CVB Lagniappe  

Arnaud's Teddy Bear Program- November 12-December 31

Arnaud’s Restaurant, in partnership with New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF), will host its second annual Teddy Bear Program, benefiting the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and local community. Last year, in its inaugural year, the restaurant raised 500 teddy bears for police to hand out to children they encounter while on duty.  CLICK HERE for more details.

Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana- Today-November 24

In keeping with our Thanksgiving tradition, the CVB is kicking off its annual food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.  We began collecting non-perishable food items in our First Floor Kitchen Thursday, November 5, 2015.  If you are unable to make it to the store or don’t cook and have no non-perishable food items in your home, a monetary contribution is always a great option.  Please make checks out to:  Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.  Any check or cash contribution should be delivered to John Tiano or Laura Russett on the Fourth Floor by Tuesday, November 24th.

Last year we collected 268 pounds of food, which translated to approximately 220 meals!

To find out more about their efforts please visit their website  ( 

Thanksgiving- November 26th

Bayou Classic- November 28th

CVB Member Holiday Breakfast- December 4th

Hospitality Industry Holiday Party- December 10th

Christmas Eve- December 24th

Christmas- December 25th

New Year's Eve- December 31st

New Year's Day- January 1, 2016!