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30 Americans

Apr 20 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Irving "Honey"…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Various Mardi Gras Indian tribes will line up  for the 1st Annual Irving… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 21 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Organ & Labyrinth…

Apr 22 - May 6, 2014
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe trinity tracker… more

The Victory Bells -…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles’ newest red, white and blue… more

White Glove…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
The National WWII Museum It’s one thing to read on an exhibit label… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Bootsy Collins

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during… more

Crescent City…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
Ogden After Hours is the place to go on Thursday nights to to hear Southern… more

Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Slightly Stoopid will be bringing their signature San Diego vibe to New… more

Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 24 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 25 - May 5, 2014
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Apr 25 - Nov 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

30 Americans

Apr 20 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

The People United for Armstrong Park Holds Inaugural Fundraiser

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Karen Lozinsk
karen@armstrongpark.org
504.233.8276
           

THE PEOPLE UNITED FOR ARMSTRONG PARK HOLDS INAUGURAL FUNDRAISER
Party in Support of Jazz in the Park and Host of Community Initiatives

New Orleans, February 21, 2013 - The People United for Armstrong Park (PUfAP) is throwing their first spring soiree: Sowing Seeds in Sacred Ground-an evening celebrating the culture and community of New Orleans.  The fundraiser will feature an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, and performances and appearances by Bill Summers, Donald Harrison, Chris Severin, Khris Royal, Ricky Sebastian, Zulu Connection, The Black Feather Mardi Gras Indians, The Baby Dolls, The New School Brass Band, and more.

The event is hosted by The People United for Armstrong Park, and generously sponsored by hotelier and businessman Michael Valentino, Basin Street Station, and City Sightseeing New Orleans.

Sowing Seeds in Sacred Ground takes place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 6-9 PM.  It will be held on the fourth floor of Basin Street Station, located at 501 Basin Street.  Attendees are asked to support PUfAP's cultural and community initiatives with a minimum patronage of fifty dollars, and may RSVP to the included contact information.  Tickets also are available via PayPal at www.armstrongpark.org

Jazz in the Park provides free, family-friendly music and entertainment in Armstrong Park, with emphasis on the cultural lineage of New Orleans.  Spring 2013 represents the third season of the concert series, and in addition to its stellar, forthcoming lineup, there is a children's area that offers fun and enriching activities, and a food and craft marketplace.  The marketplace features local vendors, and concertgoers can grab a delicious meal while enjoying a night out, or make groceries while listening to the music.

Founded to promote citizen awareness of and activities in Armstrong Park, The People United for Armstrong Park continues to fulfill that mission by forging connections via culture with the neighborhoods around the park and throughout New Orleans.  In cooperation with HANO, PUfAP hires and trains high-risk and formerly incarcerated individuals so they may re-enter the workforce and improve their lives.  PUfAP is working diligently to make Rampart Street and Treme destinations of choice for residents of New Orleans and visitors alike.

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About PUfAP: The People United for Armstrong Park is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that led the community effort to re-open Armstrong Park.  Our primary work focuses on coordinating and collaborating with individuals and institutions to catalyze Armstrong Park into a premier hub for the city's cultural economy.  We aim to connect individuals in the community to their culture and history by establishing the park as a nurturing, living environment for the arts, and provide opportunities to ensure their success and accomplishments in their chosen craft.  Please visit http://www.armstrongpark.org/ for more information.