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Simon and Teen Vogue Introduce "Back-to-School Saturdays" with Special Offerings throughout August

(7/28/2014)

SIMON INVITES STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH "ABC'S OF STYLE" EVENTS AT THE ESPLANADE
THE ESPLANADE AEROPOSTALE TO HOST BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

(7/24/2014)

Summer break may be almost over, but the fun is just beginning at Aeropostale! Aeropostale at The Esplanade is getting excited for the new school year with a completely new floor set highlighting the hottest back-to- school trends for fall.
Audubon Nature Institute Members Go Behind-the-Scenes at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas SEAlebrati

(7/24/2014)

Audubon Nature Institute members are invited to peek behind the scenes of their favorite Aquarium at SEAlebration, a free party for Audubon Nature Institute members
Crawfish Boil on the Lake

(6/19/2014)

Kenner, LA. -- An additional Crawfish Boil on the Lake has been scheduled for Friday, June 27th on the front lawn of the Treasure Chest Casino.
Kenner Restaurant Week Where to Eat

(6/5/2014)

If you're interested in turning a meal today into a charitable venture, head to Reginelli's Pizeria, 817 W. Esplanade Ave. between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Kenner to Kick Off Main Street Designation with Block Party June 6

(5/28/2014)

Kenner, LA -- Free live music and a huge block party featuring the merchants in Rivertown will highlight a special Kick Off Main Street celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. on June 6, Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni announced.
JPAS to Present The Complete History of America (abridged)

(5/22/2014)

JPAS to present Summer MainStage performance in Westwego, in June & July
Long-Distance Swimmer Preps for Epic Swim From Tokyo to San Francisco

(5/14/2014)

(New Orleans, La.) - Long-distance swimmer Ben Lecomte will free dive in Audubon Aquarium of the America's Great Maya Reef exhibit during the Aquarium's Oceanfest on Saturday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. The dive is part of an awareness-raising tour for his upcoming Pacific Ocean crossing.
Celebrate Mother's Day at the Esplanade

(5/1/2014)

Indulge, A Stylish Treat For Mothers, takes place on Thursday, May 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and provides moms with a much-needed opportunity to treat themselves to a night out to celebrate motherhood through a fun, fashionable shopping experience.
Audubon Nature Institute and New Orleans Museum of Art Reward 175,000 Taylor Scholars

(4/29/2014)

Representatives of Audubon Nature Institute and the New Orleans Museum of Art gathered today to celebrate a longstanding partnership with the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.
CALLING ALL EXHIBITORS TO PROMOTE FEMALE- FOCUSED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AT THE ESPLANADE KENNER

(4/21/2014)

The Esplanade invites companies and organizations that want to connect with the lucrative female market to participate in Indulge: A Stylish Treat for Women on Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Center Court. The event is sponsored nationally by Diet Coke.
CARING BUNNY ALLOWS ALL CHILDREN A HAPPY VISIT WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

(4/10/2014)

(Kenner, LA) April 10, 2014 - Building on the success of last year's Caring Bunny and Caring Santa events, The Esplanade is proud to once again host Caring Bunny, which offers children with special needs an opportunity to visit the Bunny in a subdued environment.
JPAS Leading Ladies Guild 5th Annual Promenade

(4/1/2014)

(Metairie New Orleans): April 1, 2014 - The Leading Ladies Guild of The Jefferson Performing Arts Society is gearing up for its Fifth Annual Parasol Promenade & Tea. The elegant spring affair will be held on Sunday April 13, 2014 at the Longue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans.
JPAS Conservatory Announces Registration

(3/27/2014)

(Metairie New Orleans): March 27, 2014 – The Jefferson Performing Arts Society Conservatory for the Performing Arts announces its registration date for their summer program for high schoolers interested in the performing arts.
Cool Zoo reopens for 2014 season

(3/26/2014)

(New Orleans, La.) - Looking for a hot spot to chill out? Cool Zoo, the splash park at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, opens for its fourth season Saturday, April 5, 2014.
Audubon Zoo Welcomes New Sea Lion Pup

(3/14/2014)

Zoey the Sea Lion Lion Now on Exhibit
Kenner To Host The Moving Wall, Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial

(3/13/2014)

Kenner, LA. - The City of Kenner will proudly and patriotically host a five-day visit of The Moving Wall, an exact one-half replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial permanently located in the nation's capital beginning on May 15, Kenner Mayor Michael Yenni announced.
Discover Wild Louisiana at Barataria Preserve's Spring In The Swamp

(3/12/2014)

Marrero, LA: Spring wildflowers are in bloom, frogs are calling, migratory birds are returning from their travels and alligators are looking for romance. It's the perfect time to visit the wetlands of the Barataria Preserve!
Jean Lafitte, New Orleans Jazz Tourism = $31.5 Million in Economic Benefit

(3/6/2014)

A new national Park Service (NPS) reports that 419,694 visitors to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve in 2012 spent over $22 million in communities near the park's six sites in Lafayette, Eunice, Thibodaux, and the greater New Orleans area, including Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes.
JPAS to recognize local performing arts celebrities.

(3/5/2014)

METAIRIE (LA), March 5, 2014 - Jefferson Performing Arts Society is seeking nominations for individuals who are involved in the arts to participate as a JPAS Celebrity for 2014-2015. These individuals will be included in the 2014-2015 Season Program, In Performance, which is viewed by 20,000+ patrons.
Boomtown Casino New Orleans Names Chris Tran 2013 Team Member of the Year

(2/27/2014)

HARVEY, La. - Boomtown Casino New Orleans names Casino Operations Supervisor Chris Tran 2013 Team Member of the Year. A Boomtown Casino team member since 2010, Tran is also the 2013 Leadership award winner.
Local Favorites Headline Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo

(2/26/2014)

(New Orleans, La.) - The performance lineup for the annual Soul Fest is at Audubon Zoo has a distinctly local flavor this year.
Great Maya Reef to Open at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

(2/25/2014)

Caribbean Reef exhibit transforms into an ancient underwater world.
Audubon Attraction Open Seven Days a Week

(2/21/2014)

Celebrate Spring with Audubon Nature Institute!
BooKoo Bounce Named U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner

(2/19/2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today named BooKoo Bounce a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner.
JEFFERSON TRANSIT SCHEDULE CHANGES AND DETOURS FOR MARDI GRAS 2014

(2/14/2014)

Due to carnival parades, Jefferson Transit will make East and West Bank transit detours. For more schedule information you may go to: www.jeffersontransit.org.
BOOMTOWN CASINO NEW ORLEANS HOTEL CONSTRUCTION HITS HALFWAY POINT; PROJECT ON SCHEDULE FOR JULY OPEN

(2/4/2014)

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Boomtown Casino New Orleans, a Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) property, recently marked the halfway point on its hotel project currently under construction on the West Bank.
CHARLES RIDDLE TALKS ABOUT THE REALITY OF LOUISIANA POLITICS

(12/10/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Charles Riddle, the current district attorney for Avoyelles Parish and a former member of the Louisiana State Legislature, will discuss his experiences in a humorous book titled The Outhouse Report, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
WESTBANK CAMERA CLUB WILL HOLD ITS 2014 MEETINGS AT WESTBANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

(12/10/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - The Westbank Camera Club will conduct its 2014 meetings at the Westbank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.
FILMOGRAPHER KEVIN MCCAFFREY BRINGS DOCUMENTARY ON MRGO

(12/10/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - "MRGO-ing, Going, Gone?," a documentary by local filmographer Kevin McCaffrey, will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
Ice Skating at Audubon Zoo

(12/8/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Come glide into the holiday season for a day of ice skating at Audubon Zoo on Sunday, December 8.
Jingle Bugs Holiday Celebration at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

(12/5/2013)

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium welcomes the whole family to a full day of holiday fun at Jingle Bugs on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10am - 5pm.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Hosts Breakfast with the Penguins

(12/2/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Visitors are invited to bring their families to Audubon Aquarium on Saturday, December 14 at 8:00 am and join Santa for Breakfast with the Penguins. The program includes a buffet breakfast, an informative talk on penguins by an Aquarium staff member, a fun craft, admission to the Aquarium immediately following the program and an appearance by Santa Claus.
AUTHOR ANGELA CARLL DISCUSSES WHERE WRITERS WROTE AT LIBRARY PRESENTATION

(11/25/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Angela Carll, author of a new book titled Where Writers Wrote in New Orleans, will discuss the book and sign copies at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
The History and Genealogy of the Croatians of Louisiana

(11/25/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Suzan Hihar and other members of the Croatian American Society will present "the History and Genealogy of the Croatians of Louisiana" at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
Santa Claus Visits Audubon Aquarium's Penguin Chicks

(11/25/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - He's making a list and checking it twice. Gonna find out who's naughty and nice....and because all of the penguins chicks at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas have been good little birds this year, Santa is hand delivering presents to each during the 10:30 am and 3:00 pm feedings at the Penguin Exhibit December 12-13 and December 19-20. This is the third year Audubon Aquarium has organized this special holiday event and the penguins are anxiously awaiting Ole St. Nick!
GO Coast: Louisiana's Host Wins Emmy

(11/25/2013)

New Orleans:GO Coast: Louisiana's Tom Gregory was honored with an Emmy Award at the 37th Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards held Saturday November 23rd in Hollywood, Florida.
The host of the travel series won the award in the On-Camera Talent category for Performer/Narrator for the second year in a row.
Audubon Zoo Trumpets New Elephant Barn Tour

(11/22/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Beginning Friday November 22, Audubon Zoo will unveil a visitor experience offering an up-close look at the new state-of-the-art living quarters for Panya and Jean, its two female Asian elephants. The encounters also offer visitors a chance to chat with the elephants' keepers and a rare opportunity to meet the pachyderms face to face.
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK 2013

(11/20/2013)

