Sunday, April 17, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day at the Bayou!!

What a beautiful mornin'!!  A little coffee and Kahlua on the porch....lovely!

So, what's happenin' this Springy day!

Celebrate Earth Day a little early over at Bayou St. John and Orleans Avenue!!  It's the New Orleans Earth Day Fest brought to you by the LA Bucket Brigade!   Check out the fun schedule of activities and music below.....for more info on the Brigade and the fest click on the link above!

10 a.m.
Festival kicks off with food, beer, vendors, sponsor activities, crafts, kids’ activities and music by DJ Manga Rosa
11 a.m.
Second Line Parade: The Original Big 7 Social Aid & Pleasure Club with the Young Souls Brass Band
12:15 p.m.
Special Guest
12:45 p.m.
Sweet Street Symphony performs
1:30 p.m.
Chegadão performs
3 p.m.
Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys perform
4:30 p.m.
Cyril Neville with Tribe 13 perform
6 p.m.
Festival ends
• “Solutions to the Spill” at the Speakers Tent
• Kids activities hosted by NOMA
• Food, beer, crafts, green business and non-profit vendors
• Mid-City Volleyball Group games

Feeling a little competitive today...and searching for a keg, then here's the thing for you!!  It's the 2nd Annual Easter Keg Hunt!!  This year's hunt will be held in Mid-City the fun starts up at City Park lawn at Marconi and Dreyfous Drives, across from Delgado.  For those of you who haven't done this before, it is a scavenger hunt across Mid-City. You will be given your first clue at 1 pm and you are allowed to WALK OR BIKE (no vehicles allowed!) your way from clue to clue until you arrive at the FREE NOLA Beer and live music! Registration starts at noon. Creative team names and costuming are encouraged (hint, hint). The cost is $10 per person and all funds raised will go to Gulf Restoration Network's ongoing fight for the Gulf's people, places, and wildlife as we recover from the devastating impacts of the 2010 BP oil drilling disaster.
Teams can be 2-6 people and you must register with your Team Captain's name!

Head on over to the West Bank today for West Fest Mardi Gras Indian Parade today at 1:00 pm.......Big Chief Tyrone Casby and the Mohawk Hunters present the West Fest Mardi Gras Indian Parade. Most of the activities center around L.B. Landry High School on Whitney Avenue where the procession starts and ends and where there will be food, rides and music throughout the day.  The Parade, which is led off by a brass band and the West Bank Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club, heads down Whitney to Newton St. and turns left on Newton. It proceeds down Newton to Teche Street and turns left. It continues down Teche to Lamarque Street, turns left on Lamarque and heads back to L.B. Landry High School.  What a beautiful day for a parade!!

Lookin' for a day trip?  Head on over to Abita Springs for the Abita Springs Trailhead Art & Music Festival located at 22049 Main Street (in of course, Abita Springs!!) ....The Louisiana Jazz & Heritage Foundation sponsors this fun concert themed "The Streets of New Orleans"!

Check out the Music Schedule...
Noon Hooray for the Rifraff, eclectic acoustic mix
1:15 Sam Doores and the Tumbleweeds - Honky Tonk country music
2:15 Stalebread Scottie and the Kitchen Men - Jug band acoustic music
3:45 By and By String Band - muic like the Carter Family
5:00 Erika Lewis and Tuba Skinny - Blues and Dixieland Jazz
6:00 Washington & Lee Universtiy Jazz Ensemble - big band sound, Swing and contemporary

Have a great Sunday and If you're looking for more fun stuff to do...check out the WWOZ Livewire!

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