About West Bank
The Mississippi River winds its way through New Orleans dividing the city into the East and West Banks. The West Bank of New Orleans lies across the river from the French Quarter, Downtown, and Uptown New Orleans. The best way to get to the Westbank is via Ferry. Just a short walk from the French Quarter is the Canal Street Ferry Landing. Free for passengers or one dollar per car, it is a great way to experience the Mississippi River at one of the country's busiest ports. There are two Westbank landing sites accessible from the Canal Street Landing; Algiers Point directly across the river, or further upstream to Gretna. Directly across the river is Algiers Point, the second oldest neighborhood in the city, dating back to 1719. Algiers Point is an historic district and has been home to many great Jazz Legends. It now features the Jazz Walk of Fame Tour located along the Levee, next to the ferry landing. Algiers is also home to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, where you can get a look behind the scenes of how Mardi gras comes together. A scenic 20 minute ferry ride from Canal Street puts you in Historic Gretna, La. Downtown Gretna contains many historic buildings along Huey P. Long Avenue dating back to the early 1800's. It is home to many events throughout the year including a weekly farmers market, a monthly Art Walk, and the yearly Gretna Fest. The Gretna Festival is held the first weekend in October, celebrates the local culture and heritage, and features many local and national musical groups drawing thousands of visitors each year.
West Bank News & Articles
Events in West Bank
Clean Squad: An Antiseptic Adventure
at Trinity Episcopal School
Join an intrepid team of cleaning supplies: the savvy Spray Bottle (Zondra Howard), a grouchy but wizened Uncle Sponge(Philip Yiannopolous), and the mighty Detergent (Leland Ensminger), as they battle against the Evil Germ (Helen Jaksch)! Will our heroes be able to stop
Entrepreneurship Crash Course - New Orleans
at Online at http://coachieve.co/crash-course
Would you like to be your own boss? Are you a successful professional who would you like to set your own schedule, work from anywhere in the world, have unlimited upside potential, and do something that actually fulfills you? Then you won't want to miss this Entrepreneu
DALVIN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION @ REPUBLIC NOLA
at Republic NOLA
DALVIN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (PT2) DON'T MISS THIS 1!!!!!!!
Basketball On The Bayou 2019 Event Passes
at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The 17th annual Basketball on the Bayou is proud to announce that it will be hosted in the Downtown New Orleans Convention Center. Last year we hosted over 200 teams and 500 college coaches/scouts in the beautiful downtown New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center. T
New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps Hurricane Season Training - July Session
at New Orleans City Hall
A mandatory hurricane season training for new and current New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps (NOMRC) volunteers.
Oak Wine Bar's Summer Wine Festival
at 8118 Oak St
It's that time of year again! Mark your calendars for the Oak Wine Bar Mini Wine Festival taking place on Wednesday July 17th through Friday July 19th. Each night will feature two reps pouring up to 20 different wines from around the world. Wednesday will feature “New
Cast Iron Classics: Southern Brunch, Commander's Style
Brunch has a way of turning every day into a celebration. No surprise it's embedded in New Orleans' DNA, and places like Commander's Palace have turned the tradition into something of an art form, complete with a brass band and cocktails. In this hands-on class, Command
Project Workshop: Stretchy Stacks
at The Bead Shop
Workshop Fee: $12.24 includes $10 Bead Buck to use toward the purchase of your materials Stretchy bracelets! How do you make them and tie them off in the RIGHT way? Come make some with us and we will SHOW you how in this almost-free workshop! You choose and pay for you
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Talk
at West Bank Regional Library
Solar System Ambassador John Martinez and the Apollo 11 Moon Mission!
Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers
at Little Gem Saloon
Kermit Ruffin's & the BBQ Swingers Dinner Show at Little Gem Saloon!
West Bank Updates
Tomorrow at 15:00 – 04:30 pm
West Bank Regional Library
Tomorrow at 11:30 – 01:00 pm
The Bead Shop
Tomorrow at 10:00 – 01:00 pm