A giant leaderboard has been set up in Lafayette Square to provide constant updates during GiveNOLA Day. The Greater New Orleans Foundation also held an event, with food trucks and a DJ, in the afternoon.
Over 19,000 gifts, totaling more than $2.2 million, were made to area nonprofits on Tuesday during the first GiveNOLA Day.
A project of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and modeled on similar giving days held across the nation, GiveNOLA Day is designed to put individuals together with over 300 participating nonprofits from across the 13 parishes covered by GNOF.
Sure there’s the music line-up at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this weekend. But for some, the most important notes are savory, sweet or tart.
Each one of the food and drink booths at the festival is a stage all its own — with long hours of preparation and hard work to put on a good show. We looked behind the scenes at one staple item of Jazz Fest: Joyce's Lemonade.
As the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off, here on All Things New Orleans we’re highlighting one of the behind-the-scenes people running around the Fairgrounds.
Zack Smith is one of three official Jazz Fest photographers, working to capture the musicians’ performances, as well as some moments of revelry and relaxing between stages. And he has tips for all of us to capture the festival experience in pictures.
The official photographer of Jazz Fest. What does that role entail?
The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Thursday. As the festival has grown over the course of the past four decades, so has the tension between local and national acts.
Many longtime festers worry that the big name performers overshadow the locals that gave Jazz Fest its start. Others argue that big names attract crowds from around that world that would otherwise never experience the unique music and culture of New Orleans.
Genie Tidy, at far left, has helped fund more than 30 public art paintings throughout New Orleans. Her nonprofit, Community Visions Unlimited, turns ordinary objects like automatic traffic light controllers into art.
New Orleanians have always found ways to transform the mundane into something a little more festive and lively. Atop the list of monotonous things in this world — sitting in traffic. Next time you’re stopped at a traffic light, look right and look left because you might see something.
Since 1896, Family Service of Greater New Orleans has offered an array of mental health counseling, psycho-educational and social service programs in the community, clients’ homes, and schools. It recently added a class called NOLA Dads to its long roster of services.
Lawrence is a father. A new father. He’s 22 years old, and his daughter, La’Naya, is one year old. He likes to tell her things.