New Orleans Events – Monday, Aug. 21
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Monday, Aug. 21.
Monday, Aug. 21 – Solar eclipse visible in all of North America plus parts of South America, Africa and Europe, with a thin path of totality running across the U.S., from Oregon through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina to South Carolina from 10:16 a.m. PDT to 2:48 p.m. EDT – the first total solar eclipse to cross the contiguous U.S. since 1918. Longest duration of totality is near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun is completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds. The lunar shadow's first point of contact with the U.S. is Lincoln Beach, Oregon, at 9:05 a.m. PDT, and it leaves the East Coast at 4:09 p.m. EDT. A number of fringe theorists have said the eclipse heralds the end of the world, culminating in a collision between Earth and a mythical planet on Sept. 23.
Monday, Aug. 21 – Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Connect Louisiana conference and appointment-only trade show. Co-located with Connect Marketplace, bringing together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in Corporate, Association, Specialty, Expo and Sports meetings and events.
Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA.
LATER THIS WEEK
Tuesday, Aug. 22 FEMA – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards welcomes Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long to Louisiana to discuss the state's ongoing recovery from the March 2016 and August 2016 floods that left 56 of Louisiana's 64 parishes under a federal disaster declaration, including preparations for potential flooding in the New Orleans area while the city undergoes pumping station repairs. Following the meeting, Administrator Long and Gov. Edwards hold media availability
Location: Baton Rouge, LA.
Wednesday, Aug. 23 – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development hosts 2017 3rd Quarter Business Information Session, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA.