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Whether you’re looking for shopping, art, food, music, a night out or just socializing with friends, there is so much in New Orleans that can be found only on Oak! Come see for yourself.

22 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Eclectic Home Mitchell Black Trunk Show

Eclectic Home is hosting a trunk show for Chicago designer Mitchell Black Saturday, May 3! Friday is the VIP event and all business on Oak Street are invited!

Save the Date

10 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Oak Street’s Little Free Library

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Did y’all know that Oak Street has a Little Free Library in the 8700 block? Follow Oak Street’s Little Free Library on Facebook for book updates!

Oak Street's Little Free Library

What is a Little Free Library?

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. Read all about it here.

 

Photo by Ciera Holzenthal

10 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Krewe of Oak Silent Auction

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Krewe of Oak Silent Auction raising money for MidSummer Mardi Gras

Tuesday April 29th, 6-9pm Maple Leaf Bar

Featuring a special performance by

101 Drummers featuring Big Chief Juan Pardo as well as a performance by Tap Dat.

Lots of great items from local restaurants, shops, artists, and fishing trips to be up for auction!

24 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Local Art and Gifts Available at Detour

New Orleanians and tourists who want a unique variety of local art and gifts are sure to find something that pleases at Detour. There is a wide variety of handmade, locally sourced and produced goods, including: jewelry, clothing, skateboard decks with original art, fine art, hand-painted wine glasses, the official WWOZ cookbook, and much more for all ages.

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Owner, Tonya M. Pinner of Slidell, chose Oak Street because she loves the friendly atmosphere of the area. She was instantly given a warm welcome by both residential and commercial neighbors. Along with the diversity of styles and backgrounds, she loves the feeling of recognition for everyone that walks down the street. “Everybody has their own thing and it’s not only accepted, but appreciated” says Tonya. She believes that everything about the city of New Orleans is seen on Oak Street. With several great options for food, music, and art she feels that her location is a perfect setting for everything that Detour has to offer.

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Tonya’s passion for the culture of this city is what motivates her to keep her business as local as possible. The t-shirts are sourced and printed right here in town. Even the checkout counter and many of her displays are hand crafted from reclaimed wood from The Green Project in the Marigny.

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Detour officially opened during PoBoy Fest of last year. It has given tourists that typically have a 1 to 2 hour wait for dinner at Jacques-Imo’s, a refreshing alternative to the downtown souvenir market. Even during my visit, fellow neighbors dropped in to shop and chat with Tonya about her business.

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Detour is located at 8309 Oak St, directly across from Chiba. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 7pm.

You may also visit their Facebook page or call 504-862-NOLA (6652) to find out what’s in store at Detour!

04 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Crafts & Cocktails February Events at Spot Colors

Crafts & Cocktails Calendar Oak Street

28 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Winter Weather Advisory

Snow in NOLA by Zander White

Dear friends and residents of District A,

Please prepare yourselves for dangerous winter conditions over the next few days. An arctic front will arrive in the New Orleans area on Tuesday and is forecasted to send temperatures to below freezing levels until Thursday morning.

All public schools and government buildings – including City Hall – will be closed until Thursday. All of our first responders will be on duty during this time.

There could be ¼ inch of ice, and possibly snow, on the roads. PLEASE stay off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary for you to drive. The City will begin laying sand on elevated roadways at 4 a.m. Tuesday. That work could cause closures in the area. Non-elevated roadways will not be salted or sanded.

Some areas could see power outages lasting three to five days. Please call 1-800-Entergy to report any outages.

The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport reports that airlines are canceling most, if not all, flights Tuesday. They have not released any information on the status of flights Wednesday. Please contact your airline for updated flight information.

Transportation officials are already preparing de-icing procedures to begin Tuesday night, and major highways could be closed if they become too dangerous. Mayor Landrieu also warned residents not to leave their cars parked under trees, especially those with large limbs.

Streetcar service will be cancelled Tuesday and Wednesday, replaced by buses that will run citywide unless/until the roads are deemed too unsafe.

There will be no garbage or recycling pick-up Tuesday or Wednesday. Services will resume on your next scheduled pick-up day.

Call 9-1-1 to report an emergency or 3-1-1 for any other issues.

Check in at www.nola.ready.gov for updated information and/or to sign up to have emergency alerts sent to your phone.

Please be careful and check on elderly neighbors and those with special needs!

Councilmember Susan Guidry

 

Photo by Zander White

20 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

White Oak Productions Wins ‘Best Booking Agency’!

Congrats to White Oak Productions!

White Oak Productions Wins Best Booking Agency

07 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Oak Street Cafe Celebrates a New Chapter

Join Oak Street Cafe as they celebrates a new chapter!

Friday, December 13
6-10 pm

Oak Street Cafe Celebrates a New Chapter

05 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

7th Annual Caroling at Palmer Park

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7th Annual Carrollton Caroling in Palmer Park

December 15th, 2013 @ 6:00 PM

  • Singing led by Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church Choir
  • Songbooks and candles are available
  • Celebrate the season with Cookies and Eggnog
  • Bring non-perishable foods & Donations to benefit Second Harvesters Food Bank

Download the song book here!

21 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Oak Street Pop-up Shop

The Oak Street pop-up shop is tonight from 4-9 pm next to Oak Wine Bar. Knock out some of your holiday shopping with local style. Over 14 local boutiques! Get all the details here

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Photo by Lionheart Prints.