Bev’s Note

We are proud to highlight the work of the New Orleans Ballet Association on our cover this month! Since March, NOBA has shared more than 1,850 hours of virtual dance, fitness and wellness programming for ages 3 to 96. These tuition-free classes have included youth, Senior Dance Fitness, Dance for Parkinson’s, the Freedom of Movement program for veterans, arts healing classes and activities, with a total attendance of over 3,500 participants and their families – so far! All were created by an amazing team of NOBA managers and teaching artists. Encouraging #NOBATogether, there was even a virtual concert in June! Movement is important for everyone, no matter their age, race or creed, and NOBA is committed to continuing to provide these free virtual classes for as long as they’re needed to keep everyone moving. You can read about some of these participants (like the ones gracing our cover) and why moving is important to them, learn more about what classes are available and how to donate by going to Visit today!

We are also so happy that many of our favorite places are reopening! Learn how some of your favorites are getting back to business on Metairie Road in our feature.

“Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans” was cancelled, but the “Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do” is still a go for September 11! We are also so happy that the zoo is open and that everyone can play golf again! We can’t wait to visit the penguins, fish and insects, too. Please support the Audubon Institute by going to

Happy summer!

Bev’s Note

Beverly Reese Church



Because so many of our fabulous musicians are out of work, here’s an idea that could be replicated in all of our neighborhoods! Bebe and Billy Marchal hosted the Hundreds Brass Band at their house for the Audubon Boulevard. Neighborhood Association for an our on a Wednesday evening. Everyone came and were encouraged to tip the band. What a great idea to bring neighbors together and keep our musicians’ hopes alive!