Thursday, August 13, 2009

Some free and frugal events this weekend

There's a school supply giveaway being held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (1823 Washington Avenue - at Dryades, New Orleans) on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. If you're still in need of school supplies, head on over!

If you have musically-inclined children, bring them and their instruments down to the New Orleans Jazz Historical Park on Saturday from 11am to noon. There they will be able to play with the New Wave Brass Band! I wonder if they'd enjoy my one year old's harmonica skills?

There are several local farmers' markets that are open on Saturday. These are great venues for teaching your children about where their food comes from and for encouraging healthy eating. You can purchase beautiful, fresh produce that is oftentimes less expensive than buying from the grocery store chains, and support local growers at the same time! Here are a few to check out:
  • Crescent City Farmers' Market: 8am to 12 noon (corner of Magazine & Girod, New Orleans)

  • Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market: 8:30am to 2pm (484 Sala Ave. at 4th St., Westwego)

  • Upper Ninth Ward Farmers' Market: 1pm to 4pm (Holy Angels Church, 3500 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans)

For your artists-in-training, see the Bywater Art Market at Mickey Markey Park (Royal & Piety, New Orleans). This market is held the third Saturday of each month from 9am to 4pm, and there are often demonstrations by the artists of their crafts to pique your little ones' interests.

The Knack at Michael's is hosting a kids' craft event on Saturday from 10am until 1pm. Bring your children (ages 5 and up) to your local Michael's to create a personalized metal pencil tin.

Whatever you decide to do this weekend, just get out and enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. wow you are so lucky to have such wonderful things going on near you