Author: Photos by Gil Rubman

Philanthropic Fun: Tree Traditions

Debuting an entirely new annual event, Poydras Home hosted their first “Holiday Tree Lighting & Music Festival” on December 5, 2019. This burgeoning Uptown tradition featured a majestic, 30 foot lighted tree, which shone brightly until January 1, 2020. More…

Philanthropic Fun: Dazzling Displays

The “Celebration in the Oaks” soirée helped kick off the holiday season in New Orleans with an exclusive look at the annual lights display, where guests donned in festive holiday cocktail attire get the first glimpse of the illuminated City…

Philanthropic Fun: Latin Legacies

“The 2019 Azúcar Ball: Nueva Vista Social Club” highlighted the many contributions of Cuba and its music to the city of New Orleans. Nueva Vista Social Club is inspired by the documentary A Tuba to Cuba, which follows New Orleans’…

Philanthropic Fun: The Show Must Go On

More than 300 guests joined Le Petit Théâtre’s “Curtain Call Ball” to provide vital support for its mission to present the highest quality theatrical…

Philanthropic Fun: Leading by Example

The hallways of The Fillmore were lined with nearly life-size portraits of the Role Models for the Young Leadership Council’s 33rd annual “Role Model Awards…

Philanthropic Fun: Gala in Green

The 10th annual “Paint the Town Green” gala for Raintree Children & Family Services honored Kathy Randall, longtime volunteer and supporter, for her service and support for our community’s most vulnerable children and youth. The event took place in the…

Philanthropic Fun: Soirées and Sips

More than 200 patrons gathered in the 1831 courtyard of the Hermann-Grima Historic House in the French Quarter for “Amazing Grapes” 2019. The classic courtyard features original garden beds and flagstone from when the home was built, beautiful brick walls…

Philanthropic Fun: Playwright’s Party

The “Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival” returned to the historic French Quarter for its 33rd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater and the works of Williams on March 27-31. The five-day event offered a range of diverse speakers and…

Philanthropic Fun: Motorcycle Chic for the Cantor

The “Temple Sinai Gala,” themed “This Is Your Life Cantor Joel Colman,” honored Colman for 20 years at Temple Sinai with a sold-out crowd of 235 friends and congregates. The cantor uses a motorcycle as his means of transportation, so…

Culture and Community

The CAC recognized artists, performers, educators and philanthropists at “SweetArts 2018.”

Central to the City

Combining free arts education with entrepreneurship training, YAYA bolsters young artists.

Operatic Odyssey

The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Traveling with Touro

Honoring Dr. Tom Oelsner, the “Touro Infirmary Foundation” gala supported Wellness Center upgrades.