FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amy A. Kirk Duvoisin
The French Market Corporation
1008 North Peters Street 3rd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 289-0789 cellular
COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS at the Downriver CULINARY STAGE AT THE FRENCH MARKET: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
11:00 am: Chef Jason Klutts of Café Henri cooking demonstration
12:00 pm: 2 Girls 1 Shuck oyster shucking demo and talk
1:00- 1:45 pm: Live Music Interlude: Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians featuring Miss Carolyn Broussard
2:00 pm: Chef Kevin Belton of New Orleans School of Cooking demonstration
3:00 pm: Live Music Interlude: Royal & Dumaine Hawaiians featuring Miss Carolyn Broussard
4:00 pm: J's Seafood Dock oyster shucking presentation
Tabling Organizations at the Farmers Market: Educational displays, handouts, giveaways, raffles, and interaction with staff and volunteers from: Restore the Mississippi River Delta-Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana-Crescent Park-French Market District-Port of New Orleans-& More
INDOOR SYMPOSIUMS: THIRD FLOOR, OLD U.S. MINT: "Oysters and the Future of our Coast" 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Coordinated by Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition
11:30-12:00 p.m. The Port of New Orleans and Gulf Restoration. President and CEO of Port of New Orleans, Gary LaGrange, will discuss the importance of The Port of New Orleans, and why restoration is important for the success of our port.
12:15-1:15 p.m. Oyster Industry History. Sea Grant Scholar Dr. Don Davis, PhD, LSU Department of Geography and Anthropology, will give a presentation on the history of oystering in Louisiana.
1:30-2:30 p.m. What Makes a Tasty Oyster? A panel moderated by documentary filmmaker Kevin McCaffrey with Dr. Earl Melancon, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor of Biological Sciences, Nicholls State University and Byron Encalade, oysterman and President of Louisiana Oystermen Association. The topic of discussion will focus on traditional knowledge of oystering, what conditions make for tasty oysters, and the concept of terroir.
2:45-3:45 p.m. Thinking Outside the Shell. A panel moderated by Kevin McCaffrey with Rusty Gaudé, Louisiana State University AgCenter/ Louisiana Sea Grant Program, Deb Abibou, PhD, Habitat Programs Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and Seth Blitch, Director of Coastal and Marine Conservation, TNC (The Nature Conservancy) Louisiana. The conversation will focus on oyster restoration efforts and the future of oysters in Louisiana. Topics will include oyster shell recycling, oyster reef restoration, off bottom aquaculture and oysters in restaurants.
4:00-5:00 p.m. Managing Oysters, Restoration, and Relationships. Andy Wilson, Simon, Peragine, Smith and Redfearn, LLP, and Maura Wood, Senior Program Manager, Coastal Louisiana Restoration, will present on a history of oyster lease lawsuits and what we can learn from those experiences for more effective future restoration.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY STAGE AT THE OLD U.S. MINT: 11:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
11:45 A.M. - 12:45P.M. PEPE COLOMA
1:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. FREDY OMAR CON SU BANDA
2:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL BAND
3:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. BRUCE BARNES & THE LOUISIANA SUNSPOTS
5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND
WALKING TOURS TO CRESCENT PARK: BEGIN & END AT OLD U.S. MINT 12:00-2:00-4:00pm
12:00 P.M., 2:00, P.M. & 4:00 P.M. TOURS ARE APPROXIMATELY 40 MINUTES AND WILL BEGIN AT THE OLD U.S. MINT JAZZ PARK VISITOR CENTER FIRST FLOOR GIFT SHOP, 400 ESPLANADE AVENUE, WHERE ATTENDEES CAN SIGN UP IN ADVANCE FOR THE TOURS. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. EACH TOUR LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. The tours will cover the geographic impact of the river, cultural and commercial impacts of the Lower Mississippi, and the history of the peoples that lived along it. The tours will end at the Old U.S. Mint.
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