2017 Bastille Day in Faubourg St. John Celebrates Joie de Vivre

Join the fun in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon for the Faubourg St. John Bastille Day block party in New Orleans on Saturday (July 15) from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The celebration will include food, music, children’s activities, and an art market. There will also be a contest for the best Marie Antoinette or Napoleon costume.

Many people will enjoy the Faubourg St. John Bastille Day block party in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon in New Orleans on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The celebration will include food, music, children’s activities, and an art market.

On July 14, 1789 more than 8,000 men and women stormed a prison fortress in Paris known as the Bastille, demanding the release of the political prisoners being held there, plus the prison’s store of weapons. The storming of the Bastille was the spark that set off the French Revolution, an event that had a significant impact not only on France itself but its colonies and former colonies as well, including New Orleans.

Arising from the tumult and chaos of the French Revolution was a young, ambitious general named Napoleon Bonaparte. In order to help finance his wars in Europe Napoleon sold off his country’s largest North American colony in what became known as the Louisiana Purchase. With that 1803 transaction, New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana – plus a vast swath of land between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains – became part of the United States.

bastille-day-faubourg-st-johnBastille Day is commemorated in New Orleans on the closest Saturday preceding the 14th of July. The occasion is celebrated with a block party in the 3100 block of Ponce de Leon Street in the city’s historic Faubourg St. John neighborhood, adjacent to Esplanade Avenue. This quiet, residential section of the city was once the home of many families of French Creole aristocracy. Most of the historic houses they lived in are still visible and in use today.

The Faubourg St. John Bastille Day party on Saturday, July 15, 2017 features live music, food and drinks to toast the memorable occasion. This is a family-oriented event with fun things for the kids to do, including arts and crafts and games. All of the neighborhood’s stores and businesses actively participate.

article courtesy neworleansonline.com


Friends of Lafitte Greenway hosts the Greenway Soirée, an elegant evening of dining, dancing, and drinks to support New Orleans’ newest green space.


Musical Entertainment
James Singleton & Friends  |  DJ Fayard

Host Committee
Ethan Ashley| Vaughn Fauria| Sonya Jarvis| Margaret Orr| Cleveland Spears| Vincent Sylvain

Participating Restaurants – More to come!
Dooky Chase’s Restaurant
Dryades Public Market
Parkway Bakery & Tavern
Southern Candymakers

Silent Auction
Featuring Lafitte Corridor businesses

Ticket Levels
Patron Party | 6 PM – 11 PM
$100 Members
$120 Nonmembers

Soirée | 7 PM – 11 PM
$55 Members
$65 Nonmembers

Late Night | 9 PM – 11 PM
$25 Members & Nonmembers

Member Discounts
The Friends of Lafitte Corridor are pleased to offer discounted tickets to members. Discount codes have been emailed to current members. Email info@lafittegreenway.org for discount codes. Not a member? Join or renew your annual membership.


Valet Parking
Complimentary for Patrons

Become a sponsor of the Greenway Soirée! 
Click here for details or contact info@lafittegreenway.org / 504.702.6777


– Champions –

– Trailblazers –

– Beverage –


American Heart Association
Dana Brown & Associates
Entergy Services, Inc.
Finn McCool’s
Frischhertz Electric Company
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
La Belle Esplanade & New Orleans Odditarium
Mid-City Messenger
MotherShip Foundation
New Orleans Track Club
Pearl Wine Co
Susan Guidry, City Council District ‘A’
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Tulane University Center for Public Service
Waggoner & Ball Architects
Whitney Bank


Atlas Greenway Partners
The Broad Theater
Mark & Frances Brunault
Demo Diva
Greater Mid-City Business Association
Hopper, Jim + Hopper
Law Offices of Chip Forstall
Par Contractors
Urban Properties
Beverly Walker

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Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club | Roy E. Glapion Reception Hall – 730 N Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 – View Map

HOOTENANNY – Dance Yourself Silly March 11

Hootenanny Barn Dance Benefit

Grow Dat Youth Farm | 150 Zachary Taylor Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124 | T. 504 300 1132


Join your neighbors on Friday, March 11, from 6:30-10 PM for the Hootenanny, a barn dance benefit for Grow Dat Youth Farm!

Party with Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Lost in the Holler and My Wife’s Hat!

Local musicians will transform the party into a true hoedown and inspire revelers to kick up their heels. The event will feature square dancing with caller Dan Wally Baker and zydeco lessons with Harold Bernard. Premier local restaurants and chefs will cook up delightful small plates for the event, and there will be unlimited craft cocktails and ice cold beer.

This year, the Hootenanny is on the farm, rain or shine! Come on out and join us for dancing, dining, and drinking under the Louisiana night sky!


The mission of Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food.

At GROW DAT farm people collaboratively to produce healthy food for local residents and to inspire youth and adults to create personal, social and environmental change in their own communities. Grow Dat is a place where people from different backgrounds and disciplines come together in research and practice to support public health, local economies and a sustainable food system in South Louisiana.