What's Up Downtown
July 21 2017 Issue
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 DOWNTOWN NOLA AWARD HONOREES  

     
      
The DDD would like to congratulate the honorees to be celebrated at this year's  Downtown NOLA Awards for their exceptional contributions to the progress of Downtown New Orleans. The ceremony will be held Friday, September 22 at the Roosevelt New Orleans located in Downtown NOLA at 130 Roosevelt Way. The luncheon will be held from Noon to 1:30 pm, with networking and cocktails before from 11:00 am to 11:45 am.
 
Come help us shine a light on those who help make Downtown a remarkable experience.
 
Click here to view honorees and purchase tickets.

WELCOME TWO NEW MEMBERS TO THE DDD TEAM

        
      
We are honored to welcome Jim Cook to the DDD Board of Commissioners. Jim is currently the General Manager at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Jim has held General Manager roles at former Starwood Hotels in Virginia Beach, VA. Allentown PA, and Hyannis, MA. He also currently serves as President of the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association .



We are also excited to welcome Jonique A. Johnson as the new Executive Administration Assistant. Jonique will be the direct Assistant to the President & CEO. Before joining the DDD, Jonique served in similar roles at Tulane University, Delgado Community College, and Rice University. Jonique is a native New Orleanian, and is married with one son.

THE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT

                

Filmmakers are taking over New Orleans and turning it into movie-making madness for 48 hours. Teams of filmmakers have a single weekend - this one - to write, shoot and edit their short films. All completed entries will be unveiled on the big screen, at premiere screenings to be held at the National World War II Museum.
 
More information here.
 
FREE MOVIES AT THE ORPHEUM  
 
 

The Orpheum Theater in Downtown NOLA summer film series. Free and open to the public. All seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Last in Series:

July 27 - Alice in Wonderland at 2 p.m.; Singin' in the Rain at 7 p.m.
 
More information is available here.
 
WHITNEY WHITE LINEN NIGHT 2017
 
 

It's that time of the year! Dress up in your finest white linen and cruise down the Julia Street Block Party, Saturday, August 5 from 5:30 - 9:30pm. Enjoy free admission to art openings at more than 20 galleries & museums. Cocktails and cuisine from 25 local restaurants, as well as live music, will punctuate your stroll!
 
DDD is a proud sponsor.

More information and tickets available here.

ARTS MARKET DOWNTOWN PRESENTED BY THE DDD

 

Arts Market Downtown presented by the DDD is produced by Arts Council New Orleans. It is an intimate outdoor market featuring fine art and crafts, food truck favorites, and local musicians from 4-9 pm during select First Saturday Art Walks at the intersection of Julia and Carondolet Streets in Downtown NOLA. Space provided by Domain Companies.

8.5.17 | 9.2.17 | 10.7.17 | 11.4.17

118th VFW NATIONAL CONVENTION
 
 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary will welcome an estimated 10,000 veterans and their loved ones to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Saturday July 22, through Wednesday, July 26, for the 118th VFW National Convention. Veterans, service members and their families are invited to receive onsite health and wellness screenings, assistance with VA claims, educational scholarships, financial assistance and more.

BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN AND COOLINARY NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT MONTH   



Beginning August 1, The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau invites Louisiana residents to rediscover New Orleans by taking advantage of the city's cultural attractions and dining options through Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown and COOLinary New Orleans Restaurant Month, the NOCVB's annual summer campaigns. The two campaigns encourage locals to experience their hometown through the eyes of visitors while supporting the businesses that have made New Orleans one of the most culturally authentic destinations in the world.
 
Click here for fun and entertainment in Downtown NOLA.

CULTURE UP - BOOTCA MPS FOR CREATIVES  


The Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation is offering training seminars for Creatives in their August and October Sessions.

Topics include: Small Business Money Know-How, Creating Profits from Passion, and Marketing Intensive for Small Businesses in the Creative Industries.

Click here or call 504.895.2800 for further information.

CAC SUMMER CAMP
 
 

Now - August 4
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.

SUSHI SMACKDOWN AT TSUNAMI  

           

Thursday, July 27 from 5-7pm, join teams from McGlinchey Stafford and Iberia Bank, along with talented chefs from Tsunami as they compete to craft the top sushi and roll over hunger.

To reserve your spot in advance, click here

AUDUBON AQUARIUM TACKLES PLASTIC POLLUTION

       

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas has joined forces with aquariums across the United States to address plastic pollution - one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals. The Aquarium Conservation Partnership announced the launch of a nationwide consumer campaign and a business commitment to shift away from single-use plastic among their visitors, in their communities and beyond. 
 
More information here.

 Art Downtown NOLA
  
 

THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM

Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front
Now Open (permanent exhibit) 

The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II
Now - April 29, 2018
The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery
 
945 Magazine St.
Click here for listing of exhibits

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

William Eggleston
Troubled Waters
Now - October 26

The Colorful South
Now - October 26

925 Camp St.
Click here for listing of exhibits

LeMieux Galleries
 
Face to Face: A Group Show
Now - July 29

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 
 
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: CANAL ST.
 
 

Through traffic on Canal Street between Exchange Place and Bourbon Street is reduced from three to two lanes of travel to facilitate deliveries to the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project site.

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. 

 

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

 

And be sure to sign-up for the DDD e-newsletter and follow us on Twitter @DDDNewOrleans Instagram @DDDNewOrleans and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/DowntownNola


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.