Thursday, June 23, 2011


Check out these events taking place in New Orleans during ALA JUNE 2011
June – September, 2011
Race: Are We So Different, Exhibit, Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave.
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm,  Admission $6.00
Friday, June 24, at noon, Contrabands, Soldiers & Sailors of African Descent in the Civil War, a lecture, African American Resource Center, New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave. (504) 596-2597. FREE

Friday, June 24 at 6 pm,  Hue Orleans: A Scott’ Eye View, Opening art reception for artist Ayo Scott,  McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St. FREE

Saturday, June 25, The Music of New Orleans and Haiti: Caribbean Vibes/ New Orleans Jazz
6 pm – 8 pm,   I Club, J W Marriott, 614 Canal St.  (enter on Common St.) $10 (fundraiser for libraries in Haiti). Tickets available by calling (504) 596-2605.  (Visit Bibliotheque Parrainage on Facebook for more information).

Sunday, June 26,  Legendary Congolese Drummer Titos Sompa,  Congo Square located in Armstrong Park. FREE

1811 Slave Revolt Walking Tour, walk the path of the rebels and experience the largest slave revolt in the United States – Louisiana’s 1811 Slave Revolt. Wednesday – Sunday,  $25 adult  / $10 children  (starts at Jackson Square). Register for the tour at 

Monday, June 27 – July 9, The Congolese, Haitian, Cuban, New Orleans Connection, 15th Annual New Orleans Dance Festival,  Tulane University Dept of Theatre and Dance. $10 per class
Submitted by
Valencia Hawkins
Associated Director, Central Public Services
New Orleans Public Library
(504) 596-2605

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