Jefferson Parish will present the official lighting of HOLIDAY IN THE PARK on Friday, December 6, 2013, at Lafreniere Park in Metairie.
Three Endangered Penguin Chicks Break Records at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

(11/19/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is thrilled to announce the hatching of three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks - making a record of eleven chicks hatched at the Aquarium in one year. The population boom is a testament to the success of the Audubon Penguin Breeding Program. Hatched in late August, the chicks are growing quickly and have permanently joined the penguin colony on exhibit.
COME EARLY AND STAY LATE: GET A HEAD START ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE ESPLANADE

(11/18/2013)

KENNER, LA (November 18, 2013) - Management at The Esplanade announced today that the mall will have extended holiday hours starting at midnight on Thanksgiving evening to greet shoppers and families eager to begin their holiday shopping for the 2013 season.
FREE SEMINAR AT EASTBANK REGIONAL LIBRARY GETS YOU ON THE ROAD

(11/9/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - "Writing and Illustrating Books for Children," a free half-day seminar for anyone interested in creating children's books, will occur at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 9 at the Eastbank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metairie.
Audubon Nature Institute Rewards Louisiana's Best and Brightest

(11/6/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Louisiana's best students and their families are rewarded for good grades on November 30, 2013.
Santa Claus Will Arrive at The Esplanade

(11/5/2013)

KENNER, LA (November 5, 2013)- Kenner-area children are invited to The Esplanade to help welcome Santa Claus to his new home for the holidays with Wake-up, Santa!
Audubon Zoo hosts Special Needs Day

(11/1/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Audubon Zoo hosts its second annual Special Needs Day on Saturday, November 9.
Activities will be in the Capital One field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include hand-held animal encounters, live entertainment, face-painting and a social service fair with community partners.
The Esplanade Holiday Events Calendar

(10/25/2013)

November 8 through December 24: Photos with Santa. The big guy will be available to smile for the camera during mall hours. Center Court. Cost varies based on photo package purchased.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Presents Crawloween

(10/24/2013)

(New Orleans, La.)– Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium invites guests to celebrate Halloween “infestivities" at Crawloween on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31.
The Esplanade to Host Mall-O-Ween

(10/21/2013)

KENNER, LA (October 21, 2013)- Kenner-area ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are invited to don their costumes and grab their candy sacks and come to The Esplanade on Saturday, October 26 to take part in a Mall-O-Ween kids carnival.
Ticket Sales "Scary' Fast For Boo At The Zoo

(10/17/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Tickets are going fast for Boo at the Zoo, the annual Halloween extravaganza at Audubon Zoo. Both Saturdays are almost sold out.
Audubon Zoo Elephants Moving to New State-of-the-Art Barn

(10/11/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Next week, Audubon Zoo's two female Asian elephants, Panya and Jean, will trade their 1930s-era Asian Domain enclosure that faces the Cooper Plaza fountain for a spacious, new, state-of-the-art holding facility featuring the same Works Progress Administration (WPA)-style architecture of the iconic, existing barn along with several high-tech innovations.
CELABRACION LATINA AT AUDUBON ZOO

(10/10/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Looking for a genuine taste of Latin American culture - New Orleans style?
Buzz Down to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium for Chocolate Covered Insect Day

(10/8/2013)

(New Orleans, La.)– "Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get" (Forrest Gump). On Saturday, October 12, visitors to Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium will enjoy sugary surprises created by executive bug chefs to celebrate Chocolate Covered Insect Day. Guests will be able to dip edible critters in a fountain overflowing with rich melted chocolate.
Health & Sustainability Expo

(10/7/2013)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 7, 2013) On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the area's first expo dedicated to healthy living and sustainability will take place at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults. Children under 12 years are free. Parking is also free.
Viewers Go Behind-the-Scenes at Audubon Attractions in The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans

(10/2/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - The complete first season of Audubon Nature Institute's web series, The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans is now available online and is one of the first shows to air exclusively for web television by an aquarium or zoo. The groundbreaking show gives viewers a backstage pass to meet the beloved animals and dedicated staff of Audubon Nature Institute.
LOCAL COSPLAY ORGANIZATIONS BAND TOGETHER TO OFFER COSTUME WORKSHOP AT EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

(9/23/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - A Halloween and Mardi Gras costume workshop featuring several local "cosplay" groups will be held at 7 p.m., Oct. 3, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metairie.
Jean Lafitte Joins National Geographic’s Great Nature Project

(9/12/2013)

NEW ORLEANS, LA: Three Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve sites are joining National Geographic (www.nationalgeographic.com) to celebrate biodiversity with the Great Nature Project (www.greatnatureproject.org).
Jean Lafitte Seeks "Helping Hnads for America's Lands"

(9/9/2013)

The Barataria Preserve and Chalmette National Cemetery of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are seeking volunteers of all ages to help preserve their local national parks.
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH IN RIVERTOWN TO CELEBRATE ST. ROSALIE THE PATRON SAINT OF KENNER

(9/9/2013)

KENNER, LA - The St. Rosalie Society and the Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau announces the 115th celebration of the feast of St. Rosalie, the patron saint of Kenner. Many of Kenner's first residents were of Sicilian decent and Kenner continues to honor the tradition of Sicilian ancestors who invoked the aid of St. Rosalie and was granted a miracle to end a threatened anthrax epidemic.
Party your Fins Off at Scales & Ales

(9/9/2013)

UNIDAD HISPANOAMERICANA COMMEMORATES INDEPENDENCE DAY AT THE ESPLANADE MALL

(9/4/2013)

KENNER, LA (September 4, 2013) - The community is invited to join Unidad Hispanoamericana when they honor the traditional date of independence of Central America, Belize and Mexico.
UNIDAD HISPANOAMERICANA COMMEMORATES INDEPENDENCE DAY AT THE ESPLANADE MALL

(9/4/2013)

KENNER, LA (September 4, 2013) — The community is invited to join Unidad Hispanoamericana when they honor the traditional date of independence of Central America, Belize and Mexico.
Cool Zoo Shifts to Weekends-Only in September

(8/30/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Summer is winding down and that means changes are coming to the schedules at Audubon Nature Institute attractions, including the Cool Zoo splash park, which will switch to a weekends-only operation through the end of September.
It's the Year of the Penguin in New Orleans!

(8/29/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is thrilled to announce the hatching of three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks - making a record of six chicks hatched at the Aquarium in one year. The population boom is a testament to the success of the Audubon Penguin Breeding Program. Hatched in June, the chicks are growing quickly and will permanently join the penguin colony on exhibit beginning Friday, August 30.
Audubon Aquarium Hosts Breakfast with the Sharks

(8/12/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - It's always Shark Week at Audubon Aquarium! And we're giving the public a rare chance to learn more about these predators of the sea. Audubon Aquarium invites the public to enjoy a morning meal with the sharks on Saturday, August 24 from 8am - 10am.
Dr. Jeffrey Anderson Talks Voodoo and Hoodoo at East Bank Regional Library

(8/4/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Jeffrey Anderson, PhD, an assistant professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will give a presentation titled "Hoodoo and Voodoo in Black History" at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 15, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
Maria Falco Leads Three-Part Series on Italian Renaissance at Jeff Parish Library

(8/4/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Maria Falco, PhD, a retired professor of history, will lead a three-part series on the history of the Italian Renaissance at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
Name that Penguin Results are Cute as Pie!

(7/29/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - With a landslide victory, the public voted to name Audubon Aquarium's youngest female penguin chick, Hubig. More than 3,000 votes were cast in the weeklong vote with 42% in favor to name the penguin after the beloved iconic New Orleans brand, the Simon Hubig Pie Company.
The Esplanade to host Back At It event

(7/29/2013)

(KENNER, LA), July 29, 2013 - School is almost back in session and to kick off the season, The Esplanade will host a "Back At It" events\ geared towards ‘tweens and teens. The Esplanade is one of 55 Simon Property Group malls to participate in Back At It, presented in collaboration with Teen Vogue's ‘Back-To-School Saturday' initiative.
Jefferson Parish Library Offers Free Nine-Night Ham Radio Course

(7/21/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - The Crescent City Amateur Radio Group will hold a nine-night Amateur Radio Technician course in April beginning at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
Audubon Nature Institute Launches New Web Series

(7/18/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Host Chriss Knight guides viewers behind-the-scenes of Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in The Real Wild Animals of New Orleans. Premiering Thursday, July 25 at 6pm CT, the new web series will give viewers a backstage pass to meet the beloved animals and dedicated staff of Audubon Nature Institute.
The Esplanade Mall to Host ‘Twinkle Time'

(7/11/2013)

KENNER, LA (July 11, 2013)- New Orleans-area children and their parents are invited to The Esplanade on Friday, July 19 for a special performance from Twinkle and Friends, a high-energy, bilingual pop-music performance.
The Esplanade Mall to Host ‘When I Grow Up' Event

(7/2/2013)

KENNER, LA (July 2, 2013)-Kenner-area families are invited to bring their children to The Esplanade on July 13 for a mini-career day.
Scales & Ales Tickets Go On Sale Today

(7/1/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Make plans now to be at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Friday, September 20 for Scales & Ales to benefit the Aquarium's education programs and conservation efforts.
Audubon Aquarium Announces New Exhibit Celebrating the Gulf Coast Fishing Industry

(6/26/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is excited to announce the opening of a new interactive exhibit on Thursday, July 4, 2013, that shines light on Louisiana's fishing industry. GEAUX FISH! will offer visitors a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn about Louisiana's fishing industry, while educating guests about the importance of protecting these abundant aquatic resources.
BUCKTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKES STAGE ON JULY 4TH, LIVE MUSIC, SHRIMP FEST, BLESSING OF FLEET AT MARI

(6/24/2013)

