New Orleans Events – Friday, July 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, July 15, 2016.



Friday, Jul. 15 – Public viewing, 8:00 a.m. and funeral, 11:00 a.m. for Alton Sterling, a black citizen who was fatally shot by police in Louisiana July 5. Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond and Rev. Al Sharpton slated as guest speakers.

Location: F.G. Clark Activity Center, Baton Rouge, LA.


Friday, Jul. 15 – United Way and American Red Cross volunteers distribute hurricane safety information to Luling residents, with teams going door-to-door in neighborhoods located within the perimeter of Gassen Street, Sugarhouse Road, Hackberry Street and River Road, to discuss hurricane preparedness, hand out hurricane safety guides and checklists, and answer questions, 9:00 a.m.

Location: Luling, LA.


Friday, Jul. 15 – Change of Command ceremony for Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, with Lt. Cmdr. Nicole Rodriguez transferring command to Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Meskun, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Port of Baton Rouge, 2425 Ernest Wilson Dr., Port Allen, LA.


Friday, Jul. 15 – New Orleans Bastille Day Fete. Musical performances by the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Gisele Bonfaire, and Bon Bon Vivant, 4:00 p.m.

Location: New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collin Diboll Circle, New Orleans.


Friday, Jul. 15 – Dog Costume Contest at the Bastille Day Fete, hosted by the Alliance Francaise, the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General of France in partnership with the Louisiana SPCA and Good Dog Legacy, 5:00 p.m.

Location: NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans.


Friday, Jul. 15 – Louisiana Department of Education names the 2017 Teacher and Principal of the Year winners during the Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium and Celebration, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA.


Friday, Jul. 15 – Saturday, Jul. 16 – Natchitoches Northwestern State University Folk Festival. Performers include Joyful Sounds, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns.

Location: Prather Coliseum, Northwestern State Campus, 220 S. Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA.



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