Progressive’s Weekend: All About the Kids

Another work week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! This weekend, we’re all about the kids. Summer can be a difficult time for New Orleans youth, with sweltering days and not much to do. We’re highlighting events to help keep kids cool and safe this weekend.

Saturday, June 29

Athletics Expo – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register your child age 5-14 for tackle football, cheer, bounce ball, and volleyball! Talk to coaches, NORD staff, and community partners. Open to all. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate!


Baby & Child Expo 2019 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a free event where kids can get FREE balloon animals, face painting, enjoy a photo booth, spin art, paint-a-canvas, and mini golf! There will be free gift bags given to the first 100 families to register, $2,000 Expo gift baskets, 35 tables with door prizes, and more. Nothing is for sale at this event – when they say free, they mean free.

Kids Canteen – 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Families with kids ages 5 to 13 can head over to The National WWII Museum BB’s Stage Door Canteen for a hands-on craft, snacks, and a kid-friendly WWII-themed movie. Admission for children is free, adults pay $7. This weekend’s movie is “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”

Sunday, June 30

New Orleans Children’s Business Fair and PopUp Shop – 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Come out and support New Orleans’ young entrepreneurs! Kids ages 5 to 14 have created their own businesses to sell products and services to their local community – let’s applaud their initiative by heading out to support them!

Baby and Me Storytime: Hello World! Solar System – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Barnes & Noble in Harvey, LA is introducing their new, free storytime event for caregivers and children ages 0-24 months! Read a book together and participate in other activities designed to help build your little one’s early language skills.

June Kids Walk In at Sip and Paint – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The last Sunday of every month is the Kids Walk-In at Paint and Sip. For $15 per person, kids can come and chose from over 60 paintings to complete. Parents are welcome to paint, too.

Kids Summer Event – begins at 2 p.m.

Head over to the Empty Nest Cafe and Bar in Metairie for this special event! For $10 per child, kids will make their own personal pizza and create a special Fourth of July themed craft. Be sure to call for a reservation – (455-7040).


No matter how you choose to spend your weekend, remember – every weekend can be a progressive weekend! We hope that these suggestions will help you make the most of yours.

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