METAIRIE, LA. - Bucktown unveils a new festival on July 4th at the new Bucktown Marina giving those who celebrate our Independence Day a new way to enjoy the day.
City of Gretna, 29th Inauguration Ceremony

(6/20/2013)

As the City celebrates its 100th year, we invite and encourage the general public to attend and witness the inauguration of its elected officials.
Play Dirty in Jefferson Parish

(6/18/2013)

The ultimate event for thrill-seeking weekend warriors is returning to the Deep South in 2013. The 3-mile course will have competitors conquering 17 wild and mucky challenges before crossing the finish line.
New Elephant Exhibit and Lazy River Coming to Zoo

(6/14/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - For nearly 75 years, elephants at Audubon Zoo have been greeting visitors from virtually the same spot. This summer, the Zoo's two female Asian elephants, Panya and Jean, will move out of their 1930s-era Asian Domain enclosure that faces the Cooper Plaza fountain.
Opening Ceremonies for the Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project set for this Sunday

(6/12/2013)

(Avondale, La) -- It's a makeover six years in the works, and this weekend, thousands of locals will be ready for the big reveal. The Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project is just days away from completion, and Jefferson Parish residents will celebrate the finale the best way they know how: with a big party!
SOUTHERN FRIED SWAMP FEST DEBUTS AS NEWEST AUDUBON ZOO EVENT

(6/10/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - The inaugural Southern Fried Swamp Fest at Audubon Zoo offers a perfect way to slip into summer with a two-day celebration of down-home Louisiana cuisine and music. And all dads get in free on Sunday, Father's Day.
The Esplanade Celebrates Exciting New Growth This Summer

(6/7/2013)

Kenner, LA (June 7, 2013) - The Esplanade just keeps getting better, and there is still plenty more to come! This week, three new women's clothing and accessories boutiques have joined the eclectic array of dynamic retailers at Kenner's premier shopping destination.
The Esplanade Mall Expands this Summer

(6/7/2013)

Kenner, LA (June 7, 2013) - The Esplanade just keeps getting better, and there is still plenty more to come! This week, three new women's clothing and accessories boutiques have joined the eclectic array of dynamic retailers at Kenner's premier shopping destination.
Chicks Rule!

(6/5/2013)

Three Endangered Baby Penguins Hatch at Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans
James Cameron's Deep Sea Challenger Cancelled

(6/4/2013)

James Cameron's Deep Sea Challenger Cancelled
KEEP COOL IN JEFERSON PARISH

(6/3/2013)

Jefferson Parish announces two locations to cool-off during the summer heat under the direction of our Parks and Recreation Department.
The Esplanade Mall to Host Princess and Pirates Party

(5/28/2013)

KENNER, LA (May 28, 2013)-Kenner-area families are invited to bring their little ones to The Esplanade for an afternoon of fun and make believe!
BEST WESTERN BAYOU INN EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

(5/22/2013)

Best Western Bayou Inn honored as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World's Largest Travel Site
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve BioBlitz Reveals Great ‘Bayou Diversity'

(5/21/2013)

NEW ORLEANS (May 21, 2013)-After two days of exploration and documentation, the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve BioBlitz held on May 17 and 18, 2013, captured a vivid snapshot of the plant and animal diversity in Jean Lafitte's Barataria Preserve. Led by more than 100 scientists from around the country, thousands of amateur explorers, families and students on school field trips conducted an inventory of the plants, insects, mammals, birds and other creatures that inhabit the 23,500-acre preserve.
Summer Schedule Debuts! All Audubon Attractions Open Daily Beginning Memorial Day

(5/15/2013)

Summer is almost here and that means all Audubon Nature Institute attractions soon will be open seven days a week.
Great White Shark Premiering at Entergy IMAX® Theatre

(5/14/2013)

Get Up Close and Personal With One of the World's Most Iconic Predators
GNOHLAHEF Scholarship

(5/10/2013)

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Education Foundation, awarded Warren Easton Hospitality Academy High School Senior with a scholarship valued at $8,000.00 for higher education.
HORTICULTURE AGENT DISCUSSES THE BASICS OF VEGETABLE GARDENING

(5/9/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - J. B. Anders, an LSU AgCenter horticulture agent for Jefferson Parish, will discuss the basics of vegetable gardening for home-owners, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
ED BRANLEY TALKS ABOUT HIS FOURTH BOOK,

(5/9/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Ed Branley, author of Legendary Locals of New Orleans, will discuss his latest book at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
GENEALOGY SERIES FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATES

(5/9/2013)

OFFERED AT EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

METAIRIE, LA - Sal Serio, curator of the American Italian Research Center at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, will lead a series of 12 genealogical seminars for beginners during the summer of 2013.
Irma Thomas Celebrates 30th Anniversary Mother's Day Performance at Audubon Zoo

(5/7/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Visitors to Audubon Zoo will take part in a milestone event as Grammy® Award-winner Irma Thomas marks her third decade as headliner for the annual Mother’s Day Celebration Presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
ROSEMARY DONNELLY'S COOKBOOK DARES WOMEN TO EMBRACE THEIR INNER COUGAR

(5/2/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Rosemary Donnelly, author of Cooking with a Cougar, will discuss her new cookbook and the philosophy it imparts at two different library branches in June.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Bioblitz

(4/23/2013)

Thousands of Scientists, Naturalists, Community Leaders, Students, Volunteers Will Participate in 24-Hour Event to Discover and Record Species Living in Barataria Preserve
WHITNEY ZOO-TO-DO AND ZOO-TO-DO FOR KIDS AT AUDUBON ZOO

(4/19/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - It's time to get your tickets for two of the wildest parties in New Orleans.
MUSIC IN THE PARK KICKS OFF IN KENNER'S HERITAGE PARK

(4/3/2013)

Mayor Michael S. Yenni and the Kenner City Council announce the return of the annual free concert series, "Music in the Park". This year will mark the seventh time that the music of popular local bands has sounded through the picturesque park setting and offers friends and families an opportunity to gather for an evening of free entertainment with a local flare.
Cool Zoo at Audubon Zoo

(3/27/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - It's time to beat the heat at Cool Zoo, the splash park at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, that opens for its third season Saturday, March 30, 2013. Cool Zoo is one of the top water parks New Orleans has to offer. It's the hot spot for everyone to cool down at Audubon Zoo.
Audubon Nature Institute Happenings April-June 2013

(3/26/2013)

Check out what's happening at the Audubon Nature Institute this spring into early summer!
Audubon Happenings - April-June 2013

(3/26/2013)

Check out what's going on at the Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Imax Theatre and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in the next few months!
Discover Wild Louisiana At Barataria Preserve's Spring In The Swamp

(3/22/2013)

MARRERO, LA: Spring wildflowers are in bloom, frogs are calling, migratory birds are returning from their travels, and alligators are looking for romance. It's the perfect time to visit the wetlands of the Barataria Preserve! Join National Park Service rangers and volunteers for Spring in the Swamp, a weekend of free fun for nature lovers and families on the preserve's Bayou Coquille Trail.
HILTON GARDEN INN NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT HITS THE HOSPITALITY SCENE

(3/21/2013)

(Kenner, Louisiana)-Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Airport, formally Hotel Kenner New Orleans Airport, is the newest name in the area's hospitality industry. Located on Williams Boulevard, the hotel will officially reopen on March 5, 2013.
Audubon Aquarium Open on March 25

(3/18/2013)

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Entergy IMAX® Theatre will observe a special opening Monday, March 25, 2013
Celebrate the Environment with Audubon at Earth Fest!

(3/12/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Come snuggle up with Mother Nature and learn about conservation and saving the environment while soaking in the beauty of Audubon Zoo and its collection of exotic animals.
CARING BUNNY IS COMING SOON TO THE ESPLANADE TO DELIGHT FAMILIES AT EASTER

(3/1/2013)

Following the success of Simon® malls' 2012 Caring Santa initiative where thousands of guests participated, The Esplanade's Caring BunnyTM event will offer families which have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience.
Grammy Nominee Luke James Headlines Soul Fest at Audubon Zoo

(2/22/2013)

Soul Fest is pleased to welcome native son and first-time Grammy® nominee Luke James as the headliner for the 10th annual event, which has evolved into one of New Orleans' biggest celebrations of African American culture.
Boomtown Completes Hotel Renovations

(2/22/2013)

BOOMTOWN CASINO NEW ORLEANS TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW 150-ROOM HOTEL
LOUISIANA SUBMARINER MEMORIAL TO BE UNVEILED AND DEDICATED IN JEFFERSON PARISH

(2/21/2013)

The Redfish Base Chapter of the United States Submarine Veterans is proud to announce the unveiling of the USS Golet (SS-361) Submariner Memorial to take place at Veterans Memorial Square in Metairie, March 9, 2013, at 11:00am.
MONICA PASOS TALKS ABOUT BATS AND WHY WE NEED THEM

(2/19/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Monica Pasos, the school programs coordinator for the Audubon Zoo, will discuss the importance of bats at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
CHRISTIAN CHAMPAGNE TALKS ABOUT YAT CULTURE

(2/19/2013)

METAIRIE, LA - Christian Champagne, a comedian and author of The Yat Dictionary, will discuss the book as well as the concept of local humor at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie.
Gospel Showcase Followed by New Orleans Hornets Day

(2/18/2013)

(New Orleans, La.) - Hallelujahs and hoops will be center stage at Get Yah Praise On and New Orleans Hornets Day at Audubon Zoo on Saturday February 23, which promises to be a full-day of fun for the entire family
StormReady, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

(2/6/2013)

Jefferson Parish will be conducting a Severe Weather – Sky Warn Training with the National Weather Service during the month of February which is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Get Heart Healthy at The Esplanade

(2/1/2013)

KENNER, LA (Feb. 1, 2013)-The Esplanade invites shoppers to Paint the Mall Red in honor of heart health awareness on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m in center court.
Jefferson Transit Schedule Changes and Detours for Mardi Gras 2013

