photo by Carlie Kollath Wells / New in NOLA

Happy 4th of July (meetup info)

Happy 4th of July, y’all! Hope you are making the most of this three-day weekend. Want to watch fireworks tonight? Our Meetup friends are having a watch party tonight in the French Quarter. The group is meeting at 8:45 p.m. Click here for more info.

Happy 4th of July, y'all! How about this tasty snoball from Hansen's?! Yum. (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

Happy 4th of July, y’all! How about this tasty snoball from Hansen’s?! Yum. (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

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Meetup group for new people in New Orleans

Our friend, Satyajit Dixit, has started a Meetup group that’s perfect for meeting other newbies. Meetup is an online community that helps people “meetup” in real life. Some groups are general interest, while others are grouped around specific interests.

Meet Sat (he’s the guy in the middle). He organizes the “Exploring New Orleans” Meetup group.

Satyajit "Sat" Dixit, pictured in the middle, organizes a wonderful New Orleans Meetup group. (image via Meetup)

Satyajit “Sat” Dixit, pictured in the middle, organizes a wonderful New Orleans Meetup group. (image via Meetup)

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Krewe of Boo (photo via KreweofBoo.com)

New Orleans Halloween option – Krewe of Boo parade

Halloween is almost here. Do you have plans? We’re celebrating Saturday night and going to the Krewe of Boo parade in the French Quarter. Hope you’ll join us.

Krewe of Boo (photo via KreweofBoo.com)

Krewe of Boo (photo via KreweofBoo.com)

The parade rolls at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and audience costumes are encouraged. Riders throw Louisiana-specific items like pralines and voodoo doll pins. The riders don’t throw beads, but they do throw:

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photo by Carlie Kollath Wells / New in NOLA

Louisiana Seafood Fest meetup on Sunday

We’re doing an informal food outing tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 13) at the Louisiana Seafood Fest and would love to see you. The fest is free and has free cooking demonstrations and music. newinnola-meetup-logo

We each pay for the food we eat. Cash only. Food samples are good for sharing (I’ll bring extra forks). Food vendors and their dishes:

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photo by Carlie Kollath Wells - New in NOLA

Photos from our #NewinNOLA Segway meetup

We had a lovely Segway meetup in the French Quarter last week. Thanks to New Orleans City Segway for hosting us and taking us around the Quarter.

We saw the street that inspired Walt Disney’s Port of New Orleans, learned some of the history of the Cabildo and saw examples of wrought iron versus cast iron.

If you are interested in a tour, City Segway offers several packages. Find out more here.

Here’s what we did during our Sept. 4 meetup:

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Our New Orleans food adventures 6/24/13

We’re eating our way through New Orleans. Venues this week included Camellia Grill, Parkway Bakery, Orange Couch and Hollygrove Market & Farm.
  1. We had a veggie-filled week, thanks to Hollygrove Market & Farm (@HGMF). We signed up for the weekly produce box. The box is $30, including tax and the delivery fee.
Sunday's food truck rally had one long table for everyone to eat together. (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

Next #NewinNOLA meetup is June 22

We’re having our next #NewinNOLA meetup June 22 (Saturday). We’re still working out the time and place, but this will be a restaurant event. It will probably be a restaurant on the Eater 38 list.

Put it on your calendar and check back for details. We’ll have more info soon. NewInNOLA_Logo

Also, we now have an events page on the site. We’ll update that page with our upcoming events, which are open to new and old residents. The more, the merrier.

Photos from our previous meetups:

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