What's Up Downtown
16 December 2016 Issue
Holiday Movie on the Mississippi

Join the DDD and the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk for the final MOVIE ON THE MISSISSIPPI. It's "Elf" starting at 6:30pm at Spanish Plaza. First 50 families receive a commemorative holiday blanket.

Be sure to visit our website at www.downtownnola.com  for all the great holiday events happening in Downtown NOLA.


Offering 15 days of fun to celebrate the season in Downtown NOLA. Enjoy the Kringle Carousel and carnival rides, giant inflatables, an indoor skating rink, children's crafts, a life-size maze, an ice slide, and much, much more all inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. More than one million holiday lights will keep the whole scene twinkling, and you can even go on Christmas Day!
Click here  for details and schedule.


Visit  downtownnola.com/downtownnolaholidays   for a list of events.

Reveillon in Downtown NOLA

Reveillon (REH-vee-on). A Creole tradition from the mid-1800s where New Orleans' finest restaurants serve up decadent four-course holiday feasts with all the trimmings. Nightly, now - December 31. Click here for a list of Downtown participating restaurants.


"Tasting Tuesday's" is an interactive, fun and hands on approach to learning about wine by industry expert Robert Haynes. You will get a deeper appreciation of classic, prestigious wines from various regions and shine light on the mysteries and myths of wine tasting, ordering and sipping. Visit Drink Lab NOLA Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30, located at 343 Baronne. Proceeds go to helping  Mark Raymond, Jr.

New CBD museum to celebrate the Sazerac and New Orleans cocktail culture

The Sazerac cocktail has an honored place in New Orleans drinking culture. Soon it will have its own museum and visitor attraction in the Central Business District.
The Sazerac Co., the New Orleans-based distiller and liquor company, announced plans Thursday to create a museum at Canal and Magazine streets dedicated to the Sazerac and many other facets of local cocktail history. It will have a gift shop and will also house offices for the company's local staff.
The company purchased a pair of historic but long-vacant properties for the project. Work is slated to begin in the coming months, with an opening expected in late 2018. The two buildings comprise some 50,000 square feet, and while plans are still taking shape, the museum will likely cover two floors.

 Art Downtown


CAC's 40 Days of Giving
Through December 31

Your gift to the Contemporary Arts Center sustains bold presentations in visual and performing arts, enriches programs that serve our communities of artists, students, families, and art lovers, and ensures sustainability of the CAC's operations and one-of-a-kind building. Visit CAC's website and social media channels for highlights of the CAC's past year!

Holiday Shopping at The Stacks
Through December 31

Visit The Stacks and the Cafe at the CAC to enjoy a unique selection of greeting cards, prints, books, magazines, coffee, and all sorts of goodies. View Holiday Hours

LeMieux Galleries
Shirley Rabe Masinter
"Louisiana Living"

Mary Lee Eggart
"Circles of Prayer"

Now - Dec. 31

Reception with the artists:  Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6-8pm
Luna Fete Special Reception Saturday, Dec 10 from 5-7pm
332 Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
Artist - Peter Sarkisian
Title of show - Recent Video Works
Description - Video projection installations
Now -  Dec. 31
Artist ::: Carmon Colangelo
Title of show - Here Be Dragons
Description - New monotype relief prints
Now -  Dec. 31

400A Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits


Picayune Pl.

Picayune Pl., between Natchez and Gravier streets closed to vehicular traffic with no on-street parking, during work hours while crews perform exploratory excavation work. Due to underground utility conflicts, the Sewerage and Water Board must redesign placement of the new waterline prior to installation. Once exploratory excavation work is completed, the street will be temporarily asphalted and open to vehicular traffic until waterline replacement work begins.
Waterline replacement work is expected to be complete sometime this summer. During this time Picayune Pl., between Natchez and Gravier streets, will be closed to vehicular traffic with no on-street parking, during work hours.

For more information about these projects, or to sign up for regular e-mail status updates on the FEMA-funded Waterline Replacement Program, contact Kristen Sawyer at  kksawyer@nola.gov or 504-658-8483.


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.


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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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.


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


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.