(1/23/2013)

Jefferson Transit Schedule Changes and Detours for Mardi Gras 2013
Due to carnival parades, Jefferson Transit will make East and West Bank transit detours.
Calling All Birdwatchers! Barataria Preserve Hosts Bird Count on January 26

(1/16/2013)

MARRERO, LA.: Join National Park Service rangers, scientists, and volunteers for the Barataria Winter Bird Count on Saturday, January 26, at the Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd. in Marrero near Crown Point. Teams of birders will survey preserve swamps and marshes and record species and numbers of birds seen and heard. Birders of all skill levels are welcome; beginners will be teamed with experienced birders.
JEFFERSON CARNIVAL KREWES JOIN FORCES FOR EPIC LUNDI GRAS

(1/12/2013)

METAIRIE, LA (January 12, 2013)- the Krewe of Zeus, also known by its members as the original revelry makers of Metairie Mardi Gras, now in their 56th year of parading, and the all new Krewe of Hera aiming to take revelers to Jefferson Parish for Lundi Fest 2013 .
DOTD announces the opening of the Veterans on-ramps at the Causeway Interchange Project

(1/10/2013)

METAIRIE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the opening of two new on-ramps from Veterans Memorial Boulevard, east and west bound, to the Causeway interchange. The new ramps are scheduled to open on Friday, January 11, at approximately 12 noon.
SportsEvents Announces 2013 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

(1/4/2013)

GULF SHORES, Ala.-SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada, has announced its 2013 class of Readers' Choice Award winners.
SportsEvents Announces 2013 Readers' Choice Award Winners

(1/4/2013)

GULF SHORES, Ala.-SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada, has announced its 2013 class of Readers' Choice Award winners.
Zoo Year's Eve

(12/21/2012)

(New Orleans, La.) - Can't stay up until midnight? Come to the Audubon Zoo and join the countdown to noon during the annual Zoo Year's Eve celebration. The family-friendly festivities will take place on the Capital One stage and field from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
POPPY TOOKER PRESENTS AN UPDATED CLASSIC

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Poppy Tooker, the host of the radio show Louisiana Eats! And the television show Eat It to Save It!, will discuss and sign copies of Mme Begue's Recipes of Old New Orleans Cookery, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
CONFIDENCE AND CLOUT FOR THE JOB INTERVIEW

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Christy Lorio, a local writer who focuses on fashion and other issues, will discuss "Confidence and Clout: Tips for Dressing for the Job You Want" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
DARRYL LITTLETON DISCUSSES HIS LATEST BOOK, BLACK COMEDIANS ON BLACK COMEDY

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Darryl Littleton, author and stand-up comedian, will present "Black Comedians on Black Comedy," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES RETURN TO EAST BANK REGIONAL LIBRARY

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - The popular calligraphy classes sponsored by the New Orleans Lettering Arts Association will return to the East Bank Regional Library in 2013.
AUTHOR EVENT; NEW ORLEANS HAS ITS OWN FOOD BIOGRAPHY

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Elizabeth Williams, author of a new book, New Orleans, a Food Biography, will discuss and sign copies at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
AUTHOR EVENT; HOW DOES ONE MARKET A SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK?

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Dianne Aigaki, an author and public speaker, will discuss marketing for self-published authors at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
LAWRENCE POWELL DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK: THE ACCIDENTAL CITY

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Lawrence Powell, author of The Accidental City, will discuss and sign copies of his new book at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
AUTHOR EVENT: ARTIST PHIL SANDUSKY DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Phil Sandusky, a local artist whose new book is New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes, will discuss his work and sign copies of his book at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
CASEY STUART DISCUSSES THE GREAT ARCHITECTS OF NEW ORLEANS

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Casey Stuart, Vice President for Education and Community Outreach for Save Our Cemeteries, will discuss the great architects of New Orleans at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
CHRISTY HEMENWAY TALKS ABOUT BEEKEEPING AND HER NEW BOOK, THE THINKING BEEKEEPER

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Christy Hemenway, author of a new book titled The Thinking Beekeeper, will discuss beekeeping and sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
PRODUCER AND WRITER KEVIN MCCAFFREY DISCUSSES HIS LATEST FILM

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Kevin McCaffrey, a writer and producer of documentaries that focus on local food and culture, will discuss his latest film, No One Ever Went Hungry Cajun Food Traditions Then and Now at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
MARIE MIZELL DISCUSSES THE CAMELLIA

(12/14/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Marie Mizell, president of the New Orleans Camellia Club, will present a general introductory session on camellias at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
NEW GRAND ISLE LIBRARY TO OPEN NOVEMBER 14

(11/13/2012)

The new Grand Isle Library will officially open to the public at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita flooded the building and destroyed all the materials. Hurricane Gustav destroyed what was left of the structure.
First-Ever Family Movie Night at Audubon Zoo

(11/9/2012)

(New Orleans, La.) - The field in front of the Capital One stage at Audubon Zoo will be transformed into a movie theater for one night only on November 9, 2012. For more information on the feature presentation, go to the Audubon Nature Institute website http://www.auduboninstitute.org/family-movie-night.
Louisiana Swamp Festival

(10/24/2012)

Cajun music and dancing, Cajun cuisine and cultural demonstrations straight from the bayou offer a perfect recipe for fun at Audubon Zoo for Louisiana Swamp Fest, November 3 and 4, 2012.
BOO AT THE ZOO PRESENTED BY CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES IS SOLD OUT

(10/24/2012)

Boo at the Zoo Presented by Carnival Cruise Lines is sold out - but there are great media opportunities and visuals available Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 5pm - 9pm.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Presents Crawloween!

(10/22/2012)

Celebrate Halloween with "ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night!"
Boo at the Zoo

(10/19/2012)

BOO AT THE ZOO PRESENTED BY CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES TICKETS ARE SELLING AT A SCARY PACE!
Audubon Nature Institute Happenings October - December 2012

(9/27/2012)

Here's an overview of what you can expect in the months of October - December with the Audubon Nature Institute.
Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail

(9/26/2012)

The Jefferson Parish Oyster Trail is in part a public art display and tourism effort to promote JP restaurants and the Louisiana Oyster!
Local Author and Mystery Writer Joe Reese Discusses New Book

(9/22/2012)

METAIRIE, LA – Joe Reese, author of a new mystery set in Chicago titled And the Flowers Began to Dance, will discuss and sign copies of the book at a presentation at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Banned Books Week

(9/22/2012)

METAIRIE, LA – Christina Vella, a professor of history at Tulane University, will discuss two frequently banned books at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
2012 COFFEE AND CONVERSATION LINE-UP: FEATURES A DYSTOPIAN NOVEL, A HAUNTED HOUSE AND LOST MOVIE THE

(9/22/2012)

METAIRIE, LA - Three books from local authors will be featured during the 2012 season of Coffee and Conversation, a literary initiative produced by the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival and the Jefferson Parish Library.
SOUTHERN THEATRES COMMENCES CONSTRUCTION OF 14-SCREEN COMPLEX AT THE ESPLANADE

(9/17/2012)

KENNER, LA (September 17, 2012) - Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG), the world’s leading retail real estate company, announced today that New Orleans-based Southern Theatres LLC has started construction on its new state-of-the-art, Grand 14-screen theatre complex at The Esplanade.
Louisiana Fire’s Gator Classic Soccer XXV Tournament

(9/13/2012)

Youth International Honduran Soccer Team “La Mission Evangelica” to Participate in Louisiana Fire’s Gator Classic Soccer XXV Tournament.
"Relight the Light" Run

(9/7/2012)

Metairie, LA, September, 2012 – Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has been hard at work rebuilding the historic New Canal Lighthouse at West End. After a brief delay caused by Hurricane Isaac, we are now once again very excited to announce a wonderful day for New Orleans! On September 26th, LPBF will re-light the light in the New Canal Lighthouse at West End.
Party your Fins Off at Scales & Ales

(9/6/2012)

Make plans now to be at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas on Friday, September 14 for Scales & Ales presented by Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board to benefit the Aquarium’s education programs and conservation efforts.
2nd Annual Kenner Food & Wine Event at Chateau Country Club

(9/1/2012)

The 2nd Annual Kenner Wine and Food Event will be held at the Chateau Golf and Country Club on October 11, 2012, offering 100 different wines and cuisine from over 20 top restaurants. It is open to the public and will be held from 6:00PM until 9:00PM. This event will be limited to approximately 400 guests and tickets are selling quickly.
Select Marriott Family Hotels Hit Homerun With Latest Deal

(8/28/2012)

Select Marriott Family Hotels hits homerun with latest deal. As the Pennant Race heats up, select Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and TownPlace Suites across from the country offer guests a new baseball-themed hotel offer.
JCVB earns highest tourism industry accreditation seal

(8/10/2012)

The JCVB has earned accreditation from the internationally acclaimed Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP), this means the JCVB meets or exceeds global standards in hospitality marketing and development.
Jefferson Parish Library Fall Gardening Seminar

(8/7/2012)

METAIRIE, LA – Karin Fourcade, the Parks Landscape Supervisor for the Jefferson Parish Libraries, will discuss the fall vegetable garden. Fourcade will focus on the types of vegetables that can be planted for the fall season, both seed and start plants. She’ll also discuss soil preparation, insect control and diseases to watch for.
How to Sell on eBay Seminar

(8/7/2012)

Ernest Rodgers, a local entrepreneur who operates an online business, will make a presentation titled “The Basics of Selling on eBay.”
"Spray Park" Grand Opening at Lafreniere Park

(7/12/2012)

Jefferson Parish announces the grand opening of Lafreniere Park's new, cool and refreshing "Spray Park" scheduled for 11:00 am, Friday, July 13, 2012, at Lafreniere Park.
Area of Loyola Ave. Traffic Lanes to Re-Open July 16

