NEO Newsletter, April 2017

Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable, Spring 2017


On Saturday, March 25, the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office hosted their quarterly Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable. Over sixty (60) leaders representing neighborhoods across Orleans Parish gathered over breakfast at Café Reconcile’s Emeril Lagasse Foundation Hospitality Center for informative presentations and discussions around short term rentals licensing and new public safety investments. Read more.

Mayor’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast: March 31, 2017

prayer breakfast

On Friday, March 31, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted faith leaders from across the parish at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant to discuss pressing concerns in the spiritual community. After a few words and a blessing from Archbishop Gregory Aymond, attendees enjoyed a delicious breakfast prepared by New Orleans’ own Leah Chase and family. Read more.

Bike Share Community Workshops

bike share

The City of New Orleans, in partnership with Social Bicycles, Inc. (SoBi), is preparing to launch Bike Share, a new and affordable transportation system for residents. Before the Fall 2017 launch, the City and SoBi will collect community feedback on where best to place the initial 70 bike stations in the Phase One service area (there will be an expanded service area in Phase Two).

We’re kicking off this site selection process with six community workshops. Each workshop will focus on specific neighborhoods within the initial service area. So far, we’ve had four successful workshops across the City.

There are two more workshops to go:


When: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Avenue, 4th Floor, Imperial Ballroom 5

French Quarter: 

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Historic New Orleans collection, Williams Research Library Auditorium


What’s Happening at NORDC this April?

Kite Day: Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Milne Rec Center, 5420 Franklin Avenue
Easter Extravaganza: Saturday, April 15, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Joe W. Brown park, 5601 Read Blvd.
Spring Extravaganza: Saturday, April 22, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Behrman Park, 2529 General Meyer Avenue
“Give and Live” Bike Ride: Saturday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Gernon Brown rec Center, 1001 Harrison Ave.


Visit the RoadworkNOLA website to find block-by-block information about upcoming Capital Improvement projects in your neighborhood so that you can plan ahead. If you have specific questions, you may direct them to or call 504.658.ROAD (7623).

Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for even more Roadworknola update. And we are now on YouTube!

April Community Events:

Every Wednesday:Wednesday’s At the Square

April 6-9: French Quarter Festival

April 21-27: French Film Festival

April 22: Brunch Festival

April 28-30: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, First Weekend


Save the Date:


April 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

More Details to Follow. For more about #EquityNewOrleans visit


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