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Essence got you stressed? Support Black Businesses in NOLA to Relax!

Essence got you stressed? Support Black Businesses in NOLA to Relax!

As Essence Festival approaches quickly with its “black girl/boy magic” vibes, we would like to encourage you to explore the history and culture of the city. Whether it’s your first trip to NOLA or your thousandth time, there are so many venues and black businesses that could use your support! So, if you’re tired of fighting the crowds, growing traffic, or inconvenient wait line times from Essence; use this as a guide!
1. Louisiana Healthcare Connections: Community Health & Wellness Festival
When: Thursday, July 5, 2018, 9am-2pm
Where: Xavier University Student Center
1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, La
How much: Free Health Screenings and Education
Free and Fun Activities for the Family
Free Food and produce
2. Lot 1701: It’s A Festival Weekend 90’s Birthday Bash
When: Friday, July 6, 2018, 9pm – Until
Where: The Revolution
1840 Thalia St at Oretha Castle Haley
How much: $25+
3. Stella Jones Gallery: Tied to Love
When: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm
Where: Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave #132
How much: Free
4. Tremes Petit Jazz Museum
When: Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm
Where: 1500 Governor Nicholls Street
How much: $6-$10
5. Armstrong Park
When: Open daily, dawn-dusk
Where: 835 N. Rampart Street
How much: Free
6. Loretta’s Authentic pralines
When: Tues-Fri, 9am-5pm
Where: 2101 North Rampart
How much: Prices will vary
7. Café Porche
When:Mon-Sun 7am-7pm
Where: 1625 Baronne Street
How much: Prices will vary
8. Kay’s Clothing Store
When: Tues- Sat, 10:30-6pm
Where: 5419 Magazine Street
How much: Prices will vary
9. St. Louis Cathedral: Convent Museum
When: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
Where: 1112 Chartes Street
How much: Free-$8
10. The Everydae MarketPlace Pop Up
When: Friday, July 06, 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency
601 Loyola Avenue
How much: Prices will vary

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