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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…

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Displaced hospitality workers can learn medical-industry skills through Goodwill

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist Like many New Orleanians, Tiffany Turner has been having a tough time during the pandemic.  She was eager to train for a different career when she saw a Facebook post about Goodwill Technical College’s new Hospitality to Healthcare program for displaced tourism industry workers.

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Volunteers plant 105 trees across Bayou St. John and surrounding neighborhoods

By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger New Orleans just got a little bit greener, as more than 100 volunteers met up on Saturday to plant 105 trees in the neighborhoods of Bayou St. John, Treme/Lafitte, the Fairgrounds and the 7h Ward. Led by the group Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, the reforestation effort will help Read More…

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Classic floats take their place among the oaks in City Park

A multi-krewe Carnival parade — without the bands, dance troupes or the riders — rolled into City Park on Tuesday for the “Floats in the Oaks” fundraiser event that began Thursday and will run through Sunday, Feb. 14. “Floats in the Oaks” lets visitors to view iconic floats from their favorite Mardi Gras krewes all Read More…

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Advertiser: Score clothes from big TV shows and films at ricRACK’s wardrobe sale this weekend

ricRACK is proud to announce another weekend of shopping for a cause with the return of HOLLYWOOD THRIFT (Dec. 10-13). This is a chance to take home wardrobe pieces from TV shows and films like “GIRLS,” “Claws,” “The Highwaymen,” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” just to name a few! ricRACK is a Read More…

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Mid-City center hall residence featured in this year’s virtual PRC Holiday Home Tour

By Sue Strachan, Mid-City Messenger For its 45th annual Holiday Home Tour, the Preservation Resource Center is giving tour homeowners and tour-goers a new experience. Because of the concerns of the coronavirus pandemic, the home tour is not only going virtual and forgoing the walking tour, it is including neighborhoods outside of Uptown. “Our Holiday Read More…

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Sponsored: Join us for Archives Month hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court, and Ex-Officio Recorder

Architectural Drawings Virtual Showcase Enjoy the unique architecture of the city of New Orleans through a series of archival drawings spanning from 1790 to 1930, which will be released as PowerPoint presentations. Diversity Explore the collection of our varied notaries and the diverse communities of people they served through a series of blog posts.

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City Park plans a drive-through Celebration in the Oaks

The driving tour is back at Celebration in the Oaks, City Park officials announced, but the traditional event in the Botanical Gardens and Storyland will be suspended for the 34th fundraising event in light of COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. The decision to hold a drive-through Celebration in the Oak was made to offer a safe Read More…

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District B suspends food pantry in Goodwill parking lot

The District B food pantry, held on Wednesdays since April in the Goodwill parking lot at Tulane Avenue and Jeff Davis Parkway, had become a pandemic institution. Now it’s shutting down — not because the need has dwindled but because the resources have. Here’s a message from District B Councilman Jay H. Banks on the Read More…