First Fridays on the Boulevard

Music, Food, Drink, Art, special discounts 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

November 2, 2018

Roux Carre' Food Court

2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Happy Hour at the bar. Cole Williams Band live 5:30-8:30.

Ashe’ Cultural Arts Center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Celebrating Cuba: Family Day activities noon and 2:00pm; Night in Cuba 6:00-8:00pm with Cuban food, live music and dancing (ticketed events). “Pass it On” in memory of “Peaches” Calwell at 8:00pm.

The Revolution

1840 Thalia St.

Bar/restaurant/lounge hosts Issa Vibe Fridays 9-11:30pm with DJ Mushatt. Plus, happy hour 4-7pm with great discounts.

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cocktail discounts until 5pm. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) party with Frida Kahlo costume contest. Latin dance with Javier Gutierrez and VIVAZ! live. 7-11pm

Brady's wine warehouse

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Free tasting 6-8pm with Urban South Brewery! Wine bar open until 8pm while you shop for wine, beer, booze.  Brady's delivers--download the Drizly app on your phone or go to

toups south

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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

Orleans coffee house

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Great coffees and food at the cafe' open 8am-3pm Mon-Fri and 8am-2pm on Saturdays.

Cafe Roma

1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Open 11am-midnight for dining in, takeout, and delivery. Classic pastas, sandwiches, salads and pizza. BYOB.

youth empowerment Project

1604 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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

zeitgeist multidisciplinary arts center

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Film screenings:

7:00 pm - THUNDER ROAD, SXSW & Deauville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner written, directed by and starring New Orleans’ own Jim Cummings as a wayward police officer whose life unravels while giving the eulogy at his mother’s funeral.
8:45 pm - ALL ABOUT NINA, Nina Geld (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is an up-and-coming comedian in New York City. She’s funny, smart and has worked hard to build a career for herself in the male-dominated world of stand-up. But when it comes to romantic relationships, Nina’s life is a mess. Co-starring Chase Crawford, Common, Camryn Manheim, Jay Mohr, Mindy Sterling, Beau Bridges, Angelique Cabral, etc.

central city bbq

1201 S. Rampart

Happy hour 3-6pm with drinks for $1 to $7 and bar snacks $3-$6.

new orleans tattoo museum & studio

1915 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

Free museum admission, and studio open until 8pm to answer all your tattoo questions!

International Vintage Guitars

1430 Baronne St. 

Check out the new inventory of guitars, amps and accessories until 6pm. Ask about guitar lessons!

and more--watch for updates!

Find your way around the neighborhood:  Click here for a Map of locations