Sep 142016

2016_soiree_midcitymessAn Elegant Evening of Dining, Dancing, and Drinks to Support New Orleans’ Newest Green Space

Friends of Lafitte Greenway will host the Greenway Soirée on Friday, October 7th, 2016, 6:00 – 11:00 PM at Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club’s Roy E. Glapion Reception Hall. The 4th annual event will bring together the very best in food, drink, and entertainment for an evening of celebration one year after the Greenway’s opening. Proceeds from the event will support Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s work to build program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.

The 2016 Greenway Soirée is hosted by Ethan Ashley, Vaughn Fauria, Sonya Jarvis, Cheryl Landrieu, Margaret Orr, Cleveland Spears, and Vincent Sylvain. The event will feature musical entertainment by James Singleton & Friends and DJ Fayard, and auction items by Lafitte Corridor businesses.

Attendees will enjoy cuisine from premier New Orleans restaurants including Cafe Degas, Dooky Chase’s Restaurants, Dryades Public Market, Parkway Bakery & Tavern, Napoleon House, Quintin’s Natural Ice Cream, Susan Spicer’s Rosedale, The Ruby Slipper, Southern Candymakers, and TANA. Beer, wine and cocktails will be provided by Bizou Wines, Mystic Vine, Pearl Wine Co, Second Line Brewing, and 1961 Vodka.

“Less than one year ago, we cut the ribbon on the Lafitte Greenway with city leaders,” said Jeffrey Thomas, Board Chair of Friends of Lafitte Greenway. “Join us as we celebrate a year of extraordinary growth–in programs, plant life, ridership, and volunteers– and help us raise the critical funds to continue to build a healthier, more vibrant New Orleans.”

The evening will begin with a Patron Party from 6:00-7:00 PM ($120 Non-Members, $100 Members), followed by the Soirée from 7:00-9:00 PM ($65 Non-Members, $55 Members), and a Late Night celebration from 9:00-11:00 PM ($25 All Guests). Tickets for the Greenway Soirée are available at lafittegreenway.org.

Major sponsorship is provided by DaVita, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Parkway Bakery and Tavern, and Whole Foods Market. Friends of Lafitte Greenway is also supported by IATSE Local 478, IBERIABANK, Jones Walker, Second Line Brewing, and Stirling Properties.

folg-logoWhen: Friday, October 7th, 6 – 11 PM | 6 PM Patron Party | 7 PM Soirée | 9 PM Late Night
Where: Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club’s Roy E. Glapion Reception Hall – 730 N Broad St
Tickets: Purchase tickets at LafitteGreenway.org


About Friends of Lafitte Greenway
The non-profit steward of the Lafitte Greenway, Friends of Lafitte Greenway is the community’s partner, working to ensure that the Greenway is a safe, vibrant, and active community asset. Since 2006, Friends of Lafitte Greenway is proud to be a leader in efforts to transform one of New Orleans’ most historic transportation corridors into a vibrant public space for recreation, transportation, and sustainability. Our mission is to build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space. For more information, visit lafittegreenway.org.

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