Another week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! Take a look below for our picks on where to eat, community events, and fun things to do throughout the weekend.
Friday, October 4
Where to Eat: First Friday Fish Fry at the First 72+ – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grab some delicious food while supporting a great organization! The First 72+ helps people transition out of prison by giving them the tools and resources they need to build their future. For $10, you get a large fillet, baked mac & cheese, potato salad, peas, bread, cake, and a cold drink!
Community Event: Leona Tate Foundation & Global Green Community Conversation About Climate Change: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Leona Tate Foundation and Global Green New Orleans in collaboration with The Lower Nine Sustainable Neighborhood Solution Community Researchers invite all New Orleanians to participate in this conversation about climate change and its impacts on the region. There will be a short film as well as a panel discussion with community activists.
Free Fun Thing to Do: Movies in the Park! Wall-E – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Head over to Burke Playground in the Irish Channel to catch WALL-E in the park this week! Activities start at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will start at dusk (should be around 7:30 p.m.). Blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers (no glass) are all welcome.
Saturday, October 4
Where to Eat: Beignet Fest 2019 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Come out an enjoy 30 different beignet dishes, live music, a beer garden, kids’ village, and artist market. This year’s fest will feature a performance by The Imagination Movers at 11:15 a.m.! The $5 entry fee for the event will benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to serving children with autism and related developmental differences.
Community Event: Pride Prom 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This year’s Pride Prom is a celebration of the 1980s LGBT+ ball culture! Wear whatever you like and come out to enjoy a night of dancing, eating, and celebration. A donation of $5 is encouraged, and will benefit BreakOUT! and The LGBT Youth Center of New Orleans.
Free Fun Thing to Do: Annual Shelter Picnic – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m
Come out and meet the staff of the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter in City Park this weekend. There will be food, games, and a DJ. Spots are limited, so don’t forget to RSVP at the link above!
Sunday, October 4
Where to Eat: New Orleans Culinary History Tour – 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sample food from around the French Quarter while learning about the city’s architecture and history. Meet local chefs, learn the history of the city’s most famous restaurants, and discover some of the secrets of New Orleans-style creole cooking.
Community Event: Compassionate Planet Initiative NOLA – 4:00 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This Compassionate Planet Initiative is conducted by American Vegan. Come out and help distribute cold water, frozen fruit pops, conversation, and care packages to New Orleans homeless.