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

july 7, 2017

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cocktail discounts until 5pm. Free live music 7-10pm with Leonardo Hernandez Trio, great food.

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. 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

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Exhibit open until 6pm: MAAFA Side-by-Side.  African Diasporic subjects as vessels in connection with infinity: The Swahili word for spirit or soul is Roho. Babu is the Swahili word for grandfather or ancestor. The Ashé Side By Side Maafa Exhibition seeks to explore the intersection between ancestors of the African Diaspora and the divine essence that is the human spirit.  Featured Artists: Dail Chambers, Roslyn J. Smith, Karel Sloane-Boekbinder, Kenneth LaFrance, Cosette Richard, Leona Strassberg Steiner, B’rael Ali, Rukiya, Sean Clark, Anthony Heyward, Freddye Hill, Charles Lovell, Kharam Ngati and Lisa Dubois.

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: HARMONIUM at 7pm
Koji Fukada (Japanese horror/thriller) HARMONIUM captivated critics and audiences alike during the 69th Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize.

new orleans tattoo museum & studio

1915 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 

Free museum admission, and 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 lapel pins).

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!)

 

and more--watch for updates!

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