New Orleans Events – Thursday, May 4

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, May 4.



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Thursday, May. 4 – New Orleans City Council meeting, 10:00 a.m. Agenda includes a presentation from Dr. Tammy Lewis Milborn on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, a presentation recognizing the success of the Southern University at New Orleans men's track team at the 2017 NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships, a presentation from the University of New Orleans men's basketball team recognizing their 2016-2017 championship season and appearance in the 2017 NCAA tournament for the first time in 21 years, consideration of two motions to elect Councilmember Jason Williams as President and Councilmember Stacy Head as Vice President of the New Orleans City Council, and consideration of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a 20-year Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City and the Downtown Development District to redesign, redevelop and operate Duncan Plaza located across from City Hall.

Location: City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA.

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Thursday, May. 4 – Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Job Fair, to recruit deputy sheriffs to work in the Orleans Justice Center, which uses the 'direct supervision' model to manage inmates, 4:00 p.m.

Location: Orleans Justice Center, 2800 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA.

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Thursday, May. 4 – Sunday, May. 7 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival second weekend, headlined by Widespread Panic (Thursday), Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (Friday), Stevie Wonder (Saturday) and Kings of Leon (Sunday). Thursday’s other performers include Darius Rucker, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tower of Power and Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, plus a salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Hugh Masekela and Dr. Michael White.

Location: Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA.


Thursday, May. 4 – Sunday, May 14 – Contraband Days Festival, pirate-themed festival revolving around the legend of pirate Jean Lafitte. Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Location: Lake Charles, LA.



Friday, May. 5 – Sunday, May. 7 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival second weekend continues, headlined by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, with Earth, Wind & Fire, Wilco, Rhiannon Giddens, Boney James, The Revivalists and Margo Price.

Location: Fair Grounds Race Course, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA.


Friday, May. 5 – Sunday, May – 57th Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, annual celebration of Crawfish and Cajun heritage.

Location: Breaux Bridge, LA.


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