New Orleans Moms Need to Know :: Your Guide to the Month of August 2015

It’s here! Your guide to enjoying August in New Orleans.

This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. Rather, we’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy throughout the month. Living in New Orleans can be overwhelming, but our hope is that consolidating events into a resource such as this will make your job as entertainment director a tad easier! If you have suggestions or additions, please leave a comment!

New Orleans Moms Need to Know :: Your Guide to the Month of August 2015

Saturdays :: Enjoy The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market (10:00am – 4:00pm).

August 1 :: Promote breastfeeding awareness with Zuka Baby at The Great Latch On! Groups of breastfeeding women will latch their babies at the same time. Note :: please arrive to the Metairie location {3248 Severn Avenue} in advance of the 10:30am latch.

August 1 :: The Louisiana Children’s Museum is hosting a Financial Literacy Community Day! Join us from 11:00am-3:00pm on August 1 for an exciting day of financial literacy learning sponsored by Regions Bank. Enjoy role-playing money lessons in exhibit areas throughout the LCM. Visits the “Little Regions Bank” and participate in fun activities and games to learn about spending, sharing, and saving! Regions Bank representatives will be on hand to answer questions about financial best practices, and more! The museum is located at 420 Julia St. The cost is $8.50 and free for members.

August 7 :: Be prepared for your best birth with comprehensive, modern and fun childbirth education! Birth Boot Camp is a 10 week series that covers everything from pregnancy and nutrition, through labor coping techniques and positions and a breastfeeding course. Classes meet on friday evenings at 7pm at the Broadmoor Center for Arts and Wellness. The cost is $350/couple. Registration required, email [email protected] to register and click here to learn more.

August 7 :: Join Bin 428 from 6:00-8:00pm for War of the Rosés, a grand tasting event dedicated to the quintessential summer beverage: rosé. Over 25 pink bottles will be open to taste. Don’t forget, the early bird gets the wine {2801 Magazine Street, at the corner of Magazine and Washington}!

August 7 :: Monkey Hill Apparel will be at Palm Tree Playground from 10:30am until 3:30pm! Take a break from the heat, and grab some fresh new tees and dresses for the kiddos. We will be debuting our Fall Football Line.

August 8:: Teen Pool Party at the YMCA! Teens ages 12-15 can come and party poolside at the Y! Enjoy hanging out with friends and cooling off at the pool with a DJ and tons of fun! $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Event is held at the West St. Tammany YMCA located at 71256 Francis Road in Covington, call 985-893-9622 for more information

August 8 :: Stop into StoryQuest at 11:30am! The New Orleans Museum of Art sparks imagination, creativity, and a love of reading with StoryQuest. Professional authors, actors and artists are bringing the world of children’s literature to NOMA in this family program. Family activities are offered after each StoryQuest to encourage museum exploration. Ideal for ages 2-7 years old, and no registration is necessary. StoryQuest is included with museum admission. Contact 504-658-4128 or email [email protected] with questions.

August 8, 15, 22 & 29 :: Join Bin 428 {2801 Magazine Street, corner of Washington & Magazine} every Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00pm for our Free Saturday Tastings!

August 11-29 :: Chateau Sew & Sew is helping you get ready for back to school! Backpacks, lunch boxes and MORE. Shop in our store or bring us your items and monogram it all! $7 monograms (single color) and appliques $12 each {these are usually $10 and $15, respectively}. Head over to 1115 St. Mary Street, Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:30pm or Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm.

August 14 :: Enjoy Hammond’s 19th Annual Hot August Night! The wine stroll from 6:00pm – 9:00pm allows you to visit Hammond’s wide range of businesses and organizations, art spotlights, retail stores brimming with great stuff, restaurants & bars! Plus, you can enjoy some fabulous musicians!

