What's Up Downtown
10 February 2017 Issue

Volunteer and Donation Information

Residents looking to support ongoing relief & recovery efforts are encouraged to contact the below organizations:

  • The Food Pantry of New Orleans is accepting donations of non-perishable food items from the general public (Drop-off at 13040 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70128).
  • Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting donations of non-perishable food, toiletries and cleaning supplies (drop-off at 700 Edwards Ave., New Orleans, LA 70123). 
  • Household of Faith is the drop-off and distribution station for clothing, toiletries and nonperishable items. For additional information, please call 504.347.0127.
  • Evacuteer scheduling meal delivery for the residents at the shelter. All restaurants and businesses interested in supporting, please email Kali Rapp Roy, Evacuteer Executive Director, at kali@evacuteer.org
  • Broadmoor Improvement Association is collecting needed items in Broadmoor and transporting the supplies to VAYLA's headquarters, 13235 Chef Menteur Hwy (504-253-6000) for distribution.
  • City Church of New Orleans, located at 13123 I-10 Service Road (just off the Bullard exit) is serving as a local distribution center for needy families.
  • The Louisiana SPCA is collecting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donations can be dropped off at the LA-SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 504-368-5191), Canine Connection (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-218-4098), Camp Bow Wow (3301 Conti St., 504-309-9939), No Fleas Market (4228 Magazine St., 504-900-1446), and Demo Diva Demolition (6246 Memphis St., 504-486-4121).

#DowntownNOLA is the best place to spend Valentine's Day! Click here to plan your unique romantic experience. OR Download the Downtown NOLA App on  iTunes Store  or  Google Play.

Be sure to share your night on the DDD's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  


The DDD would like to congratulate former DDD Public Safety Ranger Michael Devizen, a graduate of the NOPD Class 177. Devizen worked as a Ranger for nearly two years before joining the New Orleans Police Department's Training Academy. We wish him the best!
Since the beginning of the DDD Public Safety Ranger Program, there have been many Rangers who have moved on to law enforcement agencies including the NOPD, Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office and Kenner Police Department and we are very proud of their service to Downtown and commitment to public safety. Downtown NOLA is one of the safest neighborhoods in New Orleans, thanks in part to the DDD's robust Public Safety program, including enhanced policing, rangers, private security and the efforts of our citizens. Click here to learn more about the DDD Public Safety Team.


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 1.
DDD is a proud sponsor of WATS.
Deadline for applications is March 2
Small business owners from the New Orleans area can begin applying for the next cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program to begin in May at Delgado Community College.
The training program helps entrepreneurs develop skills to grow their businesses, learn how to find funding and get networking opportunities. It offers one-on-one business coaching, legal and financial clinics, workshops and experts.
Visit www.10KSBapply.com for more information.  


With Mardi Gras right around the corner, Hair Loft Studio Studio would like to accommodate those who wish to have their hair and makeup done. Specializing in up-do's and makeup, whether you want a messy and effortless style or something smooth and sleek, Hair Loft is available to help. Click here for more information.

 Art Downtown
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.

Mélange Exhibition
Now  -  Sunday, February 12   

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
Now - February 24

332 Julia St.
Click here for listing of exhibits

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

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. 


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


And be sure to follow us on Twitter @DDDNewOrleans & Instagram @DDDNewOrleans and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DowntownNola


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.