Gazette June 2022

 


Tyronnisha "Ne Ne" Johnson is joining the team!

Ne Ne is joining our team as our Get Fit Coordinator! Ne Ne shares, "I am super excited to be a part of the Lafitte Greenway family. I'm thankful for this life changing experience being able to interact with communities and nature in a change for the better. Thank you and welcome me to the family, friends of the Lafitte Greenway." You may have seen her on the Greenway trail or attending Get Fit classes. Say hello to Ne Ne at the next Get Fit class. 

 

A Super Summer event 

Join us for a Super Summer event in celebration of Juneteenth on the Greenway in partnership with Young Audiences! Families with children (infant to 8), expect an engaging morning singalong, an interactive workshop experience, and a visual arts craft that children can make and take home with them. This event is free and all children will receive a free book, a snack, an activity packet, crayons, and a surprise special gift. For parents who need a morning boost, coffee will be provided by HEY! Coffee Co.

June 25th

9:30 - 11:30AM

2200 Lafitte Ave.


 

 

Photo by Sophia Germer

Basketball court mural coming this summer

This summer, the BELite youth artists are transforming the Greenway's basketball court with a new on-court mural! Jalen Gray, a community member and basketball player, brought this idea to Friends of Lafitte Greenway and NORD, and we have been thrilled to work with and support Jalen to accomplishing this vision.

The site preparation will begin in July and include a period of court closure. Stay tuned for updates. Posted signage will inform the public of court closure.

 

This project has been made possible by Sneaker Politics, Jaxson Hayes, United Way, Baptist Community Ministries, and Neel Choudhury.

 

 

Discover the trail

New Greenway maps have been installed along the trail to help you find your way. They highlight trail amenities such as public bathrooms and playgrounds, and how to get around town using the trail. Use these maps to plan your next adventure through the city, get active with our multiple fitness parks, and commute to work and back. 

 

Thank you to the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition for supporting these maps.  


Open mic Mondays

Poetry nights are hosted at the Greenway Plaza. Join to listen and share poetry with like minded people. 

Monday, June 27

6:30PM

Greenway Plaza, 436 N. Norman C. Francis Pkwy

 

What's growing on the Greenway

the Greenway's new pollinator meadows at N. Galvez are germinating. SPROUT NOLA planted sun hemp, a cover crop, to outgrow weeds and put nutrients into the soil in preparation for our wildflower mix. Check out Greenway Grow! to learn about our wildflower meadows. 

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

 

Get Fit the Greenway

Join us for free, all levels welcome hot yoga with The Ohm Well. Remember to bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and towel for sweat.

Hot Yoga

Mondays, 6PM

Greenway Great Lawn, 2101 St. Louis Street

 

Seniors' time to shine

Seniors ages 60+ are invited to a sock hop on the Greenway! With music, food, and drinks, seniors can enjoy a summer evening at the Station. 

Sunday, June 26

2-6PM

500 N. Norman C. Francis Pkwy

 

Celebrate Pride Month 

Celebrate Pride Month and get active at the Station this Sunday at a pop up boot camp! 

Sunday, June 26

9AM

500 N. Norman C. Francis Pkwy

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors