June is a time of camps, swimming and snow balls. With that in mind, turn to our “Taking the Kids” feature for more than 10 local ideas from entertainment to education to keep kids of all ages occupied for hours to weeks. And if you need ideas for how to outfit them for these activities, look to What’s Hot for some adorable and useful pieces to add to their wardrobes stat.
This issue also marks the fourth annual “Encore!” feature, which maps out the past social season, complete with a “Mosts” list and featuring more than 50 of our local nonprofit events. There are so many notable groups making a difference in our city, and we and this magazine are only here because of the amazing work that they do. So read on and see where your favorite event falls, and which ones you want to add to next year’s calendar!
Remember that if you didn’t see your event listed in last month’s “Registry of Charitable Events” feature, now is the time to email me (Morgan@MyNewOrleans.com) and to fill out our easy online form: MyNewOrleans.com/CharitableEvent. We want to make certain that everyone is included, but I can’t promote what I don’t know, so fill out the form today!
Personally, my husband and I (and our amazingly supportive family and friends) are currently gearing up for the arrival of our first child, hopefully next month (in between beach trips, music festivals, showers, birthday parties and summer fun, of course)! We are over the moon and can’t wait to introduce him to so many of you whom we know and to see at these amazing events. We will be looking for you this fall!
In the meantime enjoy all that our city offers during the summer – and don’t forget your sunscreen!
Morgan Packard Griffith
“Kendra Gives Back,” benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, 613-6505
“Opening Night Party,” benefiting The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University, 865-5105
“Tour de Cure & Walk,” benefiting the American Diabetes Association, 889-0278
“Parade of Homes” presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans benefiting New Orleans Education League of the Construction Industry/Jefferson Joining Forces home renovation project, NolaPoh.org
“‘Let’s Go On With the Show’ 50th Anniversary Gala,” benefiting Tulane Summer Lyric Theater, 737-2377
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“JA Bowl-A-Thon,” benefiting Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, 569-8657
“Juleps in June,” benefiting the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, firstname.lastname@example.org, 586-1609
“New Orleans No Kid Hungry Dinner Hosted by Chef Nina Compton,” ce.NoKidHungry.org
“Dine Out for Paws,” benefiting Louisiana SPCA, 368-5191
“Soirée de Lumière,” benefiting Lighthouse Louisiana, 899-4501, extension 257
“American Spirit Awards,” benefiting The National World War II Museum, 528-1944, extension 334
“Join the Angels Under the Stars,” benefiting the Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, 881-7645
Magnolia Ball,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 539-9616
“Stray Cat Strut,” benefiting Louisiana SPCA, 368-5191
“FestiGals – New Orleans Women’s Weekend Experience,” 524-1227, FestiGals.org
31st annual “Spotlight On Success,” benefiting March of Dimes, 264-9290
“NOMMS Mission Possible Gala,” benefiting New Orleans Medical Mission Services, Inc., 722-0130
“Sweet Summer Soirée,” benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities, email@example.com, 486-6668