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City Park to celebrate 3rd of July with free concert, fireworks

City Park will be celebrating Independence Day early, and with a bang. The Happy 3rd of July event will return to the park on Sunday (July 3). The free celebration on the Great Lawn features a concert and a fireworks display. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the national anthem sung by local artist Read More…

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Join us for our Senior Summer Tours, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

The Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon is excited to announce Senior Summer Tours this year! The Clerk’s Office consists of two divisions – Land Records and Civil. Our Civil Division is where civil cases — such as personal injury, accidents, successions and foreclosures — are filed. Domestic matters, such as divorce and child support, are also Read More…

city government transportation

Roadwork ahead: North Carrollton lanes closed near Bienville

On Thursday (June 23), the city closed two  lanes in the 200 block of North Carrollton Avenue as it installs a waterline. The uptown-bound lanes from Iberville Street to Bienville Street will be closed through July 1. City roadwork contractor Hard Rock Construction is installing of a water line as a part of the Mid-City Read More…

city government events

Roadwork officials to answer questions at District B ‘Coffee on Your Corner’

The city’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is hosting representativea from the Department of Public Works’ RoadworkNOLA: Nakia Polk, director of Special Projects & Strategic Engagement Office of Capital Improvement and Christopher Lloyd, outreach manager for the city’s Capital Improvement Program will be there. Polk and Lloyd will provide updates and answer questions about infrastructure projects in Read More…

events food and drink

Mid-City eateries offering special menus for Restaurant Week

The seven-day celebration of New Orleans food known as Restaurant Week  begins Monday (June 20) and runs through June 26.  Some of the best restaurants all over town are offering special menus. There are four participating in Mid-City: Brown Butter, Café Degas, Katie’s and Ralph’s on the Park.  In the decade this event has taken Read More…

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Propeller and Thrive Nola name Flourish Horticulture as ’22 Water Challenge grand prize winner (sponsored)

  Over the past decade, Propeller has awarded more than $200,000 to entrepreneurs through its PitchNOLA Series. Propeller and Thrive New Orleans announced that this year’s $10,000 Grand Prize and Audience Favorite Award will be awarded to Fabian Harper from Flourish Horticulture and an Audience Favorite prize will be awarded to Preston Robinson from Garden Read More…

business food and drink

Velveteen Lounge opens as Bayou Road’s new affordable neighborhood spot

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Velveteen Lounge & Restaurant opened in May as a new anchor for the Bayou Road corridor in the former home of Pirogue’s, the popular neighborhood bar and restaurant that shut its doors in 2020. The restaurant and bar at Bayou Road and North Broad Street is the brainchild of Brendan Gordon, Read More…