New Orleans Tricentennial

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The king and queen of Spain are on their way to New Orleans. Gov. John Bel Edwards will meet them at Louis Armstrong International Airport tonight.

Then, they'll tour the city tomorrow and Saturday.

Nola4Women

The tricentennial is a big year for the nonprofit, Nola4Women -- after all, they formed the group with this very milestone in mind. At the end of 2018, Nola4Women will be hosting a Global Summit on Women and Girls. NolaVie's David Benedetto sits down with co-founder Florence André to hear about the Global Summit and their next event, coming up on June 14.  

The Historic New Orleans Collection

TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a tripod Xtra produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. In this tripod xtra, we hear an abridged talk given by Dr. Erin Greenwald, curator of the Historic New Orleans Collection's 'The Founding Era' exhibit. Greenwald traces New Orleans' African roots -- from their kidnapping in Africa, through the middle passage, to the seminal role Africans played in the founding of our city.

Tall Ships Arrive In New Orleans

Apr 20, 2018
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Kicking off a weekend of tricentennial events, New Orleans welcomed unusual guests to her shores Thursday - six historic sailing ships. 

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This year marks the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans. On this week's show, we toast the Crescent City with local culture bearers and historians.

Patrick Shannon

As the city marks its tricentennial year, curator and artist Dr. Fari Nzinga is making sure people of color are not left out of history or the conversation around it. Her exhibit, The Rent Is Too Damn High!, will open on Saturday, April 7 at the Crescent City Boxing Gym. Fari joined NolaVie's Kelley Crawford in the studio to talk about the work behind and in front of her exhibit.

This evening (Thursday) kicks off the tricentennial symposium ‘Making New Orleans Home.’ Organized by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the City, the event highlights 300 years of New Orleans history. Cokie Roberts is the keynote speaker. Roberts is a political commentator and a native New Orleanian - who now lives in the DC area. She says the tricentennial’s a big deal, and even though people up north might not care about the tricentennial, "they care about New Orleans.

Image courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection held a ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday, February 27th, to launch a tricentennial exhibition. French dignitaries, Mayor Landrieu, City Council members, and community partners gathered on Royal Street to usher in the opening.

New Orleans is making 300 this year, so we've been thinking about our city's past, present, and future. We asked:

1)    If you could get in a time machine, what moment in time would you go back to see? Why?

2)    If you could travel ahead in the future, what would you hope to see in New Orleans? Why?

We got far more great responses than could fit in the show.  Here are some of our favorites or you can check out a more comprehensive list here.

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Officials from Orleans, France, wrapped up several days of events marking a sister city agreement with the city of New Orleans.  They attended the Joan of Arc parade over the weekend, as well as the official start of Carnival marked at Mardi Gras World.  The city designation coincides with the Louisiana city’s Tricentennial celebrations.

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