Celebrate Arrival of New Ferryboat

New Ferry Boat

The big day is almost here!

WHAT:  Please join your friends and neighbors in welcoming our new Algiers/Canal St. ferry as it makes its way downriver to Chalmette where Coast Guard testing will be done prior to the boat going into service.

Just to be clear, the boat won’t stop, but bring something to wave:

  • A flag from your front porch
  • A second-line hankie
  • Your favorite Algiers-themed t-shirt, or “ferry” or “fairy” attire.
  • A musical instrument and repertoire of water-themed tunes
  • A picnic dinner and your favorite libation

WHY:   This party is just for fun– there’s no stage, no agenda, and no bells or whistles. Just a bunch of neighbors celebrating our new ferry!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - approximate arrival time: 6 to 8 p.m.  (The trip takes 10 hours from Jeanerette, but an exact arrival time cannot be determined until the boat passes through various locks along the way.)

WHERE: The batture land to the right of the Westbank ferry landing. (Site of Wednesdays on the Point.)

HOW:  Keep your eye on the APA Facebook page for real-time arrival time as the Captain calls with his location during the day on Tuesday.
See you on the levee!

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City Hall Community Office Hours

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Neighborhood Engagement Office

Introducing Community Office Hours
Location Updates as of August 6, 2018

In an effort to be as accessible and responsive as possible to residents, City Hall has established Community Office Hours. This new initiative is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and give residents the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

The implementation of this initiative began on Monday, June 4, 2018, when City staff spent regular office hours on Mondays and Wednesday at various locations within the community.

Community Office Hours will enable City Hall to be accessible and helpful to more residents within neighborhoods. This effort will create a two-way street of effective communication and information flow for addressing neighborhood level issues.

What: City Hall Hosts Community Office Hours

When:  Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


     District A:  Gernon Brown Recreation Center (Mondays and Wednesdays)
                        1001 Harrison Ave.., New Orleans, LA 70124

     District B:  Rosenwald Recreation Center (Mondays and Wednesdays)
                        1120 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70113

     District C:  Treme Recreation Center (Mondays)
                        900 N. Villere, New Orleans, LA 70112

                       Cutoff Recreation Center (Wednesdays)
                        6600 Belgrade St.., New Orleans, LA 70131

     District D:  Milne Recreation Center (Monday and Wednesdays)
                        5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70126

     District E:  Sanchez Multi-Service Center (Mondays)
                       1616 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

                       Joe. W. Brown Park (Wednesdays)
                       5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127

We look forward to seeing and connecting with you in the community.  See you soon!

Get Ready for Hurricane Season!

Get ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1st

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June preparedness tips

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June 2018

Hello New Orleans!

It’s time for hurricane prep. Each year hurricane season lasts from June to November, but as we saw last week, storms are possible throughout the year.

Tropical weather begins with a low-pressure area of circling winds over water. A system can develop into a tropical depression, tropical storm, or a hurricane. Dangers include high winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, flooding, and power outages, which means you should insure your property for both wind and flood damage.

You’re probably no stranger to these storms. Still, it’s important to make a plan with your family in case a storm comes our way. Depending on a storm’s severity, a mandatory evacuation might be ordered. If the City of New Orleans issues a mandatory evacuation, all residents and visitors must leave. If an evacuation is not ordered, it’s up to you to decide to evacuate or shelter in place.

We’re listing the hurricane preparedness basics below. But there are extra things to consider during an emergency for some families that include:

Find more information on hurricane season prep at ready.nola.gov/hurricane or call 311.

Until next month,

- The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

Stay connected

Sign up to receive emergency alerts and keep up with the news during hurricane season. Know the contact info of your family and friends so you can get in touch if you need to.

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Make a plan

Make a plan to evacuate and to shelter at home. If you can’t evacuate on your own, learn about City-assisted evacuation. Include your family’s special needs in your plans.

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Gather supplies

Make a home kit with what you need to shelter in place for 3 days. Pack a go bag with what you need to evacuate. You’ll be surprised how many things you already have.

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NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

This message contains emergency preparedness information. Emergency alerts are sent through a separate program. To sign up for emergency alerts, text your zip code to 888777 or go to ready.nola.gov/alerts.