Sustainable travel expert Costas Christ to speak at Morrison Lecture

Sustainable travel expert Costas Christ to speak at Morrison Lecture   Biennial lecture on advances in historic preservation presented by VCPORA, Vieux Carré Commission Foundation, and THNOC   Globetrotting journalist Costas Christ will explore the topic of sustainable tourism at the biennial Jacob Haight and Mary Meek Morrison Memorial Lecture at The Historic New Orleans Collection on Saturday, June 30. The talk, “How Sustainable Tourism is Transforming the Global Travel Industry and What that Means for New Orleans” will take place at 2 p.m. at THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Registration is open on the event page at hnoc.org or by calling (504) 598-7146. The World Travel and Tourism Council labeled sustainable tourism one of the most significant transformations in the history of modern travel. Calling for travelers to create a positive impact on local populations, sustainable tourism advocates emphasize the protection of cultural and natural heritage, social and economic well-being of local people and environmentally-friendly practices. In this presentation, Christ will provide a window into this development and how it is changing the landscape of the modern tourism industry. Costas Christ has traveled to more than 130 countries across six continents. He is an award-winning writer and editor for National Geographic Traveler, and serves as National Geographic’s senior advisor for sustainable tourism. His articles and essays have appeared in national and international publications including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Sunday Times of London, and he has garnered numerous awards and nominations. The lecture is presented by Vieux Carré Property Owners, Residents and Associates Inc., the Vieux Carré Commission...

The Vieux Carré at 300: Grace King

  Grace King and New Orleans: The Place and the People of Her Roots (and Ours) presented by Dr. Miki Pfeffer   Wednesday| May 30, 2018 5:30 reception | 6 pm presentation Beauregard-Keyes House | 1113 Chartres  Seating is limited RSVP on facebook These events are free and open to the public and will take place monthly on weekdays.  Many thanks to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, their Keep it 300 program, and Union Pacific Railroad for their support of this series. For more opportunities to support our education efforts, please contact info@vcpora.org or bkeyeshouse@gmail.com....

TODAY! Your Chance to Help Fix STRs

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!

“Rosebloom and Pure White,” Or So It Seemed 

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

At Home Season Finale with the Raines Family!

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.

St. Patrick’s Day in the Vieux Carré

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.

How to Save a Neighborhood

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!

Here are the Freemen Who Claim Their Rights!

Did you know that America’s first sustained civil rights movement started in the Vieux Carré over 150 years ago? Drawing from years of groundbreaking research into L’Union and the New Orleans Tribune, Mark Roudané will feature extracts from the newspapers to shine light on this little-known history of resistance and achievement.

121 Royal before City Council THURSDAY

This Thursday, the City Council is set to vote on a request to spot-zone the property at 121Royal so that its current height limit of 70’ would jump to 120’. As it has done over the past several years, when variations on this application have been submitted to the City Planning Commission, the staff recommended denial.

Mardi Gras in the Vieux Carré

Mardi Gras French Quarter entry passes are now available at the Eighth District Police Station (334 Royal Street). Please provide a letterhead stating how many vehicle passes you will need. For more information, call 504-658-6080.