What: Community Meeting on hurricane preparedness hosted by Councilwoman Krisitn Palmer

When: Tuesday June 1st from 6:00 pm to 7:30

Where: The African American Museum, 1418 Governor Nicholls


  • District “C” Councilwoman Kristin Palmer
  • Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, Deputy Mayor of Public Safety
  • Bill Salmeron, Chief Preparedness and Response Officer for the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter
  • District “C” Community Members

Contact: Kelisha Garrett, PR & Special Projects Director.  (504) 658-1030, kegarrett@cityofno.com


Are you a 7th Ward resident interested in purchasing a blighted property in the neighborhood?  Click on the first link to see a list of properties in the 7th Ward currently owned by NORA (New Orleans Redevelopment Authority) and available for sale.  The second link is the RFP (Request for Proposals) that you will need to fill out if you are interested in purchasing any of the properties.

7th Ward properties for sale

Redevelopment RFP

Please come into the Center for more details or if you have questions about the purchasing process.

Ask-a-Lawyer Day

Do you have legal questions you need answered? Come to the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center this Saturday from 11-2 for “Ask-a-Lawyer Day.” Representatives from Southeast Louisiana Legal Services will talk about the expungement process and how they can help you to clear your criminal record. You will also be able to talk with SLLS representatives about other legal issues and make an appointment for a free consultation.

Representatives from the Center for Restorative Approaches will also be present to talk about approaches to conflict resolution. Call 504-373-5117 for questions about the event.

There is a stand selling fresh fruits and veggies in the parking lot of the Circle Food Store. They will be there every day around the hours of 8am to 6pm!! Get your fresh food on!

7th Ward Resident, Natalie Zarreli, presents…

Art on a Shoe String,

a series of free art classes for kids in the month of May.

What: Art made of recycled materials-be creative and make new things from old things!  Masks, jewelry, instruments, wind chimes, Mother’s Day gifts, and more!

Where: 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, 1910 & 1943 Urquhart St

When: The first 4 Mondays in May from 4:30 to 5:30.

Who: Kids ages 6-13 (first-come, first-serve, so arrive on time!)

By Times-Picayune Staff

April 26, 2010, 9:56AM

New Orleans City Councilman James Carter will “pass the torch” in a series of town hall meetings this week to introduce District C Councilwoman-elect Kristin Gisleson Palmer.

The first meeting is Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers.

The second will be Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wisdom Reception Center, 1359 St. Bernard Ave., New Orleans.

Both meetings are open to the public.

Please participate in our neighborhood poll.

Starting Monday, April 12th, the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center will host youth programs three days a week.  Monday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:00 will be Kids’ Yoga.  Open to kids ages 5 to 13 and taught by an experienced volunteer teacher, the yoga class will be full of fun, stretching, and movement!

On Tuesday afternoons from 5:00 to 6:30, we invite kids to join the Kids’ Computer Club where Center staff and community volunteers will lead youth in fun and safe computer activities.

Friday afternoons are for young people interested in outdoor gardening fun!  All ages are invited to our backyard garden from 3:30 to 5:00 to help out and to learn growing techniques…and of course, to partake in delicious fresh-grown food!

For more information on the youth program or to volunteer to help, please contact Laura at 504-373-5117.

Greetings and welcome to the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center’s new wordpress blog!  Stay tuned for updates on our events and programs.  Please stop by the Center to see what we do and how you can be a part of our 7th Ward community-building initiatives.