walk – observe – connect

New Orleans, LA 2010

New Orleans, LA – 2010


Channeling your Inner Irish


A walking discussion of architecture, history, education, sports, businesses and initiatives relative to one of the most economically and racially diverse neighborhoods in New Orleans.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Begins: Belladonna Day Spa, 2900 Magazine St.

Ends: Live Oaks Elementary, 2800 Constance St.

Host: Wendy Waren

Host Organization: Irish Channel Neighborhood Association

Contact info: wendywaren@gmail.com

Map: coming soon

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, children, seniors, former residents and tourists.


Freretian Walking Tour

Start your Jazzfest Saturday exploring the unique Freret Street corridor. The guided tour will start at 9AM at Village Coffee (corner of Freret Street and Jefferson Avenue) and end at Freret Street Po-Boy & Donuts.  Led by neighborhood residents and business owners, the topics covered will include the history of the area, small business development, zoning, blight, green + new construction and restoration.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Begins: 5335 Freret Street- Village Coffee

Ends: 4701 Freret Street- Freret Street PoBoy + Donuts

Host: Andrew Brott

Host Organization: Brottworks, LLC

Contact info: andy@brottworks.com

Map: coming soon

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, children, and dogs.


Bayou Road


Bayou Road is the oldest street in the city, since it was the original Native American portage from the lake to Bayou St. John to the Mississippi River.  Several important historical sites are on the route, as well as the African American shopping district we are supporting. We would also be calling attention to the core of our designated Treme/Bayou Road cultural district.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Meeting Place: Our walk will begin at St. Augustine Church at 1210 Governor Nicholls
St.

Host:

Jeanne Nathan

504-218-4807

Host Organization: Downtown Neighborhoods Improvement Association

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, and children.


Only on Oak


Why did Oak Street rank #11 on Oprah’s 2009 list of “100 Things that Are Getting Better” in the world?  Come discover the eateries, galleries, and antiquities that have been a part of the street for generations, and others that are new to this revitalized historic commercial corridor. Take the streetcar to stop #46.

Dana Eness, your host, is the Executive Director of The Urban Conservancy, which manages the Stay Local! program supporting local businesses.  She and her family reside in the Riverbend and have been shopping on Oak Street for 15 years.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Meeting Place: Meet at Rue de la Course at 10 am

Host: Dana Eness

Host Organization: The Urban Conservancy

Map: coming soon

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, and children.


Canal Street

Join the Downtown Development District on Saturday May 1st for an in-depth tour of Canal Street.  Learn about the history of the street, with focus on the Touro Buildings, the Musson Building, the William Brand store house, the growth and development of D.H. Holmes,  Maison Blanche and its predecessors, the fire of 1892 among many other amazing facts.  The presentation will then be tied together to discuss the work that the DDD is doing to attract new national, regional and local retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues to Canal Street.  The group will be led by Ryan Bordenave, Retail Recruiter for the DDD and researcher of Canal Street history and development.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Meeting Place: We’ll meet under the clock at D.H. Holmes (The Wyndham Chateau Bourbon Hotel) 819 Canal Street between Bourbon and Dauphine Streets.

Host: Ryan J. Bordenave

Host Organization:  Downtown Development District of New Orleans

Contact info: RBordenave@neworleansdowntown.com

Map: coming soon

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors,  and children.


Broadmoor Lives!

Witness the crane in the sky in Broadmoor and tour our Education Corridor and beautiful historic neighborhood as we proclaim that Broadmoor Lives in the heart of New Orleans.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 9:00 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Meeting Place: Keller Library 4200 S. Broad Street (at Napoleon Avenue)

Host: Latoya Cantrell

Host Organization: Broadmoor Improvement Association

Map: coming soon

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, and children.


Old Algiers


Join local architect Angela O’Byrne for a walking tour of the 150+ year old City of Algiers, that was annexed on to New Orleans approxiately 100 yrs ago.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 10:00 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Meeting Place: the Mississippi River Ferry Landing on the Algiers side

Host: Angela O’Byrne

Contact info: aobyrne@e-perez.com

Map: coming soon

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, and children.


