Lagniappe

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,”…

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…

Corona Diaries 2020

Corona Diaries: Monday, April 6, 2020

The Corona Diaries is a joint project of the Renaissance Publishing Staff. Each week during the series, a different member of our staff will share their day-to-day experiences with working from home, social distancing and the other ups and downs…

Corona Diaries, April 2, 2020

The Corona Diaries is a joint project of the Renaissance Publishing Staff. Each week during the series, a different member of our staff will share their day-to-day experiences with working from home, social distancing and the other ups and downs…

Corona Diaries, April 1, 2020

My husband Mark and I traveled to Italy the year we got married. On that whirlwind, eight-day trip, we immersed ourselves in the culture and brought back more than one custom to incorporate into our day-to-day lives. I learned to…

Corona Diaries: Monday, March 30, 2020

  The Corona Diaries is a joint project of the Renaissance Publishing Staff. Each week during the series, a different member of our staff will share their day-to-day experiences with working from home, social distancing and the other ups and…