October 7th, 2009
I love music, food, festivals, art and Abita Amber, so you can imagine my excitement when after moving to Oak Street in 2006, I found out that a Po-Boy Preservation Festival was in the works!
I couldn’t wait to experience this new fest! With my background in design and advertising, and my love for New Orleans, I had to jump right in to the action and started helping where I could.
I began working along with the other residents and merchants of
Oak Street to plan the first annual New Orleans Po-Boy Preservation
Festival and to make our vision of Oak Street a reality.
The Oak Street Association works together to improve Oak
Street’s appearance and safety, to preserve our historic integrity and
local culture, and to attract, support, and promote diverse,
We have accomplished many goals since I have become a part of
the Oak Street family. A $5.4 million road reconstruction project was
just completed with updates including the replacement of sewage and
drainage lines, uncovering original cobblestones, laying new asphalt
and sidewalks, maintaining street name tiles, installing bike racks,
benches and trees.
Now that the renovation is complete we want to show off our
historic and newly renovated Oak street and our wonderful merchants! We
invite the city of New Orleans to celebrate with us every 3rd Thursday
of each month. We have many ideas for “3rd Thursday on Oak” and are
always looking for other organizations to parter with. We have visions
of costume contests, po-boy strike reenactments, car shows, film
nights, dog day afternoons, holiday themed events and all street garage
sales. Along with our monthly feature, a New Orleans festival is not
complete without music, food and refreshments for all ages! The next
3rd Thursday is on October 15th from 5-8pm. Come check it out and say
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