January 27, 2015
NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., NORDC and Chevron will host a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Behrman Recreation Center at 2539 General Meyer Ave. Led by the NORDC Teen Council, the free event will feature music by DJ Chicken, a photo booth, giveaways, food and a special musical guest. All teens are invited to celebrate a happy and safe Mardi Gras with members of the NORDC Teen Council.
January 23, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) is leading efforts to enroll citizens in low cost health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace). Along with other local healthcare partners, the City is working to share information with the community and facilitate enrollment during the open enrollment period which ends Feb. 15, 2015.
January 23, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon slated for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The event is expected to draw more than 16,000 runners to the city. A detailed description and map of the race’s route is included below. Race participants that are driving to the race are encouraged to park in downtown long-term lots and carpool whenever possible.
January 21, 2015
NEW ORLEANS—The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy invites New Orleans musicians to participate in the Y’Heard Me? Music Business Summit—a free experiential program designed for locals to learn more about the music business from industry professionals on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Ellis Marsalis Center at 1901 Bartholomew St.
January 16, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Additionally, all New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) recreation centers, pools and tennis centers will be closed. Emergency personnel will operate as normal and will not be affected by this closure. City Hall and all NORDC facilities will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
January 16, 2015
NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Monday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission and special guests will host a special event in commemoration of the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The City’s annual MLK holiday celebration will begin with the opening program at City Hall will be followed by the 29th Annual Memorial MLK March.
January 14, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans is reminding all current permit holders to renew their permits for the selling of art on Jackson Square in the French Quarter before the approaching statutory deadline in less than three weeks. Following the permit renewal process, the City announced it will manage a new, more efficient lottery system to select new Artist A permit holders for 2015.
January 13, 2015
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to New Orleans residents in the Bywater. On Wednesday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, a production company will film exterior scenes at the intersection of Chartres St. and Piety St. between the hours of 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. nightly. The sequence being filmed involves special effects containing a small fireworks display.
January 12, 2015
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission announced the schedule of events for the City’s 29th annual MLK holiday celebration. This year's official week-long events begin on Tuesday, January 13 and will include a wreath laying ceremony, a jazz concert, a service project, and a memorial service. This year's theme, “Where Do We Go From Here?" is based on Dr. King's book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
January 11, 2015
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NEW ORLEANS, LA—TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison will announce the start of NOPD Recruit Class #172. The recruits will undergo 26 weeks of training, including 886.5 hours of POST certified training. Class #171, the current recruit class in training, is scheduled to graduate 29 recruits in March.