We start this week off by honoring the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in many ways around the city. Throw in a few events in between and we end the week with a few neighborhood parades. It’s an awesome week to be in NOLA. Here are our 10 Fun and Free Things to Do in New Orleans this week (Jan.15th-Jan.21)! Have a great week!
Monday, Jan.15th, from 9am-4pm starting at historic AL Davis Park, 2600 LaSalle St., meet up for the city’s official celebration. The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1.5 mile Commemorative March will follow from here ending at the historic Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Closing out the Celebration, the City and the MLK Holiday Planning Commission will host the inaugural Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Block Party on O.C. Haley Blvd. from 12pm-4pm with food, vendors, and performances.
Monday, Jan.15th 8am line-up for the parade starts at W. Higgins High School on Lapalco Blvd. and starts rolling at 10am ending at Johnny Jacobs Playground.
Free Admission to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Monday, Jan.15th from 10am-5pm courtesy of the Helis Foundation and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, take part in fun activities, music, crafts, yoga, spoken word, a scavenger hunt, delicious food and more all for free. They will be collecting books and coats to donate. (no general fiction please).
Free Admission to the Louisiana Children’s Museum
Monday, Jan15th starting at 10am celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with guest readings, peace parades, and performances by the Tornado Brass Band.
Wednesday, Jan.17th from 2pm-3pm at ZukaBaby, 3248 Severn Ave. in Metairie. Learn to sign, sing a song, and enjoy storytime with friends during open play.
Museum Selfie Day at NOMA
Wednesday, Jan. 17th from 10am-6pm, not only is admission free to NOMA courtesy of the Helis Foundation for Louisiana residents, but you have the chance to win a one year individual membership today by participating.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, Jan.19th from 6pm-7:15pm wear your PJs and RSVP to the Chick-fil-A in Harvey get a bite to eat. Drop off your stuffed animals for their sleepover and pick them up at 9:30am tomorrow, Jan. 20th.
Saturday, Jan.20th from 11am-12pm at Lakeside Mall stop in and personalize a Valentine’s Day Card Holder.
Saturday, Jan.20th starting at 11:30am (line up @ 10:30 in Confetti Park) is the fun and entertaining walking parade anyone can join, in Algiers Point.
Saturday, Jan.20th starting at 1pm in the Driftwood neighborhood in Kenner. This neighborhood parade will get your carnival season off to a great start!
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Have a great week!