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Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
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An Evening with David…

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Art is the Driving…

Oct 25 - Dec 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

ART21: Mexico City

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
Join us for a screening of "Mexico City" from season 8 of PBS'… more

Danse Macabre- The…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection will be offering a special Halloween-themed… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Oct 25, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Education Gallery…

Oct 25 - Nov 27, 2016
Artists and Sense of Place Residency Show featuring artwork created by students… more

Historic New Orleans…

Oct 25, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
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Ogden Museum of…

Oct 25 - Nov 8, 2016
Each year, the Ogden Museum celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead),… more

Opening Reception for…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
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Pablove Shutterbug…

Oct 25 - 25, 2016
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Saenger Theatre…

Oct 25 - 30, 2016
Join us for the Illusionists- Live from Broadway. This mind blowing spectacular… more


Oct 25, 2016 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 07, 2026
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Dean's List

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Dean's List is a variety show of a most unusual kind. This show blends improv,… more

Evenings with Enrique

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for Evenings with Enrique! This series features entertainment, and… more

Happy's Running Club…

Oct 26 - Dec 28, 2016
Join us every Wednesday  for a  fun 5k or close at the Happy's Irish… more

Le Meridien New…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Join us for "Art + Aperitifs," a fun, interactive painting class… more

Light Up the Night…

Oct 26 - 26, 2016
Visiting the city, whether from afar or from just across the bridge? Looking to… more

"Let Them Eat Cake!"…

Oct 25 - Nov 9, 2016
Join us for Exhibition for "Let Them Eat Cake!"  Fine Art… more

Twelfth Annual Holiday on the Boulevard

Media Contact:

Viola T. Johnson
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
(504) 813-9008 or

Twelfth Annual Holiday on the Boulevard
December 9, 10 and 11, 2011


December 9, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Kwanzaa Demonstration & Imagination Tour)

December 9, 2011 - 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. (Open House & Luncheon)

December 9, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m. (Kick-Off Reception)

December 10 2011 - 12:00 noon - 8:30 p.m.

December 11, 2010 - 1:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Ashé Cultural Arts Center - 1712/1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd


INFO: (504) 569-9070

For the Twelfth consecutive year, the Boulevard will bubble over with excitement as Ashé Cultural Arts Center joins with musicians, actors, merchants, and the community to create an amazingly entertaining holiday festival and marketplace in Central City New Orleans. The festival brings together a mix of jazz, hip-hop, r&b, gospel, folk, reggae, along with spoken word and dance.

On December 9, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., preschoolers will partake of a Kwanzaa demonstration and an Imagination Tour/Drum & Dance Workshop led by Bamboula 2000. The kids are dressed in African garb, and become active participants in drumming and dancing their way throughout the continent of Africa, using their imagination. This field trip is available at cost. Call Luther Gray at (504) 495-0463 for details.

At noon until 2:00 p.m., on December 9, the community is invited to an Open House and Luncheon. The Open House is a public "report card" of the Center's accomplishments during the year. At 6:00 p.m. that same evening a kick-off reception featuring Mia Borders, Dorise & Tanya, and Monica McIntyre will get the audience into a holiday party mood.

And then, December 10, noon until 8:30 p.m.; and December 11, 1:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., brings more excitement as the festival presents a line-up that includes: The Rebirth Brass Band, Phillip Manual, Gina Brown, Sharon Martin, Michaela Harrison, Bamboula 2000, Zion Trinity, Lloyd Daly, Sistahs Making a Change, Kuumba Institute Showcase, Golden Voices and more.

Holiday on the Boulevard also includes a marketplace which gives festival-goers the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from local merchants and artisans, while enjoying delicious food prepared by local vendors. Those interested in vending opportunities should contact Luther Gray at (504) 495-0463.

For additional information or to schedule an interview or performance, call Viola T. Johnson at (504) 813-9008.