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Go 4th on the River, 2013: Independence Day in New Orleans

Summer is here and the parties are heating up.  Sure, New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, but no celebration lights up the Mississippi River like the 4th of July.  If you’re staying at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast over July 4th, don’t miss New Orleans’ spectacular salute to Independence Day.

The 4th of July in New Orleans is complete with free concerts featuring local brass and jazz bands and more.  The official schedule of events and bands have not yet been announced, but the grand finale of the patriotic filled day will be a firework display at 9 pm.  What sets this fireworks display apart from any that you will see elsewhere, is the enormous display from twin barges on the Mississippi River in the Woldenberg Riverfront Park.  This event is known as Dueling Barges in the 23rd Annual Go Fourth on the River celebration.

You can view the fireworks either on the French Quarter side of the river, or from Woldenberg Park.

For more details about this event, check out New Orleans Online, but also watch Go 4th on the River website for updated information.  We believe this is a must see!  Reserve your room with us today, and come celebrate with us!

 

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The National WWII Museum of New Orleans

The National WWII Museum | New Orleans

Step back to one of the most significant times in American history while you are staying at the 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.  Less than four miles away you’ll find The National WWII Museum for an interesting and educational experience you won’t soon forget.  Reach back into our nations heritage in the variety of exhibits; each seeking to put personal stories and faces to important events.

Currently, you can explore Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience, which walks visitors through its final war patron which took place on October 25, 1944.  This experience puts you in a position to participate in a dangerous underwater battle that will reveal the bravery required by the sailors aboard the USS Tang.  You won’t want to miss this event!

USS Tang

Make the most of your visit to this museum by testing your instincts in an interactive environment.  Check out the unique What Would You Do?, an experience that requires visitors to  evaluate the difficult choices and make judgment calls to demonstrate the challenges encountered by men and women during WWII.

When you visit the museum, be sure to check out The Stage Door Canteen and American Sector Restaurants for entertainment and special events.  Be sure to fit this into your New Orleans itinerary when you are staying with us at 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast – you won’t regret the time.

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Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo New Orleans, May 17-19, 2013

bayouStaying with us at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast over the weekend of May 17-19?  Party with a purpose at the Bayou Boogaloo of 2013.  The 7th Annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo put on by the MotherShip Foundation benefits neighborhood restoration projects from Hurricane Katrina, sustainability projects, and more.  What better reason to get into local music, art, and delicious food?

Saturday, May 18th check out the Bicycle Pub Crawl beginning at 8 AM and taking you to 6 local eateries for coffee, beignets, local personalities, and southern hospitality!  Traveling without your wheels?  Bicycle rentals are available.

Sunday, May 19th enjoy a 11-mile ride, Bicycle Second Line, beginning at Bayou St. John and ending at Bayou Boogaloo.  In typical NOLA style, this easy ride goes at parade pace and even includes life music!  Don’t miss it!

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ELIOT KAMENITZ / THE TIMES PICAYUNE

Check out the 5K and the 4th Annual Rubber Duck Derby – just more ways to enjoy the festival.

Throughout the festival – check out the incredible line-up of local music…never a dull moment!  Get something unique and support resident artists as dozens of New Orleans’ own will be offering an amazing variety throughout the Festival Arts Market.  Finally, you won’t go hungry with the selection of delicious New Orleans flavors.  This festival has everything!  See you soon!!

 

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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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Zurich Classic of New Orleans 2013

zurich1Welcome, golfers and golf fans to our beloved NOLA for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.  Visit us April 22-28 for this annual stop on the PGA Tour.  The tournament takes place at Tournament Players Club of Louisiana, which is a little bit over 11 miles from 1896 O’Malley House Bed and Breakfast.  We know you will find that our accommodations and the nearby attractions and restaurants will give you the full flavor of a New Orleans vacation.

Watch with excitement as your favorite pros compete throughout the tournament.  Want to challenge the pros?  Participate in one of the three Pro-Am events available.  Proceeds from this tournament support cultivating a love of golf in children through the Fore!Kids Foundation.  Fore!Kids Foundation creates programs benefiting Louisiana’s own children.

If you want to spend some time practicing your own swing, you can also check out these other golf courses in New Orleans:

Book your room now before we fill up – and we’ll see you for the Zurich Classic!

