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Bailey's Hot Spot II
2316 Jasmine St
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 655-4189
Live music venue/bar in Gentilly
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Beacon Light International Cathedral
1937 Mirabeau Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 324-8787
The Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral is a word and love-centered ministry designed to evangelize the lost at any cost, equip and empower the people of God, and provide five-star ministry to our community as well as the world. Endeavoring to minister to the total man, we are a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural ministry impacting a hurting world with the love of Jesus Christ. We are committed to the Spirit of Excellence, as we are striving to become an oasis of hope within the metropolitan Houston and New Orleans Community and Nation…
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Cafe Gentilly
5325 Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
504-281-4220
From the majestically erected statue of man’s source for, among other things, beautifully creamy milk to filet mignon; to the soothing arrangement of tables, chairs, and benches inside, Café Gentilly is truly a gem among restaurants in the Crescent City. Once entering our doors, one will sense that old southern creole hospitality and perfectly prepared foods rekindling memories of the so called “good ole days” of New Orleans cuisine.
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Canseco's Elysian Fields Market
5217 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
+1 504-218-7048
Canseco’s Metairie Market was founded in February 2005 by New Orleans local Sinesio Canseco. Canseco spent his whole life working in the grocery business and in 2005, his dream of owning his own grocery store finally became a reality. After Hurricane Katrina, Canseco opened his doors to the neighborhood faster than any other grocery store in the area. Word spread fast about this small grocery store being open and this truly helped get Canseco’s name out to the public.​ In 2007, Canseco opened a second grocery store located on Esplanade…
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Catty Shack Tex-Mex
1839 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 372-3150
A tiny Tex-Mex joint serving tacos and whatnot.
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Chapel of the Holy Comforter
2200 Lakeshore Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 282-4593
The Episcopal Campus Ministry at UNO is a faith-based organization that aims to follow the creeds and commandments outlined in the Gospels through our steadfast commitment to serve the community’s needs.
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Daddy's Donuts
2051 Caton St
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 283-3388
A New Orleans-based donut shop that thrives on integrity and excellence. We love what we do because we do what we love. We are a family here at Daddy’s. (Facebook)
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Daiquiris & Company
6301 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
504-286-9514
No powders or premixes here! We use only fresh fruit, tropical juices, and blend them with choice liquors and liqueurs. The result – The Ultimate Brain Freeze! (from Facebook.com/daiquirisandcompanyelysianfields)
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Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
+1 504-283-8822
Since 1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category by Washington Monthly. The cornerstone of New Orleans’s Gentilly Community, the university sits on a beautiful and serene 55-acre campus, replete with signature live oak…
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Dillard University's Cook Theatre
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 816-4857
Built in 1993 and named for Dillard’s sixth president, the Samuel DuBois Cook Fine Arts Center houses the Department of Humanities. The 50,000-square foot complex contains the facilities for art, music, drama and communications, including the Cook Theatre, the campus’ premiere performing arts space, which features 250 seats, a fly loft and an orchestra pit. The Cook Center also houses art studios and galleries, a TV studio, a radio station, classrooms, seminar rooms and faculty offices.
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Good Times Sushi
5315 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 265-0721
Fresh sushi and hibachi in a family environment that everyone can enjoy. (Facebook)
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Jockey's Pub & Sports Bar
1841 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 309-9727
Neighborhood Sports bar: Tons of Flat Screen TV’s and Drinks. Place to sit down with Friends and Watch Your Favorite Team Winning. We have AIR HOCKEY, PAC-MAN, FOOSBALL, GOLDEN TEE golf 2016 and JUKE BOX for every kind of music enthusiast. WHO DAT Nation Has Diehard Devotion to the SAINTS,PELICANS and LSU Tigers. Along with Large Liquors Selection and beer, the bartenders mix up a mean BLOODY MARY. You can bring in your own food.
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JuJu Bag Café
5363 Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 872-0969
“Fans frequent this unassuming Gentilly “mainstay” from longtime local theater director Tommye Myrick for an “authentic” taste of “old-time New Orleans” via a modestly priced (and red-meat-free) Caribbean-inspired Creole menu with staples like turkey wings, charbroiled oysters and mac ‘n’ cheese; the “quaint” setup includes a covered patio that hosts “open mic” nights and live jazz on Fridays”.
