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14 Parishes
1638 Clio St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 308-0837
Authentic Jamaican restaurant in the heart of Central City
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A.L. Davis Park
2699 LaSalle St
New Orleans, LA 70113
Directly across the street from the former Magnolia/C.J. Peete Public Housing Development, the park holds extensive historical and cultural significance within the context of the neighborhood and the city. It is the meeting place of the Mardi Gras Indians on the annual Super Sunday parade. (from mylifecity.com)
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Anshe Sfard Synagogue
2230 Carondolet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-4714
Anshe Sfard Synagogue is a family friendly place to worship. Every Shabbat the congregation welcomes Jewish people, from near and far, who join us for services and become part of our family. Having services in the setting of a traditional synagogue in the historical uptown section of the city that was once the center of Jewish life in New Orleans is an experience you should not miss.
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Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 569-9070 Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm Sat: 9am-4pm
ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER is an effort to combine the intentions of neighborhood and economic development with the awesome creative forces of communtiy, culture and art to revive and reclaim a historically significant corridor in Central City New Orleans: Oretha Castle-Haley Boulevard, formerly known as Dryades Street. Ashe is a gathering place for emerging and established artists to present, create and collaborate in giving life to their art. For those who felt compelled to choose more mainstream existence at earlier points in their lives, Ashe is a reclaiming harbor that…
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Ashe Powerhouse Theater
1731 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
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Avenue Cafe
1907 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 301-2097
We offer the best coffees from around the world roasted locally each week and ground fresh daily! In addition to our extensive choices of coffee, espresso, and teas, we serve fresh made pastries, croissants, breads, muffins, and cinnamon rolls from the best bakeries in New Orleans. Our full menu of sandwiches, paninis, wraps, and salads is served all day, and this is a great spot to people watch overlooking St. Charles Avenue or use our free wifi to get some work done. We are one of only 2 places in…
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Avenue Plaza Resort
2111 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 566-1212
With a rich cultural history and a vibrant entertainment lifestyle like no other, New Orleans, Louisiana is known throughout the world as one of the top vacation destinations in the U.S. Avenue Plaza Resort is perfectly situated in the heart of the beautiful Garden District to provide easy access to all of the wonderful attractions that New Orleans has to offer. Just steps from this charming vacation rental is the St. Charles street car that will whisk you away in no time to the most popular landmarks like the French…
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Bike Easy
2100 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 861-4022
Metro Bicycle Coalition is now Bike Easy, a local, grassroots nonprofit that makes bicycle riding easier, safer and more fun in greater New Orleans.
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Bolden Bar
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 301-9006
Contemporary bar inside of Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City. Open Thursday-Saturday 4PM until midnight. Live music most nights.
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Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
504.568.1157
We are a community of concerned people committed to addressing the system of generational poverty, violence and neglect in the New Orleans area. Our innovative life skills and job training program assists young people (ages 16–22) from severely at-risk communities who desire to make a positive change in their lives. Reconcile’s students arrive facing a vast array of challenges, from extreme poverty and high school attrition to homelessness, violence, and participation in the juvenile justice system. Nonetheless, these young people possess a deep desire to break the cycle and become…
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Café Reconcile
1631 Oretha C Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
504-568-1157 Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The food at Café Reconcile is good; the missions is even better. Café Reconcile does the good work of getting at-risk kids off the street and into a kitchen or onto the floor as wait staff. The idea is to give vulnerable youth a chance to build self esteem and pride in their work , and hopefully, their lives. And like we said the food is good – very good, actually, a collection of Southern staples like fried chicken, greens, white beans and catfish that holds its own against any…
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Cafe Roma Uptown
1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 524-2419
The core idea is great tasting, wholesome food. In many varieties that range from innovative pizzas with an array of choices including hand tossed crust, appetizers, pastas, salads, bakes and desserts. Our pizzas are made using only the highest quality ingredients. We make our own dough daily and use only 100% real mozzarella cheese. Our crust is hand tossed and topped to your specifications. (Facebook)
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Casa Borrega
1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 427-0654
Welcome to Casa Borrega, where we offer street food and specialties from Mexico City, ancient capital of the Aztecs, Tenochtitlan. In the last 500 years, invaders, immigrants and refugees from Spain, France, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South America and other regions of Mexico made their mark on the indigenous culture of the Capitalinos, especially the food. These cultures brought new spices, meats, and bread to the country that brought the world corn, chocolate, tomato, avocado, vanilla, and many peppers.
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Central City BBQ
1201 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 558-4276
New Orleans BBQ restaurant located in historic in Central City.
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CK's Hot Shop
1433 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 339-3867
CK’s Hot Shoppes is a restaurant and specialty grocery food store. We offer Daily Specials for Breakfast and Lunch.
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Dance Quarter
1719 Toledano St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-0327
