What's Up Downtown
June 30 2017 Issue
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!  

  

The DDD would like to wish all our Downtown NOLA partners and friends a very safe and pleasant 4th of July weekend. In observance of the holiday, the DDD office will be closed Tuesday, July 4. We will resume normal office hours on Wednesday, July 5. As always, the DDD Public Safety Team will be on duty and may be reached at (504)415-1730 or 

GO 4TH ON THE RIVER!
            
In celebration of Independence Day, Riverfront Marketing Group will present the stunning 27th Annual Dueling Barges Fireworks Show on the New Orleans Riverfront Tuesday, July 4, at 9:00pm over the Mississippi River.

DDD is a proud sponsor.

HAPPY ESSENCE FEST!

       

The DDD would like to welcome all the visitors to Downtown NOLA for the 2017 Essence Festival. Check out the DDD website for all the great things Downtown NOLA has to offer.

DDD RANGER STAFF UNDERGOES CERT TRAINING
 
 
 
DDD Public Safety Rangers were recently certified by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness in  Community Emergency Response Team training. CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT.
 
NOPSI HOTEL TO OPEN
 
 
 
Nine decades after it was originally built to service the city's needs, the historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service Inc. will re-open its doors July 6 as the new, luxury NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans - a Salamander Hotel.
 
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:
 
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
 
 

July 10 - 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.

TSUNAMI OFFICE HAPPY HOUR
 


Did you know that Tsunami offers Happy Hour office packages that cover a portion of the bill? Give them a call at 504.608.3474 to see how they can help bring your staff together to toast teamwork! Or email tsunaminola@gmail.com for details.
 
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!
 
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) 

BB's Stage Door Canteen Launch Party
Friday, July 7
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Click here for more information

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

William Eggleston
Troubled Waters
June 10 - October 26

The Colorful South
June 10 - 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!

 

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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.