New Orleans Events – Friday, June 30

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, June 30.



Friday, Jun. 30 – Jefferson Parish Councilman Jack Rizzuto hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for the new recycling program at Lafreniere Park, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie, LA.


Friday, Jun. 30 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks at Empowerment Experience, 12:30 p.m., to kick off Essence Festival 2017, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.; and holds roundtable discussion with medical providers and Medicaid expansion patients celebrating the one-year anniversary of expansion coverage in Louisiana, Ruth Fertel/ Tulane Community Health Center, 711 North Broad St., 2:30 p.m.

Location: New Orleans, LA.


Friday, Jun. 30 – Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy holds town hall meeting, 12:30 p.m.

Location: Living Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge, LA.


Friday, Jun. 30 – City of Gretna 30th Inauguration Ceremony, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Mel Ott Multi-Purpose Center, 2301 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, LA.


Friday, Jun. 30 – Sunday, Jul. 2 – 23rd annual ESSENCE Festival, celebrating black music and culture. Concert performers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome include Diana Ross, Mary J Blige, Chaka Khan, Chance the Rapper, India.Arie, Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend, Master P, Shaggy, Solange and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, while speakers at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center include actress Halle Berry, author Iyanla Vanzant, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, director Ava DuVernay and activist Rev. Al Sharpton.

Location: New Orleans, LA.



Sunday, Jul. 2 – Annual McDonald's 365Black Awards, celebrating the achievements of the African-American community and business leaders, 11:00 a.m.

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


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