Calendar of Events
June 6, 2019
Although this event is not in Algiers, the story started in Algiers three centuries ago. “Le Code Noir”, a play by Tommye Myrick and Mark R. Summer tells the story of the first two ships carrying enslaved Africans from Benin to Algiers, where they disembarked. To control the West African population, France enacted “Le Code Noir” (The Black Code) in 1724. This sneak preview at 6 p.m. at the Le Musee’ Museum, 2336 Esplanade Ave., is free, but requires reservations: 504-232-5074 or 504-473-0009.
June 9, 2019
Through Our Elders’ Eyes: The History and Mystery of Algiers – An intergenerational poetry and story-telling event is being presented by Sunni Patterson and Cedric “Hollywood” Delahoussaye from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Off Da Hook Cafe, 1113 Teche Street. Presentations are appropriate for children, young adults and elders. Light refreshments will be provided by Old Algiers Main Street Corporation. Free to the public.
June 15, 2019
Juneteenth Program – Rev. Brian Richardson and Sen. Troy Carter will present a “Juneteenth” program at the Algiers Auditorium at Federal City at 6:30 p.m. Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally throughout the former Confederate States of America.
Algiers Historical Society - The monthly meeting will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June15, at the Algiers Regional Library. The featured speaker will be Gaynell Brady, who will discuss African American genealogy through the lens of her ancestors, the Green, Meyer and Jefferson families. Visit Algiershistoricalsociety.org for more information.
June 19, 2019
10 am - 11am As part of the International Day of Drumming and Healing, an African Drumming procession will begin at the Algiers Ferry Landing and continue to the Courthouse, along the levee and other points to be determined. Program producers are Luther Gray, of Congo Square Preservation Society, and the Committee to Honor Juan St. Malo;
12 Noon - 7pm Celebration of Juan St. Malo, Black Indians and Maroon communities in Algiers and other parts of Louisiana at Black Star Caffe, 800 Belleville Street.
June - December, 2019
Tricentennial Exhibit The Algiers Historical Society presents a rotating Tricentennial exhibit at the Algiers Regional Library through December. Open during library hours.
August 25, 2019
Marker Installation and Dedication to commemorate the landing of ships carrying enslaved Africans in Old Algiers. This event is being planned in conjunction with the 400th anniversary commemoration of the arrival of the first slave ships to America’s East and South coasts. The event will take place at the Historic Algiers Courthouse. Open to the public. More details to come.
September (Date TBA)
Listen and Learn! 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. Tentative date is September 14 at Landry-Walker High School. Tickets go on sale in August.
The Algiers Point Association will celebrate the upgrades to the Jazz Walk of Fame along the levee. Technology improvements and the addition of an Algiers musician to the tour are part of the upgrades.
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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