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Home to the largest collection of Southern Art, the “O“, is a shining jewel in the New Orleans Arts District. Since 2008, it has hosted the Family Fair, an event designed to bring parents and children together in a world of arts and crafts. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 10:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. Admission is free!
Activities include the following: Hobby horses, farm-animal masks, creative vegetables, farm books, sunflowers, Make Your Own Ring Toss, and more!
Food and drink will be available for sale, including goodies from Taceaux Loceaux and Ur Way Yogurt & Coffee Bar.
There will also be entertainment by the Preservation Hall Junior Brass Band, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, New Orleans Dance Collective, and Calliope Puppets.
For more information about Family Fair contact Ellen Balkin at 504.539.9608 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know about more family fun in the Big Easy? Check out 411 NOLA’s guide for families visiting the Crescent City.
Common Ground Health Clinic (CGHC) invites folks of all ages and from all corners of Greater New Orleans to get to know historic Algiers while supporting the clinic’s ongoing work by spending an evening with us on Saturday, August 18. Events begin at 7:00 p. m. with an Art Walk down Teche Street, just a few blocks from the Mississippi River and the Algiers Ferry, beginning and ending with a Garden Tea Party at the Teche Street Community Garden (813 Teche St.). The party is set to continue until 11:00 p. m.
The Art Walk is an opportunity to engage with the rich history and culture of Old Algiers, and will feature the work of local artists Ralph Bush, Vince Craige, Micah Learned, Joe Parker, MBol, Jafar M. Pierre, NuAwlons Nate Scott, Mohawk Hunters Tribal Chief Vertis Vincent, and others, as well as highlighting Algiers historian Cathy Smith, of Village Ovah da Rivah fame, and the Community Print Shop. The younger generation of Algerines will also be represented, as the youth participants in CGHC’s Youth Art Workshops and The Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Beading Class display their work.
The Garden Tea Party will include a selection of locally sourced, healthy treats, including iced herbal teas brewed by the CGHC herbalist team (ginger-mint, hibiscus-rose, and rosemary). We will be serving delicious appetizers from several area restaurants, including The Olive Branch Café, Nolavore, Dumaine Street Farm, Mondo, The Green Goddess, Whole Foods, Sahara Café, Meltdown Pops, Liberty’s Kitchen, St. James Cheese Company, Satsuma Café, Taste of the Caribbean, Gattusso’s, and Superfood Bar.
Admission to the Garden Tea Party is $10 and includes all food and beverage items; tickets will be available at the garden gate. There is no charge to come out and enjoy the Art Walk.
The New Orleans film society is one of the best film societies in this writer’s humble opinion. The organization doesn’t just throw one big gala a year; it feeds the cinematic soul all year long with unique showings, free films (both art house and mainstream flicks), and a ton of mini film fests, two of which are happening in this month. Read the rest of this entry »
The French Market Corporation, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, and Uptown Jazz Orchestra
ANNOUNCE THE 3RD ANNUAL
“SEEKING SATCH” STUDENT TRUMPET CONTEST
Contest Chairman: Delfeayo Marsalis
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 1ST!!!
TO BE HELD DURING SATCHMO SUMMERFEST 2012 (Aug 3-5, 2012)
With support from French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and the Louisiana State Museum
This summer, musicians in 6-12th grade will have the opportunity to “come blow their horns” in a trumpet contest designed to showcase and support young local musicians. The third annual “Seeking Satch” contest, named in honor of native son Louis Armstrong and designed to keep New Orleans jazz traditions alive, will be held for the first time during the annual Satchmo SummerFest. It is open to all Orleans Parish students and is free to enter. Winners will receive cash prizes, a new trumpet, and local performance gigs.
The auditions will be held Saturday, August 4th, on the third floor of the Old U.S. Mint, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. As the judges break to review contestant performances, the young trumpeters will jam together with the professional studio band that accompanied them during auditions. Just before noon, the winners will be announced, followed by a panel conversation with contest judges Chairman Delfeayo Marsalis, Herlin Riley, and Wendell Brunious.
“Mentoring has always been and important element in jazz. Louis Armstrong learned firsthand from older musicians such as King Oliver and Kid Ory, sharing the bandstand and creating collective masterpieces. In this same tradition, all Seeking Satch participants will have the opportunity to perform with a trio of professional musicians in a culminating performance. So tune up your chops!” encouraged contest chairman Mr. Marsalis.