‘Greenway Green Drinks’ event to celebrate Lafitte Greenway

Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity are teaming up for an event called Greenway Green Drinks, to celebrate stormwater management efforts and business development along the Greenway.

The happy hour will start today at 4:30 p.m. for a brief walking tour of the Greenway.

Participants are to meet at the Broad Theater, on 636 N Broad Street. Drinks will be served from 5:30 to 7:30.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/08/11/greenway-green-drinks-event-to-celebrate-lafitte-greenway/

Friends of Lafitte Greenway, LifeCity to host Greenway happy hour

On Thursday, August 11, Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity will co-host “Greenway Green Drinks”, a happy hour to celebrate the success of stormwater management and business development on the Lafitte Greenway. The event will take place at the Broad Theater, located at 636 N. Broad Street, and will include a Greenway tour that begins at the theater.

Greenway Green Drinks is free and open to the public. Happy hour specials will be offered to Friends of Lafitte Greenway and LifeCity Green Card members.

The short walking tour of the Lafitte Greenway will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the happy hour will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/08/08/friends-of-lafitte-greenway-lifecity-to-host-greenway-happy-hour/

Friends of Lafitte Greenway, Fit NOLA host outdoor yoga series

Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Fit NOLA, a program of the New Orleans Health Department will host a free 6-week outdoor hot yoga series on the Lafitte Greenway. The Hot Yoga Pop Ups are a part of Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s new fitness program, Get Fit the Green Way, committed to improving opportunities for health and well-being for all New Orleans residents and Lafitte Greenway communities.

The Hot Yoga Pop Ups will be held every Monday until August 22 on the field at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, located at 2200 Lafitte Street, from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes are free to participants thanks to generous sponsorship by FitNOLA and the American Heart Association.

“Through Get Fit the Green Way, we offer a variety of fitness opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and interests,” said Nellie Catzen, Community Health Program Coordinator for Friends of Lafitte Greenway. “Join us on the Greenway for yoga, Zumba, boot camps and more!”

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/07/22/friends-of-lafitte-greenway-fit-nola-host-outdoor-yoga-series/

Community members celebrate Camp Bow Wow grand opening in Mid-City

Community organizations and councilmembers gathered on Wednesday morning (July 13) for the grand opening of Camp Bow Wow in Mid-City. Co-owners Angelle Crochet and The Bulldog’s Rusty White and Herb Dyer celebrated their success in bringing the national pet care franchise to the Lafitte Greenway area.

Camp Bow Wow Mid-City is located at 3301 Conti Street, within a block of the Lafitte Greenway, Jefferson Davis Bike Trail, and Bayou St. John.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/07/15/community-members-celebrate-camp-bow-wow-grand-opening-in-mid-city-photos/

Bulldog owner plans bike-friendly beer garden on Lafitte Greenway, website reports

Herb Dyer, an owner of the Bulldog beer bars and the Velvet Cactus restaurant in Lakeview, plans to partner with Bill Good to open a bike-friendly beer garden off the Lafitte Greenway, reports Mid-City Messenger.

The beer garden would be near Bayou St. John and the Bayou Bicycles store. Most of the seating would be outside, with areas set aside for food trucks.

On Monday (July 11) at a Mid-City Neighborhood Organization meeting, Good and Dyer said the venue would be pet-friendly and, up until a certain hour, family friendly, reports Mid-City Messenger.

Source: nola.com

Full Article: http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2016/07/bulldog_owner_plans_bike-frien.html 

concerned citizens, politicians gather to promote safety on the lafitte greenway

Yielding hand-made signs, concerned citizens, cyclists and politicians gathered on Friday, June 10, where the Lafitte Greenway meets North Broad Street to warn drivers of the crosswalk.

This was part of a Safe-Tea event, put on by the Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors, which aims to promote safety on the Lafitte Greenway for cyclists, pedestrians and cars. The greenway stretches from Mid-City through Treme and finishes on Claiborne Avenue. It crosses N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, N. Broad Street and Claiborne Avenue, streets with heavy flows of traffic.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/06/13/concerned-citizens-politicians-gather-to-promote-safety-on-the-lafitte-greenway/

safe-tea on the greenway to promote pedestrian, bike safety

The Claiborne Corridor Ambassadors will host Safe-Tea on the Greenway, an event to help build awareness about pedestrian and bike safety at the Lafitte Greenway crossings. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 10 and will include a presentation from the Claiborne Ambassadors, safety sign designing, and free iced tea.

Safe-Tea on the Greenway will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the Broad Theater, located at 636 N Broad Street. The event schedule is as follows:

  • 3 p.m.: Free Iced Tea & Design Your Own Safety Sign
  • 4 p.m.: Claiborne Ambassadors Presentation & Speakers
  • 4:30 p.m.: Safety Action: Raise Your Signs // Raise Awareness

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/06/07/safe-tea-on-the-greenway-to-promote-pedestrian-bike-safety/

friends of lafitte greenway to host outdoor fitness class

The Friends of Lafitte Greenway will host a free outdoor fitness class called Get Fit the Green Way this Monday, May 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. The free class, led by The Sweat Social, will be a high-energy bodyweight workout for participants aged 16 and above of all fitness levels.

Get Fit the Green Way will take place this Monday at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center Field, located at 2200 Lafitte Street, between the playground and tennis courts. The event, in partnership with The Sweat Social and FitLot, is the first of a series of outdoor fitness events also called Get Fit the Green Way.

To participate, RSVP at lafittegreenway.org/thesweatsocial.

Source: Mid-City Messenger

Full Article: http://midcitymessenger.com/2016/05/22/friends-of-lafitte-greenway-to-host-outdoor-fitness-class/

Bicycle tour traces the flow of flood water in New Orleans

On a bright sunny day with few clouds above, about 70 bicycle riders gathered to follow an imaginary drop of rain as it would have moved from high ground to low during a storm in New Orleans. The Water Cycle Bike Tour on Saturday (May 14) was designed to show the flow of street flooding and demonstrate to residents how they can help mitigate the problem.

Hosted by Groundwork New Orleans, a nonprofit group that teaches stormwater management, the riders followed a guided tour lead by Ramiro Diaz of Waggonner & Ball Architects, one of the authors of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan.

Starting at the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Claude Avenue, the riders traveled to the site of the former turning basin for the Basin Street Canal (now an area of asphalt and grass), continued down the Lafitte Greenway to the Sewerage & Water Board's Pump Station No. 7, and then on to City Park, where participants learned about the park's flood-mitigating design features.

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Take a free neighborhood exploration walk with the PRC and other community groups

To mark the centennial of urban theorist Jane Jacobs' birth, several New Orleans organization are teaming up to host "Jane Jacobs Walks", free neighborhood tours Friday and Saturday, (May 6-7) exploring infrastructure repair, historic districts and "mitigation techniques." The walks will be hosted by the Preservation Resource Center, the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, the Urban Conservancy, StayLocal, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and the Friends of Lafitte Greenway.

Jacobs, who died in 2006, was a journalist and author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," which explored how urban areas function. She is considered one of the most influential urban activists -- though did not have a college degree -- of the 20th century.

Source: Nola.com

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