Dance Quarter was founded by 3-time World Champion swing dancer, Nathalie Gomes, who has more than 20 years experience teaching dance to a variety of age and skill levels. Our mission at DANCE QUARTER is to share the fun and wellness benefits of social dancing and dance fitness with everyone regardless of age, size, shape and skill level. Whether your goal is to learn how to social dance, meet new people, connect with friends and family, get a fun workout, prepare for your wedding dance, or entertain guests at your…
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Divine Yoga Center
1228 O.C. Harley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(866) 989-3626
Divine offers an opportunity for those interested in exploring self-realization through the practice of yoga, providing classes in a variety of styles and levels. Whether you’re looking for a union with the self, community, leisure or simply a physical workout Divine is open as a sanctuary to all beings.
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Evangeline II
1753 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-4500
Looking for a bar where the locals like to relax? Check out Evangeline Lounge II. With four flat screen TVs, a TouchTunes jukebox, and a great selection of cocktails and draft and bottled beer, there’s something for everyone at Evangeline Lounge II. Visit one of our friendly bartenders today, and we’re sure you’ll be back again soon! (from Facebook.com)
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Friday Night Fights Gym/HQ
1632 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 895-1859
For info about fighting or getting a gym membership – Please contact Mike at: (504) 895-1859 Host of the Friday Night Fights
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Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-895-2266 Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Garden District Book Shop resides inside the historic property called the Rink at the corner of Washington Avenue and Prytania Street, in New Orleans’ beautiful Garden District. We carry a large collection of regional titles – new and used; design, art and gardening books; fiction and non-fiction; children’s; and signed first editions and limited editions by many regionally and nationally acclaimed authors. The Rink, was originally built in 1884 as the Crescent City Skating Rink (roller skating), to lure passing tourists during the World’s Cotton Centennial Exposition. Since then the…
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Gris Gris Lab
2245 Brainard Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
+1 504-872-0577
Gris Gris Lab is an international healing/art concept that provides and produces leading-edge multidisciplinary cultural projects, wellness events, creative consultation, educational playshops, bodywork and healing services, and eco-tourist work exHistory Established in 2009. Gris Gris Lab was founded by gris gris mama, Gia Hamilton. Please see our website for a more complete history of how this concept began. change programs that concentrate on healing through intentional community. Meet the Business Owner Gia envisioned The Lab 9 years ago while pregnant with her first child. After two unassisted births, one homebirth…
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Heard Dat Kitchen
2520 Felicity St
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 510-4248
Local Chef creating homestyle gourmet take-out cuisine with New Orleans Flavor!
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Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District
2203 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
+1 504-522-3650
The Hotel Indigo New Orleans Garden District is one of the premier upscale hotels in New Orleans. This St. Charles Avenue hotel is on the Mardi Gras parade route. Step outside our front door to take the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar from our hotel to the French Quarter. Our convenient location makes us the ideal hotel near Tulane University and Loyola University. In the Garden District, our hotel is near Touro Hospital. If you are in town for an event, stay at our hotel near the Superdome and New Orleans…
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iDIYa
2705 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 252-9327
IDIYA is a makerspace, workshop and design studio that provides members access to education, tools, and a creative community in the interest of fostering innovation in fabricators, hobbyists, artists, entrepreneurs and DIY’ers. IDIYA features the latest in professional grade advanced manufacturing and prototyping equipment accessible by becoming a member. Our climate controlled facility is located at 2705 S. Broad St New Orleans, LA 70125, and is home to a wide variety of machinery and tools. Our current equipment includes CNC Milling, Lathes, Drill Presses, Band Saws, hand tools, plastic and…
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Jack and Jake's Public Market
1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 644-4841
Jack & Jake’s is a Louisiana company founded on the healthy aspects of local foods produced by area farms and fishers. We believe fresh healthy foods are needed now, more than ever before, given the incidence of obesity, diabetes, and outbreaks of foodborne disease. Farmers and fishers in our network use environmentally friendly techniques and we test our fresh food products for harmful bacteria and other contaminants before they ever reach the consumer. We follow FDA approved guidelines and provide product liability insurance for distribution and for the farmers and…
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Johnny's Jamaican Grill
2000 Oretha Castle Haley
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 826-0038
Jamaican Grill in Roux Carre in Central City
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Kin
4600 Washington Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 304-8557
We’re open for dinner (5:00 to 9:30pm) Tuesday to Thursday, and (5:00 to 10:00) Friday and Saturday. Our dining room is tiny so please call (504) 304-8557.
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Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-6247
Delicious Creole – Columbian restaurant in Central City
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McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-7432
The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art is an institution that collects, interprets and preserves the visual aesthetic of people of African descent in North America and beyond. Through innovative programs and exhibits that engage versatile audiences, the McKenna Museum seeks to make African Diasporan fine art accessible to visitors of all ages. The institution also actively identifies and presents emerging artists alongside well-established fine arts masters.
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M. Francis Gallery & Studios
1228 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 931-1915
M. Francis Gallery and Studios is a place, filled with art! We specialize in fun painting parties and variety of other art classes and workshops such as wine glass painting classes, Creative Kids classes, Paint Like a Pro and mixed media workshops. We also showcase and sell the original art of local artists. We are passionate about being a space where you can come and unleash your creative self, whether it is through purchasing art or creating something of your own! Our ultimate mission is to positively contribute to the…

