What's Up Downtown
July 14 2017 Issue
DDD HOSTS NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH MEETING IN SOUTH MARKET DISTRICT   

   

The DDD is inviting everyone to come and meet the DDD Public Safety Team at a community meeting to be held Wednesday, July 19, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Paramount Building (Recreation Room), 611 O'Keefe St. in the South Market District. Attendees will have the chance to speak with DDD Public Safety Rangers, DDD private security patrol - Pinnacle Security and NOPD Lt. Anthony Caprera. The team will share Information on crime stats and available services.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS AND TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS FOR 2017 TEAM BEACHBODY COACH SUMMIT  

     
      
Today through 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, a full closure of Clara Street from Poydras Street to Perdido Street will be in effect.
 
Additionally, starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, July 14 through 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, the following closures will be in effect for events associated with the 2017 Team Beachbody Coach Summit:
  • Poydras Street from Loyola Avenue to South Claiborne Avenue
  • South Robertson Street from Perdido Street to Poydras Street
  • Freret Street from Perdido Street to Poydras Street
  • La Salle Street from Perdido to Poydras Street
 
Visit nola.gov for more info.


THE MILLENIALS: A CELEBRATION OF A GENERATION  

        
      
The Millennial Awards will be held Saturday, July 15 at 6pm at the Civic Theatre in Downtown NOLA. The Millennials honors dynamic young professionals who contribute to the community through public service, make significant strides in business sectors, or serve as cultural ambassadors. Click here for more information and tickets.

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.

FRENCH CULTURAL FETE

                

Celebrate Nouvelle Orleans at the French Cultural Fete on Saturday, July 15 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Louisiana Children's Museum! Create a French craft, learn to speak a few French words, and more!

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.

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.
 
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.

 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) 

William C. "Billy" McDonald III presents:
The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald - Wingman to Chennault
Tuesday, July 18
5:00pm - Reception
6:00pm - Presentation
7:00pm - Book signing
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
 
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. 

 

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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.