Katrina 10: Memorials and Remembrances

05:03 August 20, 2015
By: Staff

Katrina+10: A Park Remembers
City Park, 1 Palm Drive.

The park is displaying a series of 15 then-and-now photo boards contrasting areas of the park damaged 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed the failure of the federal levees with the same areas' restored appearance today. The boards are located on the Wisner Boulevard side of the walking trail at Big Lake, starting at Lelong Avenue. 


The Rising
Now - September 20, $5-$12.50
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.

 The museum presents an exhibition celebrating the renewal and rebirth of New Orleans 10 years after the levee failures following Hurricane Katrina. The exhibit features the photography of Sophie Lvoff, Jonathan Traviesa, and more. Museum hours are Wednesdays through Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays, closed. On Thursdays, there are additional hours from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m. as part of the "Ogden After Hours" series.


Katrina: A Resurrection Journey
July 24 - September 4, $5
Old Ursuline Convent Museum, 1100 Chartres St.

 The Clarion Herald and the Archdiocese of New Orleans' Office of Archives and Records present an exhibit documenting the toll of Hurricane Katrina, the church's response to the disaster, and the ongoing recovery. The exhibit features more than 50 photographs from The Clarion Herald, as well as artifacts recovered from flood-damaged church properties. Museum hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City
Aug 22- Jan. 9
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Laura Simon Nelson Galleries for Louisiana Art, 400 Chartres St. 

An exhibit of black-and-white photographs by David G. Spielman documents both rebirth and blight in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. The images come from the book The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City, published by The Historic New Orleans Collection. The exhibit continues through Jan. 9. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., free to the public.


Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital
Thursday, August 27, 6pm + 8:30pm 
The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St. 

In coordination with True Movement Productions, The Joy Theater honors the anniversary of 10 years past Katrina by showing the documentary film Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital. The film won the Jury Prize for Louisiana Feature and the Audience Award for Louisiana Feature at the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival, and it was recently selected by NOLA.COM as the "5th best film made in Louisiana in 2014.” From Charity’s roots to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the film offers firsthand accounts of hospital employees who miraculously withstood the storm inside the hospital and interviews with key players involved in the hospital’s closing.


Katrina+10 Youth Rise Rally 
Friday, August 28, 10 am
UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave.

The Urban League, Kellogg, Rethink, Educate Now, New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO), KIPP, and InspireNOLA host an event that is equal parts a celebration of progress in education in the decade since Hurricane Katrina and a motivational rally for New Orleans students.


Lakeview Hurricane Katrina 10-Year Anniversary Parade 
Saturday, August 29
Lakeview Neighborhood, Harrison Avenue at Fleur-de-Lis Dr.

The Lakeview Civic Improvement Association has organized a day of commemoration on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. An opening ceremony honoring those who died will be held Aug. 29 at 7:30 a.m.; admission free to the public. 

Katrina @ 10 Commemorative Parade
Saturday, August 29, 5 pm
Uptown and Downtown Routes

The Uptown route begins at Booker T. Washington High School at 1201 S. Roman St. at 5:15 pm and ends one hour later at Charity Hospital where it will meet with the Downtwon route. Downtown starts from Louis Armstrong Park on Basin St. at 5:30 pm. Both lines will continue from Charity Hospital to the Smoothie King Center before ending at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.  


Interfaith Prayer Service
Monday, August 24, 7 pm
St. Louis Cathedral, 615 Pere Antoine Alley

Archbishop Greg Aymond and Rabbi Edward Cohn and other religious and civic leaders will lead a prayer service for all faiths in memory of the devastation of our city and lost lives. The service is welcome to anyone and is free. 

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