Gazette April 2022

Planting the First 100 Trees of the 1,000 Cypress Forest

We’re planting 100 trees on Thursday, April 21st, in honor of Earth Day and you can be a part of it! Join our volunteer groups from Navy Week, Ochsner, IBERIABANK First Horizon, Emmanual Church, and Gulf Coast Bank. Our Greenway Grow! Campaign aims to plant a total of 1,000 Cypress trees and pollinator meadows on the Greenway. 

You can support this campaign by signing up to volunteer here and giving at laffitegreenway.org/grow.

Thank you to our partners at NORD, Parks and Parkways, Spackman Mossop and Michaels, SOUL and Sprout NOLA.  

 

Get ready for GiveNOLA Day - May 3rd

Early Giving for GiveNOLA Day starts next week! Starting April 19th, you can schedule your gift here and help us reach our $35,000 goal.

Your support on GiveNOLA Day, May 3rd, means the Greenway can continue to be a space for people to play and exercise, for trees and flowers to grow, and community to connect at fitness classes, Movies in the Park, and other cultural events. 

If you’re looking to get more involved in the Greenway and GiveNOLA day, email [email protected]

 

 

Join our team

Do you enjoy meeting community members where they are? Are you passionate about New Orleans and seeing its residents thrive? Or know someone who does?  We are looking for our next Tulane VISTA Americorps member for our Communications & Programs Coordinator position. Find the position description here and please share with your networks.

 

Greenway Plaza in the spotlight

In a recent Project for Public Spaces webinar, the Greenway Plaza was upheld as a public space designed by and for the community. Executive Director, Sophie Vorhoff, highlighted the process, planning, and success of the Greenway Plaza. You can watch the full webinar here.

 

What's been blooming?

Flowers at the Greenway Plaza have been adding color to the trail. Pictured is an Iris bloom in front of the Iris of Memory. What else have you seen blooming?

 

Get outside and get active

Did you catch us on WDSU? Watch our interview hereOur Get Fit classes are free and for all levels. Every participant receives a free Blue Bikes code thanks to our partners at Blue Bikes NOLA. 

You can find the full schedule of classes here

Thank you to our sponsors the Greater New Orleans Foundation and FitLot for supporting this program. 

 

An Egg-cellent event

The hunt was on at the Easter Eggstravaganza! Thank you all for joining us for Easter egg hunts, sacks races, egg tosses, and more at our event last Saturday. The day was filled with joy, sunshine, and plenty of fun. See photos in this NOLA.com photo story.

Thanks to NORD for their leadership on the Easter Eggstravaganza.

 

Enjoy a “Cocktail for a Cause”

Ralph’s on the Park (900 City Park Ave.) has chosen Friends of Lafitte Greenway for their April’s “Cocktail for a Cause”. A portion of sales from the speciality Blue Lagoon cocktail will go to supporting the Greenway. Grab some friends for a happy hour while supporting the Greenway! 

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors


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  • Camly Tram
    published this page in Blog 2022-04-13 15:20:44 -0500