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Upcoming Events

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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
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

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

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

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
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

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

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 3 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… 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
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

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
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jazz in the Park

Sep 4 - Oct 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Special Presentation…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for a  Special Presentation - "Challenging Internment"… more

The Trio featuring…

Sep 4 - 4, 2014
Join us for The Trio featuring Johnny Vidacovich, Roland Guerin, John Gros. more

17th Annual Save Our…

Sep 5 - 6, 2014
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation is gearing up for its 17th Annual Save Our… more

Hidden Treasures:…

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

Third Annual Jazz Half Marathon & Merrill Lynch 5K

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                                     Third Annual Jazz Half Marathon & Merrill Lynch 5K

NEW ORLEANS- Run the 3rd Annual Jazz Half Marathon & Merrill Lynch 5K at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29 and help support the Cancer Program of Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. This year’s races will be televised live on NBC-affiliate 6 WDSU, and will start and finish at the beautiful Lafayette Square Park in the New Orleans CBD. Runners will run past such landmarks as the New Orleans Convention Center, Louisiana Superdome, and the statue of Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle. From Lee Circle, runners will run up the Grand Dame of New Orleans streets, St. Charles Avenue, passing the beautiful mansions of the Garden District, Loyola and Tulane Universities and through the green expanse of Audubon Park. Coming back downtown, they will run past the World War II Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum and Ogden Museum of Southern Art before finishing the race at Lafayette Square. Along the way, runners will be treated to a wealth of New Orleans music by local bands.

After the race, you will feast on great food, beer, water, and soft drinks while dancing to the music of three top New Orleans bands, including Washboard Chaz, Gal Holliday and the Honky Tonk Revue, and a special headliner to be named shortly. All participants in the Jazz Half Marathon will receive gender-specific, Jazz Half-logo, tech shirts and runners in the 5K will all receive Merrill Lynch 5K-logo, all cotton tee shirts. Runners who finish the Jazz Half Marathon will also receive a beautiful finisher’s medal.

By running the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K, runners will also be supporting the Cancer Program at Children’s Hospital. Children’s Hospital treats more Louisiana kids with cancer than all other facilities combined. Children’s Hospital’s LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more than 1,100 children with cancer each year, and our hospital has a policy of never turning away a child who needs the care we offer, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The hospital provides treatment for children with leukemia, lymphoma, tumors, anemia, hemophilia, and other childhood cancers. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, hospital physicians have access to the most up-to-date therapies for treatment of malignancies and blood disorders in children.

The cost for running the Jazz Half Marathon is $65 or $30 for the Merrill Lynch 5K. To learn more about the Jazz Half Marathon and 5K, please go to at www.jazzhalf.com or call 504.896.9375.