New Orleans Events – Friday, April 17

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, April 17.


JAZZ IN THE PARK — The People United for Armstrong Park presents the seventh annual Jazz in the Park series. Location: Armstrong Park, New Orleans.


TIRE EXPO — North American Tire and Retread Expo, billed as a national first concludes. Location: Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Website:


LAFAYETTE AIRPORT — A press conference and ribbon-cutting at Lafayette Regional Airport to unveil Gigabit Internet and free WiFi service, 9:00 a.m. Location: Lafayette Regional Airport, 2nd Floor Commission Meeting Room, 200 Terminal Dr., Lafayette.


COASTAL RESTORATION — In conjunction with Earth Day, CCA Louisiana, Shell Oil, Lafourche Parish Government, Entergy and Martin Ecosystems will install a third Floating Island Shoreline Protection Project along Louisiana Hwy 1 between Port Fourchon and Grand Isle, 9:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. Location: 30043 Louisiana 1, Golden Meadow.


NEW ORLEANS CHAMBER — New Orleans Councilman Jason Williams to make keynote address at the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency, Celestin Ballroom, 3rd Floor, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans.


HEALTH CENTER OPENS — Public health leaders celebrate opening of the New Orleans East Community Health Center, 1:00 p.m. Location: 13805 Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans.




April 18 – DISASTER EXERCISE — The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Louisiana National Guard coordinate a full scale exercise to test the disaster response capabilities of several state, local and federal agencies.


— Acadiana Regional Airport (New Iberia). Search and rescue demonstrations, 8:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Press Conference at 10:00 a.m.


— Naval Air Station/ Joint Reserve Base-New Orleans (Belle Chasse). Supply distribution systems will be tested along with medical evacuation plans, 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Press Conference at 10:00 a.m.


— Fontainbleau State Park (St. Tammany Parish). Search and Rescue demonstrations, 10:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Press Conference at 11:40 a.m.


April 18 – COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR — The LSU Health New Orleans Tiger Cubs Mentorship Program will hold a community health fair, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Gentilly Terrace Charter School, 4720 Painters St., New Orleans.


April 18 – RED TENT EVENT — In celebration of World Health Day, New Orleans East Hospital and the Institute of Women in Ethnic Studies present a Red Tent Event giving the community a chance to participate in free Zumba and yoga classes, massage therapy and acupuncture, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: New Orleans East Hospital, 5620 Read Blvd., New Orleans.




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