Lagniappe

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…

I Didn't Think I Was Stressed

  I’m working from home; I have my dog at my feet, another pot of coffee brewing and relative security. I’m in comfortable clothes and my bed’s made and because I don’t have to commute, I have time to get…

Keeping the Party Going, Virtually

  New Orleans residents aren’t letting social distancing kill their buzz. Many are “gathering” in small groups via apps like Zoom and Google Hangout to celebrate virtual happy hours. Metairie resident Molly Russell Doran was excited to join in the…

Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane #MuseumFromHome

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – While the Newcomb Art Museum is temporarily closed, we will be joining in the worldwide #MuseumFromHome movement and providing digital content weekly via our e-newsletter and daily via our social media channels, including art activities,…

Show Lambeth House How Much You Care

NEW ORLEANS – A message from the Louisiana Children's Museum. We need your help to make the world a little brighter. Lambeth House is an independent living community for retirees, located in Uptown New Orleans. They were among the first…

What to Listen to While Social Distancing at Home

Everyone knows that books and tv shows are both typical ways to pass the time. But, while you're taking your dog (or yourself) for a walk or just taking a moment to breathe, podcasts are a perfect companion to fill…

Flambeaux Wine to Host Virtual Wine Tasting via Instagram Live

NEW ORLEANS –  Flambeaux Wine, located in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg, California, was set to travel to their hometown of New Orleans this week for the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience to host dinners and pour at exclusive…