3rd Annual Algiers Fall Festival Cancelled Due to Weather


3rd Annual Algiers Fall Festival Cancelled Due to Weather

Algiers Fall Festival 2017 - Canceled

Due to the mayor’s announcements and the impending impact Tropical Storm Nate may have on our community, we will be cancelling this year’s Algiers Fest in the interest of keeping everyone safe and encouraging people to take time to prepare their homes and families.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2018 and continuing to grow this event and support our military.

We want to thank all of our wonderful planners, sponsors, and performers for helping bring this event to life over the past three years. With hard work, dedication, and a love for both our military and our community, everyone involved has played an integral role in making Algiers Fest a success.

Please be aware of all warnings, watches, and stay informed about the weather in your area. For questions or preparedness tips, please visit Ready NOLA at https://ready.nola.gov/home/.


Algiers Development District


Prepare for Tropical Storm Nate

NOLA Ready

Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to impact Southeast Louisiana over the weekend, starting Saturday, and will likely strengthen to a category 1 hurricane. Heavy wind is currently the primary concern for New Orleans, with secondary threats including rainfall and tornadoes. Storm surge is also a threat for residents outside of levy protection.

Plan to shelter in place, have 3 days of supplies for each person in your household, and stay informed.

Sign up for emergency alerts for life safety information. For non-emergency information and updates on Tropical Storm Nate, text NATE to 888777 or go to ready.nola.gov.

Prepare to shelter in place

Gather what you’ll need to shelter in place

  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games

Prepare for power & water outages

  • Sign up for the special needs registry if you need power for medical equipment. Call 311.
  • Fill your bathtub with water to clean and flush toilets.
  • Turn your fridge to its lowest temperature.
  • Charge electronic devices.
  • Preserve cell phone battery life.
  • Stay away from low-hanging or downed power lines.

Prepare for a storm

Clean your property and street

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from catch basins. Report clogged catch basins to 311.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.
  • Move possessions to your highest floor.
  • Photograph your property for insurance purposes.

Secure your home

  • Check your roof and siding for any loose pieces.
  • Cover your windows with plywood or storm shutters.
  • Secure boats and recreational vehicles.
  • If you live in a trailer or mobile home, evacuate for any storm. Before you leave, do all the above and:
  • Shut off fuel lines but do not disconnect them.
  • Turn off water where it enters your home.
  • Use both “over the top” and “frame” ties to secure your home.
NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.


Civic Leadership Academy Fall 2017 – Sept. 6th – Oct. 25th

CLA Outreach Flyer

What is the Civic Leadership Academy?
The Civic Leadership Academy is a free program that gives residents the opportunity to educate themselves about City government so that they can improve their communities. It provides an in-depth look at local government as well as opportunities for residents to interact with City staff and elected officials.  CLA is composed of eight interactive sessions, led by representatives from City departments

Who can participate in Civic Leadership Academy?
Individuals who live or (work) in New Orleans, are at least 18 years old, and who are actively involved in a neighborhood or business association can participate.

CLA will meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm from September 6th through October 25th  at City Hall, Homeland Security Conference Room (8E15) located at 1300 Perdido St.

(Tentative course schedule)

Week 1: The Organization and Vision of City Government
Week 2: Planning for Tomorrow
Week 3: Developing and Revitalizing Our Communities
Week 4: Dollars and Sense: Financing NOLA’s Needs
Week 5: The Mechanics of City Government
Week 6: Policing and Crime Reduction
Week 7: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Week 8: Graduation and Looking Ahead

Apply online or download application and return to the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office in City Hall 8E15.  Applications must be received no later than August 18, or until we reach capacity.  In order to maximize participant’s interaction and to address space restraints, class size will be limited to 35 participants. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 25, 2017. For more information on Civic Leadership Academy please click here.

Lisbeth L. Pedroso
Neighborhood Liaison | District C – West Bank
Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office | City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido Street | Suite 8E15 | New Orleans, LA 70112
llpedroso@nola.gov | (o) 504-658-4933 | (c) 504-623-5697