New Orleans Events – Monday, Aug. 14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Monday, Aug. 14.



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Monday, Aug. 14 – American Queen Steamboat Company holds a christening celebration for its new ship the 'American Duchess,' the first all-suite paddlewheeler on America's rivers, 1:00 p.m.

Location: New Orleans Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

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Monday, Aug. 14 – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson travels to Denham Springs, LA, to visit areas impacted by the historic flooding last year, with the visit coinciding with the anniversary of the flooding, 3:35 p.m. He joins Republicans Sen. John Kennedy and Rep. Garret Graves, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry in touring an area of housing and visiting homeowner Charlotte Rimes in her property, 31435 LA Hwy 16, then holding a press availability, Livingston Parish News, 688 Hatchell Ln. at 4:15 p.m.

Location: Denham Springs, LA.

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Tuesday, Aug. 15 – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson visits New Orleans to tour public housing developments rebuilt with HUD funding after the catastrophic 2005 hurricanes – mixed-income properties housing services for HUD-assisted families, including onsite daycare, computer labs, counseling, and job placement services. He and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards tour the Bienville Basin Choice Neighborhood and hold a press gaggle, 215 Treme St. 12:55 p.m., before he tours Columbia Parc at the Bayou District, 1400 Milton St, 2:45 p.m.

Location: New Orleans, LA.


Wednesday, Aug. 16 – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Economic Development hosts 2017 3rd Quarter Business Information Session, 1:30 p.m.

Location: New Orleans Treme Center, 900 North Villere St., New Orleans, LA.


Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Bureau of Ocean Energy Management holds Lease Sale 249 (approximately 14,220 blocks covering around 76 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida) for oil and gas exploration and development – the first offshore sale under the new Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022 (aka Five Year Program). Blocks subject to the Congressional moratorium established by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, blocks that are adjacent to or beyond the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone in the area known as the northern portion of the Eastern Gap, and whole blocks and partial blocks within the current boundary of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary are excluded from the sale.

Location: New Orleans, LA.


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