents can fill out an use for each school they want to apply to, officials said this week. The schools will all accept the applications during the same timeframe — Oct. 10 to Jan. 13 — and parents will be notified no later than April 13.
The city’s “Movies in the Park” series returns Uptown this weekend with a Saturday night showing of Disney/Pixar’s acclaimed animated feature “Up” at Taylor Park. The movie starts at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at the park at 2600 South Roman Street. Concessions will be sold, but attendees should bring their own blanket or chairs and bug spray, and “Children are encouraged to wear costumes,” the flyer for the movie reads. For more information, see the New Orleans Recreation Department website.
A house burglar police dubbed the “Refrigerator Bandit” for his penchant for snacking during break-ins was given a 20-year prison sentence for his lengthy record of convictions, court records show. Jerry E. Yates, 48, was connected to a string of a dozen break-ins last fall in the section of Magazine around Melpomene and St. Mary, police said at the time. He would often pass up expensive electronics on his way to raid the refrigerator, seemingly favoring lasagna over laptops and fruit over jewelry, police said at the time. Prior to his arrest in early October, Yates had begun collecting more tangible items, with his last theft including a bicycle and a knife that police found on him at the time of arrest.