French Market

Interviews
10:33 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Interviews: French Market Director Jon Smith

Jon Smith
French Market

The French Market Corporation — which oversees the six city blocks of the French Market proper, the Upper Pontalba Building, Jackson Square, parking lots, and much more — has a new executive director.

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NolaVie
4:44 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Voices From The French Market

Horse-drawn wagons line the narrow street in front of New Orleans' French Market, Jan. 1915.
Credit National Archives

The French Market may seem like one big urban flea market — with everything from tee-shirts to Mardi Gras masks, alligator heads to shot glasses. And tourists… lots of tourists. But upon closer inspection, you discover that this outdoor shopping plaza is full of individuals who couldn’t be more different from one another.

NolaVie's Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Renée Peck met some of these local vendors who make the French Market another unique corner of the city.

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Inside the Arts
3:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Inside The Arts: Bayou Maharajah James Booker; Boo Carré Halloween; Stevie Wonder Opera

James Booker
Credit Norbert Hess

 

This week on Inside the Arts, the mystique of New Orleans piano wizard James Booker is creating a buzz at the New Orleans Film Festival. We talk with filmmaker Lily Keber about her in-depth documentary Bayou Maharajah.

A spooky weekend is in store for the younger set as the Boo Carré Halloween and Harvest Festival kicks off in the French Quarter. And Songs in the Key of Life, a Stevie Wonder opera, is in final performances at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center. 

Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.
 

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Mardi Gras 2013
1:27 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Krewe De Jeanne d'Arc 2013 Royal Court

Gretchen Neuenhaus, René Bajeux and Betsie Gambel.
Krewe De Jeanne d'Arc

The Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc announced their 2013 royal court yesterday at the French Market.

Gretchen Neuenhaus, a junior at Mount Carmel Academy, will portray Maid of Honor Joan of Arc, René Bajeux will portray King Charles VII and Betsie Gambel, president of Gambel Communications, will serve as Queen Yolande of Aragon. Gambel is the krewe's first queen.

The krewe parades each year on Jan. 6, which is Joan of Arc's birthday as well as the Feast of the Epiphany, the official start of the Carnival season.

Holidays
1:03 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Holiday Events At The French Market

The French Market

A schedule of some of the holiday-related events coming up at the French Market.

December 1

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  St Nicholas Day Fair in Dutch Alley.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  WWOZ Cookbook Celebration at the French Market. Taste samples, purchase cookbooks and aprons, meet the musicians behind the food and more!

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Books
10:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

French Market Cookbook Fair

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum will host a brand new cookbook fair at the French Market this Sunday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
11:43 am
Mon August 27, 2012

French Market suspends operations through Wednesday

The French Market is reporting that its Retail, Farmers' and Flea Markets will suspend operations for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

Updates on when operations will resume can be found at http://www.frenchmarket.org/public-notices.

Creole Tomatoes
4:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Celebrating the Creole Tomato

Creole tomatoes enjoy a brief but glorious season in southeast Louisiana.
Ian McNulty WWNO

At roadside stands, with menu shout-outs and at its own festival, the Creole tomato is the center of attention as its brief season hits its stride.

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Inside the Arts
10:00 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Creole Tomatoes and Cajun-Zydeco Music Highlight Weekend Festivals

Red, ripe Creole tomatoes and two-steppin' dance music from down the bayou are good reasons to head to the French Quarter this weekend.

The 26th Annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival and the 6th Annual Jazz and Heritage Foundation's Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival kick off on Saturday, and we go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek.

More info can be found at cajunzydecofest.com and frenchmarket.org

Inside the Arts
9:43 am
Thu February 16, 2012

2012 Mardi Gras Mask Market

The  countdown to the greatest free show on earth is upon us, and the revelry in the French Quarter will kick into high gear Friday, as the 29th Annual Mardi Gras Mask Market gets underway in the French Market. We go Inside the Arts...

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