gazette january 2022

MLK Day - a day on, not a day off

Join us for our 2022 MLK Day of Service 

Next Monday, January 17

10am-1pm

Meet at Lafitte Greenway Plaza (500 N. Norman C Francis Parkway)

"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join us for a day on, not a day off. We are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work by coming together and making a change in our community. We will be painting over graffiti and cleaning up the trail as we work to make the Greenway a more beautiful space.

Make sure to wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing that you don't mind getting dirty, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

This event will continue in light rain and be canceled in heavy rain.

 

Save the date for the Annual Membership Meeting

Greenway Members, please mark your calendars for our Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 26th, 5:30-6:45 PMThis meeting will be held on Zoom due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

A Zoom meeting registration link will be emailed out to all Greenway members. For assistance registering, please email [email protected]

At this meeting, we will elect new members to our Board of Directors, review accomplishments from 2021, and set the stage for 2022. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the Greenway team.

join or renew your membership

Please join or renew your membership to vote in our board elections.

All current members that attend the Annual Membership Meeting are eligible to vote.

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gazette november 2021

This Friday: Watch Disney’s Tangled on the Greenway

Join NORD and Friends of Lafitte Greenway this Friday evening for a movie in the park: Disney’s Tangled. Bring your own blanket, chairs, and snacks for a FREE movie night. Blue Bikes will be joining us for a helmet giveaway. Enjoy the spectacle of the crew from Human Horse Racing.

Friday, November 19th

Lafitte Greenway sports fields

 1971 Lafitte Street // The Greenway's Baseball Field @N Prieur

 

Greenway Supernova: Music, Light-based Art, Holiday Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink

We recently announced the remarkable lineup for Greenway Supernova, December 9-11, 5-9PM at the Greenway Plaza & Station. Supernova features 12 light-based artworks, a craft market, and local music.

Supernova is free, and your gift supports the Greenway's growth in the year ahead.

 

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Join our Board! 2022-2025 Call for Board Members

Help ensure that the Greenway is a safe, active, and vibrant public space.

 

To apply for a board member position: 

Please submit a letter-of-interest and resume or equivalent to the Nominating Committee at [email protected] by Friday, December 10, 2021.

View PDF Version of 2022 Call for Board Members

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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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