Members of the gay community in New Orleans helped preserve the history and architecture of the French Quarter in the early 20th century while simultaneously fighting personal battles against discrimination and oppression. In this lecture, author Frank Perez will discuss the evolution and progress of the LGBT+ experience in New Orleans through four of its most compelling pillars: Cafe Lafitte in Exile, the UpStairs Lounge, Gay Carnival, and Southern Decadence.
UPDATE: This lecture is now FULL! If you do not have a reservation there will be standing room only. To be placed on the waitlist for a seat, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you all again so much for the interest! One of the oldest buildings in the Vieux Carre, Madame John’s Legacy has been home to the wealthy and the struggling alike. From a Spanish era ship captain to Mayor James Pitot to temporary boarders, the house’s former residents reflect the changing nature of the neighborhood from 1789 to the 20th century. Mr. Magill will explore how their stories illuminate our understanding of how the French Quarter developed and the lifestyles of those who shaped its identity.
Commemorating both VCPORA’s 80th birthday and the City’s 300th birthday, this special event will feature a silent auction, live music, food provided by our presenting sponsor Creole Cuisine, and picturesque views of the French Quarter from inside the historic Cabildo.
One year ago, the City Council legalized short-term rentals. The results have been disastrous for many neighborhoods, especially those in the historic core. Bring your concerns, your complaints, and your ideas to the City Planning Commission meeting today!
Join us this Thursday for “Rosebloom and Pure White,” Or So It Seemed, presented by Dr. Mary Niall Mitchell. A discussion of race and slavery in antebellum New Orleans exploring how the circulation of images of local enslaved children influenced national public opinion during the Civil War
Make this Mother’s Day extra special for your mother by sponsoring the concert in Cabrini Park to honor your mother or her memory.
Please join us for the final At Home in the Vieux Carré of this season! We’ve got a gorgeous house, perfect spring weather, a full menu (including homemade brisket!), wine and bubbles, plus a specialty cocktail from our friends and neighbors at Bar Tonique.
Our beloved city has no shortage of culture, especially when it comes to parading! Although there are many other celebrations for St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Days throughout New Orleans, here is a list of what’s going on in the French (Irish? Italian?) Quarter during March.
Neighborhood leaders Nathan Chapman and Keith Hardie will host a dynamic evening on the nuts and bolts of civic advocacy. March 28th and the Beauregard Keyes House. Many more details to come!