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GoNOLA Find: November Project

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November Project at the Dome (photo via Facebook)

What is the November Project? This week’s GoNOLA Find is a free fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. Now present in 17 cities across the U.S., the movement is focused on motivating and encouraging people of all ages, shapes, …

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Let the Good Times Roll: Biking in New Orleans

There is no better way to view the beautiful details of New Orleans than on two wheels. In fact, we were named one of the top 50 best cities for cycling in the U.S. by USA Today. Just take a look at the numerous bike trails in our city, the Rails to Trails project, and routes all across Louisiana …

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Halloween in New Orleans: What to do on Halloween Night

in Events, Nightlife

Halloween is a widely celebrated holiday here in New Orleans, especially when it falls on a Friday night as it does this year. If you’re still figuring out what the evening holds for you and your crew, you’re in the right place.

Halloween Events in New Orleans

Frenchmen Street. As has been the trend in recent memory, general merriment and …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty to do, as always. Art lovers have plenty of choices, with Prospect.3 opening festivities all weekend long, plus a special exhibit of photography by local children at DuMois Gallery. There’s no excuse not to take advantage of beautiful October weather on Saturday with two different free festivals on tap: Mirliton Festival in the …

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer: Chefs’ New Orleans Favorites

in Food, Restaurants

On Nov. 7 more than 50 top chefs descend upon New Orleans for Boudin, Bourbon & Beer, a fundraiser for the Emeril Lagasse Foundation co-chaired by Lagasse and chef Donald Link. The chefs try their spin on the Louisiana sausage, and the other “Bs'” of the festival will be bountiful thanks to sponsors Abita Beer and Buffalo Trace. Participating chefs …

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Insider’s Guide: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Now in its 15th year, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is one of New Orleans’ quintessential music festival experiences. Since its inception, the festival has hosted more than 2,000 musical acts, with a mixture of national headliners and local favorites, and one million attendants. In addition to musicians, the festival frequently features burlesque and circus acts, as well as …

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DeJan family coping, Mount Olivet Cemetery. (photo courtesy Edward Branley)

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.

Hebrew Rest in Gentilly (photo courtesy Infrogmation)

Hebrew Rest
4100 Elysian Fields Avenue, in Gentilly

Jewish burial traditions require that the deceased be buried in-ground. Because of the common belief that New …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Chris Trew

20 Questions Arts & Culture

“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

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

Food Recipes

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

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly

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

Events Nightlife Things To Do

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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