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Supernova to light up the Greenway Plaza this weekend

The Supernova will light up the Lafitte Greenway Station and Plaza this weekend with a luminescent outdoor art exhibit, live music and a holiday market. The Greenway’s annual fundraiser highlighting New Orleans culture, music, food and art will be held evenings beginning Thursday (Dec. 8) and ending Saturday (Dec. 10). The free, outdoor experience will Read More…

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Trick-or-treat trails on the Greenway, by the bayou keep Halloween spooky — and safe

Mid-City families have two sanctioned trick-or-treat trails to choose from on Halloween, one on the Lafitte Greenway and another in Faubourg St. John. The Friends of Lafitte Greenway and the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission will host Spooktacular on Halloween (Oct. 31) from 6 to 8 p.m. It is a night of costumes, activities 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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Jazz club planned for Broad and the Greenway clears a hurdle

By Katherine Hart, Mid-City Messenger It’s been a decade since Sam Smith Jr. embarked on a lifetime goal — opening a jazz club for locals in New Orleans. And it’s been more than a year since he received the city’s approval to create a bar and restaurant with live entertainment on North Broad at the Read More…

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Skeeta Hawk Brewing is getting ready to open taproom on Lafitte Greenway

By Marielle Songy, Mid-City Messenger Skeeta Hawk Brewing is bringing fresh brews and a veteran spirit to Mid-City. The brewery will open on the Lafitte Greenway in early July in the same building as Hey! Café. It will share outdoor patio space with Flour Moon Bagels.  The Greenway complex, at St. Louis and Dorgenois streets, Read More…

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Lopez Pedestrian Bridge on Lafitte Greenway is completed

The North Lopez Pedestrian Bridge is ready to provide easier access to the Lafitte Greenway, the Mayor’s Office announced. The bridge provides pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to the Greenway from North Conti Street across the canal. The estimated cost of the project is $650,000, funded using the Louisiana Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration dollars and 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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1,000 cypress trees and flower meadows to take root along Lafitte Greenway

A major sustainable landscaping project has begun along the Lafitte Greenway. When the multi-year project is over, 1,000 cypress trees will shade the linear park while reducing stormwater runoff in the surrounding neighborhoods. Site preparation began in March to remove overgrowth and invasive species in anticipation of the initial cypress trees and flower meadow plantings. Read More…

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Free fitness classes begin on the Lafitte Greenway

Free outdoor fitness classes have begun on the Lafitte Greenway. Friends of Lafitte Greenway will provide free outdoor fitness classes three days per week on the Greenway this spring. This series features yoga, hip-hop kickboxing, and FitLot strength training. The classes are for all levels and all body types, and beginners are encouraged to attend. Read More…