public meeting is organized by officials from the Regional Planning
Commission (RPC), Regional Transit Authority, and the mayor’s Office of
Transportation, some of whom will be in attendance.
Links is a year-long project to study transit connectivity between
Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard parishes. RPC partnered with
Jefferson Transit to conduct the study, which received support from New
job is to help people get to work, schools, health appointments,
entertainment and more across the region,” RPC Director Roesel said in a
prepared statement. “It’s the reason we’re encouraging the public to
The Red Dress Run is an event organized by the New Orleans Hash House Harriers (NOH3) on the second Saturday of August each year and thousands of men and women wearing red dresses will be running through the French Quarter on August 10 with drinks in hand.
Now in its 25th year, the purpose of the run is to raise money for local charities and nonprofits. The event is similar to Hash House Harrier events in other parts of the world, except this one is in New Orleans.
The Hash House Harriers is a worldwide social organization of people who get together for non-competitive runs and drink alcoholic beverages. Their slogan is “a drinking club with a running problem.” The term hasher refers to members of the social club.
Red Dress Run co-rganizer Bill Healy told WVUE’s Nancy Parker that the run originally began with 60 to 100 of the NOH3’s members in the first few years. Eventually, the club allowed non-members to join and let them register. All of the money for registration goes to charity, Healy said.
Now the event attracts thousands. Co-organizer Chris Vial told Parker that as many as 4,000 people could participate this year. In addition to the people who pay to register for the actual run, Vial estimated that as many as 15,000 people will just show up to the French Quarter wearing red or red dresses—meaning you don’t actually need to register to enjoy the festivities.
“It’s about that big every year,” Vial said. “We’ve grown exponentially each year in small increments. It’s New Orleans, it’s a big party.”
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at Crescent Park and the run begins somewhere along North Peters Street at 10:30 a.m. The run itself is only a short distance, but the event lasts all day. Only those who register can participate in the run.
Registration is $65, which includes free beer, lunch, live bands, and a bib with a registration number. Parking costs $20 at 450 Mandeville St. for all day. For more information, visit neworleanshash.com.
Titled “A MidSummer Night’s Cream,” the event will include an evening of “sparkly drink specials,” go-go dancers, and a “Most Fabulous Fairie” costume contest with prizes and $1,500 in cash. The contest will be judged by Daniels, Lewis St. Louis, and a surprise celebrity.
Additionally, there will be a silent auction, raffle, and Gentilly Snow will be serving food with a portion of the sales being donated to the LGBT Community Center.
Daniels—AKA Stephanie Clifford, a Baton Rouge native—was embroiled in a sex scandal involving President Donald Trump, who reportedly paid $130,000 via his personal (now imprisoned) attorney Michael Cohen in hush money before the 2016 presidential election to cover up an alleged affair with Daniels.
The benefit, which runs from 9 to 11 p.m., is organized by Daniels’ own Swamp Trash Events. Tickets range from $20 to $100 and can be purchased in advance at Big Daddy’s and GrandPre. There isn’t a fee to enter the costume contest but contestants must sign up before 10 p.m.
Now in its 19th year, the festival coincides with Armstrong’s birthday on August 4 and features a line-up of food, music, and special events throughout the French Quarter.
Armstrong (1901-1971) was born and raised in New Orleans and came to be one of the most influential musicians in the Jazz Age. He performed with music greats such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bing Crosby. Armstrong’s aptitude for the arts extended into acting, in which he occasionally starred in movies such as”Hello, Dolly!” with Barbara Streisand. The movie’s title song earned Armstrong a Grammy Award in 1964.
Armstrong earned the nickname of Satchmo, the origins of which are disputed.
The festival that bears his name started in 2000 and has become a summer mainstay. While the festival itself is located at This year, the festival begins August 1 with a kickoff party at the Omni Royal Hotel located at 621 St. Louis St. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Price per guest is $65 or $110 for two guests if purchased together.
Three stages will hold live bands during the course of the festival.
Fidelity Bank Stage (located on Barracks Street) August 2 Preservation Brass from 12 to 1:10 p.m.
New Orleans spawned its own punk rock scene that has persisted for at least four decades. It doesn’t appear to be letting up as Creepy Fest 2019 returns from July 17 to 21 with dozens of bands performing at several venues across the city.
Creepy Fest has its roots in cinema. According to Antigravity, Creepy Fest began as a film showing for Creepy Dean, a film produced by local Terror Optics studios that had a soundtrack featuring songs from more than a dozen bands. The showings were just a CD release to promote the bands and it morphed into the punk festival it is today, organizer Bill Heintz told Antigravity in 2013. Heintz, a graphic designer by trade, has performed as a drummer with several Creepy Fest bands, including The Pallbearers.