First Fridays on the Boulevard

Music, Food, Drink, Art, and more the first Friday of every month

The Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. neighborhood is a great destination! First Fridays feature restaurant food and drink specials, films, art exhibits, educational opportunities, live music, wine tastings, sales, and interactive activities.  Check back each month for the list of activities or follow us on Facebook

june 2, 2017

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cocktail discounts until 5pm. Live music 7-10pm with Javier Gutierrez & Josh Reppel.

artist & craftsman supply

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Everything is 20% off 5-7pm!

Brady's wine warehouse

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Wine bar open until 8pm while you shop for wine, beer, booze.  Brady's delivers--download the Drizyly app on your phone or go to www.drizly.com.

Roux Carre, The food port of new orleans

2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Happy hour with discount drinks from the bar 3-6pm. DJ Dre Slim 5-8pm.  Selection of great food from Johnny's Jamaican Grill, Diva Dawg, Estralita's Express, and the Pupusa Lady.

dryades public market

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Shopping until 8pm, and Bar 38 is open with happy hour specials 4-6pm including $2 bottled beers, $3 wines and a $3 martini.

creative Alliance of new orleans gallery

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 3rd floor (above Dryades Public Market)

Exhibit of the work of local artist Keith Duncan on view until 8pm on the third floor.

toups south

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Happy hour 3-6pm with great drink and food specials.

Orleans coffee house (new!)

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Start your morning off right at the boulevard's newest cafe' open 8-3 Mon-Fri and 8-2 on Saturdays.

ashe' cultural arts center

1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Staged reading of "Postcards From Over the Edge" at 8pm.

youth empowerment Project

1604 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Check out the new thrift shop, and the bicycle shop too! Open 10am-6pm.

zeitgeist multidisciplinary arts center

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Film screenings: Karl Marx City at 5:20pm, Window Houses at 7pm; live music with jazz trio "Dennis Gonzalez Yells at Eels" at 9pm.

new orleans jazz market

1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

DJ Lil Jodeci at 9pm. Drink specials, games, food pop-up and featured cocktails by Avion Tequila.

cafe reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cafe Reconcile is now open for dinner on Friday nights, 5:30-9:00pm! Special dinner menu with great choices. BYOB bring your own wine, beer, cocktails (waiting on liquor license!)

 

may 5, 2017

Brady's wine warehouse

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Wine bar open until 8pm while you shop for wine, beer, booze. 10% off pours from the wine dispensers from 5-7pm.  Brady's delivers--download the Drizyly app on your phone or go to www.drizly.com

Roux Carre, The food port of new orleans

2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Happy hour with discount drinks from the bar 3-6pm. Live music 'til 7:30pm. Selection of great food from Johnny's Jamaican Grill, Diva Dawg, Estralita's Express, and the Pupusa Lady

dryades public market

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Shopping until 8pm, and Bar 38 is open with happy hour specials 4-6pm including $2 bottled beers and the "Fire Drill" cocktail for $5

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

It's Cinco de Mayo!

The celebration will spill outdoors with DJ Sin Promesas at 4:30pm and Fredy Omar con Su Banda at 7:30pm.  DJ SIN PROMESAS (NO PROMISES) has been living and performing in New Orleans for two years.  She has toured nationally with her electronics project DOLCE and is currently a DJ at WTUL.  Expect a mix of dance music from Latin America that includes underground electronic artists, pop music and everything in between.  Legendary Latin crooner Fredy Omar, former "Latin King of Frenchman Street," will have his one and only appearance during Jazz Fest at Casa Borrega's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Orleans coffee house (new!)

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Stop by to say hello and get a sneak peek of the soon-to-be opened Orleans Coffee House from 10am-5pm

international vintage guitars

1430 Baronne St.

Free strings and strap with any guitar purchase 11am-6pm.

ashe' cultural arts center

1724 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Grand opening of New Orleans' new Central City Visitor's Center, right on the boulevard at Ashe'!

The ribbon-cutting celebration will feature a Mardi Gras Indian Suit Exhibition with colorful, authentic suits created and worn by Big Chief Howard Miller of the Creole Wild West (CWW).  Also showcased will be costumes worn by the New Orleans Creole Belle Baby Dolls marching club, photography from the Cosette Richard Collection, and visual art created by the senior citizens of the Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation.

youth empowerment Project

1604 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Check out the new thrift shop, and the bicycle shop too! Open 10am-6pm

zeitgeist multidisciplinary arts center

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

5:00 to 7:00 pm - Exhibit open: LIVING THE DREAM: Music Photographs by Sam Emerson

7:15 pm - Film: GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

9:00 pm - Film: ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

concordia architecture, planning & community engagement

2016 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Concordia will present a free screening of the documentary “Finding Common Ground” which explores traditional ecological knowledge and its importance in planning for coastal restoration in Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta. The screening will begin at 4:30pm and be followed by a roundtable discussion

charlie boy men's shop

2043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

10% off all accessories, including great new lapel pins

new orleans jazz market

1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Live music: Nayo Jones 8:30pm-10:30pm. DJ Raj Smooth 10:30pm-1:30am.  $10 cover - 100% goes to InspireNOLA Scholarship Fund. Happy Hour drink specials until 9pm

cafe reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cafe Reconcile is now open for dinner on Friday nights, 5:30-9:00pm! Special dinner menu with great choices. BYOB

 

and more--watch for updates!

 

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