Greenway Gazette: Greenway Ghosts & Ghouls


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 October edition. 

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a spectacular soirée!

The 6th Annual Greenway Soirée was truly a special night! We mingled and danced under the twinkling lights, ate delicious food, and celebrated with Greenway supporters alongside the trail we love. With the help of sponsors, guests, restaurants, and auctions contributors, we raised over $60,000 to support our work to build, program and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space!

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Our most legendary Soirée auction yet!

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.


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



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Announcing the Greenway Soirée Menu!

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:


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Greenway Gazette: Sip for Sustainability at Eiffel Society

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. 

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Greenway Gazette: Get Your Kicks, Get Your Tix!

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. 

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Paul Pogba Mural Revealed Trailside in Time for the World Cup

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.


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Join our Team! 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Position

Position Title: Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Host Organization: Friends of Lafitte Greenway

Deadline to Apply: June 30, 2018 at

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.  

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Friends of Lafitte Greenway Releases the Guide to Trail-Oriented Development


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:

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Green Spot: Derek Wilson

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.

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