Jun 082017

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

Load up on zen this summer with a free hot yoga series.

Friends of Lafitte Greenway are bringing back their popular summertime hot yoga classes this year, open to all ages and skill levels. The free weekly course – which runs for eight weeks – will be led by The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan, an instructor with a passion for creating inclusive and safe spaces for all of her students on and off the mat. Continue reading »

Apr 192017

Join the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission this Saturday for a bout of fun, fitness and live entertainment.

The Give and Live Bike Ride kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. The event – which falls on Global Youth Service Day – is meant to celebrate and mobilize young people who seek to change communities through service. 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 »

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 »

Feb 152017

By Claire Byun

While making New Orleans more equitable for everyone is a sizable goal, Mid-City residents got a taste of what some in the community are doing to solve inequality.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization hosted an open discussion on equity around the city at their meeting Monday night, and several citywide organizations turned out to discuss improving life for all New Orleans residents. Continue reading »

Sep 062016
Two students practicing Aikido (via NOLA Aikido)

Two students practicing Aikido (via NOLA Aikido)

NOLA Aikido will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chief Instructor Robert Brian Levy and students will provide a demonstration of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, will be available to answer any questions, and will offer an opportunity for prospective students to experience Aikido for themselves.

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Aug 042016

The Organ Grinders (OG) with the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) will host the 3rd Annual Summer Blood Drive for the community to donate blood in response to this summer’s ongoing violence. The Hawaiian-themed drive, titled “Everybody Gets Lei’d”, takes place this Sunday, August 7,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rock ‘N’ Bowl, located at 3000 S. Carrollton Ave. Continue reading »

Jul 222016

Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Fit NOLA, a program of the New Orleans Health Department will host a free 6-week outdoor hot yoga series on the Lafitte Greenway. The Hot Yoga Pop Ups are a part of Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s new fitness program, Get Fit the Green Way, committed to improving opportunities for health and well-being for all New Orleans residents and Lafitte Greenway communities.

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

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

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