The Friends of Lafitte Greenway will host a free outdoor fitness class called Get Fit the Green Way this Monday, May 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. The free class, led by The Sweat Social, will be a high-energy bodyweight workout for participants aged 16 and above of all fitness levels.
Get Fit the Green Way will take place this Monday at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center Field, located at 2200 Lafitte Street, between the playground and tennis courts. The event, in partnership with The Sweat Social and FitLot, is the first of a series of outdoor fitness events also called Get Fit the Green Way.
To participate, RSVP at lafittegreenway.org/thesweatsocial.
Source: Mid-City Messenger
Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/05/22/friends-of-lafitte-greenway-to-host-outdoor-fitness-class/
On a bright sunny day with few clouds above, about 70 bicycle riders gathered to follow an imaginary drop of rain as it would have moved from high ground to low during a storm in New Orleans. The Water Cycle Bike Tour on Saturday (May 14) was designed to show the flow of street flooding and demonstrate to residents how they can help mitigate the problem.
Hosted by Groundwork New Orleans, a nonprofit group that teaches stormwater management, the riders followed a guided tour lead by Ramiro Diaz of Waggonner & Ball Architects, one of the authors of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan.
Starting at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue, the riders traveled to the site of the former turning basin for the Basin Street Canal (now an area of asphalt and grass), continued down the Lafitte Greenway to the Sewerage & Water Board's Pump Station No. 7, and then on to City Park, where participants learned about the park's flood-mitigating design features.