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LPO to present free ‘Swing in the Oaks’ concert tonight in City Park

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting its annual “Swing in the Oaks” concert on Tuesday (April 26) at City Park. This free concert will be conducted by LPO Assistant Conductor Chelsea Gallo and will feature special guest pianist Dr. Quinn Peeper. Peeper is an obstetrician and gynecologist on loan from Touro Infirmary, which is sponsoring Read More…

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Volunteers set to begin planting cypress forest along the Greenway

On Thursday (April 21), more than 130 volunteers, including participants from Navy Week, Ochsner, First Horizon, Emmanuel Church and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co., are honoring Earth Day by coming together to plant the first 100 cypress trees of a 1,000-tree cypress forest on the Lafitte Greenway. This is a first step of a Read More…

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Crescent City Classic takes to the streets on Saturday

The Crescent City Classic, an Easter weekend tradition, returns to the streets of New Orleans on Saturday (April 16). For more than four decades, the Crescent City Classic has combined an elite international competition with a New Orleans style procession complete with cocktails and Easter-themed costumes. The CCC, which began in 1979, is one of the Read More…

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Dance performance in sculpture garden to bring stories of climate change to life

After exactly two years of postponement, Mélange Dance Co. will premiere its original full-length production RISE for Mother Earth in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art for three performances, beginning on Earth Day. The performances will be held in NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden amphitheater. In RISE for Mother Earth, the Read More…

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Earth Day events to clean up City Park, Norman Francis Parkway, Bayou St. John

New Orleans City Park, the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization and the Friends of Bayou St. John are holding cleanup events as part of Love the Boot Week, Keep Louisiana Beautiful‘s statewide litter removal effort, held April 18-24 in conjunction with Earth Day. The Mid-City events are scheduled for Friday, April 22 (Earth Day), and Saturday, April Read More…

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Spring Garden Show is back in City Park’s Botanical Garden

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the premier south Louisiana garden show is back. On Saturday and Sunday (April 2-3), the New Orleans Botanical Garden will, once again, be alive with gardening enthusiasts from all over the Southeast. The two-day event features over 50 vendors exhibiting native and exotic plants as well Read More…

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Deutsches Haus to celebrate the Irish with two St. Patrick’s Day events

Deutsches Haus exists not only to serve good German beer to its neighbors but to celebrate and foster German culture in the Gulf South. Twice next week, however, the Haus will host celebrations of Irish culture. On Sunday (March 13), the Haus will be turned over to the Irish in recognition of the Irish-German families Read More…

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Finn McCool’s cancels its St. Patrick’s Day block party, but a celebration is still in the works

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Finn McCool’s Irish Pub on Banks Street is known for its beer, friendly atmosphere, the rugby and soccer games that beam from the bar’s televisions, and its St. Patrick’s Day block party. However, the bar’s St. Patrick’s Day block party, which has become a neighborhood ritual, won’t be happening for Read More…