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NOLA History: 6 Interesting New Orleans Cemeteries

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October is a wonderful time of year for exploring cemeteries in New Orleans. The heat of the summer has broken, making it more comfortable to explore outdoor spaces. Here are seven interesting cemeteries in New Orleans. We can’t guarantee they’re haunted, but you’ll learn some history along the way, for sure.

Hebrew Rest in Gentilly (photo courtesy Infrogmation)

Hebrew Rest

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Chris Trew

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“At the time, there was no place in New Orleans to pursue comedy. There was no leadership,” said comedian Chris Trew. He first got into comedy as a student at LSU, but found himself unable to pursue his dreams in his favorite city.

So the seed was planted. Chris decided he wanted to open up a space in New Orleans …

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Prospect.3: A New Orleans Art Scavenger Hunt

in Arts & Culture, Events, Things To Do

Starting Oct. 25, contemporary art invades every corner of New Orleans with Prospect.3, an international art biennial featuring work by 58 artists in 18 venues. Venues include New Orleans art galleries and museums, but you’ll also find art in outdoor spaces and even on a barge on the Mississippi River. There are also community events and parties held in conjunction …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Bad Bart’s Black Jambalaya

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Bad Bart’s Black Jambalaya delivers on meaty flavors. You won’t find seafood here: smoked sausage, roasted chicken thighs, and braised pork are a trinity in and of themselves, although the classic trio of celery, peppers, and onions makes an appearance, too. Just the tiniest teaspoon of cayenne pepper heats this jambalaya right up – so much so that it was …

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GoNOLA Find: May Books

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May Books in Sterling Provisions (Photo: Liz Beeson)

Tucked away in the beautiful Sterling Provisions, a vintage furniture and houseware store in the Faubourg Marginy, the newly opened May Books is a hidden gem for enthusiasts of design, art, architecture and photography. Created as an extension of the May Art Gallery, this well curated book shop is home to a …

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Celebrating Death Through Life: Día de Los Muertos in New Orleans

Photo “calavera with hat” courtesy of Angélica Portales
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Would you be caught dead (no pun intended) spending your day in a cemetery? Well, maybe only in New Orleans because our Cities of the Dead command a closer look. But for el Día de los Muertos, commonly known as the Day of the Dead, traditionally people visit the graves of …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: Lakeview

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Of the many diverse and interesting neighborhoods in New Orleans, Lakeview enjoys a special pride of place among New Orleanians. Developed in the middle of the 20th century, this charming neighborhood, bounded by City Park, Bayou St. John, Lakeshore Drive along Lake Ponchartrain and 17th Street Canal, is a quiet, suburban-like neighborhood with classic mid-century and new modern architecture. Its …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Family Friendly Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers a wide variety of cultural experiences, ranging from classic Americana at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival to new works by independent filmmakers at the New Orleans Film Festival. Get in the mood for Halloween at the family-friendly Boo at the Zoo, or see something truly spooky (without the little ones in tow) …

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Halloween New Orleans: Party for a Good Cause

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Now in its 31st year, Halloween New Orleans remains one of the major highlights of the local LGBT community’s social calendar. This four-day event — which this year kicks off on Oct. 23 — is the largest gay Halloween celebration in the country and recently earned a featured exhibition in the permanent collection of the Stonewall National Museum and Archives. …

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Top 10 New Orleans Restaurants to Celebrate National Dessert Day

Food

In case you need another reason to indulge at your favorite New Orleans restaurant, today just so happens to be National Dessert Day. What constitutes dessert is different for everyone, but more often than not, people can categorize themselves as a lover of one or more of the following: pie, cake, ice cream, chocolate or pastries. Depending on what you …

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GoNOLA TV: Finding Fresh Seafood at the Westwego Seafood Market

Food Video

October is National Seafood Month, but all year round in New Orleans you can find delicious fresh seafood. One the best places to take advantage of the bounty of our local waterways — one that you might not know about — is the Westwego Seafood Market. It’s located off the Westbank Expressway, which at about 25 minutes from Downtown New …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 4 Top Places to Jog in New Orleans

Family Friendly Sports & Recreation

Fall weather in New Orleans is perfect. It’s just cool enough to go outside without a coat, and it rarely rains (at least by New Orleans standards). This cool weather is a perfect opportunity for those who prefer to exercise outdoors, whether you’re just an avid runner or you are training for a marathon. Here are four great areas to …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Crab Potstickers with Pea Shoot Butter

Food Recipes

You know it’s Louisiana Seafood Festival this weekend, but did you know it’s also National Seafood Month? With that in mind, this week’s Recipes at Home features one of the ocean’s most prized catches: crab. Stuffed with ingredients from both land and sea (chanterelle mushrooms, lobster roe and ham, to name a few), these crab potstickers from GW Fins are …

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GoNOLA Find: Playhouse Nola

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Conveniently located near the bustling Bywater and its growing food scene, a new theater space has made its home. Husband and wife team Dustan and Laura Costine recently renovated and opened a new performance venue called Playhouse Nola, at 3214 Burgundy St.. This intimate theater will provide the New Orleans acting community with an alternative space for rehearsals, performances and …

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Halloween in New Orleans: Fun for Little Ones

Events Family Friendly Things To Do

While Halloween offers plenty of fun and scary activities for adults, the holiday built around costuming and acquiring candy is inherently kid-friendly. We rounded up a list of Halloween activities in New Orleans that kids will love but adults should enjoy, as well. Events include traditional Halloween activities, a fundraiser, a haunted house on the water and even a dog-friendly …

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The Mirliton Festival: A Bywater Celebration

Events

On Oct. 25, the Bywater neighborhood will come alive with local food, art, music and, of course, mirlitons. To get excited about the Mirliton Festival, you’ll first have to know what a mirliton is. The mirliton is a mild flavored, pear shaped fruit that has been traditionally grown in many backyards across the city. In south Louisiana, mirlitons are omnipresent …

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