Gentilly Neighborhood Festival: Saturday, Oct. 11

Brought to our attention, again, by Lisa Kamuf. Thanks Lisa!

Since UNO is technically a part of “Greater Gentilly”, we at Crescent City Shapers expect to see lots of PLUS students to support our neighbors!


It’s Finally Here!!!!!!!!

Gentilly Fest 2008
“Back From The Breach”
Saturday, October 11, 2008
11am to 7pm

Pontchartrain Park Playground
6039 Press Drive

Free Admission!

80% of Festival Proceeds Donated to New Orleans Police and Fire Stations in Gentilly area!

Come celebrate Gentilly’s recovery and party for a good cause!

Hotard Gentilly Fest Buses will run all day picking up Festival attendees on Press Drive and from parking lots on Leon C. Simon, the Golf Course and SUNO. On Saturday afternoon, RTA will provide additional bus service for drivers to get to their cars. For directions to Pontchartrain Park, please visit

Great Local Music!

10:30am    Voices of the Big Easy
11:30am     Bamboula 2000
12:30pm    N. O. Helsinki Connection
1:30pm       Charmaine Neville
2:30pm      Fredy Omar Con Su Banda
3:30pm      Philip Manuel & Friends
4:30pm      Rebirth Brass Band
5:30pm      Kermit Ruffins


Café Roma’s Cajun Crawfish Pasta
Lil Dizzy’s Fried Chicken/Potato Salad
Loretta’s Pralines, Cakes/Pies/Sauces
Merlin’s Hot Tamales
Montrel’s Crab Cake Plate
Praline Connection’s Gumbo
S&J’s Catfish & Stuffed Crab Plates
Smoothy King Smoothies/Red Beans
Sweet Potato Café’s Stuffed Peppers
Teen Challenge’s Hot Dogs/Snoballs
TJ Gourmet Alligator Sausage/Steaks
Vaucresson’s Hot & Crawfish Sausage

Children’s Village

“Stilt” Dancers and free Pony Rides, Games, Face Painting and activities from Children’s Museum, Home Depot, Longue Vue Gardens, and more

Arts & Crafts

Silk ties and purses, jewelry, the “twisted hat lady” from Jazz Fest and a treasure trove of handmade items from the area’s most talented

Gentilly Fest 2008 Sponsors include

The Gentilly Shopping Center at Elysian Fields & Gentilly Boulevard,   New Orleans Musicians Clinic,  Sweet Home New Orleans,  Liberty Bank and Trust Company,  Miller Beer, Harrah’s, Whitney Bank, Doerr Furniture, Bedding Plus, Hurwitz & Mintz, Mike’s Hardware,  New Orleans Recreation Department, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, LouisianaChildren’s Museum, Coca-Cola, Cypress Productions, Longue Vue House & Gardens, Entergy, Zephyr Homes, Iberia Bank, UPS,, Larry S. Stokes, Ph.D, REMAX, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, Holy Cross High School,  and the New Orleans Police and Fire Departments.

We have also received contributions and/or donations from New Orleans Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman, New Orleans Civil Sheriff, Paul Valteau, State Senator Edwin Murray, State Representative Cedric Richmond, New Orleans District D City Councilmember Cynthia Hedge Morrell,  Constable Lambert Boissiere, Youth Development Association, New Orleans City Council Vice President Arnie Fielkow, and the Committee to Elect Byron Lee.

For more information, log on to, or call 504-483-9820.


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