• MLK 2020

    Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Lafitte Greenway


    Join us for the 2020 MLK Day of Service 

    "Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics 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 tackling some maintenance projects 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.


  • 2020 Annual Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center | Multipurpose Room in New Orleans, LA

    Greenway members old and new, please mark your calendars for our Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 29th, 5:30-7:00 PM at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (2200 Lafitte Street).

    We will elect new members to our Board of Directors, review accomplishments from 2019, and set the stage for 2020. There will be an opportunity to speak with Friends of Lafitte Greenway's team through breakout groups,  to share your input about the Greenway's programming, development, operations and maintenance, and to ask questions.

    Join or Renew Your Membership

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

    All current members physically present at the Annual Membership Meeting are eligible to vote.


    5:30 – 5:45    Welcome – Meet & Greet

    5:45 – 5:55    Introductions

                         (Kevin Centanni, Board Chair; Brie Bryant & Camly Tram, AmeriCorps Serve LA)

    5:55 – 6:10    2019 Highlights & 2020 Priorities Presentation

                         (Sophie Harris Vorhoff, Executive Director & Nellie Catzen, Program Director)

    6:10 – 6:20    New Orleans Recreation Development Commission Remarks

                         (Larry Barabino Jr., NORD CEO)

    6:20 – 6:25    Recognition of Members Completing Board Service:

                         Susannah Burley, Antonia Keller, Natalie Mitchell, & Andreanecia Morris

                         (Kevin Centanni, Board Chair)

    6:25 – 6:40    2020-2023 Board of Directors Elections

                         (Darby Shields, Secretary)

    6:40 – 6:55    Membership Input Breakout Groups

                        - Programs / Events / Community Engagement

                        - Planning / Design / Development

                        - Operations / Maintenance / Safety

    6:55 – 7:00    Board Election Results Announcement

    7:00               Adjourn

    2020-2023 Board Nominees - To be announced!

    In November of 2019, Friends of Lafitte Greenway published an open Call for Board Members. The Board Recruitment Committee is currently interviewing applicants. The committee's recommended slate of candidates will be announced ahead of the Annual Meeting.

  • Greenway Fest 2020

    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    The Greenway's Great Lawn in New Orleans, LA

    The Greenway’s Signature Festival • Free • Live Music • Food & Art Vendors • Family Activities Storytelling • Guided Walking Tours • Celebrating Local Culture • Community Input

    GREENWAY FEST will bring together 3,000 New Orleanians to celebrate the Lafitte Greenway, enjoy local live music, food, drink, and crafts, share stories of the Greenway on guided walking tours, and contribute their ideas to shape the future of this great public space.

    THIS ANNUAL SPRING EVENT, newly renamed “Greenway Fest,” began in 2005 as “Hike the Lafitte Greenway.” Community members bushwhacked along an abandoned railroad corridor, and dreamed of transforming the long-blighted space into a trail and park for New Orleans.



    vendor and partner applications open

    The call for vendors is now open! Greenway Fest is the premier celebration of the Greenway, and the neighbors and businesses that make it thrive. Apply to be a food vendor, art market vendor, or community partner by January 29th.



    sponsor the fest

    Looking to expand your impact and connect with a diverse community of Greenway supporters and neighbors? Learn more about our exclusive visibility options and sponsorship opportunities below. Contact Sophie Harris Vorhoff with questions at or 504.702.6777.