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Lakeshore Landing
6701 Stars and Stripes Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 309-7934
Lakeshore Landing is the premiere waterfront entertainment destination in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Lazy Jack
6701 Stars and Stripes Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 250-4460
New Orleans Lakefront Restaurant & Bar
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Leonard S. Washington Memorial Library - Southern University at New Orleans
6400 Press Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 286-5225
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McKenzie's Chicken in a Box
3839 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 943-8908
Gentilly fried chicken take-out restaurant.
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Messina's At The Terminal
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 241-5300
Messina’s Runway Cafe is located inside the Terminal building at the newly restored New Orleans Lakefront Airport. The Runway Cafe offers traditional New Orleans cuisine created by Executive Chef Leon West and served is in an historical aviation setting. Open seven days a week, The Runway Cafe offers daily breakfast and lunch specials from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Savor New Orleans breakfast classics such as: Eggs Benedict, Eggs Hussard and Shrimp and Grits or try our signature homemade sweet potato biscuits. Lunch at Runway Cafe offers a diner-style menu…
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Parisite Skate Park
1550 Pleasure St
New Orleans, LA 70122
PARISITE is New Orleans 1st public skate park, built by the city’s own skateboarders with volunteer labor. Named after it’s proximity to Paris Ave, and how we feed off our host structure, I-610 facebook.com/pages/Parisite-Skate-Park
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Pontchartrain Park
5701 Press Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126
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Sammy's Food Services & Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 947-0675
Sammy’s is an utterly unremarkable looking place tucked away in on an unremarkable stretch of Elysian fields, yet within, she contains some of the finest po’boys in the city. We pretty much always go with the roast beef, but owner Sammy Schloegel is a butcher, so the sausage is worth a try as well. The hell with it, every damn sandwich in this place is killer.
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Stuph’D Beignets & Burgers
5363 Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 872-0969
Stuffed Beignets, Savory and Sweet Stuffed Hamburgers Fresh Squeezed Strawberry & Regular Lemonade Fresh Cucumber Lemonade
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The Dreamkeeper Garden
3519 Trafalgar St
New Orleans, LA 70119
The Dreamkeeper Garden at Langston Hughes Academy is a new and exciting enrichment and curriculum integration program, which began in the Summer of 2010. With the conception of this program came an interest and drive to create a safe, outdoor educational space where scholars can learn life’s cycles and interrelationships. The Dreamkeeper Garden has potential to grow and expand into a community garden and a large edible producing garden. ESY NOLA and the Dreamkeeper garden share a strong and supportive relationship in the Firstline School network. The mission of Langston…
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The Lighthouse Bar & Grill
6001 France Rd
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 301-2218
Located at Pontchartrain Landing along the industrial marinas of Lake Pontchartrain, The Lighthouse is an oasis that serves up the best house-smoked barbecue and local fare in NOLA, as well as delicious specialty daiquiris and cocktails. With easy access by both land and water and live music six nights a week, there’s no reason to pass up a trip to the Landing and a stop at The Lighthouse!
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The Original Fiorellas' Cafe in Gentilly
5325 Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 309-0352
Classic New Orleans restaurant specializing in Louisiana Seafood, Po’boys, and Italian-American fare in Gentilly. Great fried chicken
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The Prime Example
1909 N. Broad Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
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University of New Orleans - Lakefront Arena
6801 Franklin Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 280-7171
Lakefront Arena has set the standard in the metro-New Orleans area in providing a venue for sports and concerts. Events are intimately presented whether the performance is in 3000, 10000 or anything in between. Because of the excellent acoustics and the intimacy of design, the Arena has maintained the reputation that there is no bad seat in the house. Each patron feels close to the performer and the action! This truly multi-purpose facility is operated by The University of New Orleans by a professional staff with extensive and proven entertainment…
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University of New Orleans - Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148
(504) 280-6000
The 340-seat Recital Hall is located on the first floor of the Performing Arts Center, and has been hailed by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as one of the best venues in the city for vocal, chamber, and string ensemble performances. It is used for a variety of concerts, recitals, lectures, and the student Recital Hour.

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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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