Calendar of Events
February 16, 2019
1:30-3:30 p.m., Woldenberg Village
3701 Behrman Place, Algiers
Your Story, Our Story
Join the Algiers Tricentennial Committee to tell your story related to Algiers history for the YOUR STORY, OUR STORY web site. University of New Orleans faculty and students will be on hand to assist in uploading video and/or audio stories about a treasured possession or photograph. Tell us about the memories associated with the item – such as a multi-generational christening gown, a rolling pin your grandmother used to make biscuits, or a photo of your high school graduating class.
YOUR STORY, OUR STORY is a program initiated by the New York Tenement Museum and managed locally by the Midlo Center at UNO.
May 11, 2019
12 noon-5 p.m., 922 Teche Street
Tickets will be sold at oldalgierscrawfish.org
Annual Old Algiers Crawfish Boil
All-You-Can-East Crawfish and more! Old Algiers Main Street Corporation and Pride of Algiers Masonic Lodge Boosters will host the fourth annual event with live entertainment.
Music and spoken word event in conjunction with Ashe Cultural Center to offer opportunities to young people in the creative arts. Date and location TBD. Free and open to the public.
August 25, 2019
Installation and dedication of the marker to commemorate the landing of slave ships in Old Algiers beginning in the 1720s. This event is in conjunction the 400th anniversary of the first slave ships to arrive in America, which will feature commemorations in slave ports on the East and South coasts. Location, Algiers Riverfront, details TBD.
Listen and Learn! Jazz band leader, clarinetist and scholar Dr. Michael White and professor, author and musician Tom Sancton will discuss and perform in a tribute to famed clarinetist George Lewis, who was a long-time resident in the Algiers community of Tunisburg. Discounted ticket prices for students. Date and location TBD.
Finale of Tricentennial Year! Look for details for this very special event!
Algiers Tricentennial sponsors include Entergy, Algiers Development District, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and Port of New Orleans.
To include items in the Tricentennial Calendar, please send a short description with a date, time and place to firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of three days before you would like it published. Items should have some relevance to the history, present or future of Algiers and be open to the public.
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