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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
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

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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Jun 282016
 
New Orleans City Park (photo courtesy of http://neworleanscitypark.com/).

New Orleans City Park (photo courtesy of http://neworleanscitypark.com/).

City Park officials are asking for more than $25 million to put towards stormwater retention, infrastructure improvements and historic building preservation as part of New Orleans’ five-year capital improvement plan.

Every year, the City Planning Commission is required to prepare a capital improvement plan as part of the annual budget. The five-year program goes toward permanent physical improvements, including streets, police and fire stations, parks, museums, and other facilities. Continue reading »

Jun 172016
 
Residents work out during fitness classes organized by Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association).

Residents work out during fitness classes organized by Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association).

The Tulane-Canal Neighborhood Association will be focusing on health and wellness over the next year, and this week formed a committee tasked with organizing fitness events and nutrition classes.

Jacob Rickoll, the association’s president, pointed to statistics about the low average life expectancy of resident living in the Tulane-Canal area during a monthly board meeting Wednesday. It’s a number, he said, that needs to be changed.

“In this area is the life expectancy is 55 years old. Four miles to Lakeview, it’s 80 years old,” Rickoll said. “That’s why I’m really committed to having more healthy living events.” Continue reading »

Jun 072016
 
lafitte

(via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors will host Safe-Tea on the Greenway, an event to help build awareness about pedestrian and bike safety at the Lafitte Greenway crossings. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 10 and will include a presentation from the Claiborne Ambassadors, safety sign designing, and free iced tea. Continue reading »