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Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 30 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Greyhound Centennial…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Celebrating 100 years of service, Greyhound is bringing its Centennial Mobile… more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 30 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Historic Carver…

Aug 30 - 31, 2014
Come out this Labor Day weekend for a night of fun, laughther, and good old… more

The Historic New…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us for a screening of  "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965),… more

The Historic New…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us for "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965), starring Steve McQueen,… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Rhythm & Rain. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Way Too Early. more

Bounce TV Summer…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Get ready New Orleans as The Bounce: TV Our Way Summer Music Festival 2014… more

Kirk Franklin…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Celebrate Sunday morning with brunch featuring the explosive energy of live… more

Sunday Swing…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing. Professional… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Soprano Joy Greene Meade and Bass Michael Meade, accompanied by Pianist Albinas… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring BC & Company more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Make A Splash for Kingsley House!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Gina Jackson
Communications and Events Officer
504-523-6221 ext. 127
gjackson@kingsleyhouse.org

Make A Splash for Kingsley House!

NEW ORLEANS, LA (May 11, 2011) – Kingsley House will host its inaugural Make A Splash event on Friday, June 3rd from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Kingsley House. Kingsley House is proud to have Wendell Pierce of the HBO series Treme as an Honorary Chair. All proceeds will benefit Kingsley House’s Summer Camp and repairs to their swimming pool.

The theme of the evening is “tropical fun” with entertainment by Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, tropical themed food sponsored by Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, Palace Café and Bourbon House and island inspired cocktails and libations sponsored by City Wholesale Liquor Company Inc., Cruzan Rum and Glazer’s Companies of Louisiana. Music, dancing, limbo contests and a silent auction will add to the fun!

Since 1896 Kingsley House has served more than half a million people in Southeast Louisiana. Today Kingsley House serves more than 6,000 individuals annually through their nationally accredited and state-certified programs including its historic Summer Camp program. Summer Camp is an 8 week full day camp that serves more than 200 children in the community each year. Before Hurricane Katrina, Summer Camp included access to Kingsley House’s junior Olympic size swimming pool which is now in disrepair. The pool was constructed in the 1950s and not only has significance to Kingsley House but to the entire New Orleans community. This pool was the first integrated swimming pool in New Orleans. During the Civil Rights Movement, the city threatened to shut down the pool but Kingsley House remained open, showing the community the importance of equality for everyone.

Additional sponsors for event include: Bellwether Technology Corporation, Community Coffee, Strike It Green Props, Whitney Bank and Valero.

Tickets are $50. A $75 VIP ticket includes an additional hour of music, food and libations from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call Gina Jackson at 504-523-6221 ext. 127 or email gjackson@kingsleyhouse.org.

About Kingsley House
Kingsley House, a United Way Community Impact Partner, nationally renowned as the oldest Settlement House in the South, has served more than half a million people since it was founded in 1896. Today, we serve nearly 6,000 people annually throughout Southeast Louisiana in a wide

variety of nationally accredited and state certified capacity building programs.

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