Win a trip to Vegas more at the Soirée this Friday!
Friday night, we're having the best auction in Greenway history. Don't miss out on these phenomenal items on our live and silent auctions-- bid early and often! Special thanks to our auction donors for making this incredible lineup possible.
LIVE AUCTION at 8pm
Saints Staycation (Value: $1,000)
Rest up at the Ritz-Carlton with a one night stay for 2 before you head over to the Dome to hang out with Who Dat Nation and watch the Saints take on the Los Angeles Rams with 4 club tickets to the November 4th home game.
Donated by Ochsner Healthcare, Ritz-Carlton
Retro-Ride (Value: $500)
Cruise the city in style with your new Retrospec Bicycle from Dashing Bicycles. This package also includes some accessories so that you can have the flyest bike on the street.
Donated by Dashing Bicycles
Parkway Party (Value: $1,200)
Enjoy an all-inclusive Saints Gameday party for you and 20 friends at Parkway Bakery and Tavern! You choose the game, bring your crew to Parkway, and enjoy poor boys, cold drinks and a keg of Dixie while cheering on the Saints on the big screen.
Donated by Parkway Bakery & Tavern
What Happens in Vegas (Value: $1,700)
You will be what stays in Vegas with this package including 3-night accommodations at any Caesar's Entertainment Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. You will also get the chance to see the magic happen with two tickets to any Caesar's Entertainment Las Vegas show. Plus get there in style with airline tickets provided by Southwest Airlines.
Donated by Harrah's Casino (Caesar's Entertainment), Southwest Airlines
-Table A: Closes at 8:50pm-
The 6th Annual Greenway Soirée is just over a week away! Next Friday, October 5th, hundreds of Greenway Supporters will mix, mingle, dance and celebrate the Greenway we love. We're delighted to announce our spectacular lineup of cuisine for the event, generously donated by premier New Orleans restaurants:
Would you like to stay up-to-date with Friends of Lafitte Greenway? Sign up for our Greenway Gazette! Here's a look at our September edition.Read more
Would you like to stay up-to-date with Friends of Lafitte Greenway? Sign up for our Greenway Gazette! Here's a look at our August edition.Read more
A new mural by renowned local artist, Brandon “Bmike” Odums, opened trailside this week--adding color and energy to the Greenway experience. The mural features soccer superstar, Paul Pogba, of Manchester United and the French National Team.
Position Title: Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
Host Organization: Friends of Lafitte Greenway
Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2018 at ServeLouisiana.org
Service Term: Sept. 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019
Printable Position Description: Download here
About Serve Louisiana
As Louisiana's longest-running AmeriCorps program, Serve Louisiana offers young leaders 11-month opportunities to work with community-based organizations to improve the health and lives of South Louisiana families and children. Through progressive, hands-on training, coaching and mentoring, we prepare people to address the real needs facing communities -- poverty, mental health and wellness, education, youth development, environmental preservation -- and help to effect true, long-term change.
About the Corps Member Experience
Corps members serve 40 hours a week from September 1, 2018-July 31, 2019 with a community-based organization (Friends of Lafitte Greenway) providing capacity-building activities such as volunteer coordination, program development, social media/technology coordination, and community outreach. Through their partner organization site and through Serve Louisiana, corps members enjoy personal and professional development opportunities, workshops, trainings and extensive networking opportunities.
Today, Friends of Lafitte Greenway released the Lafitte Greenway: Guide to Trail-Oriented Development--your guide to successful development along the Lafitte Greenway.
New developments along the Greenway have the unique opportunity to benefit from the Lafitte Greenway public amenity and contribute to strengthening the physical, environmental, social, and economic health of New Orleans.
The guide provides a comprehensive set of planning and design principles for new development along the Lafitte Greenway. The principles outlined in this report are built upon and codified in the following public documents:
- The City of New Orleans Master Plan for the 21st Century
- The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO)
- The Lafitte Greenway Master Plan
- The Lafitte Corridor Revitalization Plan
Derek Wilson is one of our Greenway Ambassadors. Born and raised in New Orleans he is excited to be involved with the Greenway. Derek walks on the Greenway about 2-3 times a day for exercise and for transport and is also an active participant in the morning group exercise classes on the FitLot . Aside from Greenway activities, Derek is also involved with a program called Krewe de Lose, a peer-led group focused on healthy lifestyle changes. Derek says that his favorite part about the Greenway is the plants and the peace that it provides. One of his favorite things about being an ambassador has been learning about the green infrastructure that is on the greenway in the form of bioswales and trees.
Did you make it out to our 12th Annual Hike the Lafitte Greenway? If so you probably saw Annalisa (Annie) Kelly, the chair of our Hike planning committee, along the route! Annie has been heavily involved with Friends of Lafitte Greenway since volunteering as a trailblazer at the Hike in 2012; She’s a long-time member, former board member, dedicated volunteer and frequent Greenway user.Read more
Help us build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.
Call for board members: 2018-2021 Term
Application Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2018
Friends of Lafitte Greenway was formed in early 2006 by New Orleans community members who saw an opportunity to rethink the city's landscape to enhance livability, environmental sustainability, open space equity, and health. The organization built a network of diverse constituents who shared its vision of preserving the continuous open space in the former Lafitte rail corridor, and developing a greenway amenity that encourages active living, facilitates economic development, and links adjacent neighborhoods, cultural features, historic sites, retail areas, and public spaces.
The Lafitte Greenway opened in November 2015 as a 2.6 mile pedestrian and bike path and linear park, connecting neighborhoods from Armstrong Park to City Park. Friends of Lafitte Greenway is the City of New Orleans’ official partner, working together to program, develop, and steward the Greenway.
Friends of Lafitte Greenway is a community-driven organization, guided by a Board of Directors, members, volunteers, and staff. Our mission is to build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.
During your 3-year tenure the organization has big plans to:
- Develop a strategic plan in 2018 to define programmatic and development goals
- Strengthen our partnership with NORD and the City of New Orleans to ensure that the Greenway is a safe, vibrant, and active public space
- Increase membership, sponsorship, and grant revenue
- Support capital projects on the Greenway, such as community gardens and the Greenway’s extension, and advance the community’s vision for the Greenway
- Grow our Health, Nature, and Community programs