| The Historic New Orleans Collection Opened a new exhibition titled Money, Money, Money! |
Tuesday, May 17 - through Saturday, October 29
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter.
The Historic New Orleans Collection wants you to follow the money into Louisiana's past. The museum, research center and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Louisiana has just opened a new exhibition titled Money, Money, Money! Currency Holdings from The Historic New Orleans Collection at its Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street in the French Quarter. The display includes more than 200 objects illustrating the many-and sometimes bizarre-incarnations of money that existed before US currency was codified.
Stay Alfred Opens Entire New Building of 49 New Orleans Vacation Rentals
Stay Alfred doubles its lodging availability in the Big Easy with dozens of new vacation rentals a short walk from the French Quarter
The nationwide urban vacation rental firm headquartered in the Spokane, Wash., announced today the opening of 49 brand new vacation rentals just three blocks from the French Quarter in the historic Factors Row Building on the corner of Carondelet and Perdido Streets.
The 19th-century building, languishing vacant since Hurricane Katrina, maintains the Italiante-style architectural façades and other details that caught impressionist Edgar Degas' eye when he painted A Cotton Office in New Orleans in 1873.
Click here for the full press release.
OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS
| Louisiana Landmarks Society announces new Executive Director, 2016 Board of Trustees Election results |
The Board of Trustees for Louisiana Landmarks Society is pleased to announce that Carol Gniady has joined the organization as Executive Director, effective May 23, 2016. Gniady replaces Walter Gallas, who left Landmarks in April for a position with the City of Baltimore as a Preservation Planner.
The Louisiana Landmarks Society May 9 Annual Meeting 2016-2017 Board of Trustees election results are as follows:
President: Sandra L. Stokes
1st Vice President: James R. Logan, IV
2nd Vice President: Michael Duplantier
Treasurer: Louis McFaul
Assistant Treasurer: R. Stephen Chauvin, AIA, NCARB
Recording Secretary: Hilary Somerville Irvin
Corresponding Secretary: Carol Allen
Charles A. (Chuck) Berg, AIA
Elizabeth M. Landis
Howard W. Mielke, Ph.D.
Thomas W. (Tommy) Milliner
Mary Price Robinson
Ex Officio: T. Casey Stuart
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will celebrate the opening of its three newest exhibitions on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Opening reception festivities for Top Mob: A History of New Orleans Graffiti, /'pāpər/ and In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith will commence at 5:00 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m.
Highlights of the evening include remarks by photographer Raymond Smith and remarks by members of the Top Mob graffiti collective. Music will be provided in the Patrick F. Taylor Library by DJ Alfa Leone and DJ Quickie Mart, both affiliated with Top Mob.
Top Mob: A History of New Orleans Graffiti sponsored by Mo's Art Supply
June 4 - November 6, 2016
June 11 - November 6, 2016
In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith
June 12 - September 18, 2016
For more information on the exhibits visit www.ogdenmuseum.org.
|The Historic New Orleans Collection to Host a Culinary Symposium entitled "Rum, Rhum, Ron! A History of Rum in the New World |
Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25
The Historic New Orleans Collection will host a culinary symposium to examine the history, production and consumption of the most widely produced liquor in Louisiana - rum! Entitled "Rum, Rhum, Ron! A History of Rum in the New World," the symposium will take place on Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25. The event will include an evening happy hour at Palace Café's rum-focused Black Duck Bar on Friday, and presentations by various culinary and rum experts at THNOC's Williams Research Center on Saturday, followed by a rum tasting at the Hotel Monteleone.
Registration is required, and reservations can be made online at www.hnoc.org or by phone at (504) 523-4662.
Hip Hop Ya Brass FREE Summer Fitness Series at Crescent Park
Tuesdays June 28-August 2nd
Mandeville Wharf 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Presented in partnership with Move Ya Brass
Come have some summer fun with the Hip Hop Ya Brass Class presented by Crescent Park in partnership with Move Ya Brass. This free and fun one hour class is great for all ages so be sure to bring the whole family!
Maafa Commemoration Presented by Ashé Cultural Arts Center
July 2, 2016
7:00 AM at Congo Square, 701 N. Rampart St., NOLA
Free and Open to the Public
Maafa Commemoration & Procession Ending at the Mississippi River
Maafa is a Kiswahili word that means "great tragedy" or "horrific tragedy," referring to the period called the Middle Passage or Transatlantic Slave Trade. This commemoration honors our ancestors, known and unknown in a sacred ceremony in Congo Square. Afterwards, attendees participate in a narrated procession visiting places of significance during the slave trade. The procession ends at the Mississippi river. Drummers, you are invited to bring a drum and join in.
Featuring Maafa's Grande Griot Dr. Sonia Sanchez, along with local drummers, visiting drummers Nubian Messengers (Brooklyn, NY), N'Fungola Sibo Traditional African Dance Company, FiYiYi, Michaela Harrison, Freddi W. Evans, Morikeba Kouyate, Hidden History, LLC, and others
The procession begins at St. Peter and N. Rampart Streets at Congo Square.
Turn right onto St. Louis St. Proceed and merge onto Basin Street.
Turn right onto N. Villere St.
Turn right on Gov. Nicholls St. (Brief stop at Tomb of the Unknown Slave at St. Augustine Church)
Turn right onto Royal Street.
Turn left onto Conti Street
Turn left onto Chartres Street. (Pause at Omni Royal Orleans Hotel)
Turn right onto Toulouse Street.
Proceed on Toulouse Street to Woldenberg Park for final prayers and releasing of flowers at the Mississippi River
Happy 3rd of July
July 3rd, 2016
7:15pm - 9pm
Enjoy patriotic music with the Marine Corps Band New Orleans and fireworks from the Peristyle on July 3rd. Bring your chairs & blankets and enjoy patriotic music with The Marine Corps Band New Orleans on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and fireworks at the Peristyle. Concessions, snoballs, wine, and beer will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own picnic.
Don't forget to wear your red, white, and blue! Connect with us on social media using the hashtag #iheartcitypark. The Happy 3rd of July event runs from 7:15 pm to 9 pm and is FREE and open to the public.
GO 4TH AT CRESCENT PARK, in partnership with Go 4th on the River
Monday, July 4, 2016
5pm - 10pm
Celebrate Independence Day Monday, July 4th from 5 pm -10 pm in Crescent Park! Crescent Park is the perfect location for fireworks viewing on the river. This year, get started early with a DJ dance party, food trucks and adult and family friendly beverages on Mandeville Wharf. Piety Wharf will be open for viewing as well with its own drink station.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support Crescent Park, which receives limited public funding for its operations. No outside food, beverages or coolers will be allowed. Chairs are welcome! There will be security checkpoints at all three entrances to the park; Bartholomew Street, Piety Street and Mandeville Street. Parking in Crescent Park lots will be $15 a car and will fill up fast!
for more parking information and maps. Click here
for more information on GO 4TH ON THE RIVER.
Ashe Cultural Art Center Presents:Nzila Afrobeat Project
July 6, 2016 - 7:00 PM
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., NOLA
Free and open to the public.
Nzila Afrobeat Project is a dynamic musical group from Caracas, Venezuela called, based on African music, Afro-Venezuelan. The music is merged with genres such as Afrobeat, funk, jazz, acid jazz, and new wave.
Sponsored by Consulate General of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in New Orleans, Citgo, Santa Barbara Airlines, and Ashé.