gazette november 2021

This Friday: Watch Disney’s Tangled on the Greenway

Join NORD and Friends of Lafitte Greenway this Friday evening for a movie in the park: Disney’s Tangled. Bring your own blanket, chairs, and snacks for a FREE movie night. Blue Bikes will be joining us for a helmet giveaway. Enjoy the spectacle of the crew from Human Horse Racing.

Friday, November 19th

Lafitte Greenway sports fields

 1971 Lafitte Street // The Greenway's Baseball Field @N Prieur

 

Greenway Supernova: Music, Light-based Art, Holiday Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink

We recently announced the remarkable lineup for Greenway Supernova, December 9-11, 5-9PM at the Greenway Plaza & Station. Supernova features 12 light-based artworks, a craft market, and local music.

Supernova is free, and your gift supports the Greenway's growth in the year ahead.

 

 

Call for Board Members: 2022-2025 Term

Help ensure that the Greenway is a safe, active, and vibrant public space. Friends of Lafitte Greenway is seeking nominees for our Board of Directors. Board members will be elected to a 3-year term beginning January of 2022.

To apply for a board member position: 

Please submit a letter-of-interest and resume or equivalent to the Nominating Committee at [email protected] by Friday, December 10, 2021. Read the full Call for Board Members here.

We ask that you are willing to work as a team and openly share ideas. Additionally, we seek candidates with any or all of the following attributes:

  • Knowledge and connections to the communities along the Lafitte Greenway.
  • Racially diverse applicants.
  • Leader in the local business community.
  • Background in economic development and infrastructure planning.
  • Commitment to helping Friends achieve its fundraising goals through network development and personal giving.
  • Access to diverse political and community networks.
  • Ability to serve as an active, engaged board member for one 3-year term.      
  • Prior participation with Friends of Lafitte Greenway as a member or volunteer is appreciated.

 

Beyond the Greenway: Louisiana Bootlace Trail

Did you know that the Lafitte Greenway is a piece of an ambitious project to connect bicycle trails around the state as part of the Louisiana Bootlace Trail Network? Over the course of 100 miles and 12 parishes, riders will one day be able to explore the cities, towns, swamps and forests from Baton Rouge to the Mississippi Gulf Coast all on their bikes. To find out more about this effort and how it will connect the Greenway to communities far beyond its path, read this recent article from the Rails-to-Trail Conservancy.

 

Biz New Orleans: Greenway Spotlight

Biz New Orleans highlighted the Greenway in this recent article: "The Long Green Mile (or Two) by Keith Twitchell. Read about what we have achieved and what’s to come in 2022.

 

Lopez Street Bridge Progress

We’re looking forward to seeing progress on the Lopez Street Bridge, opening up in 2022. Watch this RoadWork NOLA video to see Sophie Vorhoff, Executive Director, share about the wonderful connection it will bring to the nearby neighborhoods.

 

 

Greenway Meadows 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Friends of Lafitte Greenway has been awarded a $31,000 grant from the Coypu Foundation to support native meadow planting on the Greenway in 2022. Stay tuned for more news and blossoms as this project moves forward next year. Thank you to the Coypu Foundation for their support.

 

Enjoy a ‘Picnic on the Greenway’

Hey Coffee Co. has a new coffee blend supporting the Greenway! Picnic on the Greenway is described as “bold, lush and floral as the Greenway itself,” half of the proceeds will go to us to support the Greenway’s projects and programs. Give a bag to someone who loves the Greenway or buy one for yourself and make some coffee for your morning walk!

 

Thank you to our leading sponsors!


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  • Camly Tram
    published this page in Blog 2021-12-30 10:32:59 -0600