Archive for Special Events

5427 Burgundy, one of Operation Comeback’s Properties, was featured in an online article in a publication called “The Stranger”. The article is about the Prospect 2 installation inside the home.

To see the article click here.

P.2 Satellite Project Geography House/Atlas open to the Public

Where: 5427 Burgundy Street

When: Saturday, November 26, 11 AM – 5 PM

P.2 Satellite Project artists Don and Patricia Fels would like to invite you to the opening celebration next Saturday for their installation Geography House/Atlas. The artists have transformed a home in the Lower 9th ward, donated for the occasion by the Preservation Resource Center (PRC) into an architectural sculpture using history, culture, and art as tools to trace the continuous evolution of the shotgun. The event will provide the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the artists, so come and join us!

Big thanks to Common Ground Relief who came out May 23- 26 to help out at 5200 Dauphine! With the volunteers’ help and help from their volunteer leader Sam we were able to create the hurricane panels that will be used at the Sustainability Center for Holy Cross. The panels will protect the windows at the community center in the time of a hurricane evacuation.

Here is some information about Common Ground Relief:

“Common Ground Relief is a volunteer run not for profit organization based in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. We run a diverse range of projects, from New Home Construction, to a Free Legal Clinic, to Wetlands Restoration, Community Gardening and the education of school children about Food Security and Environmental Science with our Garden of Eatin’ Program.

We were founded in immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. To learn more about the organization’s origins, click here.

Thanks to the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association (HCNA) that set up the block clean up on the 400 block of St. Maurice this past Saturday! Many volunteers and neighbors (and yours truly) came together to tackle the vegetation and board the empty houses on the block. The HCNA will be having more block cleans ups in the future. Check their site for future clean ups and come on down to Holy Cross to help out! http://www.helpholycross.org/

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Nov
12

L9 Implementation Summit

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The Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED), John C. Williams Architects and BNIM Architects invite you to the L9 Implementation Summit:

What: The Implementation Strategy Summit (SEAFOOD BOIL TO FOLLOW, BOUNCE HOUSE and CHILD CARE PROVIDED).
When: Saturday November 13th from 9am – 1pm
Where: The Lower 9th Ward Village, 1001 Charbonnet St. (at N. Rampart)
Who: Residents and Friends of the Lower 9th Ward
Why: Because you want to hear what the groups in your neighborhood (city) are doing. Because I want to know what the progress is of proposed projects in my neighborhood. Because I am/want to be involved. Because I live here. Because my friend lives there. Because New Orleans culture is from there. Because others are making plans. Because I’m tired of planning. Because the development of the Lower 9th Ward is important to the city, the state and to The United States.

The purpose of the meeting is to establish a plan of action towards the implementation of specific projects within the Lower 9th Ward ranging from the Sanchez Center to a Grocery Store/Supermarket.

Groups will giving short, 7 minute, presentations at the meeting, and they include: Global Green, Make It Right, The Corps, The Port of New Orleans, Common Ground Relief, lowernine.org > , The Lower 9th Ward Village, MRGO Must Go, The Salvation Army, Our School At Blair Grocery and more! All groups/organizations will give short presentations of their past, current and future work with the goal of educating and informing residents of what is happening in their neighborhood through the presentations. This will be followed by breakout sessions to discuss the specific steps needed to implement three specific projects: The Sanchez Center and Fire station, the proposed grocery store at Caffin and St. Claude, and the proposed school at the Lawless site.

We hope that you will be able to join us and please call (504) 324-9955 or email lower9summit@gmail.com with further questions.

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Oct
25

Meet the 2010- 11 Apprentices!

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Steve Grunewald – Steve came to our program from Rebuilding Together. As a volunteer, he came to New Orleans 2 ½ years ago and was hooked: he worked in the mill shop and as a construction manager with RT, gaining an appreciation for historic details in houses. As a millwork apprentice, Steve is looking forward to fabricating windows, doors and cabinets and milling flooring.

Oct
25

Meet the 2010- 11 Apprentices!

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Mallory Glueck – As an architecture student at Delgado, Mallory sees this opportunity as a chance to bridge the gap between what she’s learning in school and real world application. Mallory’s father owned a sheetrock company while she was growing up, giving her years of first-hand experience on construction sites. She sees New Orleans as a city with a rich cultural heritage that needs to be preserved for future generations.

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Oct
25

Meet the 2010- 11 Apprentices!

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Kirk Brown – A life-long resident of New Orleans, Kirk joined the program so that he can become a Master Plasterer and pass his knowledge down to future generations.

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Oct
20

Meet the 2010- 11 Apprentices!

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Wilbert Brass – Wilbert believes everyone should play a part in helping their cities grow to make way for future generations. He hopes to learn much more about his craft, mill-work, so that he may continue to grow in his career.

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Oct
20

Meet the 2010- 11 Apprentices!

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Michael Andrepont – After four years in the Air Force, Michael began building stages for Tulane’s theater department and performing with four different bands in New Orleans. He is inspired by Louisiana’s historic architecture and hopes to gain skills to properly renovate buildings in our city.

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