As I write, my email is being flooded with events postponing and cancelling. The news seems to change hourly if not faster, and yet the adage that no one knows what the future holds has never been more true.
That said, there are a few things that we know for sure: Wash your hands and try not to touch your face or others unnecessarily. When in doubt, opt to stay safe and stay home. Do not spread rumors; triple check what you see and hear before passing along or trusting information. And, even though galas, fundraisers and events are being changed, moved or canceled, the nonprofits they support will need our help more than ever.
To those concerned, please know that we’re pulling for you and are here to support you in any way we can. We will continue to publish our calendars and are updating them as conscientiously as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me: Morgan@MyNewOrleans.com
Our next issue will include our “Registry of Charitable Events: May-August 2020.”
With all of the changes in dates and venues, this may be the most important calendar we’ve ever published.
If you have an event in that time – whether it was scheduled then originally or moved to those months – I encourage you to reach out to me personally so that we can make certain we have all of your information correct.
As a reminder, you can always submit an event – or resubmit one – by filling out our online nonprofit events form: MyNewOrleans.com/submit-a-charitable-event.
As most of you know, magazines are conceived of and features and columns are scheduled months, even as much as a year, before they appear in print. To make keeping up-to-date even more interesting, we must finalize everything a couple weeks before you see it in front of you. Please keep that in mind as you read this issue. Many of the events, specials and even dishes that we talk about may be changed due to these circumstances.
If you’re stuck inside, consider supporting the stores we mention by treating yourself to something through their websites or, while we can, ordering some of the yummy treats we mention to be delivered to your door. Or buy a few gift cards now and use them as presents later!
Stay safe, stay sane and get ready to hit the ground running as soon as we can!
Morgan Packard Griffith