Greenway Happenings

Lafitte Corridor Cleanup & Pop-Up Capoeira Performance

Cleanup the Lafitte Corridor with Friends of Lafitte Corridor and NOLA Trash Mob this Sunday, 9:30-11:30 AM! We will focus the cleanup on the Mid-City neighborhood. This is our third joint cleanup of 2015. Previous cleanups have focused on the Bayou St. John and Faubourg Lafitte neighborhoods. Trash and recycling bags, gloves, a limited number of grabbers and orange vests will be provided. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

What: Lafitte Corridor Volunteer Cleanup
Sunday, June 14th, 9:30-11:30 AM
Where: Mid-City Market Patio – 401 N Carrollton Ave.

Following the Cleanup, Capoeira New Orleans will perform a free pop-up show! The Mission of Capoeira New Orleans is to perform community outreach activities to people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities through the education of students in the art and culture of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art.  Click here for more information about Capoeira New Orleans.

What: NOLA Capoeira Free Pop-Up Performance
When: Sunday, June 14th, 11:30 AM
Where: Mid-City Market Patio – 401 N. Carrollton Ave.

Permeable Paving Demonstration

Parkway Bakery and Tavern is utilizing a permeable pavement system called TRUEGRIDⓇ to manage rainwater that falls in the parking lot. Urban Conservancy’s Front Yard Initiative (FYI), Water Wise NOLA, and the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborate are organizing a one hour presentation for architects, developers, contractors, planners, engineers, homeowners, etc. to demonstrate how this permeable paving system functions. This workshop will be worth one credit hour towards AIA licensing requirements.

What: Permeable Paving Demonstration
 Tuesday, June 16th, presentations and tours are scheduled for 9am, 12pm and 5pm
Where: Parkway Bakery and Tavern – 538 Hagan Avenue

Please click here to RSVP!

For more information contact Jeff Supak
Tel.: 504-525-2121

Katrina 10 Resilience Run/Walk

The New Orleans Track Club will host a 5K Resilience Run/Walk on August 29, 2015 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall and celebrate New Orleans’ perseverance and spirit. FOLC is honored to be one of ten official nonprofit beneficiaries of the run.

Please  register here to run in support of Friends of Lafitte Corridor!


Photo by  U.S. EPALocal Foods Local Places Community Discussion and Stakeholder Workshop Recap

Last week, Friends of Lafitte Corridor held a two day community discussion and stakeholder workshop to develop a community plan to increase access to healthy local food and reassess interest in future community gardens and farmers markets along the Lafitte Greenway. With over 80 community members in attendance representing a diverse group of organizations and neighborhoods, you can imagine the amount of great ideas that resulted from the discussion.Click here for the Mid-City Messenger article about the workshop and  check out the full recap on our blog.

Bicycle Repair Workshop & Lafitte Street Ride

On May 30th, Friends of Lafitte Corridor teamed up with Bike Easy to hold a Bicycle Repair Workshop & Lafitte Street Group Ride. Bike Easy’s Program Director and bike mechanic guru, Anneka Olson, taught a group of over 40 attendees the basics of bike mechanics. Then we rode down Lafitte Street, learning about the Lafitte Greenway and checking out its progress. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event, and Mid-City Market for the space, snacks and support!Click here for more event photos.


Join or Renew Your Friends of Lafitte Corridor Membership

Friends of Lafitte Corridor is a member-driven organization that depends on your support to help build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space. Become a member today or renew your membership. Better yet, become a sustaining member and make convenient, ongoing monthly contributions!