Calendar of Events
July 10 - December 31
We are 300!
Stop by the Algiers Ferry Terminal to see the giant “300” sign donated to the Algiers Tricentennial by the City of New Orleans (the sign was displayed at City Hall during 2018-19). The sign makes a perfect backdrop for a selfie to show your friends and family where you were during the Algiers Tricentennial! This display is made possible through a partnership with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and Regional Transit Authority/Transdev.
August 16, 23, 30
Each Friday, films focusing on African American experiences will be shows at Black Star Caffe, as part of the 400th anniversary of the first ships carrying enslaved Africans.
August 16 - “The Story of Marcus Garvey”
August 23 - “Welcome 2 New Orleans” (Post Katrina)
August 30 - “The Spook Who Sat by the Door”
Marcus Garvey Day Festival
with culinary options and arts and crafts vendors is planned at Black Star Caffe. The public is invited to all events. Find out about events in other seaports at www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2019/02/08/.../2740468002/
Algiers Historical Society
The monthly meeting will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 17, at the Algiers Regional Library. with guest speaker Ed Ernewein, who will discuss The Death and Resurrection of Steam Locomotive 745. More information at algiershistoricalsociety.org.
POSTPONED (Date TBA)
Slave Route Marker Dedication
This solemn event commemorates the landing of the first ships carrying enslaved Africans and landing in what is now Old Algiers. This event is being held in conjunction with the 400th anniversary commemoration of the arrival of the first ships to America’s East and South coasts and will take place at the historic Algiers Courthouse. Open to the public. More details to come.
June – December
The Algiers Historical Society presents a rotating Tricentennial exhibit at the Algiers Regional Library through December. Open during library hours.
POSTPONED (Date TBA)
George Lewis Legacy Concert
Traditional Jazz band leader, clarinetist and scholar Dr. Michael White will discuss and perform in a tribute to famed clarinetist George Lewis, who lived in Algiers/Tunisburg. The event is in partnership with Landry-Walker High School. Tickets go on sale in September. More information to come.
Jazz Walk of Fame
The Algiers Point Association will celebrate the upgrades to the Jazz Walk of Fame along the levee. Technology improvements and the addition of information about an Algiers musician are part of the upgrades.
Algiers Point Home
Tour The annual Algiers Point Home Tour will be held on Saturday, October 26. More details to come.
All Saints Catholic Church, 1401 Teche Street, will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, November 3, with a banquet at the Royal Palms Restaurant. Tickets are on sale for $40 or $400 for a table of 10. Contact the church parish office or the Centennial committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prosperity in Algiers
This day-long event on November 9, presented by Old Algiers Main Street Corporation, Algiers Economic Development Foundation and Algiers Development District will offer opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors and developers to take advantage of historic tax credits and Opportunity Zone incentives and other opportunities within the community. The event will be held at the Algiers Auditorium. Registration information to come.
Finale of Tricentennial Year! Look for details for this event!
Algiers Tricentennial sponsors include Entergy, Algiers Development District,
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and Port of New Orleans.
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The official Tricentennial poster
The "300" sign was installed at the Algiers Ferry Terminal
ZULU in Algiers