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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
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Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
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Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
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Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
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White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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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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