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Upcoming Events

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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

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

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

NASA Week to Blast…

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