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Bocuse d'Or and Pastry World Cup are June 11-13 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

On June 11th, under the presidency of Ewald Notter, winner of the Pastry World Cup in 2001 with Team USA, 6 teams of 2 pastry chefs will compete and try to win their place in the Grand Final of Pastry World Cup in Lyon in January 2025.

On June 12th and 13th, 9 chefs and their commis chefs will compete for a place to represent their country at the Bocuse d'Or Grand Final, under the eyes of Emeril Lagasse, Honorary President of this Americas selection.

Tickets are available here

Upcoming Festivals  

  • Wednesday at the Square continues through the end of May at Lafayette Square. The full music lineup is available here.
  • The community of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral will host its 49th Annual New Orleans Greek Festival Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. This tradition is an opportunity for you to experience Greece along the banks of Bayou St. John. 
  • The New Orleans Food and Wine Experience (NOWFE) is June 5-9. In its 32nd year, NOWFE has become one of the most celebrated culinary events in the nation, attracting gourmands and connoisseurs. More information about the events and tickets are available here

New Developments 

Exhibit by New Orleans Non-Profits to be displayed at the United Nations

Nous Foundation
Photo Courtesy of the Nous Foundation

The Nous Foundation and the Historic BK House & Gardens announced that their original exhibit of Haitian and Louisiana art entitled Haiti-Louisiana: Tides of Freedom will be on display until May 24 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in honor of Haitian Heritage Month.

Curated by Haitian-born curator, Max Jean-Louis, with the support of co-curators Scott Tilton, Rudy Bazenet, and Annie Irvin, the exhibit opened earlier this year at the Historic BK House & Gardens in New Orleans – where over 1,000 visitors saw the exhibit, which was on display from January to mid-March.

Hotel News

Hotel Henrietta opened in April on St. Charles Avenue

Hotel Henrietta
Photo Courtesy of Corey Fontenot

Hotel Henrietta is a new 5-story, 40-room boutique hotel from New Orleans-based hospitality and real estate development companies, Sandstone and Formwork. Located at 3500 St. Charles Avenue in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, the 34,000-square-foot building is the first hotel built from the ground up on the major thoroughfare in 30 years. Serving as an extension of Sandstone’s Columns hotel just two blocks away, Hotel Henrietta will offer a selection of guest room layouts, many with in-room kitchenettes and extra space for hosting. 

Special Announcements

500,000 Fans Attend Historic 2024 New Orleans Jazz Fest

Adding an extra day and bringing the Rolling Stones to the event for the first time, the 2024 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell was attended by 500,000 fans. During the expanded 8-day format, the Festival played out almost entirely under sunny skies as it shined a light on the importance of New Orleans to American and world culture. - Per Festival Organizers

Next year’s event is scheduled for April 24 – May 4, 2025

The New Orleans Museum of Art Unveils the First of Three New Installations to Celebrate 20 years of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden 

Time Unfolding
Thomas J Price, Time Unfolding, 2023. Bronze. Museum Purchase with Gifted Funds from the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation, E-2024-9.1. © Thomas J Price

The new installation by artist Thomas J Price is the first of three additions to the Besthoff Sculpture Garden in 2024.

Price’s sculpture, titled Time Unfolding, 2023, is a nine-foot-tall statue of a woman looking down at her cell phone, seemingly paused in contemplation. The work is part of a series depicting everyday fictional subjects at a monumental scale—combining traditional sculpting and digital technology to question how society projects ideas and expectations through public space. 

Later this year, the museum will unveil a commission by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, which takes the form of a 18-foot-tall diving board rising from the shore of the lagoon in the garden. NOMA will also install a new work by Sarah Sze, from the artist’s Fallen Sky series. Sze’s work was the subject of a major 2023 retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

New Orleans & Company EVP Alice Glenn to Assume Presidency of the Association of Junior League's International, Inc. on July 1

The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) is pleased to announce that Alice Glenn will assume the role of President of the esteemed women’s leadership organization, succeeding Dona Ponepinto. As a member of the Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) for nearly 15 years, Glenn has demonstrated her commitment to organizational strength and community impact. From employing data-driven decision-making and strategic planning to advancing fundraising efforts and aligning League members along shared vision and goals, she has played a pivotal role in shaping the direction of JLNO.

For the full press release, visit our website

More Information

New Orleans & Company Executive Vice President Alice Glenn named to New Orleans Magazine's Top Female Achievers.

Read the full list of Top Female Achievers and Alice's full write-up here