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The Arts Council of New Orleans

The Arts Council of New Orleans is a private, non-profit organization designated as the City’s official arts agency. The Arts Council serves as one of eight regional distributing agencies for state arts funds and administers available municipal arts grants and the Percent For Art program for the City of New Orleans. The Arts Council works in partnership with the City of New Orleans, community groups, local, state, and national governmental agencies, and other nonprofit arts organizations to meet the arts and cultural needs of the New Orleans community through a diversity of initiatives and services.

WWNO

WWNO, the NPR member station for New Orleans, serves southeast Louisiana and parts of southwest Mississippi by broadcasting balanced news, thought provoking analysis, classical music, jazz and other musical styles, intelligent entertainment, and unique local content. We broadcast on 89.9 FM, and KTLN 90.5 FM in the Houma-Thibodaux area as a public service of the University of New Orleans. All of WWNO’s programs, including its growing local news coverage, are available online at WWNO.org.

WWOZ

WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station offering listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community radio. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States, and broadcasts live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.

PRC

Preservation Resource Center (PRC) has been preserving, restoring, and revitalizing New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods since 1974. Throughout its history, PRC has acted as an advocacy agent on a local, regional, and national scale, spreading the word about the city’s rich architectural heritage and the economic importance of preserving this heritage. PRC also takes a hands-on approach to preservation, with a history of successfully restoring over 1,400 properties. The center strengthens and revitalizes New Orleans in a way that is forward-looking and sustainable, yet sensitive to the city’s past and its heritage.

NOMA

As a nexus for the arts in New Orleans, NOMA is committed to preserving, interpreting, and enriching its collections and renowned sculpture garden; offering innovative experiences for learning and interpretation; and uniting, inspiring, and engaging diverse communities and cultures.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Its holdings comprise more than one million items from more than three centuries, documenting moments both major and minor. Its four exhibition spaces–the Williams Gallery, the Louisiana History Galleries, the Boyd Cruise Gallery, and the Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art–faithfully depict the multicultural stories of the region, from permanent displays exploring the evolution of Louisiana to rotating exhibitions showcasing history and fine art.

Southern Food

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage. The Museum is also home to the collections of the Museum of the American Cocktail, the Galerie d’Absinthe, and a demonstration kitchen.

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all Louisianans.

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

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