Category: Neighborhood

A Place Called Desire

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The story of the Desire Community “A Place Called Desire” is one that resonate with most people who are trying to find strength in a tough place. The story of trials and tribulations teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of pushing through when times get tough, learning to fight against all odds.

“Nobody can dim the light which shines from within” as penned by Maya Angelo, is the perfect metaphor for Desire.

Those outside of the community probably told the stories you may have heard. This film will be presented from a unique vantage point–that of insiders. The scores of individuals telling the stories of their lives in the Desire Community speak of a place that is not the same story that the press often portrayed. There were struggles, many struggles, but there were also strengths and positives in this tight-knit community of thousands.

Check out the trailer here.

Second Line Schedule 2016-2017

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*NOTE: SECOND LINE DATES & LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME*

AUGUST 2016
8/28- Valley of The Silent Men/ 1st 2nd line of the season (UPTOWN)

SEPTEMBER 2016

9/4- NO PARADE SCHEDULED/Possible makeup date
9/11- Young Men Olympians {2 Hour Mini} (UPTOWN)
9/18- Good Fellas (UPTOWN)
9/25- Young Men Olympians {Regular 4 Hour} (UPTOWN)

OCTOBER 2016

10/2- Family Ties (DOWNTOWN)
10/9- Prince of Wales (UPTOWN)
10/15- {SATURDAY 2ND LINE} Black Men of Labor (DOWNTOWN)
10/16- Men of Class (UPTOWN)
10/23- Original 4 (UPTOWN)
10/30- Women of Class (UPTOWN)

NOVEMBER 2016

11/6- We Are 1 (UPTOWN)
11/13- Sudan (DOWNTOWN)
11/20- 9 Times & 9SL (DOWNTOWN)
11/27- Lady & Men Buckjumpers (UPTOWN)

DECEMBER 2016

12/4- Dumaine Street Gang (DOWNTOWN) & Westbank Steppers (WESTBANK)
12/11- New Generation (UPTOWN)
12/18- Big Nine (DOWNTOWN)
12/25- Lady & Men Rollers (UPTOWN)

JANUARY 2017

1/1- Perfect Gentlemen (UPTOWN)
1/8- Lady Jetsetters (UPTOWN)
1/15- Undefeated Divas (DOWNTOWN)
1/22- Ladies & Men of Unity (UPTOWN)
1/29- NO PARADE/ POSSIBLE MAKEUP DATE

FEBRUARY 2017

2/5- Treme Sidewalk Steppers (DOWNTOWN)
2/12- CTC Steppers (DOWNTOWN)
2/19- NO 2ND LINE (MARDI GRAS SEASON)
2/26- NO 2ND LINE (MARDI GRAS SEASON)

MARCH 2017

3/5- VIP Ladies & Kids (UPTOWN)
3/12- Keep N It Real (DOWNTOWN)
3/19- Single Men (UPTOWN) & SUPER SUNDAY UPTOWN
3/26- Revolution (DOWNTOWN)

APRIL 2017

4/2- New Orleans Bayou Steppers (DOWNTOWN)
4/9- Single Ladies (UPTOWN)
4/16- Pigeon Town Steppers (UPTOWN) {EASTER SUNDAY}
4/23- Old & Nu Style Fellas (DOWNTOWN)
4/30-NO 2ND LINE DUE TO JAZZ FEST

MAY 2017

5/7- NO 2ND LINE DUE TO JAZZ FEST
5/14- Original Big 7 (DOWNTOWN) {MOTHER’S DAY}
5/21- Divine Ladies (UPTOWN) & ZULU (DOWNTOWN)
5/28- Money Wasters (DOWNTOWN)

JUNE 2017

6/18- Perfect Gentlemen Father’s Day Parade (UPTOWN)
6/25- Uptown Swingers {THE LAST 2ND LINE OF THE SEASON}

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Five New Orleans Neighborhood Bars

New Orleans Dives

New Orleans is a great place for drinking. With actual bike tours dedicated to the craft of cocktails, we take our alcohol pretty seriously. While there’s no shortage of high-brow bars around town, with their award-winning mixologists and vintage liquor cabinets, sometimes you just want simple. So for those craving an authentic local New Orleans experience with some cheap beer and great conversation with some real New Orleans characters, we’ve rounded up the top neighborhood dives, from Uptown to Downtown.

Uptown Dive Bars

Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge, University Area

Brother’s III Lounge, Magazine Street

Downtown Dive Bars

Claire’s Pour House, French Quarter

The Friendly Bar, Marigny

BJ’s Lounge, Bywater

See full story on New Orleans Dive Bars: Uptown and Downtown  gonola.com

by Elizabeth Heideman on April 24, 2014