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  • 12/04/2015
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

CSED Newsletter December 4, 2015

Free kayaking lessons

CSED is partnering with Kayak-iti-Yat to offer free kayaking lessons to community members 14 years or older. The event will take place at Bayou St. John Saturday, December 12, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. No experience is necessary and life jackets will be provided. 

If you have questions, would like to sign up, or would like transportation to the event, please e-[email protected]  or call 512-964-9499. 
First annual Holladay Market 

The Lower 9 Collaborative invites neighbors to the first annual Holladay Market shopping extravaganza. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13, 12 noon - 3 p.m. 

The celebration will include vendors, open min, raffles, live music and festive libations all in one place. 

For more information, contact Bill at 504-460-2689. 
"Big TREEsy" 1,000 Tree Giveaway
Entergy is partnering with the city of New Orleans to give away 1,000 trees this weekend, and it's completely free! The giveaway will take place Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. - noon at the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd. There will be more than 30 types of trees to choose from, with a limit of one free tree per resident. Extra trees will be available for $15. 
HCNA annual Christmas Party
Bring your favorite potluck dish and celebrate with neighbors at the annual Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Christmas Party this Thursday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at The Sanchez Center.  
For more information, contact Rodney Dejoie at 504-451-8168 or [email protected].
Fall Closing Celebration at the
Guerrilla Garden 

Join the Guerrilla Garden to celebrate the end of the Fall 2015 Season. The Fall 2015 Closing Celebration is fun for the whole family with food, music, face painting, a raffle, a mini-market, and birthday cake. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Guerrilla Garden, 600 Charbonnet Street, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. with a special awards ceremony at 3 p.m.  
Free Native Plants workshop
Groundwork New Orleans invites you to learn about native plants and their many uses, including making tea. It's a free workshop this Saturday, Dec. 5, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. at The New Orleans Healing Center Earth Lab, 2372 St. Claude Ave.
Holy Cross Holiday Home Tour 

Stop by the Holy Cross Holiday Home tour this Tuesday, Dec. 8, beginning at 5p.m. The tour will make the following stops: 6038 St. Claude, 6030 N. Rampart, 5605 Dauphine, 5101 Dauphine, 5438 Chartres, 6119 Burgundy, 808 Delery, 635 Tricou and end with food, libations and music at 6232 Dauphine. 
Winter gardening tips

Keep your garden beautiful with these tips from LSU's Ag Center. 
Free seminar to become a licensed claims adjuster
If you'd like to become a licensed claims adjuster or gain knowledge of the industry, take advantage of a free seminar this Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Southern University at New Orleans (corner of Press Drive and Leon C. Simon). The event will take place in the Small Business Incubator, Room 171. 
To register, contact Diana Thomas at 504-284-5512 or [email protected], or contact Corrine Hernan at 504-284-5514 or [email protected]
Parent student orientation for NAACP scholarship opportunities
The New Orleans NAACP ACT-SO program is seeking bright and talented students to compete for cash and the opportunity to obtain college scholarships. Parents and interested students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to attend an orientation to learn more Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. at Southern University New Orleans (6400 Press Drive). For more information, contact Brenda Jackson at [email protected] or Le'Kedra Robertson at (985)215-2333.
Free annual toy giveaway 

Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to attend a free holiday toy giveaway Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., at Xavier's Convocation Center, 7900 Stroelitz St. 
In This Issue
Recap: Festival of Lights

Special thanks to everyone who was able to attend our Festival of Lights event. We had a great time! 
Art home tour and sale in Holy Cross

Creative Alliance of New Orleans will feature local artwork for sale at its 5th annual Downriver Art Home Tour and Sale. The tour will go from Holy Cross to Poydras on Dec. 5, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Upcoming community events 

Youth Explosion Gospel Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 5, 
3 p.m.
Lower Ninth House of Music
1205 Charbonnet St. 
For more information, call 504-328-4860.
Joseph Crachiola: The Journey Gallery & Open House 
December 1-31, 2015 Opening: December 6, 2015, 4-8 PM
5120 Royal Street
Open by appointment
Neighborhood Participation Program Special Public Hearing
Tuesday, Dec. 8
5 p.m. 
City Council Chambers
City Hall - Room 1E07) 
CSED Team 

Chief Executive Officer 
Arthur Johnson

Program Manager
Kathy Muse

Volunteer Manager
Warrenetta Banks

Wetland Specialist
John Taylor

Energy Efficiency Assistant
Charles Reddick

Community Resilience Outreach
Beverly Jackson

Resiliency Manager for Coastal Restoration and Community Awareness 
Rachel Pickens



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