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David Hansen's Garden…

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East of the…

Oct 16, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
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Monday Blues

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The Historic New…

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The Somerton Suitcase…

Oct 16, 2017
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East of the…

Oct 17, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
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Dickie Brennan’s…

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Due to popular demand, Dickie Brennan's Tableau Restaurant and The Historic New… more

The Fountain Lounge…

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Heart of the House

Oct 19, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 19 - Nov 2, 2017
Jazz in the Park returns this fall running from September 14th to November… more

Lilith in Loa…

Oct 19, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

The Fountain Lounge…

Oct 19 - Nov 18, 2017
Join us for Amanda Ducorbier at the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel.… more

Boo at the Zoo

Oct 20 - 28, 2017
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Boo at the Zoo Presented by Bryan… more

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This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Seventeenth Annual Holiday on the Boulevard - December 9 and 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Viola T. Johnson, Communications/Public Relations
(504) 813-9008 or violatjohnson@gmail.com

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents the 17th Annual Holiday on the Boulevard, Friday, December 9, 2016, from 10 AM - 6:00 PM; and December 10, 2016, from 11 AM - 7:00 PM, at Ashé, 1724 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. The event brings with it a hefty variety of great entertainment, unique gift items, great food and lots of fun.

On Friday, Dec. 9, the annual Imagination Tour student field trip signals the beginning of the festivities. Youngsters participate in a Kwanzaa demonstration where they learn about the principles of Kwanzaa, the meaning behind its terminology and the significance of the lighting of the Kinara. Then, they travel the Continent of Africa, using only their imagination. Some will be dressed in African attire and become dancers, led by Mama Jamilah, while others take to the drums to play rhythms taught by master drummer Luther Gray of Bamboula 2000. The field trip fee is $7 per person and reservations can be made by contacting Drena S. Clay at (504) 569-9070.

Afterwards, the community is invited to learn more about Ashé and its programming at the annual Open House and Holiday Luncheon, which is free and open to the public. This year, the open house will be kicked off by the marching band from James M. Singleton Charter School, where Rosemary Martin is the principal.

Meanwhile, the community is invited to sign up for complimentary guided tours of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., led by Worldwide Concepts, Inc. Learn about the bustling changes on the boulevard, its history, and the businesses that have made it their home. Space is limited. Reserve by calling (504) 613-6655.

Then, stick around for the Ribbon Cutting and Launch of the Ashé Visitors Center. We've partnered with Worldwide Concepts, Inc. to bring a full-service tour & travel company to the Boulevard, and under our roof. The launch includes a preview of "Gumbo Nation," Worldwide's cultural extravaganza which speaks to the history and heritage of the peoples of New Orleans and South Louisiana through a narrated tribute in dance, song and rhythm. "Gumbo Nation," also free to the public, features Bamboula 2000, Big Chief Honey and Free Agents Brass Band.

But that's not all. On Saturday, Dec. 10, festival goers will be treated to live concerts, featuring world music by Rudy Mills & the Caribbean Funk Band, old favorites and dance music by Sharon Martin, gospel by The Blessings Community Choir, and the sounds of Ray Wimley & Cool Nasty, a band that literally crosses all genres. There will be a variety of one-of-a-kind gift items and delicious food from an array of talented vendors at the Holiday Marketplace.

With the exception of the Imagination Tour, all entertainment is indoors, free and opened to the public.
Those interested in vending opportunities should contact Luther Gray at (504) 495-0463. Individuals who want to help out by volunteering should call Gwendolyn Richardson at (504) 569-9070.

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