Cheers! A Greenway Members Happy Hour
This Thursday, July 15th
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.
Get Fit on the Greenway...and bring water
Join us for our FREE community fitness classes. Come out with water, a towel, and a yoga mat.
Hot Yoga w/ The Ohm Well
Greenway Great Lawn
Hip Hop Cardio w/ Domango Training
Find the most up-to-date information on our social media, @lafittegreenway and lafittegreenway.org/getfit
Make sure to stop by the Crescent City Farmer's Market on Thursdays, at the Greenway Plaza, 3-7PM!
Work with us!
We are hiring for a full-time Project and Program Manager and a part-time Get Fit coordinator. We’re looking for enthusiastic and dynamic people to support our team and push Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s mission forward.
Visit lafittegreenway.org/careers for more information and to apply. Spread the word!
Blue Bikes Pop Up
Did you know that Blue Bikes are coming back to New Orleans by the end of the summer? Blue Bikes will be popping up at our Hip Hop Cardio class this Thursday, 6PM at the Greenway Plaza. Come learn about bikeshare, the Blue Bikes For All reduced fare program, and demo ride a new pedal-assist e-bike!
The Blue Bikes program paused at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to a change in the out-of-state corporation that managed the bikeshare system. For more information, you can check out this Nola.com article by Jessica Williams. Blue Bikes is now run and operated by Blue Krewe, a local community-based nonprofit organization that is working to relaunch the bikeshare program by September 1st. For more information, please visit bluekrewe.org.
In this Greenway Gazette section, we're highlighting people who use, love, and support the Greenway!
Meet Leslie Addison and George Yerger! They are photographers and mixed media artists from New Orleans with works in multiple museums including The Ogden Museum of Southern. Check out their photography here.
“We love the Greenway! We walk it every day. We especially like that it brings our diverse community together in a positive, upbeat way. It’s a great environmental asset too with all the native plants and abundant tree plantings.”
New Green Infrastructure Park Near the Greenway
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) announced that it will be creating a new green infrastructure park a block from the Greenway. Located across Norman C Francis Parkway from Bayou St. John, between Orleans Avenue and Toulouse Street, the park will monitor water quality and feature stormwater educational signage. Our close partners Dana Brown & Associates was awarded the contract for design and construction. Stay tuned for updates on public workshops and outreach.
Thank you to our sponsors!