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Faulkner House Books Launches Book Subscription

NEW ORLEANS – Faulkner House Books has announced the launch of a new book subscription service for local bibliophiles. "If you’ve been to the store, Joanne has likely recommended a book or two that are now among your favorites," said…

SASFestival Fiction Contest Opens

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Saints + Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival’s annual Fiction Contest returns early this year and is open from April 1 to October 1, 2020. From emerging to established, writers from all backgrounds are encouraged to…

Lambeth House Greeted With Good News

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Lambeth House residents and staff got a double dose of good news on Monday and Tuesday, courtesy of a local entrepreneur and a small group of Nashville, Tennessee women who have been watching events unfold…

A Birthday Parade

  NEW ORLEANS – Announced earlier this month, Nola Family Magazine is offering parents an opportunity to add a little something to birthday celebrations during COVID-19. It can be devastating for a child, who may not understand what's going on,…

Refresh Your Routine - Abita Launches Spiked Sparkling Water

ABITA SPRINGS, La. (press release) — Today, Louisiana’s original craft brewery, Abita Brewing Company (Abita), is springing into the spiked sparkling water category with their new product line, Spring Loaded. “It seems only natural for us to develop a spiked…

Easter Restaurant Specials

  NEW ORLEANS – This weekend is Easter weekend and instead of Christian families sporting their best outfits and celebrating in the French Quarter and around the city, we're all cozied up at home, watching religious celebrations via YouTube and…

Handwashing with Donuts

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Jefferson Chamber partnered with local cover band and Chamber member, Bag of Donuts, to create a fun music video to encourage the community to maintain good health by staying home and washing your hands…

Can You Sew a Button?

Seamstresses everywhere have been answering the call to craft homemade surgical masks, but the recent trend has a few problems, the first being that not everyone has a sewing machine, the supplies and the skills to create masks. The other…

Port Orleans Launches Non-Profit "POB United"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Port Orleans Brewing Co. is partnering with NATCO Food Service, Louisiana Fresh Produce, and Blue Runner Red Beans to serve freshly prepared food for pick-up for service industry employees. The free meals will help those…

Travel Central Helps you Travel.....Virtually

  METAIRIE, La (press release) – Since the US Department of State has issued a Level 4 travel advisory, stating that citizens should avoid travel globally, the advisors at Travel Central are sharing their tips and links for ways to…

Preservation Hall Foundation Launches Legacy Emergency Relief Fund

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Today, the Preservation Hall Foundation announced the establishment of the Legacy Emergency Relief Fund in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide immediate financial support to the members of the Preservation Hall Musical Collective…

Soul Sanitizer

NEW ORLEANS - The Rev. John Restrepo, a priest stationed at St. Dominic Church in Lakeview for the last four years, had plans to go visit his family in Atlanta a few weeks ago … but they had other ideas.…

Dance Party Playlist

  Enjoy our dance party Spotify playlist full of song suggestions by some of our staff, from our "The Ultimate Guide to the Best Self-Quarantine Living Room Dance Party" article and a few more sprinkled in here and there.  …

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,”…