Monday, May 18, neighborhood residents and businesses are invited to come provide input on their concerns and desires regarding the new shopping center at 500 N. Carrollton. You will also have a chance to see the most recent plans, which have changed considerably since the first releaseread moreThe City of New Orleans Department of Public Works issued the following status update on April 30, 2015. Placement of the asphalt portion of the Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path is 100% complete in Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5. The path in Area 1 is 80% complete. The path in Area 6 will be concrete and is 50% complete. The Department of Public Works construction contractor, Durr Heavy Construction, has completed installing most of the trail lighting fixtures in Areas 2, 3, and 4, and continues installation of trail lighting in Area 5. Lighting wiring will be installed toward the end of the project construction, when the project is ready for public use.read more
FILM: AnnieDIRECTOR: Will GluckRUNTIME: 118 minutesADMISSION: Free and open to the public
Join us for an outdoor movie screening on the lawn of the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, located right alongside the new Lafitte Greenway. Friends of Lafitte Corridor is hosting the screening in partnership with the New Orleans Film Society, Providence Community Housing, and the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center.
Pets allowed. Food permitted, food and beverages sold on site.
Screening begins at sundown.
Rain date: May 29.
You Are Invited to a Community Discussion and Workshop for Lafitte Corridor Fresh Food Access and Community Livability
This year, the Lafitte Greenway was selected as one of 26 locations nationwide to participate in Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP)—a federal initiative led by the White House in partnership with the USDA, EPA, DOT, HUD, CDC, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Delta Regional Authority—coordinated locally by Friends of Lafitte Corridor, that will provide technical support to integrate local food systems into community economic action plans.
We are holding a public dialogue work session on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (2200 Lafitte St), to have a discussion, exchange ideas, and generate momentum for action planning to promote local food access, economic opportunity, and community livability in the Lafitte Corridor, with a focus on opportunities for community gardens and farmers markets.
Increasing the amount of community garden space on the Greenway is a central goal of the City’s Lafitte Greenway Master Plan. The Master Plan also includes plans for a Greenway farmers market. Gardens and market space are not currently included in the Greenway’s construction.
Around the country, these workshops have proven to be catalytic events, bringing together local leaders, community groups, city and federal agencies, and funders around an action plan. The LFLP support is technical assistance and does not include grant funding. Identifying funding opportunities will be a goal of the workshop.
Please RSVP below for the Community Workshop!
The community dialog session on Wednesday will be followed by a full day action planning session on Thursday, May 28th. The full day work session will be with the federal partners and a consultant team from Renaissance Planning, specializing in local food systems, who will be crafting an action plan around the input and ideas generated during the community discussion on Wednesday evening.
Anyone who is interested and available is also welcome to join the full day session as well, especially if you are interested in directly working or contributing to to bring community gardens and farmers markets to the Lafitte Corridor through involvement in the action plan that results. If you are interested in participating in the full-day Stakeholder Workshop on May 28th, please click here for more information and to RSVP!
The CVS development slated to replace the former Home Depot site on North Carrollton Avenue will have fewer tenants than originally planned, but more green space and amenities along the Lafitte Greenway, the developers told Mid-City residents Monday evening, while neighbors compiled a list of suggestions about what other businesses should be included and how the project could be improved... Source: Mid-City Messenger Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2015/05/19/mid-city-gets-first-look-at-new-plans-for-cvs-development-at-vacant-home-depot-site/read moreNEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The 10th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo presented by Positive Vibrations Foundation takes place this weekend, Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17th, along the beautiful banks of Bayou St. John.... ...Floating Root Beer Float and Beer and Wine Gardens: For the first time, the festival is utilizing the bayou through the use of floating docks. Festivalgoers can pull their own boats up to dock at the Beer and Wine Gardens, as well as visit the Abita Root Beer Float for – what else? – A cool and refreshing root beer float. Proceeds from the root beer floats go toward MotherShip Foundation and Friends of Lafitte Corridor. Source: WGNO Video & Full Article: http://wgno.com/2015/05/15/boogey-away-this-weekend-at-10th-annual-mid-city-bayou-boogaloo/read more
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