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“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Jun 29 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jun 29 - 29, 2017
Join us for the Community Dance & Drum Workshop with Danys "LaMora… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Chicken on the Bone…

Jun 29 - Dec 6, 2017
Want to enjoy some nightlife? No trip to New Orleans is complete if you have… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Jun 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Jun 29 - Dec 29, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2017
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

FestiGals

Jun 29, 2017
FestiGals hosts New Orleans Women's Weekend Experience - a celebration of women… more

Heart of the House

Jun 29, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

Lilith in Loa…

Jun 29, 2017
From Laurel Canyon to the West Village, Nashville to New Orleans, the LOA Bar… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Oct 8, 2017
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New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Sep 3, 2017
Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans showcases… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 29 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Newcomb Art Museum -…

Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Rivertown Theaters…

Jun 29 - 30, 2017
Join us for a delightful children's production this summer with the popular… more

Snoball Happy Hour

Jun 29 - 29, 2017
Stop by Pete's after work for a Snowball Happy Hour: a Big Easy Twist on the… more

Storyville: Madams…

Jun 29 - Dec 9, 2017
Storyville: Madams and Music revives the sights and sounds of New Orleans's… more

The Historic New…

Jun 29 - Oct 21, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jun 30 - 30, 2017
Join us for the Inaugural Maafa Side by Side Exhibition, curated by Gason… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Jun 29 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Bicentennial Commemoration Ramps Up In April

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Jacques Berry
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
225-342-8607
jberry@crt.la.gov

Bicentennial Commemoration Ramps Up In April

Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and Louisiana Bicentennial Commission Chairman retired Lt. General Russel Honoré are announcing the state's plans to commemorate Louisiana's 200th birthday. The Bicentennial Commission has been working to coordinate events for more than a year to ensure Louisiana's Bicentennial receives a proper celebration and commemoration.

"Our focus has been on education and making sure our students have the opportunity to learn about Louisiana's 200-year history," Lt. Governor Dardenne said. "Planning next month's celebrations comes naturally to Louisianians. April 30 will be a special day for anyone who has ever called Louisiana home. We hope residents and former residents will join together to celebrate 200 years of celebrating in Louisiana."

The Louisiana Family Homecoming Celebration, the Commission's hallmark event, is scheduled for April 28, the Saturday before our April 30 Bicentennial, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol. All regions of the state will be represented and will highlight their food, music and artisans. A main stage will also feature entertainment from throughout the state.

"The Bicentennial is a chance for us to educate, celebrate, demonstrate our resiliency and show our cultural diversity and contributions to this great Nation," Lt. General Russel Honoré said. "Our events on April 28 and 30 will be the highlight of our celebration."

On April 30 a formal ceremony will take place at the capitol including the Legislature meeting in joint session and a reenactment of the debate that took place to convince U.S. Congress that Louisiana should be part of the United States. Representatives from the U.S. Postmaster General's Office will be at the Capitol to display the bicentennial stamp featuring a C.C. Lockwood photograph that will go on sale on that day.

Bicentennial events are scheduled to happen through the end of 2012. Visit www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com for more information on programs and events.

--www.LouisianaBicentennial2012.com-