Events for Katrina five-year anniversary

Events for Katrina five-year anniversary

Events for Katrina five-year anniversary


by Caegan Moore / Eyewitness News

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 29 at 9:33 AM

Local events for the fifth anniversay of Hurricane Katrina.

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Orleans Parish

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Friday, August 27, 2010, 9:00a.m. – Second Harvest Food Bank News Conference and Volunteer Day at the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana warehouse located at 700 Edwards Avenue in New Orleans.

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 11:00a.m. – Mass and Funeral of Katrina at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Chalmette.  (2320 Paris Road)

Saturday , August 28, 2010, 1:30p.m.  - Share the Moon will be honoring the first responders at Le Petite Theatre in the French Quarter.  Meals will be provided and admission to the inspirational presentation featuring Archbishop Aymond is free and open to the public.

Sunday, August 29, 2010, 11:00a.m. – Archbishop Aymond will celebrate Mass at St. Louis Cathedral.

Sunday, August 29, 2010, 1:30p.m. - Interfaith Prayer Service at St. Louis Cathedral.  The theme is “Celebrating Hope Then and Now” and will feature Interfaith clergy from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sihk, Hindu, B’Hai and other faith traditions.  The homilist with be Bishop Michael Riehnart of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  The public is welcome to attend. 

Commemoration & Determination: V (w/ Mayor Mitch Landrieu)
Sunday, August 29, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Mahalia Jackson Center for the Performing Arts
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Interfaith prayer service
Sunday, August 29, 1:30pm-2:30pm, St. Louis Cathedral

“Celebrating Recovery Eastern New Orleans Nature Walk Around the Park”
Saturday, August 28, 8:30am; Entrance of Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd. Put on by: Friends of Joe W. Brown Memorial Park & Louisiana Nature Center

Renaissance Marketplace (Katrina Remembrance Day of Events)
“We Remember Balloon/ Dove Releasing”
Saturday, August 28, 2pm-8pm, 5700 Read Blvd.

Lakeview Civic Improvement Association
Wreath Ceremony: Sunday, August 29, 9:30am-9:45am, at The “Lakeview Sign,” Robert E. Lee Blvd. & Fleur De Lis
Rebirth Celebration: Sunday, August 29, 6pm-9pm, 848 Harrison Ave. (Gulf Coast Bank & Trust)
Unveiling of the 17th Street Canal Historic Marker
Monday, August 23, 10:30am; Levee at Bellaire & Stafford Sts. At West End (6932 Bellaire Dr.)
More Formal Event (Cocktail Party, Music, & Presentation): Thursday, August 26, 6:30pm; Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Ave.

Healing Ceremony (Lower 9th Ward)
Sunday, August 29, 10am-11am, Jourdan Rd. & North Galvez St.

“A Night of Treme”
Benefit concert for “Make It Right” that will feature artists and music from the HBO Series Treme
Saturday, August 28, 8pm; House of Blues, 225 Decatur St.

“NOLA’s Resilience” (Jazz Funeral, Second Line, & Artwork Unveiling)
Wednesday, August 25, 5:30pm Camp & Common Sts.; Mosaic unveiling, 6:30pm; 614 Canal St. (JW Marriot)

Katrina Victim Remembrance Mass (Rev. Arthur J. Ginart, “Father Red”)
Saturday, August 21, 4pm; Resurrection of Our Lord Church

Fifth anniversary memorial ceremony
Sunday, August 29, 2010, 9:30 a.m.
District "D" Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell will host a Hurricane Katrina 5th Anniversary memorial ceremony to dedicate a plaque in memory of the devastation and lives lost five years ago.

Tulane University
“New Orleans 5 A.D.: No Water Line on Culture” Public Lecture: Sunday, August 22, 5:30pm; McAlister Auditorium
“Zeitoun: The Katrina saga of a Syrian-American contractor who stayed behind during the storm” Book excerpt reading & discussion: Thursday, August 26, 7pm; McAlister Auditorium
“Remembering Katrina: A Commerative Poetry Reading”: Sunday, August 29, 3:30pm-5pm Kendall Cram Room, Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (2nd. Floor)
“Katrina Remembered: Five Years Later” (Multimedia Exhibit): August 30- September 12, Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Telling Their Stories: The Lingering Legacy of the Katrina Photographs: August 19- September 19
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Panel Discussion: Saturday, August 21, 11am-3pm; In the Museum’s Patrick F. Taylor Library
Below Sea Level: The Land Inhabited- Film Screenings: Thursday, August 26, 11am-4pm; In the Museum’s Patrick F. Taylor Library
One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds: Thursday, August 26, 6pm-9pm; Exhibition – January 2, 2011
The Big Uneasy: A Film By Harry Shearer: Thursday, August 26, 8:30pm; In the Museum’s Patrick F. Taylor Library

Oedipus: Category Five (Original Performance Art)
August 27-29 at 7:30pm; Parker Church, 1130 Nashville Ave.

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Katrina Remembrance Reception
Sunday, August 29, 2pm-5pm; Faulkner House 624 Pirate’s Alley

5 Years Today: An Evening of Local Film Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: Sunday, August 29, 6pm-9pm, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Diboll Collins Cir.

