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friends of lafitte greenway

Our commitment is to foster a vibrant and active greenway that encourages economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas and public spaces. Opened to the public in the November of 2015, we continue to promote this great public space and host community events and programs. To support Friends of Lafitte Greenway donate today and stay up-to-date with our newsletter!


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    Gazette July 2022

     

    Art & Basketball

    Painting of the mural on the Greenway basketball courts has begun! The mural is led by a youth artist collective -- BeLite. The artists shared about the mural in this news story on Fox 8. The court is currently closed for painting but once open, be sure to stop by and take in the court’s new look.

    Thank you to our generous supporters of the project: Sneaker Politics, Jalen Gray, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Baptist Community Ministries, Jaxson Hayes, Neel Choudhury, and the Brees Dream Foundation.

     

    Welcome New Businesses: Bagels & Beer

    Need to cool down on a hot day? A new brewery is opening up along the Greenway! Skeeta Hawk Brewery is now open at 455 North Dorgenois Street. Stop by with a couple of friends and see what’s on tap. Skeeta Hawk joins Flour Moon Bagels and Hey Coffee as a hub of local businesses along the Greenway. See recent coverage of on NOLA.com and New Orleans Magazine

     

     

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    Gazette June 2022

     


    Tyronnisha "Ne Ne" Johnson is joining the team!

    Ne Ne is joining our team as our Get Fit Coordinator! Ne Ne shares, "I am super excited to be a part of the Lafitte Greenway family. I'm thankful for this life changing experience being able to interact with communities and nature in a change for the better. Thank you and welcome me to the family, friends of the Lafitte Greenway." You may have seen her on the Greenway trail or attending Get Fit classes. Say hello to Ne Ne at the next Get Fit class. 

     

    A Super Summer event 

    Join us for a Super Summer event in celebration of Juneteenth on the Greenway in partnership with Young Audiences! Families with children (infant to 8), expect an engaging morning singalong, an interactive workshop experience, and a visual arts craft that children can make and take home with them. This event is free and all children will receive a free book, a snack, an activity packet, crayons, and a surprise special gift. For parents who need a morning boost, coffee will be provided by HEY! Coffee Co.

    June 25th

    9:30 - 11:30AM

    2200 Lafitte Ave.


     

     

    Photo by Sophia Germer

    Basketball court mural coming this summer

    This summer, the BELite youth artists are transforming the Greenway's basketball court with a new on-court mural! Jalen Gray, a community member and basketball player, brought this idea to Friends of Lafitte Greenway and NORD, and we have been thrilled to work with and support Jalen to accomplishing this vision.

    The site preparation will begin in July and include a period of court closure. Stay tuned for updates. Posted signage will inform the public of court closure.

     

    This project has been made possible by Sneaker Politics, Jaxson Hayes, United Way, Baptist Community Ministries, and Neel Choudhury.

     

     

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  • From the blog

    How To Grow A Greenway

    By LAM Staff | August 8, 2022

    Source: LandscapeArchitectureMagazine.org | Full Article

    In the years since the park first opened, the city and Friends of Lafitte Greenway have realized additional pieces of the master plan, including playgrounds, basketball courts, and sports fields.

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    Best Spots for Brews, Booze, Bagels and more

    By Ashley McLellan | July 25, 2022

    Source: MyNewOrleans.com | Full Article

    The little corner of St. Louis Street and North Dorgenois is hopping. Tucked along the Lafitte Greenway, a blue warehouse space has been transformed into a gathering spot for brews (both beer and coffee), freshly baked bagels and brunch and a lively outdoor patio stopping spot. Anchored on the corner by Flour Moon Bagels (dine in or take away a dozen fresh bagels or sample a sandwich or open faced tartine), as well as the newly relocated Hey! Café & Coffee Roastery (a coffee fan favorite brew spot), the corner recently welcomed the opening of Skeeta Hawk Brewing, the latest homegrown brewhouse in the city. Make this your go-to stopping spot for refreshment while out for a bike ride or stroll along the Greenway, or a pre- or post- movie hang while catching the latest flick at the nearby Broad Theater.

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