New Orleans Events – Thursday, June 29

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, June 29.



Thursday, Jun. 29 – City of New Orleans holds a Hurricane Preparedness Presentation, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Sacred Heart, 3222 Canal St., New Orleans, LA.


Thursday, Jun. 29 – Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Executive Director Dr. Katara Williams holds news conference to discuss traffic safety issues in advance of the 2017 Essence Festival, 10:00 a.m. Speakers include NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy McConnell, Louisiana State Police Public Information Officer Melissa Matey, SUNO Police Chief Bruce Adams, and Dillard University Police Chief Julian Coaxum.

Location: Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common St., New Orleans, LA.


Thursday, Jun. 29 – New Orleans Mission hosts a 'special' event and guided tour to announce some major infrastructure improvements for its main building, 11:00 a.m.

Location: 1134 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA.


Thursday, Jun. 29 – Inauguration ceremony for Westwego elected officials, including Mayor Joe Peoples, Police Chief Dwayne Munch Sr., and Councilmembers Glenn Green, Johnny Nobles, Lisa Valence, Matthew Rivere, and Johnnie Lynn Thibodeux, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego, 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.


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