(7/9/2012)

Major progress on the construction of the Loyola Avenue Streetcar Expansion Project will allow for the July 16 re-opening of two lanes on the riverside of Loyola Avenue from Poydras Street to Tulane Avenue and one lane on the lakeside from Perdido Street to Poydras Street.
Lutheran Youth Pitch In To Protect Jean Lafitte's Treasures

(7/5/2012)

Over 350 Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) volunteers from across the country are coming to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21. Volunteers will assist in scheduled projects around the area to help preserve the treasures at Jean Lafitte.
Guitarist Kevin Roth Will Appear At Seven Jefferson Parish Libraries

(6/15/2012)

Kevin Roth, a guitarist who performs original, folk and contemporary themed songs, will appear at several branches of the Jefferson Parish Library as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.
World War II Discussion Group

(6/15/2012)

John Marchetti Jr. will discuss the importance of radar at the next meeting of the World War II Discussion Group.
Artist Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux Discusses "The Art of the Portrait"

(6/15/2012)

Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux, an artist whose work is on display in the Great Hall of the East Bank Regional Library, will discuss “The Art of the Portrait”.
Free Boating Safety Class

(6/13/2012)

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries offers a free boating safety class at the East Bank Regional Library.
The Town of Jean Lafitte Receives

(6/12/2012)

The Louisiana Garden Club Federation has voted the Town of Jean Lafitte the "2012 Cleanest City".
Genealogical Programs Seminar

(6/12/2012)

Sal Serio, curator of the Italian American Research Center headquartered at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, will lead a series of genealogical seminars beginning in July and going to the end of the year.
Rock Le Compte Discusses Birth of Poseidon Parade

(6/12/2012)

Rock Le Compte, author of a new book titled The Parade, will discuss the creation of the West Bank’s Poseidon Parade at the next meeting of the Jefferson Parish Historical Society.
JPAS Announces 35th Anniversary

(6/8/2012)

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) announces its 35th Anniversary Season of performances for 2012-2013 including Avenue Q, The Color Purple and The Full Monty to name a few.
Rhea Mayfield Discusses "Growing Up Special"

(5/31/2012)

Rhea Mayfield, author of "Growing Up Special", will lead a discussion and sign copies of her memoir at the Jane O'Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library Wednesday, June 27.
Parish Businesses Re-Entry Placard Info

(5/21/2012)

Read the re-entry placard press release in order to ready your business in the case of an emergency evacuation
Travel Writing Seminar

(5/21/2012)

English professor Reine Dugas Bouton of Southeastern University will lead a workshop on travel writing free of charge and open to the public.
Chicago Fire Juniors LA Soccer Club tournament a success

(5/17/2012)

The Chicago Fire Juniors LA Soccer Club hosted the 8th Annual Big Easy Soccer tournament April 13-15 -- a positive impact on Jefferson Parish Tourism
Chicago Fire Juniors Soccer Club - April 2012

(5/15/2012)

LOUISIANA SOCCER CLUB TOURNAMENT HAS POSITIVE IMPACT ON JEFFERSON PARISH TOURISM
Festa Italiana Coming in March

(2/14/2012)

Festa Italiana is back this March in Rivertown! Kenner's Rivertown is host to the festival March 31-April 1, 2012
Deputy Chief Operating Officer named

(2/13/2012)

Jennifer Van Vranken has become the Deputy Chief Operating Officer in Jefferson Parish President John Young's Administration
Jefferson Transit Carnival Schedule

(2/8/2012)

Change in scheduling - Jefferson Parish Transit
Krewe of Zeus Grand Marshals

(1/21/2012)

Krewe of Zeus welcomes members of the fighting LSU Tigers Football Team to serve as Grand Marshals!
Krewe of Caesar 2012 Grand Marshals

(1/13/2012)

Krewe of Caesar Grand Marshals for 2012 are Sesame Street favorites Elmo & Cookie Monster
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative

(1/4/2012)

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses helps small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing entrepreneurs with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services. Participants will gain practical business knowledge and skills that can be put to work immediately, such as contract negotiation, marketing, accounting and people management.
Library Lost to Hurricane Katrina Reopens Biggerand Better Than Before

(12/27/2011)

The grand reopening of the Lakeshore Branch of the Jefferson Parish Library will occur at 9 am on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 1000 West Esplanade, Metairie. The library, destroyed by Hurricane Katrine was opened to the public on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. The opening day will feature many events to celebrate the reopening of the library. This event is free of charge and open to the public.
International Soccer Fire vs. Real Espana

(12/20/2011)

As part of a club fundraiser, Louisiana Fire is proud to announce that it will host the first annual Louisiana Fire Champions Cup Festival.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans Earns "Best Of" Award at PGA Tour Tournament Advisory Council Meeting

(12/19/2011)

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans was honored by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR'S Tournament Advisory Council (TAC) meeting on Saturday, December 10. The Zurich Classic of New Orleans earned an award for "Best Charity Integration" during the 2011 tournament at TPC Louisiana.
Operation Chariot is the Topic of Discussion at Next Meeting of World War II Discussion Group

(12/15/2011)

Walt Burgoyne, education programs coordinator at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans will discuss Operations Chariot at the next meeting of the World War II discussion group, at 7pm, on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Is One of Your New Year's Resolutions to Jumpstart Your Stamp or Coin Collection Hobby?

(12/15/2011)

Stamp and coin collecting are featured topics of a special presentation at 7pm, Thursday, January 5, 2012, at East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Did You Make Another Resolution to Lose Weight?

(12/15/2011)

Darren Colletti, a fitness and training professional, will discuss various methods to get on the road to better health at 7 pm, Wednesday, January 4, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. This even is free and open to the public.
Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show

(12/14/2011)

Your favorite nuns are back on state in an all new musical comedy show. Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) is pleased to present the local premiere of Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show.
Ring in the New Year with Audubon Zoo

(12/13/2011)

Visit the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Saturday, December 31, 2011, where families and kids of all ages celebrate the New Year in style. Family-friendly entertainment is on stage at the Zoo's Capital One Field from 10:30 am-12:30 pm with games and prizes for guests while supplies last.
WYES and Jefferson Parish Library Partner to Present a Sneak Peek of "Downtown Abbey, Season 2"

(12/12/2011)

The Jefferson Parish Library and WYES will partner to present a sneak preview of one of the most popular series in Masterpiece History, "Downtown Abbey," as it returns for its second season.
JEDCO Announces Business Awards at Annual Luncheon

(12/9/2011)

Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) announced its 2011 business award recipients at its annual luncheon on Tuesday, December 6th, at the Airport Hilton.
Storytime with Nate

(12/1/2011)

On December 1, at 11 am, a mother and daughter writing team will read and sign copies of their first children's book at the East Bank Regional Library.
Snow Day at Lafreniere Park

(12/1/2011)

Jefferson Parish will light the way to the 2011 holiday season at Holiday in the Park tomorrow, Friday, December 2, 2011 at Lafreniere Park. The lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm in the Southmall parking lot. The New Orleans Concert Band will perform a holiday concert on stage beginning at 6 pm.
2011 Hurricane Season Officially Ends

(11/30/2011)

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends today, November 30, 2011, and Jefferson Parish is counting its blessings to have avoided what many forecasters labeled a very active hurricane season.
Toys for Tots Concert

(11/29/2011)

On Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm, the United States Marine Corps Band New Orleans will perform a holiday concert at the Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Boulevard in Westwego, as part of their Toys for Tots Tour. The concert is free and open to the public, however, they ask for a donation of a new, unwrapped toy. All toys will be distributed to children in the New Orleans area.
Holiday in the Park

(11/21/2011)

Jefferson Parish will light the way to the 2011 holiday season at Holiday in the Park on Friday, December 2, 2011, at Lafreniere Park in Metairie. The lighting ceremony will being at 5:30 pm in the Southmall parking lot. The New Orleans Concert Band will perform a holiday concert on stage beginning at 6 pm.
JPAS Theatre Kids! Production of Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, KIDS!

(11/17/2011)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society's Theatre Kids! take the stage once again in their production of the musical Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, KIDS! at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave. in Westwego, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and11 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Pianist Gisele Bonfaire will Perform at the East Bank Regional Library

(11/15/2011)

Pianist Gisele Bonfaire will play song from her CD "Melodies On and Along the Mississippi River" at 7pm, Wednesday, December 1, at the East Bank Regional Library.
Copeland's of New Orleans says "Thank You" for 28 Amazing Years in Business

(11/11/2011)

November 14 through November 17, Copeland's of New Orleans celebrates its 28th year in business and will say "thank you" to guests by opening their vault of recipes and offering these along with others that have been on the menu since 1983 for four days at amazingly discounted prices.
Jefferson Parish Beautification Dedication

(11/10/2011)

A dedication ceremony will be held Monday, November 14, 2011, at 6pm on the neutral ground at the intersection of Veterans Boulevard and Lake Villa Drive in Metairie to celebrate the completion of Veterans Boulevard Commercial Parkway overlay zone (CPZ) Beautification Project Phases IV and V.
Residence Inn in Metairie, LA Completes Major Renovation

(10/28/2011)

Marriott International, Inc. announced that the 120-room Residence Inn by Marriott located at 3 Galleria Boulevard in Metairie, LA has recently completed a major renovation of its guestrooms and lobby space.
Courtyard in Metairie, LA Competes a Major Lobby Renovation

(10/28/2011)

Marriott International, Inc. announced that the 153-room Courtyard by Marriott located at 2 Galleria Boulevard in Metairie, LA has recently completed a major renovation to its lobby.
Barataria Preserve Hosts Art Exhibit That Comes from "Out of the Muck"

(10/27/2011)

Experience the vision of young local artists through a special exhibit at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center, November 5 through January 1. "Out of the Muck" features masks made by the Teen Board of New Orleans' Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and provides a special journey into Louisiana's wetlands.
Jim Fitzmorris Presents a New Play at JPAS Westwego Performing Arts Theatre

