New Orleans Events – Friday, July 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Friday, July 1, 2016.

 

 

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Friday, Jul. 1 – Sunday, Jul. 3 – The National Urban League hosts Career Connections at Essence Festival, 11:30 a.m.

Location: Money and Power Expo, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.

www.nul.org

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Friday, Jul. 1 – Annual McDonald's 365Black Awards, celebrating the achievements of the African-American community and business leaders, hosted by Lance Gross and Amber Riley. This year's honorees include singer Toni Braxton, NFL athlete Charles Tillman, historian Lonnie Bunch and McDonald's owner/operator Larry Triplett, 12:00 p.m.

Location: New Orleans Theater Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans.

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Friday, Jul. 1 – NASA stage presentation in New Orleans on 'African American Pioneers in Our Nation's Space Program' – Stage presentations as part of NASA Week – A celebration of space exploration held in New Orleans in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival (June 30 – July 3) – Continue with 'On the Shoulders of Giants – African American Pioneers in Our Nation's Space Program,' 2:10 p.m.

Location: New Orleans.

www.nasa.gov

 

Friday, Jul. 1 – Sunday, Jul. 3 – 22nd annual ESSENCE Festival, celebrating black music and culture in the U.S. Performers include Kendrick Lamar, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, Doug E. Fresh, Faith Evans, Ciara and Estelle, while motivational speakers include Tyra Banks, Misty Copeland, Patina Miller, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Phaedra Parks, Cookie Johnson and Rev. Al Sharpton.

Location: Superdome, New Orleans.

www.essencefestival.com

 

THIS WEEKEND

Saturday, Jul. 2 – Secretary of Education John King delivers remarks at the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, 'stressing the importance of improving education outcomes for all students' and 'spotlighting the need to support educators and elevate the teaching profession,' 1:55 p.m.

Location: Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans.

www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

 

Saturday, Jul. 2 – Stage presentations as part of NASA Week – A celebration of space exploration held in New Orleans in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival (June 30 – July 3) – Continue with 'Reaching New Heights – A Conversation with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA Astronaut Victor Glover,' 2:10 p.m.

Location: New Orleans.

www.nasa.gov

 

Sunday, Jul. 3 – Stage presentations as part of NASA Week – A celebration of space exploration held in New Orleans in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival (June 30 – July 3) – Continue with 'Join the Mars Generation – Meet NASA's Rock Stars on the Journey to Mars and Beyond,' with NASA astronaut Victor Glover and two NASA engineers discussing the agency's progress on its 'Journey to Mars,' 2:10 p.m.

Location: New Orleans.

www.nasa.gov

 

Sunday, Jul. 3 –- St. Bernard Salutes America Committee annual celebration and fireworks display, featuring live music by Groovy 7 and Truck Dorcey, 6:00 p.m.

Location: Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center Grounds, 8245 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA.

www.sbpg.net

 

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