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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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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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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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GiveNOLA Day 2020 is June 2! (sponsored)

The seventh annual GiveNOLA Day, an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), is on Tuesday, June 2 from 12:00 am to midnight. This is a 24-hour online giving event for the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region. “Now more than ever, our local nonprofits need your support,” said Greater New Orleans Foundation’s President and Read More…

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Business Alliance establishes relief fund for gig workers

From the New Orleans Business Alliance As a result of the current and anticipated local economic impact of COVID-19, the New Orleans Business Alliance, or NOLABA, has set up a dedicated relief fund to meet the needs of gig economy workers who have been directly affected via loss of income. NOLABA is committing $100,000 to Read More…

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Sponsored: PRC’s annual Holiday Home Tour opens doors to stunning Garden District houses

A beloved New Orleans tradition returns Seven stunning homes in the Garden District and Lower Garden District will open their doors this weekend for a New Orleans tradition and holiday calendar highlight. Equipped with festive decoration and live performances by local musicians, these private residences will host the PRC’s 44th annual Holiday Home Tour this Saturday Read More…