New Orleans Events – Friday, April 28

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, April 28.



Friday, Apr. 28 – New Orleans Police Department holds a graduation ceremony for 28 new recruits, 10:00 a.m. Attendees include New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and Entergy New Orleans CEO Charles Rice.

Location: Edna Karr High School, 3332 Huntlee Dr., New Orleans, LA.


Friday, Apr. 28 – U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognizes Workers’ Memorial Day by participating in an observation program, 11:00 a.m.

Location: State Capitol, 900 N 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA.


Friday, Apr. 28 – City of Kenner hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Wentwood Skate Plaza, the city's first recreational skate park, 5:00 p.m.

Location: 200 W. Loyola Dr., Kenner, LA.


Friday, Apr. 28 – Sunday, May. 7 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival first weekend, headlined by Harry Connick, Jr. (Friday), Maroon 5 (Saturday) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Sunday). Second weekend (May 4-7), headlined by Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Stevie Wonder and Kings of Leon. Today's other performers include Trey Anastasio Band, NAS with guests The Soul Rebels, Aaron Neville, Leon Bridges and Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers.

Location: Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA.



Sunday, Apr. 30 – Louisiana Admission Day, celebrating anniversary of Louisiana becoming the 18th U.S. state.


Sunday, Apr. 30 – Wednesday, May. 3 – NAA mediaXchange, annual conference for industry professionals to share audience and revenue development strategies that have generated growth in print and online.

Location: New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA.


 Sunday, Apr. 30 – Wednesday, May. 3 – iMedia Agency Summit, 'Breaking the Cycle: How to Halt the Race to the Bottom.'

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, 921 Canal St., New Orleans, LA.


Sunday, Apr. 30 – Friday, May. 5 – American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting. Organization is oldest radiology society in the U.S., having been founded in 1900

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA.



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