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NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 1 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 1 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Foundation…

Jul 1 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Langlois Girls Night…

Jul 2 - Sep 3, 2015
Bring your friends to Langlois on Thursdays or Fridays this summer for girls'… more

LIVE IMPROV WITH NOLA…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Improv Comedy with NOLA ComedySportz is great for all ages. The audience of a… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 2 - 3, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 1 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

Hotel Monteleone Kicks Off Earth Day with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Betsie Gambel
504.319.3442
Betsie@gambelcommunications.com

Hotel Monteleone Kicks Off Earth Day with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
Announces New Environmental Organization, Unveils Louisiana Ecological Quilt

WHAT: The Hotel Monteleone will kick off Earth Day with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne by announcing a new foundation to assist in environmental disasters and unveiling an ecological quilt, Beyond the Horizon, commissioned by civic activist and wife of Marion Edwards, Penny Edwards. The event will include a presentation and exhibition of various environmental organizations making efforts to care for and preserve the environment. The exhibitions are free and open to the public starting at 11:00am.

WHO: Press conference speakers include the following:

· Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne

· The Hotel Monteleone, 125th Anniversary

· Penny Meaux Edwards, Environmentalists without Borders Foundation

· George and Wendy Rodrigue, Save the Youngsville Oak Project

· Judy Holley, spokesperson for the Peaceful Quilter’s Guild

· Dr. Bonny Schumaker, On Wings of Care

Exhibitors include the following:

· Adrian Fulton, Artist, Adrian Fulton Fine Art Gallery

· Audubon Institute

· Earth Day Network

· Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association

· National Global Green

· New Orleans Museum of Art

· On Wings of Care

· Sea Shepherd’s Operation Gulf Rescue

· St. Anthony’s Garden of St. Louis Cathedral

· Stephan Wanger, Mosaic Artist, Galeria Alegria

· Terson Dupuy, FuzziBunz, Inc.

WHEN: Friday, April 22
10:30am – Press conference

11:00am – Exhibitions open

WHERE: Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal St.

The Royal Rooms, Ground Floor

WHY: The anniversary on April 20 of the Deep Water Horizon disaster reminds people of how fragile the environment is and how vital it is to the economy and culture of South Louisiana. In a collaborative effort with the Hotel Monteleone and Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, environmental activist Penny Edwards brings together a variety of organizations and individuals who are committed to the care and concern of the environment. Through these exhibits, guests will learn how they can make a difference in protecting and preserving the environment.

This collaborative Earth Day event kicks off the historic hotel’s environmental initiatives and Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green campaign.

For more information about the Hotel Monteleone and the Earth Day Event, please visit http://hotelmonteleone.com/earth-day/.

Since 1886, the Hotel Monteleone, www.hotelmonteleone.com, has proudly stood as one of the first landmarks in the famous French Quarter. The hotel is the Quarter’s largest full-service hotel, featuring 600 comfortable, luxurious guestrooms and suites. Hotel Monteleone is within walking-distance of some of New Orleans most famous attractions and is conveniently located 11 miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport. Hotel Monteleone is a member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, a consecutive AAA Four Diamond award-winner, and has won the J.D. Power and Associates Upscale Hotel Award for “An Outstanding Guest Experience.” The Hotel Monteleone is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011.

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