Join Friends of Lafitte Corridor on Saturday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carver Theater for the Greenway Expo, a community event highlighting the Lafitte Greenway project. Admission is free of charge.
Currently under construction, the Lafitte Greenway is a 2.6-mile linear park and bike bath that will extend from Basin St. to Mid-City, with trees, lights, ball fields, rain gardens, and more.
The Greenway Expo will feature community groups, food, music, speakers from the City and community, construction updates and information about the Lafitte Greenway linear park and bike path. Come provide your input about what you want to see from the project!
Keynote Speaker Samantha Gerlach, Ph.D., will lead us in a hands-on tea-brewing activity to learn more about local plants, local color. Learn about plants and flowers that grow in Louisiana, and their nutritional, environmental, medicinal, and herbal value. Participants will receive gifts to take home with them!
Participants will also learn how to cultivate local plants in our Recycled Raised Beds made from boots, tires, and drawers. This great hands-on activity will teach you how to turn everyday household objects into unique planters to accent your home. Fun for the whole family!
Local education leaders will discuss the pros and cons of charter schools, as well as the state of the school system in post-Katrina New Orleans in this roundtable discussion, moderated by Douglas Harris, economics professor and director of the Education Policy Program of Tulane's Murphy Institute. Panelists include New Orleans education advocate Karran Harper Royal and Algiers Charter School Association CEO Adrian Morgan. Free and open to the public, with a reception, community resource fair, and dialogue sessions to follow. Sponsored by the Tulane Reading Project, the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs, and the Center for Public Service at Tulane. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-865-5728.
The benefit will showcase the collective talents of musicians, poets and artists to raise funds for
the SISTA Scholar Program. Performers include a dynamic lineup of New Orleans artists and
musicians including Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Germaine Bazzle, Erica Falls, Michaela Harrison,
Sharon Martin, Betty Shirley, Lilli Lewis, Yehosheba Yisrael, Joy Clark, Ayanna Molina, Asia
Rainey, Silhouette Dance Ensemble, Culu Childrens Traditional African Dance Company, the
McGehee Ensemble Choir & Orff Band and many more!
Understanding that the majority of ReNEW’s 3,200 students have never traveled outside the city of New Orleans, our college field studies grant a tremendous opportunity for students to have a truly extraordinary learning experience. We take our students to colleges and universities across the country to visit classes, dorms and campuses. This year, ReNEW is hosting its 3rd annual Future Takes Flight fundraiser to benefit these college visits and field studies. This event will be held at 12 Magnolia Drive at the Arbor Room in City Park on November 13, 2014 from 7:00-10:00pm. Tickets are $65.