Gazette October 2021

Supernova: Celebration and Fundraiser!

We’re celebrating the year at the Greenway Supernova! We hope you’ll join us for our 3-night outdoor, light-based art exhibit and largest annual fundraiser. Supernova is free to attend.

December 9-11th, 5-9PM

Greenway Station and Plaza

436 N. Norman C. Francis Pkwy

 

Supernova Sponsorships keep the Greenway growing with native plants, free fitness programming, and trail and park improvement projects.

 

Join the fun:

Our Star Business program is partnerships with small businesses to drive foot traffic to these businesses and thank our donors. Become a Star Business by applying above!

 

This holiday season we’ll have an arts and craft market at Supernova, perfect for picking up holiday gifts. Apply to sell at the market above.

 

Apply to be a food truck vendor at Supernova!

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Gazette September 2021

Ida Clean Up Volunteer Days

Come join us in cleaning out the trail following Hurricane Ida. We will be staking trees, clearing the bioswales, picking up litter and debris and more.

 

Greenway staff will be out the following Fridays and Saturdays and anyone is welcome to join!

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Gazette August 2021

Introducing our 2021 Greenway Ambassadors

We are excited to announce that we have welcomed this year’s Greenway Ambassadors class. 

Meet John, Tapica, Jeffrey, Nakeetha, Vanessa, Erica, and Layla. You’ll be seeing them as they get involved with supporting the Greenway and creating their Ambassadors project!

We’ve hit the ground running with three ambassadors trainings. One of these trainings was a tour led by Ramiro Diaz from Waggoner and Ball and Danielle Duhe of Dana Brown & Associates, highlighting stormwater infrastructure. We talked about New Orleans’ canals, pumping stations, and green infrastructure parks that represent the past, present, and future of water management in the city, and the Greenway’s role in our city’s relationship with water. Rob Henig Bell of Bike Easy shared about the Complete Streets Coalition and approaches to community organizing.

Thank you to the Foundation for Louisiana for making this program possible.

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Gazette July 2021

Cheers! A Greenway Members Happy Hour 

This Thursday, July 15th

5:30-7:30PM

Wrong Iron on the Greenway

We can’t wait to see our Greenway friends and neighbors again. Join us to meet and network with fellow Greenway supporters. Anyone is welcome, not just Greenway members so bring your friends!

Not a member yet? Join below!

 

A Super Saturday event

The Super Family Arts Event with Young Audiences of Louisiana is this Saturday, July 17th on the Greenway Great Lawn, 9:30-11AM. Bring your family and children for a morning filled with arts education activities: an Ella Jenkins Sing-a-long, visual arts activity for older children, and a YALA Artsplay! Workshop led by professional teaching artists. Families will receive an Artsplay! Gift Bag that includes a free book (while supplies last). 

Families can register here

In partnership with Young Audiences of Louisiana, Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, We Play Center, and Hey Coffee Co. 

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Gazette June 2021: Summer days are for the Greenway

We have your summer plans ready...

  

Get Fit summer series is hot, hot, hot

We have two Get Fit classes this summer for you: Hot Yoga with The Ohm Well and Hip Hop Cardio with Domango Training. Remember to bring a water bottle and a towel. 

 

Get Fit rewards: Attend 3 classes and get $20 to spend at the Greenway's 2 farmers market. More details here. This healthy lifestyle support is made possible by Greater New Orleans Foundation.

 

 

 

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Gazette May 2021: See what's sprouting on the Greenway

Spot the New Mural

This week, artist Teresa Parod revealed a new colorful mural alongside the Lafitte Greenway. Inspired by the vibrancy and nature of New Orleans, the mural features friendly animals and blooming flowers with the Mississippi River running through the background. The piece is located alongside the Lafitte Greenway, stretching 220 feet along the fence facade of Bizou Wines and Cellar at 2500 St. Louis Street.

Read the the full blog post here.

We want to continue bringing murals and public art to the Greenway this year. Visit lafittegreenway.org/art to see more public art on and along the trail. 

 

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Spot new mural along the Lafitte Greenway: Bringing joy to bike riders


Spot new mural along the Lafitte Greenway: Bringing joy to bike riders

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- May 19 2021 -- This week, artist Teresa Parod revealed a new colorful mural alongside the Lafitte Greenway. Inspired by the vibrancy and nature of New Orleans, the mural features friendly animals and blooming flowers with the Mississippi River running through the background. The piece is located alongside the Lafitte Greenway, stretching 220 feet along the fence facade of Bizou Wines and Cellar on St. Louis at 2500 St. Louis Street.

 

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Gazette: Hop on Over to the Greenway

How does the Greenway Shine?

We want to hear YOUR thoughts about the role that the Greenway played in your life in the past year. Share your experiences, fill out this survey!

 

Every-bunny is invited to the

Easter Egg-stravaganza!

THIS SATURDAY, March 20th  |  11AM-1PM

1971 St. Louis St.

We’re excited to partner with NORD for an Easter Egg-stravaganza event on the Greenway. Community partners will be joining us on the trail for information and giveaways. Bring your little ones for lots of fun. Meet us at the drive-through giveaways and out on the trail! 

If you are interested in volunteering at this event and helping hand out goodies to the children, send an e-mail to Miguel Wise at [email protected]

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North Lopez Pedestrian Bridge Pre-Construction Meeting

 

The North Lopez pedestrian bridge will begin construction soon! We are grateful the city is building an essential, safe access point to the Greenway and its surrounding neighborhoods. Construction is set to begin soon and finish up in late summer. 

 

DPW hosted a preconstruction meeting on Feb. 11, 2021. At the preconstruction meeting, Josh Scott, the DPW Project Manager, confirmed the bike and pedestrian trail will remain open during construction with detours created if needed. They will also check with engineers to ensure the culvert in the bioswale will allow for the same level of drainage as present.

 

 

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Press Release: Greenway Plaza and Iris of Memory Grand Opening

Contact: 

Sophie Vorhoff, Executive Director

[email protected]

504.702.6777

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 7, 2020

Friends of Lafitte Greenway, NORD, Arts Council New Orleans Celebrate Opening of Greenway Plaza and Iris of Memory Installation

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Friends of Lafitte Greenway (Friends), the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORD), and Arts Council New Orleans are celebrating the grand opening of a new pedestrian Plaza on the Lafitte Greenway, and the reveal of the Iris of Memory art installation by William Nemitoff. Responding to the key need for more outdoor public spaces in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, this rapid-build $100,000 project has transformed the driveway of the former Brake Tag Station where the Greenway meets the Bayou St. John into a vibrant and welcoming pedestrian plaza--a new space in the heart of Mid-City for picnics, farmers markets, art, music, plantings, and play. The space will be home to the Mid-City Crescent City Farmers Market, and a luminary art exhibit, Greenway Supernova, beginning next week.

 

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