Inaugural Plessy Fest To Raise Funds For Arts-Integrated Learning
NEW ORLEANS – This Saturday, Sept. 23, Homer A. Plessy Community School will open its doors to the public and school community for the inaugural Plessy Fest, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The celebration will include live, local music, fantastic food trucks, a school fair extraordinaire and a silent auction to raise funds to directly support the school’s project based, arts-integrated approach to learning, school reps said.
“We’ve been amazed by the communities embrace since moving into our new campus,” said Meghan Raychaudhuri, acting head of school of the school’s 721 St. Philip St. location. “Every time I meet a resident or business owner, they tell me how happy they are to have a school in the French Quarter. Plessy Fest is our way of sharing the joy and creativity our students experience every day with our new neighbors.”
Plessy Fest’s title sponsors include: Creole Cookery; Frank Relle Gallery; French Quarter Realty; and Vieux Carré Patio Planters. The supporting sponsors are Adler’s; Mr. Jamie Coleman; Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver; Canal Barge; and 4th Sector Solutions.
Plessy Fest’s schedule includes:
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Pre-Fest Family Yoga, Project Peaceful Warrior
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Kelcy Mae
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Nyxette Dancers
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Dave Jordan
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Where Y’acht
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Crescent City Swing Dancers
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Little Coquestte, featuring D & Bre Swing Dance
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Little Maker
3:30 p.m. – to close The Essentials
Homer A. Plessy Community School opened its doors in 2013. The arts-integrated, projects-based curriculum provides a stimulating environment that insists on academic excellence in a developmentally appropriate setting for students in grades Pre-K through sixth, school reps said. Plessy strives to mature its students into whole, healthy people who are confident about their gifts and their place in the world.