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Weekend Picks: pool parties, second lines and serenades

We never need a reason to celebrate in New Orleans, but a long weekend for Memorial Day on Monday seems like a great excuse to pull out the pool noodles and grills.

by Mary Staes
May 22, 2019

We never need a reason to celebrate in New Orleans, but a long weekend for Memorial Day on Monday seems like a great excuse to pull out the pool noodles and grills.

Here are our weekend picks:

Fri. May 24, 2019

Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Baby Doll Bar Crawl
When: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Starts at Armstrong Park Arch
Price: $40

The Treme/7th Ward Arts & Cultural Festival presents the Baby Doll Bar Crawl. Stops include Bullets Sports Bar, Seal’s Class Act, Kermit’s Mother-In-Law Lounge, Lil People’s Place and the Candlelight Lounge. Don’t worry about walking, transportation will be provided, but there’s only room for 40 people, so make sure you get your tickets beforehand. Click here for more information and tickets. 

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What: Memorial Weekend Pool Party
When: May 24-May 27
Where: The Country Club
Price: $20 for nonmembers, free for members

For four days straight, The Country Club will be hosting a Memorial Day weekend party! Bring your swimsuit and grab some food from the Cabana Bar and outdoor grill. Click here for more information.

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Sat. May 25, 2019

 

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What: A Conversation with Civil Rights Leader Leona Tate
When: 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: French Quarter Visitor Center
Price: Free

Leona Tate was six years old when she walked into a formerly all-white elementary school in 1960, one of four little girls who helped desegregate New Orleans public schools. She has been working to assure civil rights for all ever since. Click here for more information. 

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What: Arts Market at Palmer Park
When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Palmer Park
Price: Free to attend

This art market features a kids tent for the little ones, music by Tiffany Pollack and Co., and crawfish from NOLA Crawfish King. Click here for more information. 

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Sun. May 26, 2019

What: Bike Easy Second Line
When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Starts in front of the New Orleans Museum of Art
Price: Free

What’s a Sunday without a second line? You can start early this week with the free Bike Easy Second Line. Anyone can participate, and even the brass band will be on wheels. Click here for more information.

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Photo by Matthew Hinton

What: Teddy’s Twilight Serenade
When: 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: The Music Box Village
Price: $20 general admission

It’s the last show in the performance season for the Music Box Village! Teddy’s Twilight Serenade is a supper club under the stars, and it’s the first big performance featuring the newest instrument to the collection, “Elevator Pitch,” which highlights voices of the deaf community. Click here for more information and tickets. 

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Fests this weekend

Greek Fest | Thurs. May 23 – Sun. May 26 | Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral

Mary Staes is our Digital Curator. She crafts content for our social media platforms and our website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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