Festival of Neighborhoods and Mid-City Art Maket

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I met Alan from Think New Orleans today at the destruction of Coliseum Square Baptist Church. While we were talking, he asked Maitri and me if any of us here at New Orleans MetBlog have blogged about the Festival of Neighborhoods that will be going down tomorow. I told him that Heather had indeed written about it, and his response was: “Blog harder.” So, not to belittle Heather or her post, but, here goes:

The Festival takes place tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am – 4pm at the City Park Botanical Gardens. It is a chance for people from all over the New Orleans area to get together to show off and compare their neighborhood’s plans to rebuild. People from different Neighborhood organizations will be able to compare notes and get some new ideas. The rebuilding of New Orleans is and will be largely a grass roots effort. This is a great centralized event where the public can find out what has been going on over the past 9 months and where things are moving. There will be food, drinks, and live music. And of course, admission is free.

While you’re at the Festival of Neighborhoods, go check out the Mid-City Art Market, which features some great local and regional artists and their works – everything from Glass-work, to Pottery, to Photography, to Paintings. The art market will be right next to the Festival of Neighborhoods at the Botanical Gardens.

On a side note, it was good to finally meet fellow Metblogger, Maitri today. That’s one down and the rest of you folks to go. Any chance of meeting any of you tomorow?

3 Comments so far

  1. Covingtongirl (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 10:27 pm

    Hey Paul! If I hadn’t said it before, thanks for all you do, in your effort to protect us! ;)
    I wish I could be there tomorow, I’m stuck in L.A., I will try to hook up w/u when I get back & buy u a beer! Wish I was running in the race (I’d run for UNO!) and I’m gonna miss the Mid-City Fest. :( drats!
    Until then, stay strong.


  2. Paul Murphy (unregistered) on June 24th, 2006 @ 11:14 am

    Thanks for your comment. Its always good to hear that people appreciate what we do.


  3. Laurie (unregistered) on June 24th, 2006 @ 3:03 pm

    Thanks for the decimals!!

    I feel so special!

    :D

    Laurie



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