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

nov 3, 2017

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 $3 martini.

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cocktail discounts until 5pm. Free live music 7-10pm with Los Caballeros del Son, great food.

new orleans jazz market

1439 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Open at 8am for Freelance Friday with free wifi and a relaxed vibe. Happy Hour 5-8pm at the bar with beer, wine and cocktail specials.

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 Drizly app on your phone or go to www.drizly.com.

toups south

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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

artist & craftsman Supply

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Open until 7pm. 20% discount for teachers and students.

Orleans coffee house

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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

ashe' cultural arts center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Trunk show! Beautiful clothes and accessories from the diaspora available for purchase at this special showing 5:00-7:00pm.

Cafe Roma (new!)

1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Now 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 new thrift shop, and the bicycle shop too! Open 10am-6pm.

zeitgeist multidisciplinary arts center

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Film screening:

9:00 pm- Neither Wolf Nor Dog

An adaptation of the landmark 1996 best-selling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn. The film takes you deep into the world of an Indian elder known only as Dan. It's a world of Indian towns, white roadside cafes, and abandoned roads that swirl with the memories of the Ghost Dance and Sitting Bull. Readers meet vivid characters like Jumbo, a 400-pound mechanic, and Annie, an 80-year-old Lakota woman living in a log cabin. Threading through the book is the story of two men struggling to find a common voice. Neither Wolf nor Dog takes readers to the heart of the Native American experience. As the story unfolds, Dan speaks eloquently on the difference between land and property, the power of silence, and the selling of sacred ceremonies.

Exhibit: Mini Worlds by artist Sean Issofresh.

The blue House

1700 S. Rampart St. 

Closing reception for exhibit: Anxiety/Ancestry 7:30-9:00pm

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 9pm to answer all your tattoo questions!

Charlie Boy (men's shop)

2043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Shop the new selections until 6pm--clothing and accessories (check out the new lapel pins).

International Vintage Guitars

1430 Baronne St. 

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


October 6, 2017

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 $3 martini.

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cocktail discounts until 5pm. Free live music 7-10pm with Merengue Four, and great food!

new orleans jazz market

1439 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Open at 8am for Freelance Friday with free wifi and a relaxed vibe. Happy Hour 5-8pm at the bar with beer, wine and cocktail specials.

Main Street Open House

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
3:30-5:30pm stop in to learn about the Partners in Preservation competition (and vote for our project!) while enjoying snacks from our neighborhood businesses. www.voteyourmainstreet.org

Cafe Roma (new!)

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

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 Drizly app on your phone or go to www.drizly.com.

Roux Carre, The food port of new orleans

2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Extended happy hour with discount drinks from the bar 5-8pm. Music with DJ RQ Away. Selection of great food from Johnny's Jamaican Grill, Diva Dawg, Estralita's Express, the Pupusa Lady and the Cupcake Collection (brand new!) until 8pm.

toups south

1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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

artist & craftsman Supply

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Open until 7pm. 30% discount for teachers and students.

Orleans coffee house

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Try out the boulevard's newest cafe' open 8am-3pm Mon-Fri and 8am-2pm on Saturdays.

ashe' cultural arts center

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Side by Side Art Exhibition: "Things Imagined: Life Outside the Lines"
Runs September 8, 2017 through November 26, 2017.
Exhibition Hours: 10 AM - 6:00 PM

Some people use rulers and straight edges to describe the world around them. This exhibition explores life outside the edges, things imagined beyond the lines. “Things Imagined” explores images of life outside the lines. Dreams, ideas, thoughts and visions spread beyond the edges and can’t or won’t fit inside a box. Featuring work by Gason Ayisyin, Lisa DuBois, Kenneth LaFrance, Pat Jolly, Tela La'Ray Love, David Nadalin, Kharam Ngati, B'Rael Ali Thunder

youth empowerment Project

1604 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

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

zeitgeist multidisciplinary arts center

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Film screenings:

6:00pm: EX LIBRIS. Documentary takes you behind the scenes of one of the greatest institutions of knowledge in the world: the New York Public Library.

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 9pm to answer all of your tattoo questions!

Charlie Boy (men's shop)

2043 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Shop the new selections until 6pm--clothing and accessories (check out the new lapel pins).

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