Katrina 5.0: Conversations on the Social Web & How It Can Help In Disaster (Symposium & Reception)
Wednesday, August 25 @ 5:30pm, Louisiana State Museum (The Presbytere, Jackson Square)

“Share the Moon: Event Honoring First Responders”
Saturday, August 28, 1pm-3pm, Le Petit Theatre

The Marianites of Holy Cross will sponsor a Katrina Commemorative Prayer Service Sunday, Aug. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Angels Center, 3500 St. Claude Avenue.  Parking is provided.  For more information, contact Sr. Clarita Bourque at

Jefferson Parish

On Saturday, August 28 at 5 p.m., Jefferson Parish officials and citizens will gather at Jefferson Playground, 4100 South Drive in Jefferson to remember those lost and displaced by Hurricane Katrina and celebrate the improvements made in flood and hurricane protection, emergency preparedness, roadway infrastructure, and the restoration of the Parks and Recreation facilities in our Parish.   On August 28 at 5 p.m., the Parish will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Jefferson Playground Gym, which suffered extensive damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.


Plaquemines Parish

Remember the Past, Celebrate the Future
Parish-organized commemoration event
Sunday, August 29th 2pm, Buras Auditorium, 35619 Highway 11, Buras

St. Bernard Parish

St. Bernard Katrina “Burial”
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 9-4 p.m.:
A “Hurricane Katrina casket,” sponsored by the St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, will lie in state. All are encouraged to bury their burdens forever by placing notes, cards or letters representing their memories, angers and frustrations into the Hurricane Katrina casket.

St. Bernard School Board’s annual Day of Reflection Breakfast
Friday, August 27, 2010, 8:30 a.m.
Chalmette High School, Lacoste Campus, 9th Grade Academy Gym. 1101 E. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette.
Call Shelby Harrison at 301-2000 for ticket information. Tickets are $10 a piece and are first come first serve.

St. Bernard Katrina “Burial”
Friday, August 27, 2010, 9-4 p.m.:
A “Hurricane Katrina casket,” sponsored by the St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, will lie in state. All are encouraged to bury their burdens forever by placing notes, cards or letters representing their memories, angers and frustrations into the Hurricane Katrina casket.

St. Bernard Parish Recovery Tour Begins: Friday, August 27, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Caravan departs from Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette

Ecumenical funeral service for Katrina at Our Lady of Prompt Succor, 11:00 a.m.
The event will include several honored guests and speakers including Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory M. Aymond and several local ministers and public officials. After the funeral service, there will be a procession from the church to St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. The Chalmette High Jazz Band will lead a second line to the Hurricane Katrina burial site, which features a granite memorial complete with epitaph. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Celebration Softball Tournament and Activities at the new Val Riess Phase II, 1:00 p.m.
Northern end of Palmisano Boulevard in Chalmette. Teams are set with government agencies and recovery partners. The public should come celebrate and cheer on various government agencies. The day will include music and several activities, including space walks.

Katrina Commemoration Service, Katrina Memorial in Shell Beach. 8:30 a.m., Sunday, August 29, 2010.
It will be a time to honor those who lost their lives because of the storm.

Community Praise and Worship Concert, Sigur Civic Center Auditorium. 2-5 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2010
Several church groups will perform at the event sponsored by St. Bernard Parish Government. Refreshments will be sold.

Series of Dedications at Completed Recovery Construction Projects
Friday, August 27th
Tour begins at 1:30pm at Islenos Museum Complex in St. Bernard Village & ends at 4:30pm at Sigur Civic Center Auditorium in Chalmette

Cabbage Ball Tournament
Saturday, August 28, 1pm; Val Riess Park, Phase II, Chalmette

Annual Katrina Commemoration Ceremony
Sunday, August 29 @ 8:30am; Shell Beach at site of Katrina Memorial

Praise & Worship Concert
Sunday, August 29, 2pm-5pm; Sigur Civic Center Auditorium, Chalmette

Annual Day of Reflection Breakfast, hosted by the St. Bernard School Board
Friday, August 27, 8:30am Chalmette High School, Lacoste Campus 9th Grade Academy Gym, 1101 E. Judge Perez Dr. ( Ticket info: (504) 301-2000)

Katrina Memorial Mass
Saturday, August 28 @ 11am; Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Rd., Chalmette

Katrina Memorial Bells Sale
Through August 29; Central Fire Station, 9240 W. Judge Perez Dr. & Fire Station 7, 5640 E. Judge Perez Dr.

St. Tammany Parish

At 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 29, Parish President Kevin Davis is asking for a minute of silence across St. Tammany Parish to remember Hurricane Katrina.   The parish will hold a community service at 262 Debbie Drive, between Clara and Evella, in the Slidell Carr Drive area, beginning at 9:30 AM with the moment of silence at 9:45AM.  

Dedication of “Fleur de Triomphe” memorial sculpture
Heritage Park, Slidell
Dedication ceremony Friday, Aug. 27 9:30 a.m.



"A Celebration of Healing” Week of Events
“Tears to Cheers Music Festival”
Saturday, August 21, 2pm, Across from Treasure Bay Casino & Hotel, 1880 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS

“Our Road To Recovery” Art Exhibit
August 21-August 28; Negrotto’s Gallery, 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi, MS

“Our Road To Recovery “ Coastal Torch Relay & Celebration
Saturday, August 28, 11am-2:30pm, Ocean Springs

Sunrise Multi-faith Service
Sunday, August 29, 7am-8am, Ft. Maurepas Park, Ocean Springs

Prayer Brunch
Sunday, August 29, 10am-12pm, Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center, 591 Howard Ave, Biloxi