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Easter in New Orleans is Different: Three Ways to Celebrate

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As with many holidays, New Orleans observes Easter in its own special way. Those who practice the Catholic faith recognize Easter as the end of Lent; many others consider the holiday a marker of the transition into spring: Easter presents opportunities both religious and secular to enjoy the holiday. This year, Easter coincides with Passover, which starts on Good Friday, …

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Cray’s Anatomy: GoNOLA Breaks Down the Crawfish Boil

in Food

Unless you’re living under a rock (kinda like the crawfish do), you know it’s crawfish season – that magical time of year when tasty, freshwater crustaceans are available all over the city. Whether you plan to host your own crawfish boil or share some obscure crawfish facts amongst friends, consider this guide your best resource.

The 5 Key Takeaways 1.

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Rebecca Rebouché

“I feel it’s a privilege to be in a relationship with New Orleans, despite how difficult that relationship can be at times,” says Rebecca Rebouché, an artist who makes, in her words, “allegorical paintings of the natural world.” Rebouché was born in Franklin, Louisiana, but has spent most of her life in New Orleans making art.

 

“I’m inspired by …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Eat, repeat. This weekend in New Orleans is chock full of foodie opportunities, from the annual Hogs for the Cause in City Park to NOLA FoodFest in French Market. An Easter egg hunt in City Park satisfies any candy cravings while a performance from comedian Chris Gethard sates an appetite for comedy. Voracious book readers can attend Tennessee Williams New …

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GoNOLA Interview: Grand Marshals of New Orleans Pride Festival

in GLBT

Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly are both Broadway performers from New York and contestants from the most recent Survivor series – Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water. Dubbed by their fans as the “Broadway Boyfriends,” these two became engaged in January and have now been chosen to lead the New Orleans Pride Festival in 2015.

Dustin …

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GoNOLA Tops: 5 Interesting Snowballs to Try This Season

in Food, Restaurants

Another spring has arrived in New Orleans, and accompanying it is the return of the snowball. Traditionally, snowball stands are open from March until the end of October, effectively going into hibernation for the winter. Dozens upon dozens of flavors find their way into sugary (and some sugar-free) syrups which are then liberally drizzled upon finely ground ice. The most …

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NOLA in Bloom: Urban Flower Farming in New Orleans

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I first met Jeanette Bell while working on a project with HandsOn New Orleans. My friend Allyson and I worked as volunteer leaders with HandsOn, leading weekly beautification projects in Central City. Our first projects began in June, so we quickly became used to working in the sweltering summer temperatures. It became customary for neighborhood residents to offer their hospitality, …

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New Orleans James Beard Semifinalists Eating Itinerary

Cocktail Culture Food Restaurants

When one thinks of food in New Orleans, the words “award winning” often come to mind. The James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all the chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, and restaurateurs who dedicate their lives to not just creating delicious food and drink, but delivering an exceptional experience and level of service as a whole — one that lingers …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Things To Do

Capitalize on the gorgeous spring weather with plenty of outdoor events happening in New Orleans this weekend. NOMA starts its Movies in the Garden series with the adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, while the Congo Square Rhythms Festival and a gardens tour through the Garden District (where else?) provide even more chances for a weekend spent …

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Video: Hayley and Will Sampson of Indywood

Arts & Culture Things To Do Video Videos YouTube

If you’re in New Orleans and you want to see a movie, there are other options besides staying in with streaming video or going out to an overpriced multiplex. The city has several independent movie theaters where you can see local and independent films that you might not get to see outside of a film festival, or anywhere else. One …

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9 New Orleans Places for Late Night/Early Morning Food by the Hour

Cocktail Culture Food Nightlife

If New York is the town that never sleeps, then New Orleans is the town that never sleeps hungry. Our city’s reputation for a vivacious night life needs no explanation, but it should be mentioned that a night out in New Orleans is never complete without a stop for something delicious to eat. No matter what hour, late night or …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

Events Things To Do

Get your green shirts ready – Tracey’s, Parasol’s, and Molly’s at the Market are just a few of the venues hosting St. Patrick’s Day festivities across New Orleans this weekend. The annual Lark in the Park gala takes place on Friday with proceeds benefiting City Park; you can also attend a rose sale in City Park on Saturday morning. Music …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Andi Eaton

20 Questions Arts & Culture

“My style is a combination of gypsy jet-setter and quirky art school indie-lover, with a dash of tropical princess,” said Andi Eaton, New Orleans based stylist, author and designer. “I love intricately constructed, ethereal clothing.”

Eaton, who began her career as a stylist, took her first foray into design with her line Hazel & Florange. “The clothing line I’ve designed …

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GoNOLA Tops: Top 5 New Orleans Irish Bars

Events Things To Do

Everyone gets an opportunity to be Irish during New Orleans’ St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, when the city returns to the massive block parties and parades that left the streets after Mardi Gras just a mere month before. Even if you’re finally getting back to normal after the Carnival season, you might want to consider falling back off the wagon to …

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A Guide to Literary Adventure in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do Travel

Expedia Viewfinder teamed up with GoNOLA to highlight ways to experience New Orleans’ literary side.

Sweeping oak trees, bayou shadows and literary geniuses make New Orleans a writer’s dream destination. Between Expedia Viewfinder’s love for exploring a city in new ways and New Orleans’ scholarly scene, it made sense to partner with GoNOLA to create a literary-inspired vacation in the …

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New Orleans Religious Buildings to See During Lent

Arts & Culture History

Have you been to church lately? Religious buildings are often one of the de facto stopping points for any traveler — and for good reason. Often, in older cities, architectural and artistic marvels, religious architecture can teach the shrewd observer much about a community’s history. New Orleans is no different. Though during the colonial period and moving toward the present …

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