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You Are Invited!- North Boulevard Town Square Public Open House
You are invited to attend a public open house for The North Boulevard Town Square. The design team will reveal the preferred design concept.

The meeting will be held at the Old State Capitol between 5:30- 7:30 p.m. The design team will present a PowerPoint presentation then transition into an open house forum; where the team will be available to address individual feedback.

North Boulevard Town Square:
Public Open House
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Where: Old State Capitol
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Design Team: BROWN + DANOS landdesign / Joseph Furr Design Studio Joint Venture


Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tab on what's hot downtown each week! For more info,
visit our site at the link below!


Highwater Downtown!
It is a wonderful time to admire the beauty of the Mighty Mississippi from the Downtown riverfront! The Mississippi River at Baton Rouge is currently at a very high stage of about 36' and is projected to crest on May 27 at 38.5'. Entrances to the Levee are located at Riverfront Plaza across from the River Center and at Florida Street/River Road.


Got Bikes?
The beautiful spring weather and the high level of the Mississippi River presents a great opportunity to take advantage of the wonderful levee Bike Path that currently extends from Skip Bertman Drive near LSU North to Florida Street (~2.5 miles). There are numerous Downtown trailheads or access points to the bike path at South Blvd/River Road, Riverfront Plaza across from the River Center, and at Florida Street/River Road.

Memorial Day Service
A memorial service will be held Monday, May 25th in the Louisiana Memorial Plaza (near the USS KIDD) to honor those men and women of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in service to our country. The service starts at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public. A performance by the Baton Rouge Music Club Chorus will follow at 12:00 p.m. For information call 342-1942.

Live After Five
Ready for some Springtime fun?
Start planning your Friday afternoons and evenings with family, friends and office workers for the city's premier free downtown concert series.

Free! 5PM - 8PM, Galvez Plaza, North Boulevard Town Square (North Blvd. at Third St.)

Laughs on the River at the Lyceum!
Enjoy a night of laughter and good people Thursday, May 21 at the Lyceum Ballroom for Comedy Commencement. This event will hit capacity, so be there to watch "Comedy Graduate" live in the Capitol City. After the show stay for the On the River After Party with DJ Marquis. Doors open at 8PM show starts at 9:30.

Third Thursdays at LSU MOA
Jill Mulkey, local artist and designer, will display her fashionable artwork such as demin and tanks with live mannequins on Thursday, May 21 at 7PM! You'll also get to check out her innovative paintings that are sure to impress. Both clothing and art will be available for sale. DJ Otto will be spinning until the end of the evening...then finish your night off at the Red Star! For info call 389-7200.

Foundation for Historical Louisiana Annual Meeting- "This Place Matters"

When: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
6:00PM -Refreshments
6:30PM- Meeting and Election of Officers
6:45PM- Charity Hospital & New Orleans MidCity Neighborhood Update and Video

Kress and Welsh & Levy Buildings

Come early or stay late and tour an apartment and condominium!

state museum

Walk This Way in History and Louisiana Gumbo Project
Experience three centuries of Louisiana history with a special Capitol Park walking tour by museum staff called Walk This Way in History.

When: May 24, May 31
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Weather permitting)
Location: Louisiana State Museum
Free Admission


Red Stick Farmer's Market
"Garden Month" continues every Saturday during May at the Red Stick Farmers Market. Stop by the coffee booth and register to win a gift certificate to our green vendors. This Saturday's Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration features Patrick Mullins with the new Australian restaurant Dingo's. Shoppers will also enjoy the season's first crop of sweet corn, blueberries and peaches perfect for a Memorial day picnic.

Downtown Food

Downtown Restaurants are Waiting for You!
Don't forget to check out Downtown's many restaurants and cafe's that serve up some of the best cuisine in town. Whether you're in the mood for a po-boy or a romantic dinner for two, Downtown has you covered. Check out the Downtown Restaurants List for more info!

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

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