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Let’s Play a Game!

  With shelter-at-home orders in place through the end of the month, many may be looking for entertainment beyond the screen. Kids and adults alike are all feeling stir crazy and a little (a lot) bored. From card games to…

Self-Care in the Time of a Pandemic: One Editor’s Story

  So, it’s week 3 of my self isolation/social (aka physical) distancing/cooped up with my also working husband and our 2.5-year-old and, well, I’ve got some beauty issues. Back in September I got bangs for the second time in my…

Audubon Zoo Asking Public to Help Name Lion Cubs

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Ever wanted to name a lion cub? Animal care staff at Audubon Zoo have narrowed their selection of names for the Zoo’s new cubs down to their top three favorites and are asking the public’s…

JEDCO Releases CARES Act Resources for Businesses

AVONDALE, La (press release) – Today, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and Adams and Reese co-hosted a web conference to break down the CARES Act, a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 event. The panelists covered a wide…

Urban League of Louisiana: Virtual Job Fair April 3

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – ULLA's Office of Workforce Development will begin hosting Virtual Job Fairs to connect job seekers to current job openings in essential industries. We are pleased to connect job seekers to opportunities in essential industry jobs including – Retail (Pharmacies/Grocers) Food…

Nonprofit Event Updates

April All nonprofit events in April have been postponed. Please see below for updates on new dates or cancelations. If you see an event you would like to update, please email: Morgan@MyNewOrleans.com.   1 – 11th annual “Harvest at Home,”…

A Message From New Orleans City Park CEO Bob Becker

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – City Park’s leadership has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) global health emergency. Our first priority is always the health and safety of park visitors, staff, volunteers, friends, and neighbors. As you know,…

Jefferson Chamber Debuts Quarantingo

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Jefferson Chamber is encouraging its members and the community to complete three actions from the bingo card to spread positivity during COVID-19 quarantine for a chance to (virtually) shout QUARANTINGO!

Cowboy Mouth Releases New EP Open Wide

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - It has been said that on a bad night Cowboy Mouth can do no less than then blow the roof off, and on a good night they’ll save your soul.  That’s as true in 2020 as it was…

Endangered African Penguin Chick Hatches at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Audubon Aquarium of the Americas introduced Zion, the newest addition to the African penguin colony in a Facebook Live as part of the Virtual Community Connection Series March 24. Audubon chose the name Zion in honor of New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. In this time of…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of March 30

Monday still manages to be the worst, even though we're in a very different situation than normal. To help lighten that case of the Mondays, we've collected some interesting reading, tools and resources and a few moments of humor to…

Taking It To The Streets

With many events being cancelled with orders to implement social distancing and shelter in place, the annual Crescent City Classic 10k run has transformed itself from a traditional 6.2 mile road race into the new Virtual Crescent City Classic run.…

Homeward Bound

The past couple of weeks – with social distancing and shelter in place becoming part of our daily lexicon – have been surreal at best and, for hyper-social New Orleanians, eerily quiet. We are used to visiting our favorite shops,…

Parents Helping Parents

  The coronavirus quarantine is affecting everyone, especially parents who are now dealing with children of all ages at home with very little to do with their time. In an effort to help parents, I asked a few parents, with…

Bluesberry Festival in Covington Rescheduled to Oct. 3, 2020

COVINGTON, La – Covington’s second annual Bluesberry Festival, a full-day celebration of blues music and the arts, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 amid the global health threat posed by COVID-19. It was originally scheduled for May 30,…

Five Things To Do In New Orleans Without Leaving Your House

  Things are getting serious in the world. More and more states, and even other countries, are ordering residents to stay home and only allowing essential businesses and workers to remain open and operating. We’ve been working from home, and…

Recommended Reads, Videos, Resources | Week of March 23

The weekend is over and it's back to our working situation this Monday. We're here with a list of recommended online reads, instructional videos, resources and some (much-needed) moments of levity. RECOMMENDED READING Bill Ingalls/NASA. Scott…

Twists and Turns

  We are closing out weel one of intense social distancing and, those who can, moving to working at home. Parents are having to deal with online classes and homeschooling, whole companies are trying to figure out the best ways…

For the Extroverts, Introverts and Everyone In Between

  For extroverts, they’ve reached the point of stir-crazy; for introverts, they’re wondering how to get their extroverted roommates to maybe calm down a bit. Regardless of whether you’re introverted, extroverted or anything in between, we’ve put our heads together…