- This week in Louisiana history. December 29, 1898. Monument to Public School benefactor John McDonogh dedicated in New Orleans.
- This week in New Orleans history. The cornerstone of the
Southern Regional Research Laboratory had been set on December
29, 1939 in the 40 acre building site at 2100 Robert E. Lee
Boulevard. This area had formerly abutted the grounds of
Spanish Fort amusement park and resort. It was here that local
scientists developed wash-n-wear cotton, the predecessor of
- This week in Louisiana.
New Year's Eve in New Orleans
New Orleans, we celebrate New Year's Eve a little bit different from most places. Sure, we have funny hats and noisemakers (if you want them), but we add a little pizzazz to the occasion by ringing in the New Year our own way.
For the biggest party in the city, head down to Jackson Square – the Quarter is packed with festive partygoers eager to count down the time until the New Year arrives. And because New Orleans does everything a little differently, don’t expect your run of the mill New Years ball drop; instead “Baby New Year” drops from its perch on the top of Jax Brewery followed by a magnificent fireworks show over the Mississippi. Follow the crowds to Bourbon Street and party til’ the early morning, or break away from the group and find your own special spot to celebrate in.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens to the New Orleans Swinging Gypsies at the Spotted Cat Bar on Frenchman Street in New Orleans.
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