(10/26/2011)

JPAS is honored to present the world premier of FROM A LONG WAY OFF, a new play by Jim Fitzmorris at the Westwego Performing Arts Center. The production opens Friday, October 28 and runs Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm through November 13, 2011.
A Night of Opera and Broadway

(10/25/2011)

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society proudly presents you A Night of Opera and Broadway, two performances only in New Orleans and the Northshore. Wednesday, November 9, 7:20pm-Tulane's Dixon Hall and Sunday, November 13, 2pm-Northshore Harbor Center.
Audubon Zoo's Louisiana Swamp Festival Music Line-up Announced

(10/6/2011)

Circle the date for a toe-tapping good times - Audubon Zoo announces the musical schedule for the 27th annual Louisiana Swamp Festival. With two stages and music from 10:30am-4:45pm both days, the schedule includes the best in Cajun and Zydeco sounds, flavored with a touch of traditional country.
1st Annual Kenner Food & Wine Event at Chateau Country Club

(10/5/2011)

Held and hosted by Chateau Golf and Country Club, this evening event will be held poolside to promote local businesses and economic growth in the Kenner area. Food from the area's top restaurants will be available to compliment the tasting of over 65 different wines.
Louisiana Tax Free Shopping Opens its Baton Rouge Redemption Center

(9/28/2011)

International visitors to Louisiana will enjoy the convenience of Baton Rouge's first tax-free shopping refund center when it celebrates its grand opening on September 27, 2011
Haunting of Mississippi

(9/28/2011)

Barbara Sillery, creator of the popular video The Haunting of New Orleans and the author of the companion book by the same name, will discuss her latest investigation into paranormal history, The Haunting of Mississippi, October 31 (Halloween), at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Lost Restaurants

(9/28/2011)

Tom Fitzmorris and Peggy Scott Laborde will discuss their collaborative project, Lost Restaurants of New Orleans at 7 pm, Tuesday, November 29 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. Lost Restaurants of New Orleans celebrates some of the memorable former eateries in New Orleans.
Jefferson Parish Public Transit System - Safe, Practical and Accommodating

(9/26/2011)

General Information: Organized passenger transportation service in Jefferson Parish commenced in the 1930s and was privately owned and operated. Fifty years later, Jefferson Parish Government assumed ownership and established the government owned and operated transit function.
Local Glass Collector Presents his Love for Glass at the East Bank Library

(9/23/2011)

Kirk Diez, a local collector of glass whose collection is on display at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie, will discuss glass collecting at 7 pm, Tuesday, October 18, at the library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public.
Murder and Other Misbehavior

(9/23/2011)

Murder and Other Misbehavior, a book launch party introducing new works by five local authors, occurs at 7 pm on Tuesday October 25, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The panel discussion focuses on crime, murder, mystery, and mayhem. Three of the authors will discuss their new works of fiction. This event is free and open to the public.
Genealogy Fair at the East Bank Regional Library

(9/22/2011)

A Genealogy Fair involving genealogical societies from the Greater New Orleans area will occur from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 15, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metairie.
Two Special Agents with the FBI will Discuss Identity Theft and Cyber Games at Library Presentation

(9/22/2011)

Two special agents who serve with the New Orleans Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will discuss identity theft and other cyber crimes at 7pm, Tuesday, October 4, at the East bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Terrorism: Past, Present and Future

(9/22/2011)

Lou Reese, an adjunct professor in Homeland Security Studies Degree Program at Tulane University, will present "Terrorism: Past, Present, and Future" at 7pm, Wednesday, October 5, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Library Host Training Session to Explain STAIR Tutoring System

(9/21/2011)

Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR), a volunteer-based, non-profit children's literacy organization that provides reading tutors for public school second grade students, will conduct a tutor training session at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 11, at the East bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Big Book Sale

(9/20/2011)

The Friends of the Jefferson Parish Public Library will conduct its semi-annual Big Book Sale on October 13-16 at the Pontchartrain Center, Williams Blvd at the Lake, in Kenner.
Coffee and Conversation: Patricia Brady's "A Being So Gentle"

(9/20/2011)

Patricia Brady, author of "A Being So Gentle: The Frontier Love Story of Rachel and Andrew Jackson," will discuss the book at 7 pm, Wednesday, October 12, at the East Bank Regional Library, Metairie. The Coffee and Conversations series is a joint program created by the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the Jefferson Parish Library. Series events are free of charge and open to the public.
Ornamental Grasses

(9/20/2011)

Tammany Baumgarten, a licenses landscape horticulturist and irrigation contractor with the state of Louisiana, will make a presentation on ornamental grass at 7 pm on Thursday, October 20 at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave, Metairie. This meeting is free and open to the public
Spera Davenport

(9/20/2011)

Keith Spera, the music critic for the New Orleans Times Picayune, will discuss his new book, Groove Interrupted:Loss, Renewal and the Music of New Orleans, 7pm, Wednesday, October 26, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie. The discussion will be followed by a performance with jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport.
Willaim Crowell to Discuss "How We See Color" in Special Lecture

(9/16/2011)

William Crowell, a local artist whose work is on display at the Jefferson Parish Library, will discuss his work and his artistic vision in a lecture titled "How We See Color" at 7 pm, on Wednesday, September 28, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon, Metairie.
Petite Rouge's "A Cajun Red Riding Hood" is back!

(9/12/2011)

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Theatre For Young Audiences is thrilled to bring Mike Artell’s PETITE ROUGE: A CAJUN RED RIDING HOOD back to the stage and on tour throughout Louisiana after a very successful debut at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre in September of 2010!
Jefferson Parish Film Rebates

(9/9/2011)

Jefferson Parish film rebates put Louisiana among "top production incentives" in the world.
Deutsches Haus to Bring Oktoberfest to River Town

(9/9/2011)

The annual Oktoberfest celebration sponsored by Deutsches Haus,a non-profit organization that has been celebrating and preserving German heritage and culture, will be held this year at River Town in Kenner.
Live at Lafreniere

(9/1/2011)

JCEL, a young professional group, announces a FREE September concert series in Jefferson Parish at the Lafreniere island pavilion.
JULY JPAS Youth Musical Theatre Productions of Seussical, Jr. and Guys and Dolls Take the Stage!

(7/15/2011)

The July Sessions of JPAS Summer Youth Musical Theatre are about to take the stage on the East and West banks at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie and the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre. Kids in 3rd-7th grades will present a fun-filled production of SEUSSICAL, JR. July 22, 23 at 7:30PM & July 24 at 2PM at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre (177 Sala Ave. in Westwego).
AKC Lagniappe Classic - All Breed Dog Show

(6/19/2011)

Free Admission-Pontchartrain Center: August 4-7 four full days of ALL BREED competitions with a "specialty" breed day on August 3
PRELUDE TO A KISS on Stage at JPAS Teatro Wego!

(6/17/2011)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society is proud to present the Playbill Stage Production of PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas for two performances only Friday, June 24 and Saturday June 25, 2011 with performances at 7:30PM at JPAS Teatro Wego! Theatre (177 Sala Avenue in Westwego) as a fundraiser for the upcoming JPAS 34th Season.
Lafitte-Barataria Bridge Update

(6/3/2011)

Change in shuttle service times
Lafitte - Barataria Bridge

(5/31/2011)

The Barataria Bridge/Leo Kerner Bridge is closed to traffic as it was struck by a vessel and will be under repair - An emergency fairy shuttle has been set up.
Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo Returns to Grand Isle

(5/27/2011)

Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, leaders from the Town of Grand Isle and Jefferson Parish, along with state and local Elected Officials are excited to announce the return of the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo.
John F. Young

(5/24/2011)

Communities Linked Through Jefferson Transit and Regional Transit Authority
Bicycle Rack Permits No Longer Required on Jefferson Transit.
JPAS 34th Season Auditions

(5/24/2011)

AUDITIONS THE JEFFERSON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY'S 34TH SEASON June 10-12, 2011

Calling all singers, actors and dancers!
Martin's Wine Cellar, Metairie

(5/23/2011)

Beginning June 6th Martin's Wine Cellar Metairie location will offer weekly dining from 4pm-8pm
Mississippi River Level

(5/20/2011)

Jefferson Parish President John Young reports the current stage of the Mississippi River at the New Orleans Carrollton Gauge is 17.02 with a predicted crest of 17.0.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today, the Army’s Chief of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, will tour and inspect Mississippi River flood-fighting projects Saturday, including the Bonnet Carre Spillway and the Morganza Floodway.
JPAS Cultural Crossroads

(5/18/2011)

JPAS Cultural Crossroads Selected for Microsoft's 2011 US Innovations in Education Forum
Jefferson Parish Hurricane Prep Rally

(5/5/2011)

Jefferson Parish citizens are invited to attend the "Hurricane Prep Rally" at Lafreniere Park Saturday, May 21, 2011 in order to hear the latest on preparation for hurricane season
New Orleans Saints' Schedule Released

(4/20/2011)

The New Orleans Saints' 2011 schedule is released with season opener at Green Bay
JPAS Auditions

(4/18/2011)

Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone are May 1 and 2, 2011-Seeking singers & dancers for this TONY award-winning musical!
JEDCO announces business innovation center opening

(3/24/2011)

If your new business needs to move ideas, products and services into the global economy, look no further than JEDCO's Business Innovation Center. For more information, contact Lucien Gunter at (504) 833-1881.
JPAS KidsTheatre

(3/24/2011)

**DISNEY'S ARISTOCATS, KIDS is part of the JPAS Arts Adventure Series!**
Kenner Italian Heritage Festival

(3/1/2011)

Kenner Italian Heritage Festival is back! Enjoy live entertainment, food, and activities April 1-3, 2011 in Kenner's Rivertown
Family Gras 2011

(2/1/2011)

Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the entertainment line up for Family Gras 2011!
JPAS announces Meshuggah Nuns! The Ecumenical Nunsense!

