Calendar of Events
May 10, 2019
John McDonogh Day
9:45 a.m., Friday, May 10
McDonoghville Cemetery, 520 Hancock Street, Gretna
This annual event honors 19th century Algiers resident John McDonogh for his legacy of 39 public schools to New Orleans, Algiers, and Gretna.
(In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, 9:45 a.m.)
May 11, 2019
Your Story, Our Story
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Pride of Algiers Masonic Lodge
922 Teche Street
During the Old Algiers Crawfish Boil
Bring an item or a photograph of something with sentimental value and tell your Algiers family's story. University of New Orleans faculty and students will be on hand to assist in uploading video and/or audio stories to the Your Story, Our Story website. Everyone with a history is invited! Your Story, Our Story is a program initiated by the New York Tenement Museum and managed locally by the Midlo Center at UNO.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about this program.
May 11, 2019
Annual Old Algiers Crawfish Boil
12 noon-5 p.m., 922 Teche Street
Tickets will be sold at oldalgierscrawfish.org
Old Algiers Main Street Corporation and Pride of Algiers Masonic Lodge Boosters will host the fourth annual event with live entertainment. The Tricentennial Committee will host a Your Story, Our Story session inside the lodge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If interested in sharing, email email@example.com for details.
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.
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. 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 resident in the Algiers community of Tunisburg and a major influence on the featured musicians. Discounted ticket prices for students. Date and location TBD.
The kick off for the Classroom Learning Program that will teach young people the rich history and culture of Old Algiers will coincide with the 2019-2020 school year.
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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