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The Big Easy Experience Contest is here! You can win a prize package worth over $900 that brings the best of the Big Easy to you. This awesome prize package includes
- a 2-night stay for two people at the Marigny Manor House Bed and Breakfast
- 2 cocktail Jazz history tours (drinks included) from Southern Hospitality Tours LLC
- a Photo Safari for two courtesy of See It My Way Photo
- a one-hour gondola ride for two courtesy of NOLAGondola.com
- dinner for 2 to a local restaurant
- a custom-made itinerary from 411 NOLA
- a set of 10 New Orleans-themed photo note cards
- a Voodoo Doll from the film Desiree
- a copy of The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans by David Lummis
- a copy of the CD Disco Zydeco by the Bonhoffs
- 2 411 NOLA-branded T-shirts of your choice
To enter to win this awesome prize package send your name, your mailing address, and your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must put “The Big Easy Experience” in the subject line of your email. Limit one entry per household. Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 11:59 p. m.
Please note that the gift certificate for two for 2-nights at the Marigny Manor House Bed and Breakfast is not good during special event dates and that the gift certificate is valid through August 2012.
The winner will be chosen at random using Random.org. 411 NOLA will not keep your personal info on file after the end of the contest. We respect your privacy.
According to its own website, “Since it’s dedication in 1842, St. Augustine has been a church of the free black citizens of New Orleans, welcoming both free and slave as worshippers. It continues today as a beacon of humanity and spirituality, both a history lesson and an example of 21st century Christianity in action.”
The church is well known around the world and is of special interest to history buffs, to spiritual seekers, and to cultural and musical enthusiasts. St. Augustine, as the church is commonly known, was established in 1841 and is a unique and enduring part of American history. This Sunday it celebrates its 170th anniversary with joy. Read the rest of this entry »
New Orleans is home to over 40 museums. In them, you can discover a world of fine art, history, Mardi Gras, and much more. Many of these museums are world-famous, such as the The National World War II Museum, and some, such as the Backstreet Cultural Museum, are known only to locals and to lovers of New Orleans culture. Some of our best museums are not even included in the New Orleans Museum website, nor is the insider info on area museums widely known. Keep reading to find out how to get in free to one of nine different New Orleans museums today and to many other Big Easy museums all year round. Read the rest of this entry »
Free people of color, often abbreviated f.p.c., is the term used to refer to Blacks who were born free or were manumitted prior to the Civil War. Also referred to as gens de couleur libres, their presence in New Orleans is recorded as early as 1722. Le Musée de f.p.c., an historic house museum, is one of the country’s few attractions dedicated exclusively to preserving the material culture of and to telling to the story of free people of color. (At right, Henriette Delille, Foundress Sisters of the Holy Family, Free Person of Color.) Read the rest of this entry »
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket for free. This year, Museum Day takes place on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »