What's Up Downtown
6 January 2017 Issue
DDD 5th Annual Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch
 
  Submit application to compete for over $35k in resources during NOEW 
 
As a Strategic Partner of the Idea Village for the 2017 Entrepreneur Season, the Downtown Development District along with CANO and LCEF will host the fifth annual "Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch" during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2017, the premier annual business festival, on Monday, March 20 th.
 
The deadline for application submissions is Wednesday, January 25. Visit www.downtownnolaartsbusinesspitch.com for more details and to submit an application.

City Encourages Residents to Recycle Christmas Trees for Coastal Restoration
 
 

The City of New Orleans will continue its program of recycling Christmas trees in an effort to promote the restoration of Louisiana's wetlands and to assist in the protection of the Louisiana coastline. Downtown residents, served by Empire Services, can recycle their Christmas trees by placing them curbside before 4 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Only natural, unflocked trees that are free of all stands and trimming (all ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stands must be removed by the citizens) can be recycled.  
 
  Click here for more information. 
 
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2017 
 
 

Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con returns to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The three-day festival of sci-fi and fantasy opens today and continues through Sunday, January 8. Visit www.wizardworld.com/comiccon/neworleans for more details and to purchase tickets.  
 
 Art Downtown
 
 

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
 
Mélange Exhibition
Saturday, January 14 -  Sunday, February 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14
 
Including films and recent works on paper, as well as the artist's vogue performance, this assembly of genre-bending works frames both Newsome's live performance and studio practice through the history of collage. Using layered constructions of formal material to investigate layered constructions of social identity, Mélange borrows from dance, technology, gaming, and hand-crafted collage for a transformative presentation of art in motion.
 
900 Camp St
Click here for listing of exhibits

 
LeMieux Galleries
 
Debra Howell
"Adaptations"
January 7 - February 24

332 Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits
 
 
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
 
Anastasia Pelias
"Sisters"
Now - January 28
 
Sisters is a body of work that responds to the power and the expression of the female voice. The works are large-scale oil stick paintings on paper using a personal vocabulary of line, gestural marks, color and texture.

400A Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits 
 
TRAFFIC COORDINATION MAP 

View Areas Impacted by Construction

 

City of New Orleans Department of Public Works has traffic coordination maps for the major portions of the City that are currently being impacted by construction including Downtown New Orleans. Visit www.nola.gov/dpw/traffic-coordination to view them. The maps are updated every 2 weeks.

 

Downtown in the Palm of Your Hands

Downtown in the Palm of Your Hands

Download the free Downtown NOLA Mobile App featuring the Downtown guide, SafeWalk and ways to communicate directly with the DDD about Downtown matters. Download now by clicking on one of the links below to have Downtown NOLA in the palm of your hand.

ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO THE DDD WEBSITE

Downtown organizations may register and add their company and/or event to the site for freeClick here to begin your post. 

 

Don't miss this opportunity to let us help promote you!

 

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SAFECAMNOLA.COM 

Register Your Security Camera with NOPD to Help Fight Crime

 

If you own a security camera in New Orleans, you can now register it with NOPD to help detectives solve crimes in your neighborhood and provide strong evidence to put offenders away. 

 

The New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, in partnership with the NOPD, launched a new online service called Safecam NOLA.  The program allows residents and business owners to register their security cameras with New Orleans Police. The SafecamNOLA project is an expansion of "Safecam8," which was an on-line program that Downtown residents and business owners in the Eighth Police District have been using for years to register their cameras with Eighth District police.  The 1,302 8th District cameras that are in that system are now included in the citywide SafecamNOLA system.  

 

Please visit www.SafecamNOLA.com to enroll today.

 
RECYCLING BINS BEING DELIVERED DOWNTOWN

Glass Recycling Included 

Citizens in Downtown New Orleans can call 311 to request delivery of the blue recycling bins if their property is eligible for collection by the City.
 
Residents and small businesses can recycle paper, small metals, cardboard and plastics (#1-#7) on Tuesday of each week. Glass will be collected on Thursday.
 
Collection of recyclable materials operated by Empire Services. For more information visit www.nola.gov

RTA INCREASED BUS SERVICE


The RTA Board of Commissioners has increased bus service by over 11 percent to support more job access and make weekend and late evening travel more convenient. Click here for the new schedule.
 
These changes include 5am start times and 24 hour service on many routes used by commuters to access Downtown employment centers, education facilities, and medical care.
 
These service enhancements are designed to restore weekend service in many areas, improve neighborhood access, provide connectivity to major transit lines, and increase frequency on many lines. Additionally, an express line has been added to the Louis Armstrong International Airport to provide access to jobs at the airport and at the new terminal construction site.