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5th Annual Mid-City Porch Crawl: October 19, 2013 – New Orleans

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Will you be here October 19th?  Join the 5th Annual Mid-City Porch Crawl!  This event begins around the corner at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub and includes a stop at 1896 O’Malley House, and a visit to our new courtyard bar.  Wear your costume and enjoy Rum Cocktails at each participating Porch!  The Halloween-esque event will take you on a tour of gorgeous Mid-City Porches where you can enjoy unique beverages, mouth-watering local food, and a good time with fellow crawlers.  Each porch provides unique flavors and drinks – and you won’t want to miss a single one!

Finn McCool’s will host the kick-off and after parties, and guests are invited to stroll with tour guides to each porch.  After party awards include “Best Costume,” “Best Cocktail,” and “Best Decorated Porch,” so stick around to see if we win!

Tickets for the Mid-City Porch Crawl are $45 for non-Mid City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) members – and it is worth every dime.  This is a fundraiser to help improve our neighborhood, and MCNO has donated funds to such worthy causes as Easton High School Band and The Mid-City Branch of the New Orleans Library.  Not only will you get to enjoy wonderful refreshments and a good time – but your contribution will help make the Mid-City community better.

Looking forward to porch crawling with you!

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New Orleans Film Festival – October 11-17, 2013

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Are you a filmmaker coming for the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF)?  Or are you going to be in New Orleans over October 10-17 and looking for something to do?  Either way – be sure to make 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast your home base during that week, providing comfortable lodging, breakfast to start your day, and relaxation opportunities!

The New Orleans Film Festival is an exciting event that has earned notoriety.  Listed as one of the Fifteen Fests You Should Enter and one of the Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee – this festival will not only be a great showcase for your film, but includes lots of great entertainment, as well.going to be in New Orleans over October 10-17 and looking for something to do?  Either way – be sure to make 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast your home base during that week, providing comfortable lodging, breakfast to start your day, and relaxation opportunities!

NOFF strives to welcome new filmmakers and artists to the community, and provides lots of opportunity with local resources cultivated in the city.  The festival also awards films in seven categories, yours could be one!  The festival takes place at six theaters, and 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast is less than 6 miles from all but one; which is 10 miles away in Chalmette, LA.

We know you will enjoy your stay in our bed and breakfast, the comfort and history may even inspire you!  See you for the New Orleans Film Festival.

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Cutting Edge Music Conference – 2013 – New Orleans

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Are you looking for lodging while you are attending the Cutting Edge Music Conference, September 26-28?  Look no further than 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.  Our accommodations will be perfectly suited to the conference schedule, providing you a delicious breakfast before jumping into the events of each day.O'Malley House, New Orleans

Our bed and breakfast is conveniently located near the Central Business District, in the French Quarter.  Not only will you be able to easily get to and from the conference throughout your stay, but you will also be able to dine nightly in a variety of nearby restaurants, to get a taste of the real New Orleans.

During this event, attendees will obtain so much information about the music business – including networking, consultation, and more.  Prepare for your conference or relax afterward at the nearby Woodhouse Day Spa.  Unwind each night relaxing in the inn’s courtyard before retiring to your well-appointed suite.

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Angelo Brocato’s Italian Ice Cream & Desserts in New Orleans – 2013

Beat the New Orleans and midsummer heat with some cool treatsBrocatoWeb from Angelo Brocato’s Italian Ice Cream & Italian Desserts.  Just a short 5 minute walk away from 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast – you can enjoy a midday cool-down or a chilly nightcap before bed with some delicious ice cream or gelato.

Selection of Gelato flavors

You won’t believe the amazing variety of gelato flavors including Chocolate Almond, Sicilian Pistachio, and Tira Mi Su.  Also try the Ice Cream and Ices including Cassata, Lemon Ice, and traditional spumoni.   All of these items are made daily with fresh, quality, and pure ingredients.

How about decadent pastries and candies including cannolis, biscotti, authentic cookies and more – handmade from traditional Sicilian recipes on the premises and baked in old iron ovens.   You can even take these home to share with your friends and family, that is, if you can keep yourself from eating them first!

You’ll probably get hooked on these sweet offerings, so be sure to check out their ordering options – so you can enjoy one of New Orleans’ gems year-round.

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The Parkway Bakery & Tavern: New Orleans, LA

Looking for a traditional New Orleans lunch while you are staying with 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast?  Less than a mile away, you’ll find The Parkway Bakery & Tavern, providing delicious Poor Boys since 1911.

This neighborhood landmark is a not-to-miss New Orleans restaurant with a history. The  Parkway Bakery was started as a bakery in 1911 by Charles Goering, Sr and experienced ups and downs until 1993 when the doors were closed.  In 1995, Jay Nix purchased the bakery without any intention of reopening it.  Thankfully in 2003 he changed his plan and opened The Parkway Bakery and Tavern.

poor boysNow The Parkway is a destination for “Poor Boy” lovers, offering at least 20 different varieties including Fried Oysters on Monday!  Delicious New Orleans sides include Homemade Turkey & Alligator Sausage Gumbo and Sweet Potato Fries.  Relax with a beer, mixed drinks, or wine – and feel right at home!

Just walking distance from our inn, be sure to enjoy a lunch at The Parkway Bakery & Tavern while you explore NOLA.

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Party Like an Animal at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans – 2013

whitneyWhen you’re visiting New Orleans and staying at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast, we don’t want you to miss the wildest attraction we have – the Audubon Nature Institute.  The institute includes our zoo, aquarium, butterfly garden, and insectarium!

