What's Up Downtown
June 9 2017 Issue
NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE DOWNTOWN PLACE OR PERSON!
   
Deadline June 16

The 6th Annual Downtown NOLA Awards luncheon, which celebrates 5 honorees who have made a positive impact on Downtown New Orleans, is now accepting nominations. The deadline to submit nominations is June 16. Winners will be announced this summer and celebrated at the awards luncheon to be held Friday, September 22.

The DDD created the Downtown NOLA Awards as an annual program to recognize exceptional accomplishments of Downtown property owners, businesses, residents, workers and organizations. We want to honor the people and places that inspire, innovate and integrate the Downtown NOLA brand into their Downtown neighborhoods!

Click here for more information and to submit nominations.

MAGNOLIA BALL

 

Join the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Saturday for Magnolia Ball, the New Orleans' event of the summer! Enjoy some of the best bites New Orleans' chefs have to offer, sip on hand-crafted Southern cocktails, add to your collection with pieces from our silent auction featuring established and up-and-coming Southern artists, and dance the night away in true New Orleans style.


 
NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY

 

Regional Transit Authority will join with other public transportation agencies nationwide to participate in the 12th annual National Dump the Pump Day Thursday, June 15.  The slogan of this year's National Dump the Pump Day is "Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit." It is estimated that more than 150 transportation agencies around the country take part in this annual event.   

FULTON ALLEY'S JUNE MUSIC SERIES

 

Fulton Alley's free music series, curated by Winter Circle Productions, is every Friday & Saturday night in June! Shows begins at 10:00pm and is free to the public (21+). View the complete June calendar here and reserve your lane in advance at 504-208-5569. Enjoy the fun!

FESTIGALS 2017!

 

June 22-24 - JW Marriott
 
Join ladies from all over for a weekend of fun and empowerment in Downtown NOLA. FestiGals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting, educating and inspiring women through seminars and events that empower, showcase the culture of New Orleans, and raise awareness and resources for targeted women's causes. DDD is proud to be a sponsor.
 
Click here for a complete schedule of events and speakers.

FREE MOVIES AT THE ORPHEUM  

 

The Orpheum Theater in Downtown NOLA has announced the lineup for its summer film series. All films are free and open to the public, and all seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Here's the schedule:
 
June 22 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at 2 p.m.; La Land at 7 p.m.
July 6 - Moana at 2 p.m.; Planes, Trains & Automobiles at 7 p.m.
July 27 - Alice in Wonderland at 2 p.m.; Singin' in the Rain at 7 p.m.
 
More information is available here.

CAC SUMMER CAMP

 

Ages: 6 through 14

CAC Summer Arts Camp 2017 aims to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creativity of campers through the powerful combination of books and art. Each week campers explore a different story that teaches them to appreciate themselves, their communities, and the world around them.

More information is available here.

GENERATIONS OF STRUGGLE

      

The Main Library in Downtown NOLA is hosting this reading and discussion series where participants will discuss race relations through the lenses of Ernest J Gaines' "A Lesson Before Dying," Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," and the PBS film "Slavery By Another Name." The sessions are being held Thursdays, now thru June 15. Reservations required. Call 504-596-2597 or email jmason@nolalibrary.org. Click here for details.


            

ARTHUR ROGER DONATES PERSONAL ART COLLECTION TO NOMA

      
Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans celebrates art collector and Downtown NOLA gallery owner Arthur Roger's transformational gift of his entire personal art collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
 
Spotlighting one of the city's most groundbreaking contemporary art collections, the exhibition (on view June 23-September 3) explores the rise of modern and contemporary art in New Orleans. Since its founding in 1978, the Arthur Roger Gallery has been one of New Orleans most exciting venues for contemporary art.


SILICON BAYOU NEWS


 
Wednesday, June 21, Silicon Bayou News is inviting the entire entrepreneurial community to their 2nd annual Silicon Bayou Summer Kickoff Party! There will be food trucks, pool access, and more.

Click here for more information.

ANGEL'S ENVY BOURBON DINNER


Thursday, June 15, 6:30pm
 
Bourbon House invites you to celebrate Father's Day a few days early with father and son duo, Wes and Kyle Henderson of Angel's Envy. This cocktail dinner makes the perfect gift for any whiskey loving father.

CITY RFP FOR OPERATOR TO EXPAND HOMELESS SERVICES AT THE OLD VA HOSPITAL


The City of New Orleans has issued a national Request for Proposals (RFP) to find an operator to provide expanded homeless services at the former Veterans Affairs hospital. A nonprofit partner will be selected through a competitive process based on the organization's experience and proven track record serving the homeless population. The RFP can be found here external link.

Earlier this year, the New Orleans City Council approved a 5-year Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA), which provides $1.5 million in annual funding for the new shelter split between the city, the Downtown Development District and the New Orleans Convention Center.

 
 CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
 

THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front
Opens June 10 (permanent exhibit) 


CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER
Louisiana Residents get Free Admission every Sunday. Courtesy of the Helis Foundation.
  
Power of the Black Feminine
Junebug Productions
Today - Sunday, 7:30pm

Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures
Now - June 18
 
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen
Now - June 18
   
Click here for listing of exhibits

LeMieux Galleries
 
Face to Face: A Group Show
June 3 - July 29
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 6-8pm

332 Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits
 
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
 
Sidonie Villere
"Interruption"
Now - July 22
 
Nurhan Gokturk
"Salons"
Now - July 22

400A Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits 

Stella Jones Gallery

HERStory
June 3 - July 28
Opening Reception: June 3, 5-7pm

201 St. Charles Ave.
Click here for listing of exhibits

 
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 500 - 700 BLOCKS OF CANAL ST.

 

Lake bound traffic on Canal St. between Dorsiere and Bourbon streets will continue to be reduced to one travel lane as part of the  French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project. 

Click here  to view areas throughout the city currently being impacted by construction.

DDD PRIVATE PROPERTY 
GRAFFITI GRANT

    

To combat graffiti on private property, the DDD offers private property owners a fifty percent (50%) reimbursement up to a maximum of $2,500 (up from $1,000) per structure to offset the expense of graffiti removal from their property including repainting cost. To participate in the DDD's Graffiti Removal Program, please complete the Private Property Graffiti Removal Agreement.
 
The DDD Clean Team has been successful in swiftly removing graffiti from public property and encourages private property owners to do the same. Research shows that removal within 48 hours is effective in discouraging repeat vandalism.

DOWNTOWN NOLA APP
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. 

 

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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.