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📜 How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

By Matthew Hinton | July 2, 2021

In an attempt to earn the full freedom and equality of the white caste, Captain André Cailloux fought in the Battle at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863 becoming the first widely publicized Black Civil War hero. His funeral was the largest procession the city had seen at the time, and is considered by many to be the predecessor to modern-day jazz funerals and second lines.

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Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

By Matt Haines | July 1, 2021

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

👀 NOLA Hosted a World’s Fair in 1884, But Relics Still Dot the City

By Matt Haines | June 25, 2021

Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

By Matthew Hinton | June 25, 2021

In an attempt to earn the full freedom and equality of the white caste, Captain André Cailloux fought in the Battle at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863 becoming the first widely publicized Black Civil War hero. His funeral was the largest procession the city had seen at the time, and is considered by many to be the predecessor to modern-day jazz funerals and second lines.

Things we miss in New Orleans East

By Justin Joseph | June 22, 2021

Remember Jazzland? We take a look back at some of the forgotten sites in New Orleans East

Not your average daiquiri: the best frozen cocktails in New Orleans are made with local ingredients

By Beth D'Addono | June 21, 2021

Brain freeze may be the only surefire antidote to the swampy New Orleans heat. The best frozen cocktails aren’t the kind that are loaded with sugar and stain your lips cherry red or passion purple. We’re talking about slushy cocktails for grownups, powered by seasonal ingredients and good booze.

Top 5-04: Unique museums across New Orleans

By Marielle Songy | June 14, 2021

Here in New Orleans, we love a museum; it almost seems like there’s one around every corner. While we all know about the more popular museums in town like NOMA and The Ogden, we also have a great selection of more curated museums, as well. Here are the top 5 “hidden” museums that you might want to explore, the next time you’re looking for a learning adventure in New Orleans.

New Orleans Hosted a World’s Fair in 1884, But Relics Still Dot the City If You Know Where to Look

By Matt Haines | June 14, 2021

Here’s a list of some of the most notable remnants from the 1884 World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.

Top 5-04: Top 5 Spots to Enjoy an Outdoor Drink in New Orleans

By Matt Haines | June 7, 2021

There’s no way to know when the first New Orleanians sipped her or his beverage of choice in the fresh air, but courtyards have been a recognizable element of what is now the French Quarter since the late-1700s. Here’s our list of where you can get an adult brew with a view.

Fixing for a swim without breaking the bank? These pools across New Orleans have you covered

By Marielle Songy | May 26, 2021

Hotels, a university and even a bar; there are plenty of places to get in the swim of things.