New Orleans Events – Thursday, July 2

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, July 2.


July 2-5 – ESSENCE FESTIVAL — The 2015 Essence Festival is held, with daily seminars and nightly concerts. Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and Superdome, New Orleans.

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CALDWELL NEWS CONFERENCE — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and others hold a news conference, 8 a.m. Location: Livingston Building, Clermont Room, 1885 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge.


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UL SYSTEM — Special Committee on Tuition and Fees of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System will meet, 9:00 a.m. Location: Claiborne Building, Room 190, 1201 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge.


ESSENCE-DAY OF SERVICE — To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the 21st annual Essence Festival will celebrate the city of New Orleans with a day of service.

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— 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: KIPP Renaissance, 3820 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.


— 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Walmart, 6000 Bullard Ave., New Orleans.


WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES — The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meets, 9:30 a.m. Location: Wildlife and Fisheries, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge.


BOUSTANY — Rep. Charles Boustany has two appearances in Alexandria: For roundtable discussion on health care, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 1118 3rd St., Alexandria; Alexandria Port Authority tour, 2:00 p.m., Alexandria Regional Port Authority, 600 River Port Rd., Alexandria.


BUSINESS PORTAL — State officials launch the business portal, 10:30 a.m. Location: Secretary of State's Commercial Division, Lobby, 8585 Archives Ave., Baton Rouge.


FLEMING – WWII VETERANS — U.S. Rep. John Fleming will present brothers Clifford and Ernest Bradley with flags in honor of their service during World War II, 12:00 p.m. Location: 908 Bilbo St., DeRidder.


SEAFOOD – MISS USA — The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board holds a welcome reception for contestants in the Miss USA Pageant, 5:30 p.m. Location: Ruffino's Catering, De La Ronde Hall, 320 3rd St., Baton Rouge.




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