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Out with the old and in with the new, it is time for us to welcome a new year. After the introduction of the infamous COVID-19, I am sure we are all ready to leave 2020 in the past. The end of the year, however, does not mean the end of the virus that changed our world so drastically. As a result, New Orleans is striving to keep their spirits high and provide fun events that are not only entertaining, but also safe for those who wish to join.
1. Southern Design Week
Beginning every year on the first day of January, Southern Fashion Week, previously known as Nola Fashion Week, is hosted by the Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design. This is a biannual event and serves as an opportunity for southern-based apparel designers to show off their work. The week includes several events that are held at various locations throughout the city, including runway shows, presentations, cocktail parties, and so much more.
2. Art and Zen Online Mediation Series
Find a piece of mindfulness in this chaos without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Every Wednesday at noon, you can join an online mediation program hosted by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and instructed by Mikhayla Harrell.
All levels of experience are welcomed to join, but a free registration is required.
3. Beading Classes with Queen Angel of the 8th Ward Black Seminoles
Test your creativity with Queen Angel of the 8th Ward Black Seminoles and her beading classes. While 3 out of 4 classes offered have already been completed, don’t miss out on her final class in sequins on January 9th. All material is provided, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own lunch to enjoy in the courtyard.
The final class will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM and open to guests that are 10 years of age or older. Each class requires a fee of $25, including beading material, and implements COVID-19 safety measures.
While many events have been postponed or cancelled, Cajun Encounters is always open and ready for those who wish to experience a little adventure outside of daily norms. Guests can travel down the Honey Island Swamp, experiencing the beauty of one of the most untarnished ecosystems in America first-hand, and, if that is not enough, there are plenty of educational opportunities to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit it. Guests are guaranteed the best educational experience possible with trained experts as their guides. Cajun Encounters is working hard to ensure not only the satisfaction but also the safety of its visitors by implementing proper COVID-19 protocol.
Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime. Reserve your tickets today to guarantee your spot before they’re all gone.
Got a taste of the excitement that New Orleans has to offer and searching for more? New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours is the perfect place to see the best that the city has to offer historically and culturally. With tours through the cemeteries, French Quarter, and Garden District, visitors are able to immerse themselves in an experience that only the Crescent City has offer. Guests can learn more about the city of New Orleans from certified tour guides, ensuring historically accurate and informative information with an entertaining twist. Similarly, to Cajun Encounters, New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours takes its visitors’ health and safety as their top priority. As a result, they have also implemented COVID-19 protocol to ensure their visitors can experience the best without fear.