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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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: