2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Tad Gormley Stadium. The iconic City Park stadium, designed in the shape of a horseshoe, was completed in the fall of 1937 during the Works Progress Administration. From the Beatles concert, to the 1992 Olympic Track and Field Trials, to the thousands of high school games, Tad Gormley Stadium has hosted a remarkable variety of entertainment for the people of New Orleans.
Liberty’s Kitchen held their inaugural Guest Chef Night last Thursday (February 9) as a way to celebrate graduates from their Youth Development Program. Guest Chefs Susan Spicer (of Bayona, Rosedale) and Candis Koerner (of Mondo) prepared a three-course meal for guests with the help of students and graduates from the program.
“First of all, Liberty’s Kitchen starts with a hug, because that’s what all of us need the most, and that’s certainly what our young people need the most.” David Emond, Executive Director of Liberty’s Kitchen, spoke highly of the Youth Development Program and its mission.
The LEAD Community Training Program is a workshop series by The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) designed to empower its participants in the areas of Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy, and Development, for which the program is named. The seven-week program plans to teach participants skills in community organizing, advocacy, public policy, and land use and development.
The registration deadline for the 2017 LEAD program is Friday, Feb. 10.
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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.
Premium, fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees (2 to 12 feet), wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson). All proceeds go to support First UU Church and its various social justice and community service programs.
The owners and directors of several Mid-City based businesses and organizations were honored Saturday night by the Urban Conservancy, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that promotes equitable practices in the local economy, at an annual event called the UrbanHeroes Celebration.
With the theme of “One Small Step,” the party was held at Hotel Storyville and attended by Urban Conservancy Executive Director Dana Eness, as well as public officials like Councilwoman Susan Guidry and past honorees such as Parkway Bakery and Tavern owner Jay Nix.
Massey’s Outfitters will host a “Pint Night” fundraiser for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a Mid-City-based, environmental non-profit organization. The event will take place Friday, November 4 as part of the “Fall In Love With The Outside” Road Tour from companies Marmot and RootsRated. It will feature live music, raffles, and pint glasses from Ball® Canning & Recipes.
Morris Jeff Community School (MJCS) will host its 8th Annual Community Gala and Auction on Thursday, October 6. The Gala will take place on MJCS’s new campus, located at 211 S. Lopez Street, with an internationally-inspired evening of student art and exhibits, fare crafted by world-renowned chefs, and classic New Orleans entertainment.
Trèo will host three stand-alone one-day workshops that will teach veterans and other attendees how to make paper out of retired service uniforms and then use that paper to create art. The workshops, called Combat Paper, is free for veterans, and Trèo will be selling art by local vets to raise money for the Bastion Community of Resilience.