Friends of City Park has plans to expand the park’s recycling program, thanks to Louisiana’s anti-litter and community improvement organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.