(12/10/2010)

JPAS' Little Sisters are back with shenanigans on the high seas! Don't miss this good time.
JPAS announces A Celtic Christmas

(12/3/2010)

Celebrate December 21st, one night only a Celtic Christmas
JPAS presents A Christmas Story

(11/18/2010)

Enjoy this holiday classic!
Baby Fest - A baby & Family Expo...Big Easy Style!

(9/7/2010)

Baby & Family Expo is coming to the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, Louisiana on October 2, 2010. Over 34,000 sq ft of vendors, activities, shopping, entertainment, contests and more.
Holiday Inn Metairie N.O. Airport Hotel 2010 Renovation Award

(9/1/2010)

Holiday Inn Metairie N.O. Airport Hotel has been selected as a 2010 Renovation Award Winner by Intercontinental Hotel Group! This award is given only to hotels for successfully completing modernization and renovations during the past year.
JPAS Announces Auditions

(8/25/2010)

Kids Theatre auditions for How to Eat Like A Child to be held September 11th beginning at 9am at TeatroWego! Theatre in Westwego
Closure: Bonnabel Boat Launch, Metairie, Louisiana

(8/12/2010)

Bonnabel Boat Launch in Metairie, LA will be closed 3pm Thursday, August 19th - 6am Friday, August 20th.
Annual State Sales Tax Holiday

(8/3/2010)

Enjoy the state's annual sales tax holiday this weekend...August 6 & 7, 2010
Update Wellhead leak at Bayou St. Dennis

(7/27/2010)

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (JPSO) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) have established a 2 mile safety perimeter around the leaking wellhead struck earlier this morning in Bayou St. Dennis, located in lower Jefferson Parish
LA Tax Free Shopping

(7/20/2010)

Post Katrina we see that international shoppers are once again choosing Louisiana!
Grand Isle Island Aid Concert Performance Schedule & Line up Change

(7/9/2010)

Change in the start time for Island Aid Concert. Change in entertainment line - up.
Areas of Lafitte fishing re-opened

(7/8/2010)

Areas of fishing in Lafitte, Louisiana have re-opened.
Grand Isle Island Aid Concert Date and Performers Announced

(7/1/2010)

Grand Isle benefit concert set to take place Saturday, July 24, 2010 with performances by Little River Band, Three Dog Night, Amanda Shaw & more.
2010 AKC Lagniappe Classic Dog Show

(6/21/2010)

We're going to the dogs again! The 2010 Lagniappe Classic Dog Show will be held at the Pontchartrain Center August 4-8, 2010
Insta-Gator Alligator Ranch & Hatchery New Facility is Open

(6/10/2010)

New state of the art facility - Playing with Baby Alligators - now open! Ranch and facility will be featured on the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" season finale!
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Forensic Conference

(6/9/2010)

The Louisiana Division of the International Association for Identification (LA-IAI) specializing in forensic identification/investigation and scientific examination of physical evidence will meet in Metairie. This year, the LA-IAI is proud to announce that Lt. Kelly Carrigan, Sr., of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, will be hosting the 65th annual educational conference here in Jefferson Parish.
Experience LatiNola

(6/7/2010)

Experience LatiNola at Lakeside Shopping Mall June 19, 2010
Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo replaced with Island Aid Concert

(6/1/2010)

Grand Isle 2010 Tarporn Rodeo to present Island Aid Concert July 23, 24, 25, 2010
Louisiana Cookin' Magazine 2010 Chefs to Watch Awards

(5/19/2010)

Louisiana Cookin' 2010 Chefs to Watch Awards - the results are in and are sure to please!
Martin Wine Cellar June Tastings

(5/14/2010)

Come experience our tasting!
JEDCO-Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Expo

(5/13/2010)

The 2010 SELA Hurricane Preparedness Expo is set for June 2nd at the Pontchartrain Center, Kenner, Louisiana
JEDCO-SBA Opening Business Recovery Centers

(5/11/2010)

SBA to open Business Recovery Centers for small businesses affected by the Deepwater BP Oil Spill
Grand Isle & Lafitte, Louisiana, OPEN

(5/7/2010)

Grand Isle and Lafitte are OPEN!
JEDCO Gulf Oil Spill Survey

(4/30/2010)

JEDCO, Jefferson Economic Development Commission, partnering with Greater New Orleans, Inc., Louisiana Economic Development and other organizations throughout southeast Louisiana to determine the economic effect of the tragic event.
Chicago Fire Soccer Club expansion of local club

(4/28/2010)

Chicago Fire Soccer Club announces expansion of its local New Orleans affiliate, Chicago fire Juniors-Louisiana. Moving forward, the consolidated three club entity will compete underneath the CFJ-Louisiana banner.
Martin Wine Cellar

(4/5/2010)

Martin Wine Cellar announces the New Orleans City Council approved request to demolish or move the buildings necessary to make way for the building of the new store on Baronne Street
Gretna Farmers Market Saturday, March 27th

(3/24/2010)

Fabulous produce, baked goods, wine, jellies, candies, and more!
JPAS The Sicilian Bachelor

(3/24/2010)

Regional premiere! Don't miss this comedy...The Sicilian Bachelor is set in a small town in Sicily 1920. Don Cola Duscio returns home with his VERY unconventional girlfriend from Rome which then begins a comedy of errors that is sure to have audiences rolling in the aisles!
Hilton New Orleans Airport Eath Hour 3/27/10

(3/23/2010)

The Hilton New Orleans Airport marks Earth Hour 2010 with participation from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. 3/27/10.
Rachel Ray - 2010 Grand Marshal

(1/27/2010)

Rachel Ray, celebrity chef, to ride as 2010 Grand Marshal in the Krewe of Argus on Mardi Gras day!
Valentine's Day Weddings at Gretna Green Blacksmith

(1/27/2010)

Gretna, Louisiana - Valentine's Day Weddings at Gretna Green Blacksmith February 14th!
JPAS Theatre Kids auditions and Spring 2010 News

(1/27/2010)

Jefferson Performing Arts presents JPAS Theatre Kids auditions and Spring 2010 News
Footloose! January 29-February 7, 2010

(1/27/2010)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Footloose! January 29-February 7, 2010
Tax Free Shopping - new Refund Center in Lakeside Shopping Center

(1/27/2010)

Tax Free Shopping new Refund Center in Lakeside Shopping Center
Jefferson CVB announces new website

(1/25/2010)

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Theatre Kids! Enroll now - Spring 2010

(1/15/2010)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Theatre Kids! Enroll now - Spring 2010
Olympic Development Program (ODP) Soccer

(1/13/2010)

Olympic Development Program (ODP) Soccer to be played in Jefferson beginning January 14, 2010
2010 Jefferson Heroes open Nomination

(1/12/2010)

JEDCO announces the 2010 Jefferson Heroes open Nomination
Gretna Farmers Market

(1/9/2010)

Gretna Farmers Market January 9, 2010
Spring Auditions for Youth Choirs Jan 5 and 6 - 2009

(12/22/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces the Spring Auditions for Youth Choirs Jan5 and 6 - 2009
Gretna Farmers Market Art Walk

(12/19/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market Saturday, December 19, 2009 and Art Walk held over for this Saturday too!
Children's Choir Concert December 14, 2009 at Westweg

(12/14/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents the Children's Choir Concert December 14, 2009 at Westwego Theatre of Performing Arts
Royal Palm Restaurant and Banquet - Holiday Open House

(12/10/2009)

Royal Palm Restaurant and Banquet Venue announces Holiday Open House December 10, 2009
Family Gras suspended until 2011 Carnival season

(12/7/2009)

Jefferson Convention and Visitors Bureau announces Family Gras suspended until 2011 Carnival season
Gretna Farmers Market - December 5, 2009

(12/5/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market Saturday, December 5, 2009
A Christmas Carol by KIDS Theatre

(12/2/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents A Christmas Carol by KIDS Theatre
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

(11/6/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Fall Fest November 14 & 15, 2009

(11/6/2009)

Barataria Preserve at Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve announces Fall Fest November 14 & 15, 2009
Hot Flashes, a comedy starring Becky Allen

(11/2/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Hot Flashes, a comedy starring Becky Allen
Gretna Farmers Market celebrates birthday

(10/17/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market celebrates birthday Saturday, October 17, 2009. Come to the market!
Gretna's Farmers Market and Birthday celebration

(10/10/2009)

Gretna's Farmers Market Saturday, October 10, 2009 and a celebration of birthday Saturday, October 17th!
JPAS THRILLS THE WORLD!

(10/1/2009)

JPAS THRILLS THE WORLD! At Zephyrs Stadium October 24th.
Soccer Tournaments in Jefferson 2009

(9/21/2009)

Soccer Tournaments in Jefferson 2009 - The Gator Classic will bring in over 2,600 enthusiasts and earn the area over $700,000.
Pinkalicious performances - September and October

(9/21/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Pinkalicious performances September and October
Auditions for 2010 spring presentation of the Sicilian Bachelor.

(9/18/2009)

JPAS presents auditions for 2010 spring presentation of the Sicilian Bachelor.
Gretna's Farmers Market Saturday, September 19, 2009

(9/18/2009)

Gretna's Farmers Market Saturday, September 19, 2009
West Jefferson Golden Oldies Festival - October 17, 2009

(9/18/2009)

West Jefferson Golden Oldies Festival - October 17, 2009
William Conescu

(9/18/2009)

Jefferson Parish Public Library presents William Conescu October 2, Eastbank Regional Branch
Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market

(9/17/2009)

Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market - Special presentation on WWL TV's morning show Friday, September 18, 2009
Viagra Falls! Performances this fall.

