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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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January 21, 2015

Free Music Business Seminar for Developing Musicians

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

City Announces Closures for MLK Holiday

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

Monday Events Will Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

City Reminds Jackson Square Artists to Renew Permits, Announces Revised Procedures for Certain New Applicants

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

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices for Residents in the Bywater

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

City Announces Schedules for Events for 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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

Mayor Landrieu and NOPD Chief Harrison to Announce New NOPD Recruit Class

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.

January 10, 2015

Over 150 volunteers participated in ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day in the Florida Desire Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Over 150 volunteers joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local community organizations, and residents for the ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The event, a component of the Mayor’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE , was held at Sampson Playground and motivated residents to join efforts geared towards revitalizing the Florida Desire neighborhood.

January 09, 2015

City to Announce MLK Celebration Events in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On Monday, Jan. 12, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City officials and members of the New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission to announce citywide events planned for the upcoming 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration.

January 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and Local Residents to Participate in Ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Saturday, Jan. 10, Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local organizations, volunteers and residents will participate in the ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day. As part of the City’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy, tomorrow’s NOLA FOR LIFE DAY will work to revitalize the Desire and Press Park neighborhoods in and around Sampson Playground. 

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