First Fridays on the Boulevard

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

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

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

 

april 7, 2017

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 5:30-7:30. Selection of great food from Johnny's Jamaican Grill,  Diva Dawg, Black Swan, Estralita's Express, and The Pupusa Lady

Primitivo

1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

 Great happy hour food and drink specials 3-6pm

dryades public market

1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Shopping until 8pm, and Bar 38 is open with happy hour specials 4-6pm including $3 draft beers. Crawfish is $2.99/pound while supplies last

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

First Friday with the talented Javier Gutierrez & Josh Reppel. Free live music 7-10pm

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, plus beer, wine, and cocktails.

The Building at 1427

1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

An Exhibition of original Works by Martin Payton and Danny Jupiter.  Opening Reception 7- 10pm

pelican bomb gallery x

1612 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

See the free exhibit until 8pm: “Mutual Support,” a group exhibition highlighting artists whose practices engage issues of mental health and wellness. Whether in a doctor’s office, at home, or in public spaces, these artists center the process of taking care of others through conversation and collective action and address the connections between physical, social, and spiritual well-being. Though distinct in their approaches, each of these projects affirms the important role art can play in the creation and support of healthier, more caring communities. Artists: Tatyana Fazlalizadeh; Saul Robbins; Rachel Wallis; Evan Falbaum; and Residents of Shreveport, Louisiana, under the Direction of Nick Cave

New Orleans tattoo museum & studio

1915 Martin Luther King Blvd. 

Free museum admission, open house, and wine 3-9pm

Toups south

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Happy hour drink specials 3-6pm

ashe' cultural arts center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Become an Ashe' donor/member or volunteer! Come to an open house and appreciation 6-8pm featuring food and live music from the Heartbeat Brass Band (McMain High School!) Doors open at 5:30

Brady's wine warehouse

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Wine bar open until 8pm while you shop for wine, beer, booze

charlie boy men's shop

1043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

10% off all accessories, including great new lapel pins

Peoples Health new orleans jazz market

1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Happy hour at the Bolden bar with drink specials

 

and more--watch for updates!

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