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.
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Events in West Bank
Ratio, January, 2019
at New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center Find Tickets
Ratio Train the Trainer Workshop January 17-18, 2019 To ensure all students succeed academically, champion teachers deliver instruction that maximizes Ratio—boosting the number of students who actively participate and the depth of the thinking they do.
Career Staff Social
at Tulane Bea Field Alumni House Find Tickets
Join other Tulane career colleagues from around campus to meet and socialize together, and kick off a productive and successful 2019! Gather at 2:00 pm at the Bea Field Alumni House for snacks and refreshments.
Sustainable Youth Ministry Conference New Orleans
at Trinity Episcopal Church Find Tickets
Sustainable Youth Ministry Training --Friday 5:30pm to 7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am to 2:30pm-- The 2019 Sustainable Youth Ministry training is a 2 day conference suited for churches of any size and youth ministry capacity. All workshops facilitated by Ministry Architect
Young Men's Voices Have Power
at Ashe' Power House Theater Find Tickets
Invitation only premiere of YMVP documentary.
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra performs the music of John Coltrane
Kick off the Spring season with the music of Jazz legend John Coltrane. John Coltrane departed this mortal plane more than fifty years ago; today he remains among us, more alive than ever. His saxophone sound—brooding, searching, dark—is still one of the most recognizab
SoundCLASH NOLA! Open Mic, Artist Showcase, and Networking Event
at The Howlin' Wolf Find Tickets
Sign up for open mic at the venue for 9p or online. Hosted by Alfred Banks w/ sounds by DJ Legatron Prime. Featured performances by: Kendal Banks DH Next Up Gary O'Berry Jondi Dyer Kenny Mill$ To sponsor, perform, vend, press or more info e
WHAT SO NOT - Live at the Metropolitan New Orleans
WHAT SO NOT - LIVE AT THE METROPOLITAN! Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:00pm(CDT) NEW ORLEANS, LA
3rd Annual Black Women's Wellness Conference
What does it mean to be spiritually WELL? Are you READY for the next level in your spiritual journey? Do you want to DEEPEN your sense of meaning and purpose? What do you do when prayer is not ENOUGH? The 3rd Annual Black Women's Wellness Conference is back and bigger t
GRANT WRITING MADE EASY!
at Oscar J Dunn Lodge 85 F & Am Find Tickets
LEARN how to develop effective grant writing skills that are essential to acquire competitive funding for community outreach endeavors!
Family Arts: Clay Vessels
at YAYA Arts Center Find Tickets
Happy New Year! Drop by the YAYA Arts Center between 11am-1pm on Saturday, January 19 to explore basic hand building techniques to create your own functional vessel. This is a FREE event open to all ages! Please note that this is an indoor event and will be held RAIN OR
West Bank Updates
Tomorrow at 18:30 – Jan 19, 03:30 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
Tomorrow at 15:00 – 05:00 pm
Tulane Bea Field Alumni House
Today at 07:30 PM - 10:00 pm
4500 Tchoupitoulas St