Gazette July 2022

 

Art & Basketball

Painting of the mural on the Greenway basketball courts has begun! The mural is led by a youth artist collective -- BeLite. The artists shared about the mural in this news story on Fox 8. The court is currently closed for painting but once open, be sure to stop by and take in the court’s new look.

Thank you to our generous supporters of the project: Sneaker Politics, Jalen Gray, United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Baptist Community Ministries, Jaxson Hayes, Neel Choudhury, and the Brees Dream Foundation.

 

Welcome New Businesses: Bagels & Beer

Need to cool down on a hot day? A new brewery is opening up along the Greenway! Skeeta Hawk Brewery is now open at 455 North Dorgenois Street. Stop by with a couple of friends and see what’s on tap. Skeeta Hawk joins Flour Moon Bagels and Hey Coffee as a hub of local businesses along the Greenway. See recent coverage of on NOLA.com and New Orleans Magazine

 

 

Soon to Bloom: Sunflowers & Sunn Hemp

The Greenway meadows on the Great Lawn are germinating. In a few weeks, sun hemp and sunflowers will be growing tall. These cover crops are helping outgrow weeds before planting pollinator flowers meadows. These meadows will support essential pollinators and beautify the Greenway. 

 

 

Thank you to the Coypu Foundation Trust established by John S. McIlhenny for supporting the Greenway meadows. 

 

High Line Network: Greenway Ambassador Program Spotlight

Friends of Lafitte Greenway is proud to be a member of the High Line Network--an international group of infrastructure reuse projects and the people who are helping them come to life.

The High Line Network recently featured the Lafitte Greenway Ambassador Program as a case study and best practice in its Community First Toolkit.

“The legitimacy of the Greenway’s initiatives can be traced directly to the voices on the ground and the involvement of the communities it serves.” 

Greenway Ambassadors have been able to learn about green infrastructure, lead community engagement on the Greenway, and carry out their own Ambassador projects. Thank you to the Foundation for Louisiana for its support of the Greenway Ambassador Program, and the High Line Network for sharing lessons of infrastructure reuse projects at all scales and stages of development.

 

Welcome, Guerline Camille to our team

Guerline Camille is an Americorps VISTA and will serve as the Communications and Programs Coordinator. She is  an Americorps VISTA and is eager to get to know and be a part of the community. “I’m excited to be joining the team and hopeful to make an impact on the community alongside Lafitte Greenway!” 

 

Sweat it out

Come join us for free Hot Yoga with The Ohm Well on the Greenway Great Lawn. Remember to bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and a towel for sweat. Classes are held every Monday at 6PM. Get Fit encourages all to join in on a session and stretch out in the sun. Beginners welcome.

 

Our partners at The Ohm Well, are opening a studio in Pythian Market. Check out their space here

 

 

Thank you to the Greater New Orleans Foundation for their support of our Get Fit classes.

 

Supernova Sponsorships now open! 

Supernova is the Greenway’s signature celebration of light art, music, and community. Supported by the New Orleans’ Tourism and Culture Fund, Supernova will highlight emerging artists, New Orleans food and music, and all the Greenway has to offer. Be a part of this annual community celebration and support the Greenway year round with a Supernova sponsorship. 

 


Please reach out to Camly Tram, Development Manager, at [email protected] with any questions.

 

 

What's Growing? Farmers Market Seasonal Highlights

Figs are in season! Come down to the Crescent City Farmer’s Market every Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm hosted at the Greenway Plaza, 500 N. Norman C. Francis Pkwy. Enjoy a wide selection of produce, flowers, sweets, and more all from local vendors within the community.

 

Summer Learnings

The Urban Conservancy's BASIN (Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans) Camp is a summer program that provides knowledge on the infrastructure and environment of New Orleans to school-aged children. This month, BASIN campers were able to learn about green infrastructure and the permeable pavement on the Greenway with a hands-on demonstration.

 

 

Lifestyle for the Soul

The 5th annual Vegan 2 The Soul festival was held at on the Greenway last weekend at Lemann Playground, showcasing several local black businesses. Festival goers enjoyed a day of yoga, live music, culture, and of course, an abundance of vegan cuisine.

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors