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

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!

Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cafe Reconcile is now open on Friday nights for dinner!  Happy hour in the outdoor courtyard 5-7pm and dinner 5:30-9pm. 

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.

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 until 8pm. Music with DJ Dre Slim 5-8pm.

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.

Exhibit open until 6pm.

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:

EX LIBRIS. This 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!

sept 1, 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 Luna Mora, great food.

Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Cafe Reconcile is now open on Friday nights for dinner (and cocktails)!  Happy hour in the outdoor courtyard 5-7pm and dinner 5:30-9pm. 

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. 30% 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.

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 screenings:

7:00 pm- FOUR DAYS IN FRANCE   Jérôme Reybaud’s remarkably accomplished feature debut is a sly and sophisticated take on gay romance in the 21st century. On a seemingly ordinary night in Paris, Pierre takes one last look his lover Paul’s sleeping body, then steals away into the early morning light. Where he’s headed, neither of them know. Pierre’s only guide is his Grindr app, which leads him on a series of encounters with an indelible cast of characters across the French countryside. Paul sets out after him, using his own phone to track Pierre’s movements in a strange and wonderful game of Grindr cat-and-mouse.

8:45 pm- ESCAPES   Escapes blazes a wild path through mid-20th-century Hollywood via the experiences of Hampton Fancher – flamenco dancer, actor, and the unlikely producer and screenwriter of the landmark sci-fi classic Blade Runner. (Fancher also penned the story for its sequel, Blade Runner 2049.) A consummate raconteur, Fancher recounts episodes from his remarkable life — romantic misadventures with silver-screen stars, wayward acts of chivalry, jealousy, and friendship — matched with a parallel world of film and TV footage wherein Fancher plays cowboys, killers, fops, cads, and the occasional hero. Escapes shows how one man’s personal journey can unexpectedly shape a medium’s future.

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!

and more--watch for updates!

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