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Freret Street Festival – New Orleans 2013

freretstreetfestivalEnjoy a favorite New Orleans festival when you stay at 1896 O’Malley House Bed & Breakfast over the first weekend in April.  On April 6 from Noon-6 pm, check out the Freret Street Festival.  This popular, annual festival features 200 vendors including delicious local flavors and hand-made arts & crafts created by New Orleans artisans.  These vendors will show you what makes New Orleans so special.

What’s a New Orleans festival without music?  The Freret Street Festival features 4 musical stages with artists performing back-to-back during the entire time of the festival.  Check out artists such as Creole String Beans, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Wild Magnolias, Bourbon Brass…and so much more!

Guests will find additional activities to fill their time with the parades, kid’s activity area, and cats and dogs looking for forever homes.

This festival is an awesome way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  Find it on Freret St. between Napoleon and Jefferson.  Then come back in the evening, ready to relax and recharge in our inn.

See you soon!

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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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St. Patrick’s Day 2013 in New Orleans

Oh, the music in the air!
An’ the joy that’s ivrywhere -
Shure, the whole blue vault of heaven is wan grand triumphal arch,
An’ the earth below is gay
Wid its tender green th’-day,
Fur the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March!
~Thomas Augustin Daly

New Orleans will be Irish for St. Patrick’s Day too, and we can’t wait to begin the celebration!  Let 1896 O’Malley House be your home-base as you explore the various things to do on this luck-filled weekend.  In typical NOLA fashion, we will commemorate this holiday with parades…be sure to check out one of the following:

See New Orleans: St. Patrick’s Day for more information about St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans, parades and block parties.

After the parades, visit a local Irish Pub for some green beer and some delicious Pub Food.

Right around the corner from our inn, you’ll find Finn McCool’s Irish Pub, our personal favorite.  They were voted the Best Neighborhood Bar In New Orleans in Gambit Weekly, and for good reason!  In addition to a great and welcoming atmosphere, Finn McCool’s is the place to catch a game of European Football (in addition to other sports).  Refresh with delicious food and amazing drinks!

Try Molly’s at the Market, a popular hangout that is ready for some Irish inspired festivities!  Reserve your space to ride in our parade, or just watch it and enjoy some green beer or your favorite Irish refreshment afterward.

Parisol’s Bar & Restaurant will be hosting a 3-day St. Patrick’s Day Block Party!  Bring your friends or meet new ones at this exciting celebration, and enjoy delicious food and drinks together!

Enjoy some traditional Irish classics such as Shepherd’s Pie, Guinness Beef Stew, Bangers and Mash, and Corned Beef (of course) at The Irish House by Chef Matt Murphy, an Irish Gastropub specializing in “high-quality food.”  The Irish House even offers a gluten-free menu.   Select your beverage of choice from a variety of beers, then into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with the Crescent City Celtic Band on March 17 at 7-10 pm.

With all of the choices available for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration – you only have one choice to make for a place to stay!  1896 O’Malley House is the perfect location to return to after a parade, block party, or pub visit.  We offer cozy accommodations in a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for resting after a busy day of parties.

And now – a final Irish Blessing:

May those who love us, love us; and those who don’t love us, may God turn their hearts; and if He doesn’t turn their harts, may he turn their ankles so we’ll know them by their limping.

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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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Get Into History with the New Orleans Spring Fiesta – 2013

Well, Mardi Gras is underway and we survived the Super Bowl – it’s time to step back in time for the New Orleans Spring Fiesta.  The festival features two weekends of events packed full of historic New Orleans culture, and entertainment.  Make your reservation to stay at 1896 O’Malley House, to complete your weekend of history and elegance.

Events kick off on Saturday, March 2nd with a French Quarter Walking Tour in the 2004Parade_3morning.  This is a reasonably priced guided walking tour will give you the chance to explore the luxury and grandeur of historic homes that are not featured in any other walking tour.  Saturday afternoon features a walking tour of more historic homes in the Lower Garden District.  Enjoy stunning decor and intriguing stories of the homes among massive oaks.  Saturday ends with the presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen and her court followed by a  “Night in Old New Orleans” Parade.

Walking Tours are available all day Sunday, March 3rd; Saturday, March 9th; and Sunday, March 10th.

To round off the Spring Festival, don’t miss the brunch on Saturday, March 9th at Antoine’s Restaurant.  Reserve your place as the brunch is limited to only 48 people.

Don’t miss this change to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of New Orleans.  You’ll enjoy the renowned New Orleans hospitality during the walking tours and participate in one of our many delightful traditions.