What's Up Downtown
3 March 2017 Issue
GET TO KNOW YOUR DDD PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM
 


Ofc. Summer Turner has served with the NOPD for 16 years, and 9 years for the DDD Detail. Ofc. Turner is just 1 of 52 officers that work our scheduled 464 hours a week for the DDD.  Aside from keeping our District safe, Ofc. Turner has also led a series of self-defense classes for DDD Public Safety Rangers just like other officers do in Verbal Judo, domestic violence and an upcoming  Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training  training to name a few. 
 
DDD detail officers last month alone responded to 435 Ranger & self-initiated calls and removed and helped over 300 individuals sleeping on the streets with shelters, medical needs or other forms of assistance. Officers for the DDD can be found all over Downtown NOLA 24 hours a day in one of our marked DDD police cars, on foot or riding our newly acquired Segway.
 
Click here to learn more about the DDD Public Safety Team.

 


NOEW, Monday, March 20, 11am - 4pm, join the DDD, CANO and LCEF for the fifth annual Creative Industries Summit featuring the Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch. The Pitch event is aimed at identifying and supporting entrepreneurs that have an arts-based project or product that benefits the Downtown Development District, that is preferably scalable and is situated in the creative, architecture, technology, digital media or film/entertainment fields. Finalists competing for over $40K in resources are:

NOLA DNA - Delivers history on demand by unlocking a unique archive of 1885-1929 newspapers: providing access via locus based media platforms.
 
Gigsy LLC -  Sells enterprise level photo and video service products and facilitates a paid apprenticeship for talented New Orleans youth.
 
OperaCr√©ole  - Dedicated to preserving and performing the operatic works of people of color, especially 19th Century N.O. composer.
 
Two Girls One Shuck - Traveling Oyster Bar! Catering services providing fresh shucked raw and grilled oysters throughout the city.
 
Young Artist MovementFirst city-wide youth mural program, engaging youth, artist and communities in sustained public art and place making.

In anticipation of the pitch, CANO and LCEF will host two forums focused on the creative economy.  "International Leaders Report on worldwide Creative Commerce Trends" and "The Win/Win of Cultural Entrepreneurship - Putting Your Passions to Work."

Other sponsors for this year's pitch include Postlethwaite & Netterville, Jones Walker, Wisznia, beta, Corporate Realty, Domain Companies and The Shop.

  Click here  to Register for the event.

Bike Share Preview Extension 



The City of New Orleans, in conjunction with  Social Bicycles Inc. (SoBi), has extended the preview of the City's bike share program through March 31. The initial preview was a success and yielded positive results in a short time period. From Feb. 13 to Feb. 23, 128 riders took 235 unique trips. Over 500 miles were biked with a two-mile average trip distance. Extending the preview will allow even more residents to experience the great benefits the bike share program will offer.
 
During the extended preview, residents and visitors can sign-up and use one of the 35 bicycles to ride between seven temporary stations setup in Iberville, Downtown and Central City. Two additional bicycle racks will be available to end a ride or find a bike.
 
Click here for locations and details.
 
DDD PUBLIC SAFETY RANGERS GET LESSON IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING



Last month, Eden House New Orleans gave a presentation to the DDD Public Safety Rangers to help them in spotting and aiding victims of human trafficking. Founded in 2011, Eden House is the first recovery home for adult female victims of human trafficking and commercial exploitation in the Greater New Orleans area. As boots on the ground in Downtown NOLA, Rangers serve as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement. Click here to learn more about DDD Public Safety Rangers and services.

CITYBUILDING EXCHANGE



The New Orleans CityBuilding Exchange is an educational retreat designed for teams of community decision-makers - elected officials, key city staff, development, institution, business and neighborhood leaders. Click here for details.
 
NEW ORLEANS HOME & GARDEN SHOW
 

March 10 - 12
 
The 62nd Annual New Orleans Home & Garden Show presented by ClearWater Pool & Spa returns to the Dome this March! The 2017 show will highlight best building practices, energy efficiency, latest technology, security, healthy cooking and healthy lifestyles.
 
Expect fan-favorite features, exhibits and workshops to return this year including Dare2Dive, Outdoor Cooking Experience, Bark Park, Technology Experience Centers, Hi Tech Home Theatre, Ask an Expert and Ultimate Outdoor Living.
 
Click here for details.
 
WEDNESDAYS AT THE SQUARE 2017
 

Volunteer At The Square

Every season, hundreds of volunteers help make   YLC Wednesday at the Square a reality and keep it FREE for all to attend! 
Click here to learn about exciting volunteer opportunities for individuals and organizations. WATS begins March 15, click here for the lineup.
 
DDD is a proud sponsor of WATS.
 
LAUNCH PAD NEW LOCATION
 


Congrats to Launch Pad on its new location at 400 Poydras Street. Launch Pad is a collaborative workspace and community of entrepreneurs, creative professionals and freelancers - building businesses together. Sick of working at home or hanging out at coffee shops? Drop into Launch Pad and see what a joy a great workspace can be. Click here for details.
 
Food Hop + Shop
 

 
 Art Downtown
 
    
THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

Knit-in at the Museum
Saturday, March 4
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

The Film Ministry: Nazi Mass Media and Anti-Semitic Film Propaganda
Wednesday, March 8
5:00 p.m. Exhibition Viewing | 6:00 p.m. Lecture
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

945 Magazine St
Click here for listing of exhibits



CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
  
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Now - March 10

The CAC is inviting contemporary visual artists to submit to the 2017 Open Call for Submissions. Artists who live, show work, or have held an artist residency (during the 2016 calendar year) in New Orleans or the surrounding region (within 200 miles of New Orleans city limits) are eligible to apply. Click here for details.
 
 
900 Camp St
Click here for listing of exhibits


OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART
 
OPENING RECEPTION
WALTZING THE MUSE: THE PAINTINGS OF JAMES MICHALOPOULOS
March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 
925 Camp St
Click here for listing of exhibits


 
LeMieux Galleries
 
Alan Gerson
Recent Works
March 4 - April 15
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6p - 8p

 
332 Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits


Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
 
MARNA SHOPOFF
"Color Correction"
Now - March 25
 
AMY PARK
"Watercolor + Collage"
Now - March 25
 
 
400A Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits 
 
ROADWORK NOLA 

View Areas Impacted by Construction

The City of New Orleas and Sewerage and Water Board are working together to implement an unprecedented program to restore our damaged infrastructure. Using a combination of local and federal funds, the $2.4B  program will be the most comprehensive that our region has seen in a generation. There will be several types of construction: Full Depth Reconstruction; Patch, Mill and Overlay; Patch Concrete; Incidental Road Repairs; Bridges; Non-Paving Incidentals; and Streetscapes. 

Click here to view area currently being impacted by construction including Downtown New Orleans.

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.