(9/17/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Viagra Falls! Performances this fall.
Still time for auditions for the JPAS Childrens Choir

(9/17/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces still time for auditions for the JPAS Childrens Choir
Louisiana's National Parks celebrate "America's Best Idea"

(9/16/2009)

Louisiana's National Parks celebrate "America's Best Idea" a six part series on PBS television airing beginning Sunday, September 27, 2009
Gretna Farmer's Market

(9/5/2009)

Gretna Farmer's Market with special visit by West Jefferson Medical Center
NOLA Motorsports

(9/2/2009)

NOLA Motorsports
Emergency Rule Louisiana Annual Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

(9/2/2009)

Emergency Rule Louisiana Annual Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday
Gretna Farmers Market August 22, 2009.

(8/22/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market August 22, 2009. Fabulous variety of fresh produce and more!
"Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday"

(8/19/2009)

Annual "Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday" September 4, 5 & 6, 2009 - No State or Local Tax on purchase of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies.
Felix and Oscar!

(8/19/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Felix and Oscar!
Theatre Kids auditions for "A Christmas Carol"

(8/19/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Theatre Kids auditions for "A Christmas Carol" on September 12, 2009.
Gretna Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week

(8/8/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week this Saturday. And...it's Art Walk Saturday too!
Gretna Farmers Market

(8/1/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market
Gretna Farmers Market

(7/25/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market
JPAS 32nd Season!

(7/5/2009)

JPAS 32nd Season!
Hurricane Preparedness Release

(5/22/2009)

Hurricane Preparedness Release
Jefferson Parish Public Library announces line-up

(3/30/2009)

Jefferson Parish Public Library announces line-up planed for Week of March 30, 2009
Gretna Presents Mel Ott Dedication

(3/7/2009)

Gretna Presents Mel Ott Dedication
Gretna Farmers Market with Pawdi Gras Parade February 28, 2009

(2/28/2009)

Gretna Farmers Market with Pawdi Gras Parade February 28, 2009
Jean Lafitte Preserve Palmetto Trail Opens

(2/27/2009)

Jean Lafitte Preserve Palmetto Trail Opens and work begins on the Bayou Coquille Trail
Youth Theatre Summer Camps 2009

(2/26/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Youth Theatre Summer Camps 2009
Wild Mushrooms World Premiere

(2/19/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Wild Mushrooms World Premiere, description of this great comedy!
Wild Mushrooms! A comedy by Annie Pie.

(2/18/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Wild Mushrooms! A comedy by Annie Pie.
Theatre Kids February 28, 2009

(2/18/2009)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Theatre Kids February 28, 2009
3rd Annual Gretna Jubilee

(2/6/2009)

Westbank Magnet Schools host 3rd Annual Gretna Jubilee March 7th at the Gretna's Farmers Market.
Jefferson Parish Public Library Louisiana Writers Award

(12/22/2008)

Jefferson Parish Public Library Louisiana Writers Award - award-winning author Tim Gautreaux as the recipient of the prestigious Louisiana Writer Award.
Gretna Tree Lighting with Caroling

(12/7/2008)

Gretna Tree Lighting with Caroling and more, Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Gretna Farmers Market

(12/6/2008)

The Gretna Farmers Market Presents Farmers Market December 6, 2008
Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market Holiday events

(11/20/2008)

Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market Holiday events
Magnificat

(11/20/2008)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Magnificat
Children's Musical Theatre

(11/10/2008)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Children's Musical Theatre
Cultural Crossroads

(11/10/2008)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society announces Cultural Crossroads
The Gretna Farmers Market Presents Farmers Market

(11/8/2008)

The Gretna Farmers Market Presents Farmers Market
The Gretna Farmers Market Presents Art Walk Saturday November 8, 2009

(11/8/2008)

The Gretna Farmers Market Presents Art Walk Saturday November 8, 2009
The Esplanade MAll Presents Reggie Bush

(11/5/2008)

The Esplanade MAll Presents Reggie Bush Tuesday, November 11, 2009
"Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008

(10/4/2008)

State Library of Louisiana announces "Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008

(10/4/2008)

State Library of Louisiana announces "Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008

(10/4/2008)

State Library of Louisiana announces "Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008

(10/4/2008)

State Library of Louisiana announces "Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008

(10/4/2008)

State Library of Louisiana announces "Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008

(10/4/2008)

State Library of Louisiana announces "Louisiana Book Festival" October 4, 2008, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Return to the Forbidden Planet

(9/29/2008)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Return to the Forbidden Planet at Teatro! Wego Theater in Westwego October 31, 2008
The Best Christmas Pageant Eve

(9/29/2008)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents The Best Christmas Pageant Eve. Visit www.jpas.org for information and show times
Nunsense, October10-26

(9/29/2008)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Nunsense at Teatro! Wego Theater in Westwego October10-26, 2008
The National World War II Museum presents Lives Remembered

(9/27/2008)

The National World War II Museum presents Lives Remembered
The 2008 Gretna Heritage Festival

(9/20/2008)

The 2008 Gretna Heritage Festival October 3, 4, & 5, 2008 will be more exciting than ever! Local and National Artists, Arts & Crafts, Food, Games, Rides, fun for the family!
Gretna Farmers Market every Saturday rain or shine.

(8/9/2008)

Gretna Farmers Market every Saturday rain or shine. Fresh Fruits, Veggies, Arts & Crafts!
Becky Allen The Queen of Bingo

(7/31/2008)

Becky Allen The Queen of Bingo to benefit the Jefferson Children's Advocacy Center. Three Performances Only! Presented by the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and Krewe Des Sept Productions
JPAS auditions for the Childrens Chorus and Youth Chorale

(7/28/2008)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society, JPAS, auditions for the Childrens Chorus and Youth Chorale August 25 & 27, 2008.
Al Copeland Memorial Powerboat Races

(7/7/2008)

Al Copeland Memorial Powerboat Races - Bud Light Offshore Race Team To Tackle Lake Pontchartrain - Team looks forward to rough, bumpy water.
Al Copeland Memorial Powerboat Races VIP Tickets on Sale

(7/7/2008)

Al Copeland Memorial Powerboat Races - VIP Tickets on Sale
Searching for Health Information online

(7/7/2008)

Jefferson Parish Library Press Release: Searching for Health Information online - An Internet Course for Older Adults.
Jefferson Parish Library and The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society - Wargames

(5/30/2008)

Jefferson Parish Library Press Release:

Jefferson Parish Library and The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society - Gulf South (HMGS-GS) invite the public to observe Historical Miniatures and Boardgames which highlight the wargame hobby in the East Bank Library Children’s and Main library display cases from June 8 through August 22, 2008 at 4747 West Napoleon Avenue in Metairie.
An Evening with Louisiana's Poet Laureate: Darrell Bourque

(5/27/2008)

Jefferson Parish Library Press Release:

Jefferson Parish Library is honored to host the program An Evening with Louisiana’s Poet Laureate: Darrell Bourque on May 27th at 7pm at the East Bank Regional Library, funded by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
Writer Howard Bahr discusses and reads from PELICAN ROAD

(5/21/2008)

Jefferson Parish Library Press Release:

Writer Howard Bahr discusses and reads from PELICAN ROAD, the first non-Civil War novel by this celebrated author of THE BLACK FLOWER, THE YEAR OF JUBILO, and THE JUDAS FIELD.
Jefferson Parish Library Summer Reading Program

(5/15/2008)

Jefferson Parish Library Press Release:

Jefferson Parish Library Summer Reading Program
Rick Bragg to discuss THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN

(5/13/2008)

Jefferson Parish Library Press Release:

Rick Bragg returns for a visit to discuss and read from his latest book, THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN, the final volume of his beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin’ and continued with Ava’s Man.
C. W. Cox Award Program

(4/22/2008)

City of Gretna Press Release:

C. W. Cox Award Program:

Please come out and help us honor these Outstanding Citizens
Creative Fiction Writing Workshop - Shirly Ann Grau

(4/16/2008)

Jefferson Parish Public Library Press Release:

Author and Old Metairie resident Shirley Ann Grau, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for THE KEEPERS OF THE HOUSE, will present a creative fiction writing workshop on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00PM, Apr. 16 & Apr. 30; May 14 & May 28. All sessions of this workshop, held every two weeks, will meet at Old Metairie Library, 2350 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA, except on May 14, when the session will be held at East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie.
Robert Berning Productions, Inc. receives director

(4/10/2008)

Robert Berning Productions, Inc. Press Release:

Robert Berning Productions, Inc. receives director of the year and gold award at Addy's
erning's work recognized at New Orleans' Addy Award Show

(4/10/2008)

Robert Berning Marketing Press Release:

Berning's work recognized at New Orleans' Addy Award Show
Poetry Reading by Sheryl St. Germain

(4/8/2008)

Jefferson Parish Public Library Press Release:

Born and raised in Kenner, but now director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, poet and author Sheryl St. Germain will read from and discuss her poetry collection, LET IT BE A DARK ROUX: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, at this Poetry Month event.
Martin Wine Cellar tasting events

(4/7/2008)

Martin Wine Cellar Press Release:

We are pleased to offer tasting events that appeal to both wine novices and seasoned wine collectors. Come enjoy any of our seated tastings with lecture or our casual reception-style tastings.
Martin Wine Cellar Tastings and Lectures

(2/1/2008)

Martin Wine Cellar Press Release:

Come enjoy our seated tastings with lecture and our casual reception-style tastings. We are pleased to offer events for wine novices as well as seasoned wine collectors.

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Upcoming Events

AKC Lagniappe Classic

AKC Dog Show  Pontchartrain Center Kenner - Fun for everyone - all breeds s
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Southern Sportsman's Festival & Expo

Over three days in August (15-17), the Southern Sportsman's Festival & Expo
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Gretna Heritage Festival

3 day festival with performances by national and Louisiana favorites. 
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