Sustain the 9!


The walk will focus on the unique forces that caused the devastation of the Lower Ninth Ward in the aftermath of Katrina, history of the neighborhood and the efforts of its residents to recover post-Katrina. The walk will be in an area not designed with walking in mind. Wear good shoes, bring water, sunscreen, and be prepared to walk on multiple terrains. Please join us as it will be both powerful and empowering!

Time: 9:00 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010 .

Meeting Place: 1800 Deslonde Street – 2 blocks north of Claiborne Avenue and one block east of the levee wall

Host Organizations: Common Ground Relief, lowernine.org, The Lower 9th, Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, and the Lower 9th Ward Homeowners Association.

RSVP: Please RSVP to info@lowernine.org


Lakefront New Orleans: From West End to Lincoln Beach


The talk/walk will be about the history of the Lakefront from the 1800’s when it was a location at West End and Milneburg for Jazz Clubs, Hotels, and Amusement Parks to Hurricane Katrina.  We’ll cover the land reclamation of the 1930’s which created the neighborhoods of Lake Vista, Lakeshore East and West, Lake Terrace, and Lake Oaks.  How the Woods pump allowed for this development around the turn of the century, and population growth patterns during the 20th century that populated Lakeview, Gentilly, etc.

Also, a bit about the potential future of the Lakefront in light of the Corps of Engineers work, and the post Katrina mindset of “walling the city off from water”.

My family has lived along the Lakefront since the 1950’s.  My parents grew up in Gentilly and attended school there including UNO for college.  I also purchased my first home in Lake Vista and lived there until Katrina.  I’ve always loved the Lakefront area, and have been disappointed in the focus of it since the 1990’s and especially after Katrina.  It should and can be one of the main economic drivers of the city of New Orleans – if done correctly.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Meeting Place: Chateau Coffee, on Robert E. Lee & West End Blvd next to Robert’s.

Host: David Crais

Host Organization: City-Works

Map: coming soon

This event IS accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, children, seniors, former residents and tourists.


From Hollygrove to Longue Vue: Nature and Connectivity


Visit neighborhood landmarks, trek across the convergence of the Palmetto and 17th Street Canals, meander down a bamboo-shaded country road to an 8-acre oasis in Orleans Parish, and soak in everything in between. What makes neighborhoods walkable, accessible, and how does nature fit into it? Topics include the civil rights movement, pedestrian safety, traffic calming tactics, trees, plants and art. Prepare for baby chicks, jumping hens, snap dragons, lizards tail, a goat trail, and if we’re lucky we may catch (a glimpse of) a fluorescent koi or a family of ducks swimming the canal…all in an afternoon’s stroll. This walk is for the sturdy and alert pedestrian, as it includes crossing railroad tracks, a highway, a canal and a treacherous corner. It is a leisurely walk that should take about 1.5 to 2 hours.

No need to sign up . . . just show up at posted meeting location.

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Dates: Saturday May 1, 2010

Meeting Place: The walk will begin and end at Conrad Park at the corner of Edinburgh and Hamilton. If using Google maps for directions, Conrad Park is registered as Frederick Square.

Host: Hilairie Schackai

Host Organization: hollygrove neighbors + aarp + longue vue

This event IS accessible and welcoming to the sturdy and alert pedestrian.


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4 responses

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  3. Paulette L. Perrien

    Sounds Great — love all neighborhoods in your walk — am helping with “census mop-up” or I would join — Best thoughts.

    April 30, 2010 at 16:59

  4. nick compagno

    what happened with the lakefront walk to be led by david crais this morning? my wife & I met at the chateau coffee shop at 10.00 a.m. this morning as posted on your website. another couple also waited until 10.15. no one showed up. no one in the coffee shop knew anything.

    May 1, 2010 at 09:53

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