What's Up Downtown
13 January 2017 Issue
Monday, January 16
In commemoration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the DDD office will be closed Monday, January 16. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, January 17. As always, the DDD Public Safety Team will be on duty and may be reached at (504) 415-1730 or rangers@downtownnola.com.
Visit www.nola.gov/city/mlk2017 for commemoration events. 
DDD 5th Annual Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch
Submit application to compete for over $35k in resources during NOEW .  

As a Strategic Partner of the Idea Village for the 2017 Entrepreneur Season, the Downtown Development District along with CANO and LCEF will host the fifth annual "Downtown NOLA Arts-Based Business Pitch" during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week 2017, the premier annual business festival, on Monday, March 20.

The DDD and other partners will provide a prize package valued at over $35,000 to the winner that will consist of numerous hours of professional legal, accounting, Public Relations and marketing services and cash.
Visit www.downtownnolaartsbusinesspitch.com for more details and to submit an application. The deadline for application submissions is Wednesday, January 25.


New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, presented by IBERIABANK, is the annual business festival celebrating entrepreneurship, innovation, and new thinking in New Orleans. Produced by The Idea Village in partnership with Solomon Group, NOEW will take place from March 19-24 at a brand-new campus, anchored by the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
Click here to check out the full lineup of events.

Wednesday, the DDD hosted Fellows of the The Rose Center for Public Leadership to discuss economic development and planning in Downtown NOLA. The discussion was led by DDD President & CEO Kurt Weigle.
The Rose Center is a partnership of the Urban Land Institute and the National League of Cities. Its mission is to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making by providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources, as well as foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies.
Downtown Curbside Glass Recycling Ends
Glass collection at City's Recycling Drop-Off Center
Yesterday, the City ended curbside glass recycling in Downtown. Beginning Saturday, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will add glass to its list of items accepted at the City's Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave.) on the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  
In September 2015, the City began curbside glass recycling each week in the French Quarter and the DDD but due to low participation, the City has decided to discontinue and replace it by adding glass to the Recycling Drop-Off Center's list of accepted items.
For more information about the City's recycling program, please visit nola.gov/sanitation/recycling or call 311.
Regional Transit Authority Canal Street Ferry Terminal Public Outreach Meeting  

The DDD would like to congratulate the Birdfoot Festival and its Young Artist Program for being chosen to receive the 2017 Arts Education Award at the 23rd Annual Tribute to the Classical Arts presented by Gambit and the Foundation for Entertainment Development and Education.
DDD is a proud supporter of the Birdfoot Festival.
 Art Downtown

Mélange Exhibition
Saturday, January 14 -  Sunday, February 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14
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
Anastasia Pelias
Now - January 28
Sisters is a body of work that responds to the power and the expression of the female voice. The works are large-scale oil stick paintings on paper using a personal vocabulary of line, gestural marks, color and texture.

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. 


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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.