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Knowledge for Change Celebration supports Nola Abortion Fund at Carrollton Station on Friday (sponsored)

Register to vote, learn what will be on the midterm elections and support the New Orleans Abortion Fund with raffle donations sponsored by local businesses such as Stein’s, Wild Lotus, St. James Cheese, Picnic Whiskey & Provisions and more! This Friday, Sept. 30, acclaimed artist Mikayla Braun and educator Jaclyn Tregle partner with Carrollton Station Read More…

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504 Festival to debut Saturday at Rosenwald Rec Center

The inaugural 504 Festival will be held Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24) at Rosenwald Park and Recreation Center. The free festival will feature live music, food vendors, a car and bike show, family workouts, a kids zone and a basketball tournament featuring special guests. The five-hour event will bring together families in the Mid City community Read More…

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Wreath-laying ceremony at Katrina Memorial to mark 17th anniversary

A wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 17th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its victims will take place on Monday (Aug. 29). The ceremony will be held at 8:29 a.m. at the Katrina Memorial located at the foot of Canal Street. African master drummer and Congo Square Preservation Society member Luther Gray will perform at the ceremony. Read More…

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Youth-driven mural on Greenway basketball court to be unveiled Saturday

A new Greenway mural — “Shine Together” mural by the BElite youth artists — will be unveiled Saturday (Aug. 20) on the Lafitte Greenway basketball court. The unveiling ceremony will include a community celebration with refreshments, games, bounce houses and DJ music and a youth basketball clinic with Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans. Read More…

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Poydras Home hosts free scam-prevention event Aug. 18 (sponsored)

Poydras Home’s annual three-part speaker series, Poydras Home Conversations, continues on the evening of Thursday (Aug. 18) with tips for seniors to avoid being the targets of scams. Learn how to spot a scam and avoid being a victim. Seniors are especially vulnerable to scams that involve technology that they may not be fully comfortable Read More…

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COOLinary menus offer gourmand summer dining experience   

By Kristine Froeba, Mid-City Messenger August’s COOLinary New Orleans offers a rare opportunity for both the gourmand and the culinary novice to explore cuisines and experience the city’s famed chefs. Restaurants otherwise outside of budgetary constraints are suddenly within reach — but not for long. Participating chefs create special two- to five-course prix fixe meals Read More…

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Warren Easton’s ninth-grade annex ready for students; officials hold ribbon-cutting

Warren Easton Charter High School students will return to school Wednesday (Aug. 10) to some major changes to the Canal Street campus. The ninth-graders will be across the street from the 110-year-old school building, in the former Meadows-Draughon Business College at 3026-30 Canal St. On Tuesday (Aug. 9), that building will be officially dedicated. Warren Read More…

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Two New Orleans Creole photographers featured in upcoming NOMA exhibition

The New Orleans Museum of Art announced the fall opening of “Called to the Camera: Black American Studio Photographers,” a major exhibition focusing on the artistic virtuosity, social significance and political impact of Black American photographers working in commercial portrait studios during photography’s first century and beyond. The exhibition focuses on a national cohort of Read More…