Apr 052017

Via Friends of Lafitte Greenway

This year’s annual Hike the Greenway event was marred by heavy rain and wind, but the party still drew a crowd.

More than 400 people braved the weather to trek the Greenway and learn more about Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s history, programs and future goals. The nonprofit also officially launched its membership campaign, A Path Forward. Continue reading »

Apr 032017

Friends of Lafitte Greenway are offering up a free and fun way to get fit this Spring.

Free bilingual Zumba classes will be held every Tuesday as part of Friends’ Get Fit the Green Way program, which works to improve opportunities for health and wellbeing for all New Orleans residents and Lafitte Greenway communities. Continue reading »

Mar 302017

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission wants your photos of nature from all around the city – and the first place winner will win a new LG 360 CAM Spherical Camera.

The contest, which runs through April 15, is open to everyone. Participants can submit up to three photos taken in Orleans Parish of nature: wildlife, plants, natural landscapes, people enjoying the outdoors, or any photo in which nature is the central theme. Continue reading »

Feb 242017

Friends of Lafitte Greenway will present the 11th Annual Hike the Lafitte Greenway on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The family-friendly hiking event will begin at Congo Square at 9:30 a.m. and end with a block party at Second Line Brewing at 12 p.m.

The Hike will include a guided 3-mile walking tour featuring live entertainment by To Be Continued Brass Band, Washitaw Nation, the Congo Square Preservation Society Drummers, Secondhand Street Band, and more. Continue reading »

Jan 312017

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class last year (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway).

By Claire Byun

Friends of Lafitte Greenway has an abundance of goals for 2017, and most revolve around improving the safety of the greenspace and growing community programs. Continue reading »

Nov 232016
The area under consideration is bounded by Interstate 610, Wisner Boulevard and Harrison Avenue. (map via City Park)

The area under consideration is bounded by Interstate 610, Wisner Boulevard and Harrison Avenue. (map via City Park)

After a series of public meetings, City Park staffers are compiling the ideas they heard for a 250-acre plot formerly slated for a golf course so the park’s Board of Directors can make a decision about for the future of the green space. Continue reading »

Oct 262016

First Grace United Methodist Church will host “Congregations for the Coast”, an opportunity for faith communities of the Greater New Orleans area to learn about the latest coastal master plan, see the new flood maps, and talk with others about how to get involved in “caring for our coast”.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include small group conversations, environmental organization tabling, and featured speakers. Continue reading »