The Marketplace at Armstrong Park is growing!

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farmers_market_newsletter_1_095Hi neighbors!

We are so luck to have a Farmer’s Market right in our neighborhood, in the American Can Building’s parking lot, aren’t we? I love to get seafood and fruit and honey there…..

Did you know that there is another Farmers Market not too far away, in Armstrong Park?

The Marketplace in Armstrong Park’s managing team and the vendors involved are all strong advocates of affordable fresh food access and community development, and we hope to continue increasing our customer base.

Starting with 6 vendors, they have grown to about 13 or 14 vendors now!

They are open every Thursday from 3-7 pm in front of Armstrong Park.

Check them out!

How to check to see if there is a permit for an event

Hi neighbors!

At the last general membership meeting several neighbors wondered how to find out if there are permits issued for parties and events that they see occuring on the Magnolia Bridge, and on the banks of the bayou. Here is the link to the One Stop Shop app – this is how citizens can check event permitting.

https://onestopapp.nola.gov/

You will have to set up a username and password in order to access the site, but it’s easy to do and a good resource any time you see an event or party, and wonder if it has a permit.

Don’t forget what Councilmember Susan Guidry explained to us at the last general membership meeting — that any party or event that DOES NOT sell alcohol DOES NOT have to pass thru her office in the permitting process. Her office only weighs in on parties or events that involve alcohol. All other parties or events just go thru the One Stop Shop for permitting.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Need block captains for some new blocks!

Hi all!

Parkview Neighborhood Association needs block captains for the following blocks:

all of Ida Street
3800, 3900 and 4000 block of Dumaine
800 block of Taft
800 and 900 block of Carrollton Ave
1400 block of Moss Street

Block captains keep an eye out to make sure streetlights are working, and call the City if streetlights are out.
Block captains keep an eye out on storm drains to make sure they are cleared, and help find people to assist in clearing them if they are blocked.
Block captains pass out fliers the week before our quarterly Parkview Neighborhood Association general membership meetings — four times a year.

If you are interested in becoming a block captain for Parkview Neighborhood Association, please email Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com.

Thanks so much and take care neighbors!

Krewe of Kolossus boat parade July 4th 5-8 pm on the Bayou!

Hi all:
Coming on July 4, 2014, the Krewe of Kolosuss Bayou Boat Parade!

Staging Area, Orleans Avenue at North Jefferson Davis Parkway. Participants of all ages are encouraged to paddle out in their canoes, pirogues, kayaks, row boats and rafts (prizes for creative decorations and costumes) to celebrate Independence Day. The parade takes place on Bayou St. John, beginning and ending at Orleans Avenue, July 4, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event includes the coronation of the king and queen. No beads. No glass bottles. No littering. Admission: Free. Call 504.905.2830.

Get out the decorations and hose off your canoe, it’s time for the July 4th boat parade!

See you there.

Update from the NONPACC meeting on 6/17/2014

Many thanks to PNA board member Angela Breckenridge who attended the NONACC meeting last night during our quarterly PNA General Membership Meeting. I know many of our neighbors were concerned that the barriers from Bayou Boogaloo stayed on the site long after the festival was over. The NONPACC meeting addressed that fact, see below.
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PNA Board Update: NONPACC meeting 6/17/14

1. Question regarding incident at Moss and St. John Court: canoe theft (the only incident of record in Parkview area for 6/12-06/18) http://www.crimemapping.com/map/la/neworleans. They reiterated the point: It’s against the law for canoes to be moored in the bayou.

2. Key point of the meeting: decrease in force from 125 to 81 officers in the 1st district since budget cuts
Consequences:

a. decrease in numbers of narcotics warrants down due to staffing decreases; not decrease in crime
b. delays in barrier pick-up for special events result of decrease in staff http://www.nola.gov/nopd/citizen-services/barricades/

3. They handed out this poster to help find someone wanted for theft: http://images.skem1.com/client_id_15553/Wanted_Poster_F-14921-14_2.pdf?utm_source=contactology&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SuspectsSoughtforRobbery-PublicInformationOffice

4. For anyone who may not have their direct contact info:
a. Quality of life officers: Kenny Gill and Kristie Lavigne 658-6010 kgill@nola.gov and kmcarr@nola.gov
b. Community Affairs Coordinator (CoCo): Sergeant Alexis Hawkins 239-0325 ahawkins@nola.gov

Mid-city Security District Meeting tomorrow evening, 6:30pm at Grace Episcopal.

General Membership Meeting tonight, June 17th, 2014

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Hi neighbors! Don’t forget that the general membership meeting for the Parkview Neighborhood Association is tonight at 7 pm at Cabrini’s cafeteria. Be sure to enter the campus from Moss Street, as the Esplanade gate is sometimes closed after school hours. See you there!

Update from the Parkview Neighborhood Association Board

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Hi neighbors! A short update on things happening at the Parkview Neighborhood Association:

Our next general membership meeting will be on June 17, 2014 at 7 pm. We will meet at the Cabrini School cafeteria. Please enter Cabrini’s campus via Moss Street.

Our fall meeting will be on September 16, 2014 at 7 pm. We will announce the location of our September meeting closer to the meeting date.

The Night out Against Crime will be on October 7, 2014 and we are already looking forward to it! If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Night Out Against Crime event, please email Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com. Include your name, phone number, address and what you would like to help with (set up, food, games, music, auction, clean up), and she will forward your information on to the valuable volunteers that organize the Night! Location, date and time to be announced shortly.

Our neighborhood is filled with beautiful porches looking out upon gorgeous views…we are hoping to organize and host a Parkview Neighborhood Porch Crawl this year! How fun dows that sound?! Email Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to help organize this new event! She will forward your information on to our event organizers. If you have a porch particularly suited for this event, please let us know!

We want to organize a Fireman’s Appreciation BBQ! If you’d like to help with this new event, email Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com.

We are looking for volunteers to be Neighborhood Block Captains. The Block Captain is responsible for passing out the leaflets announcing our quarterly meetings, and letting neighbors know the date, time and location of the meetings. Block Captains also keep an eye on the storm drains and report any streetlights that are not working. If you are interested in helping out as a Block Captain, please email CiCi Andre at bayoulady@gmail.com.

The next PNA Board Member Meeting will be held on August 4th or 5th, 2014 at 7 pm (we will know which day soon and post that information here). If you are interested in attending, please email Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com so we will be prepared to host you gracefully.

Enjoy summertime, and take care!