Dozens of community members turned out over the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend to finish a community-based art project on the Lafitte Greenway.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway, in partnership with Young Artists Movement (YAM), Welcome Table New Orleans Mid-City Circle, and Prospect New Orleans, will host two volunteer projects for MLK Weekend.
Volunteers will paint the top coat of varnish on new murals and pick up litter on the Lafitte Greenway on Saturday, January 14 and Monday, January 16.
The holiday season has arrived, and Magazine Street has all that you need for decorating, shopping, pampering and entertaining. From the CBD to Audubon Park, New Orleans’ historic Magazine Street offers six miles of shopping, dining, art, activities and entertainment for all ages!
This year, Merriment on Magazine runs from the day after Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday through Christmas Eve and includes special activities for the season:
- Santa’s coming to town for the FREE Santa photo booth for kids, pets or adults visiting Magazine Street!
This Saturday, join the full orchestra and choir for a concert of your favorite Christmas Movie Music! The night will feature special guest celebrity John “Spud” McConnell and selections from Polar Express, Home Alone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more!
ArtEgg Studios, located at 1001 S. Broad Street, will open its weekly community market called “Marche Créole” this Sunday, December 4. The grand opening event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature “farm to table produce, locally produced food products, artistic works, and culturally interesting goods”.
By Alliciyia George, Loyola Student News Service
The New Orleans Book Festival attracts thousands of people who are passionate about books especially children and aspiring writers. They came to meet authors, listen to music, eat food and participate in the activities — and, of course, to get the free books.
by Stephanie Standige
Special to Mid-City Messenger
The Gleason DVD premiere was held in Mid-City at The Cannery on Wednesday, November 2. Attendees mingled as they awaited raffle drawings, a speech from Steve Gleason’s father-in-law, Paul Varisco, and the debut of the documentary, Gleason. Guests enjoyed refreshments, elegant scenery, and Pearl Jam (Gleason’s favorite band) background music prior to the viewing of the film.
Grow Dat Youth Farm will host a launch party yoga instructor Valerie McMillian’s website, The Ohm Well. The website launch party will take place on Tuesday, Novmber 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grow Dat, located at 150 Zachary Taylor Dr. in City Park.
Mid-City will be stomping the grapes to prepare for the holiday season. Join us from 2 to 5pm this Saturday at Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave.) as we delight in wine from small production wineries for tasting and purchasing in this casual, outdoor setting near Bayou St. John. The Whitney Bank VIP Tasting Room will offer premium wine tastings and catering as a live band serenades the guests, and every ticket includes a souvenir plastic wine glass.
With today’s election being such a spectacle for the past few months, and a race that is reportedly very close, America’s next four years will be decided and revealed tonight. With such angst and uncertainty across the nation, local businesses and others are coming together to watch the election results, mostly over drinks and more drinks. Here’s a quick list of places having Election Watch Parties in Mid-City.