Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bastille Day Saturday

Happy Saturday!

It's City Park's Blessing of the Fleet.  The ceremony begins at 11:00 am with an official blessing from Deacon Robert Normand.  Following will be a celebration with FREE bike and boat rides until 1:00 pm.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Joy Ride Bike Rentals, a locally owned company, is joining forces with City Park to bring guests the option of bicycling throughout the park.  Also added to the line-up is NOLA Gondola, offering relaxing and romantic gondola rides. Bicycles will be rented during the existing boating hours of operation: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm.  Gondola rides will be offered from 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Wednesday through Sunday (subject to heat, wind or severe weather).  Visitors to the area surrounding Big Lake can also find Williams-Plum Snowballs shaving ice every Saturday and Sunday.

Make sure to head down to the Louisiana Music Factory  (210 Decatur) for the Free Concert Series...with the Turnip Greens  at 2pm and Wilson & Moore 3pm...this is always a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!!

Please be sure to come out and celebrate the Feast of St. Henry Reunion.....The Friends of St. Henry is hosting a reunion party at St. Henry's Catholic Church (812 General Pershing)beginning with a vigil Mass in the church at 3:00 pm following Mass, a block party with food, drinks,snowballs and music by the J. Monque'D Blues Band.

And of course it's the big Faubourg St. John Bastille Celebration.
Fun, food, drink, and dancing in the street! The Gypsy Jazz Trio, a French dance band begins playing at 5:00PM. Cynthia Scott will sing La Marseilllaise at 5:30PM. Some Like It Hot will inspire dancers of all ages and skill levels between 7:00 and 9PM. Participants include Café Degas, Canseco’s Grocery, Fair Grinds Coffee House, Liuzza’s by the Tracks, Lola’s Café, Lux Spa, Pal’s Lounge, De Blanc’s Pharmacy, Nonna Mia’s Restaurant, Santa Fe Restaurant, Swirl Wines, Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, Big Al’s Sausage, and Terranova’s Grocery. Everyone is welcome..So go your French on!!Mais oui!!

Have a great Saturday and for more fun, be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire!!

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