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Tulane Baseball Camp is open for middle and high school students (sponsored)

Tulane Summer Baseball Camp is gearing up for more fun! Registration for the Tulane Summer Baseball Academy middle school camp and the high school showcase are open for all. The July portion of the exciting and informative youth camps will be open to all boys and girls from middle school to high school — providing Read More…

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Neighbors gather despite rain for Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party

A few raindrops didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd gathered Saturday night in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon for the 14th annual Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party. Neighborhood residents sported lots of red and blue, along with some black satin and lace, for a contest recognizing the best Marie Antoinette Read More…

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Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament to be held Tuesday, July 13 (sponsored)

Highly regarded local entrepreneur Mark Lawes announces Swing for Lawes Golf Tournament fundraising event for his run in the New Orleans City Council District D election. Registration is still open for this exciting fundraising event presented by the Committee to Elect Mark “Johari” Lawes, and will feature musical performances, giveaways and grand prizes for the Read More…

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Viewpoint: Councilman Joe Giarrusso kicks off his campaign for a second term with talk of ‘smart growth’

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist District A Councilman Joseph Giarrusso told several hundred supporters at Ralph’s on the Park last week that he has spent his first years in office building relationships and working on major issues but that there is much more to accomplish. The fundraising event officially kicked off Giarrusso’s campaign for a Read More…

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Bastille Day Block Party returning to Faubourg St. John

The Faubourg St. John Bastille Day Block Party is coming back for its 14th annual celebration.  The Block Party will feature work from neighborhood merchants and local artisans. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best Marie Antoinette or Napoleon costume. This event on Saturday, July 10 is family friendly. Art made Read More…

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Mid-City home featured in PRC’s Shotgun House Month

The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is bringing back Shotgun House Month in a virtual format throughout June. Shotgun House Month is a series of house tours and programs that highlight the history and the distinctive design of of these quintessentially New Orleans homes. This year, the Preservation Resource Center will forego in-person tours Read More…

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Fortier Park cleanup scheduled for Saturday morning

Alcée Fortier Park is due for a spring cleaning, so volunteers are gathering Saturday (May 1) morning from 8 to 11:30 a.m. to cut back freeze damaged plants, weed and mulch the beds, and plant some warm season flowers. Volunteers are also needed to install a fountain and to sweep and clean up the  perimeter Read More…

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Bayou Boogaloo festival will go on in May, but without the bayou

The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo will take place on its usual mid-May weekend this year, featuring top local musical acts like the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, 101 Runners, Cha Wa and Tank & the Bangas, plus an art market. There’s one major difference, however: There will be no bayou at the 2021 Bayou Boogaloo. No kayaks, no Read More…