Riverfront Plaque Dedicated to Schwartz-Gage Honoree

  Comments from 2017 Schwartz-Gage Honoree Bill Borah: Plaque Dedication in Commemoration of the Riverfront Expressway fight September 13, 2017  6pm Speech Given By William E. Borah   I thank all of you for coming out today.  I’m honored and humbled to see you this evening – even my sister Ginger from Charlottesville is here My sincere thanks to the Vieux Carre Property Owners — and to Meg Lousteau, Rick Normand and Ann Masson for this honor and remembrance  –  This is indeed, a memorable moment. And my thanks to Ron Forman and the Audubon Institute for allowing this plaque to be erected. I am deeply honored – but I want to stress the fact that the Riverfront Expressway battle began in 1957 and Dick Baumbach and I did not get involved until 1966.  For years organizations like VCPORA, LA Landmarks Society and other preservationists fought to stop this highway – long before Dick and I were ever on the scene. Although our names on listed on this plaque – it really represents the battle that all of us fought to stop the expressway.  People like Bill Long, the courageous editor of the VC Courier, Mary Morrison, Jake Morrison — the fierce attorney, Ray Boudreaux, Mark Lowry, and, of course, Martha Robinson – to name just a few who battled for years.   It was the full preservation movement that stopped the expressway – and because of it, we are all able to enjoy this riverfront today. Life is indeed strange.  To think that Dick and I, and the preservationists of this city, would be honored today for stopping the...

New Carré Yappy Hour!

Join us for the final installment of our new favorite summer event (for this season, at least)! We’ll be gathering at the Black Penny (700 N. Rampart) next Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm to raise another glass to our beloved French Quarter – with our furry friends in tow!

Join us for A Night in New Bohemia!

VCPORA’s Annual Gala will be held on Friday, October 13th at the Michalopoulos Studio on beautiful Elysian Fields Avenue. Join your friends and neighbors for A Night in New Bohemia! Purchase tickets here and stay tuned via facebook and instagram for more details and sneak peeks. For information on sponsoring this unique event, please contact info@vcpora.org

New Carré Happy Hour at Salon by Sucré

Join us for the second installment of our new favorite summer event! We’ll be gathering at Salon by Sucré this Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to raise another glass to our beloved French Quarter.

Save the Date for a Night in New Bohemia!

VCPORA’s Annual Gala will be held on Friday, October 13th at the Michalopoulos Studio on beautiful Elysian Fields Avenue. Join your friends and neighbors for A Night in New Bohemia!

20th Annual Mother’s Day at Cabrini Park!

Make this Mother’s Day extra special for your mother by sponsoring the concert in Cabrini Park to honor your mother or her memory. Donate your sponsorship via GiveNOLA Day to make an extra impact!

April 2017 At Home in the Vieux Carré

Please join us for a springtime At Home in the Vieux Carre on this balconied stretch of Ursulines. This beautiful blue port cochere is the home of hosts Marie-Francoise Crouch and Michel Bechetoille.

March 2017 At Home in the Vieux Carré

After the glitter turns to ashes, come enjoy a lovely evening to relax and recount the Carnival festivities! Join our hosts Alvin Albe, Jr. and Virginia Boulet at their 1850s townhouse at 922 Esplanade to mingle with neighbors and trade stories of the past week.

February 2017 At Home in the Vieux Carré

Friday, February 10th, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7pm 910 St. Philip St. At the Home of Terry and Lynette DuFrene Featuring some very special treats from our friends at the newly-updated Matassa’s Market!...

January 2017 At Home in the Vieux Carré

Ring in the New Year and the Carnival Season with VCPORA at the 510 Esplanade home of Billy and Denisa Means. Join us Friday, January 13th for a festive neighborhood gathering!