Calendar of Events
Opportunity Zones Provide New Economic Development Tool
Opportunity Zones are a new community development program designed to drive much needed investment to communities that are low income, or have lacked critical investment. Established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, this new federal capital gains tax incentive program provides a federal tax incentive for investors to re-invest their capital gains into Opportunity Funds, which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in designated low-income areas.
Types of Investments
• Commercial Developments
• Innovation Districts
• Brownfield Redevelopment
• Energy Assets
• Main Streets
• Transit-Oriented Development
Where are the Qualified Opportunity Zones in Algiers?
While there are 21 Qualified Opportunity Zones in New Orleans, there are only two in Algiers:
Census tract 2 in Old Algiers, and the former Naval Support Activity property now known as Federal City are the Qualified Opportunity Zones *
*Opportunity Zone locations were submitted for inclusion by the chief executive officer of each state in the U.S., District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.
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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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 on sale now.
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.
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.
The official Tricentennial poster
The "300" sign was installed at the Algiers Ferry Terminal
ZULU in Algiers