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Today in NOLA: 1.10.15

Lots to do this Saturday in NOLA, y'all. Round off the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial celebrations by heading out to historic Chalmette Battlefield for the last day of festivities. Get down to St. Claude for Second Saturdays, when art galleries open to the public. A "Fun-Raiser" requires dancing shoes to support the Krewe of Robyn. Bela Fleck joins forces with the Louisiana Philharmonic again this week at the CAC. Comic Con 2015 continues. On this day in 1812, the first steamboat made to navigate the meandering waters of the Mississippi arrived in New Orleans and was dubbed "The New Orleans" after its home port. Now, more events to do this Saturday. 


Andrew Jackson & American Orange Punch

This week, NOLA is celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans and feting Andrew Jackson for his leadership in the fateful fight. Jackson’s rise from the mud of Chalmette to the muddy carpets of the White House is well documented. But what about Jackson’s favorite drink? After a quick consultation with Nick Detrich of Cane & Table (1113 Decatur Street), NoDef learned about Jackson’s affinity for American Orange Punch and the pivotal role that the beverage played at Old Hickory’s inauguration.

Today in NOLA: 1.08.15

While the hard freeze last night has many New Orleanians dealing with temperatures far too cold for southern skin, there's still a few things to do tonight, if you can brave the weather. Bela Fleck is at Mahalia Jackson. Ogden After Hours features the Mulligan Brothers. A public meeting to discuss the new streetcar construction on Rampart is set for this evening. On this day in 1815, the Battle of New Orleans officially began. Tonight, the city celebrates with a display. Now, more on Thursday events. 

Pop-Up Consulate

Pop-ups these days are all the rage. Now, even English diplomats are jumping on the bandwagon. For four days (1.06-1.09) the Great Britain will operate a pop-up consulate in NOLA to honor the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans.

War Fame

Reenactments, Education Mark Bicentennial of Battle of New Orleans

From January 8th to the 10th, the National Park Service at Chalmette Battlefield will celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans. 200 living history actors and reenactors, 100 musicians, authors and archaeologists, and several dignitaries including the British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and Mayor Mitch Landrieu will participate in ceremonies to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle that symbolically ended the War of 1812.

Fireworks in the Quarter to Commemorate Battle of New Orleans' Fireworks

On January 8, New Orleanians will take a moment to remember why the park in front of St. Louis Cathedral is called Jackson Square. The city will celebrate the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans and and Andrew Jackson, the hero of the battle.

Today in New Orleans: 1.10.14

New Orleans takes off into the weekend with new plays, old battles and, as ever, Camel Toe. On this day in New Orleans history, federal troops ended the Slave Revolt of 1811. The heads of the African Americans killed were displayed on the poles of the Place D'Armes (Jackson Square). Now for more about today:

Stamp Commemorates the Other Battle of the New Orleans

Around here, we usually consider the Battle of New Orleans as that time during the War of 1812 when Old Hickory joined up with pirates and fended off the British in Chalmette after the war was already over. But the U.S. Postal Service would have it another way. Today, a new forever stamp was released, and it associates the Battle of New Orleans with a Civil War victory at sea.

Navy Week to Make Port in NOLA

by Mary-Devon Dupuy

Anyone that needed a reminder that New Orleans is still American should have all the patriotism they ever wanted by the time JazzFest rolls around. With tall ships, the Blue Angels, active Naval ships and sailors scouring the City, and fireworks, Navy Week 2012 will offer all the patriotic fervor of a John Phillips Sousa march. But don't worry, there will still be some Louisiana flavor, as a seafood cookoff will also be on the schedule.

Today's Events: 1.8.12

Today marks the day when American forces lead by General Andrew Jackson staved off a British Invasion at Chalmette. The Battle of New Orleans was the last battle of the War of 1812, and is often referred to as the greatest American land victory of the skirmish. Hence, the statue of Jackson in the square and the song. Commemorate the battle in Chalmette, and get ready for tomorrow's BCS Championship game. Click through for details.

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