Get some relief from the heat in the Cool Zoo splash park at the Audobon Zoo and then visit the Dinosaur Adventure to see pre-historic animals.  Come face to face with exotic animals in the Asian domain, African Savanna…and so much more!  Your kids will love Zoo-to-Do kids party on April  26th from 5-9 pm, featuring activities and live entertainment perfect for all ages.

Zoos aren’t just for kids.  Check out the Whitney Zoo-to-Do party and gala on May 3 from 7 pm to midnight.  This is an amazing party to benefit the zoo – what more would you expect from New Orleans?  Enjoy live music from Bjorn Again, Phat Hat, Ingrid Lucia, and Jaywalker Brass Band on three stages.  Eat, drink and be merry with delicious meals and refreshing beverages from many New Orleans favorites.  You’ll even have the opportunity to bid on some great prizes in the silent auction or buy a winning raffle ticket for a new Lexus!

So don’t miss this opportunity to party New Orleans-style and enjoy our awesome zoo!  We look forward to seeing you!

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New Orlean’s Own Crescent City Classic 2013

2009-crescent-city-classic-7b2264bfa7654fd7Coming down to New Orleans for the All State Sugarbowl Crescent City Classic?  Recuperate from this 10K in the comfortable accommodations at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast!  Our delicious breakfast will nourish you and we can even offer pampering in a local spa after your run.

The Crescent City Classic (CCC) is a New Orleans tradition for over 30 years, and it keeps growing.  This 10K run takes the party to the pavement, and attracts about 20,000 participants.   This year the CCC has expanded for more events throughout the year, so be sure to stay with us when you return for them:

June 8 – Crescent Connection Bridge Run – 4 mile run 300 feet over the Mississippi River!

November 9 – Crescent City Fall Classic – 5K for all running levels, can be used as a qualifier for the 10K CCC.

December 7 – Celebration in the Oaks Run/Walk – A festive 2 mile walk/run especially popular with families and includes a post-race party.  See the Celebration in the Oaks Light Display.

We hope to see you for one of these events!

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2013 Buku Music + Art Project in New Orleans

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Are you looking for something fresh and modern?  Want some innovative indie rock mixed with art and the local flavors of New Orleans?  Look no further than Buku Music + Art Project.  You’ll find the featured bands provide fresh interpretations of genres and sub-genres, as you enjoy local fare and art from resident artists.

The 2013 Buku Music + Art Project will be held on March 8th and 9th at Mardi Gras World found in downtown New Orleans’ warehouse district.

On Friday, March 8th, you’ll find such acts as Kid Cudi, Primus 3D, Flux Pavilion, and more.

On Saturday, March 8th, rock out with Calvin Harris, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, and many more.

Buku will bring amazing art installations to the 2013 festival, but they are keeping the details quiet in anticipation of the event.  Buku will also delicious food stands provided by local restaurants, a wonderful alternative to the typical festival fare.

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If you are participating in Buku Music + Art Project, stay with us at 1896 O’Malley House.  We know you’ll need a quiet retreat to wind down from the excitement; and our inn is the ideal destination

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Christmas at 1896 O’Malley House

The Christmas season is upon us and the inn is getting dressed up in her holiday finery. We spend hours decking the halls so that our guests will feel the Spirit of Christmas all around as you enjoy the Joyeux Noël in New Orleans.

The door greets you with a lovely natural wreath.

The parlor is home to the crowning glory, a behemoth Tannenbaum covered with sparkling lights and special ornaments.

Breakfast is more enjoyable with the dining room all embellished in seasonal splendor.

Mirrors over the mantel reflect the glory of traditional crimson, evergreen and gold decorations. Wouldn’t Papa Noel like to come down a chimney dressed so prettily!

Even the staircase is ornamented for your pleasure!

Christmas in New Orleans at 1896 O’Malley House – a feast for the eyes and the soul!

 

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Museums Around Town – New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)

What is a stay at 1896 O’Malley House without a visit to to the New Orleans Museum of Art? Just a short walk (about 1.5 miles) away, and you can get lost in an art collection covering 4000 years. This amazing collection lives in 46 galleries and is worth about $200 million. The collection features pieces from America, Europe, Asia, and Africa; including Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and Native American pieces.  NOMA has been around over just over 100 years, and the fascinating collection within its doors will take you on a journey through art history through the Americas, and around the world.

NOMA also boasts an incredible selection of art on the peacefully landscaped grounds with 200-year-old live oaks. For a small fee, Wellness Classes are offered every Saturday morning and Monday evening – you can enjoy Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

During your visit to NOMA, enjoy your lunch at Cafe NOMA by Ralph Brennan.  The delicious menu and atmosphere reflects the values of the museum.  You might even run into our innkeeper, Larry, as he enjoys lunch at the Cafe frequently!

NOMA  ensures that visitors of all ages discover entertainment and enlightenment within their doors! From talks, films, and book clubs for adults to a Saturday Storyquest featuring professional children’s authors and illustrators for kids; NOMA provides creative and engaging activities to the community.

Currently, NOMA is celebrating expressionist and sculptor Ida Kohlmeyer who would be 100 this year, with a special display of items from the permanent collection called “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights.” Also featured this fall is the art of local artist Jim Richard in an exhibit called “Make Yourself at Home.” Finally, if you’re a fan of photography, check out the thought-provoking exhibition, “Photography, Sequence, & Time.”

We hope you’ll take advantage of this New Orleans masterpiece!  For more details about this wonderful place visit their website,our resource for this information and photo.  Also, the New Orleans Museums website has several more museum suggestions!