August 14 :: SoBou is celebrating their third birthday from 11:30am to 8:00pm. SoBou and Cathead Distillery are turning 3, and we’re celebrating with a special extended Happier Hour in our bar. We’ll also have a special $3 punch, giveaways, cupcakes and more! Our fellow three-year-olds at Cathead will be hosting a tasting room from 4:00-6:00pm, so don’t miss out on their amazing spirits! No RSVP required.

August 14 & 21 :: Zizu Bijou Infant Massage class for pre-crawlers at Touro! Join us from 10:00-11:00am in the Foucher Room on the second floor of Touro. We will learn about the amazing benefits of massaging your baby and the skills you need to have a practice at home. $25/family. Please register by emailing [email protected].

August 14 & 28 :: FIT4MOM Uptown New Orleans is having a donation-based Stroller Strides Class! In memory of the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and in support of KaBOOM!, we will be hosting a FREE Stroller Strides class and ask that participants instead make a donation to KaBOOM! to help rebuild the playgrounds destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Join us at 9:30am on August 14 and/or August 28 on The Fly on the river side of the pavilion across from the playing fields. Stroller-aged children and their caregivers and expecting moms are welcome to attend. Please register online in advance, or plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register in person. Donations can be made on the KaBOOM! website or bring them with you to class!

August 14, 21 & 28 :: Join Bin 428 {2801 Magazine Street, corner of Washington & Magazine} every Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm for our Free Friday Wine Tastings!

August 15 :: Head out to White Linen Night in Covington! Stroll Columbia Street while art galleries, restaurants, and other businesses showcase their talents … while everyone wears white one last time before Labor Day! With over 20 businesses participating, including restaurants, bars, art galleries, and retailers, most will have specials, sales, or promotions that evening.

August 15 :: From 11:30am to 12:15pm, enjoy the PLAYBUILD NOLA Build by Ear Workshop indoors at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in Dutch Alley {916 North Peters Street}.  Kids will learn about a local musician’s life (on August 15 it will be Louis Armstrong) and his architectural style, building a house collage based on that musicians’ former New Orleans residences, while listening to their music. Come ready to listen and build. After the indoor guided workshop, free play building will occur with other Playbuild materials until the indoor Swing and Sing concert begins!

August 15-16 :: VCB Photography is hosting their annual Summer Mini Sessions. This is a great oppoutunity to update family photos and have some fun summer memories! These will be held at City Park in the back fields off of Diagonal Drive. The cost is $95 for 30 minute sessions with 15 digital images and a print release. Contact Victoria to book at [email protected].

August 19 :: The Louisiana Children’s Museum is hosting a Financial Literacy Resource Night! On August 19th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, parents will learn about financial planning, saving, and ways to teach children about money at home. Pre-registration required at www.lcm.org. The museum is located at 420 Julia St. The event is free!

August 19 :: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby! Touro is here to support new parents every step of the way. Join our Postnatal Nutrition & Wellness Class on Wednesday, August 19th from 6 – 7 p.m. at Touro Infirmary in the Foucher Room (2nd floor). You will learn how a healthy diet plays and important role post pregnancy with tips including: healthy weight loss while breastfeeding, nutritional needs while breastfeeding and more. The class is free, but registration is required. Click here to register or call (504) 897-7319.

August 20 :: Meet other moms and offer each other mom to mom support postpartum. This is a free support group open to all mothers. A Nola Nesting doula and mental health professional with the Fussy Baby Network attends every meeting. Every third thursday at 9:30, Nola Nesting Lounge in ZukaBaby Metairie

August 21 :: The NEW City Park party Moonshine Fever will have it all! Unlimited amusement park rides, unlimited beer, give-a-ways, and a mechanical bull too! This is a 21+ event Aug_Need-to-Know-PINTRESTfrom 7:30pm to 11:00pm. We anticipate tickets to sell-out before the event so get yours today on NewOrleansCityPark.com. {Rain date August 22, 2015}

August 22 :: Check out Studio KIDS! from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Globetrot through the galleries this fall at NOMA. Studio KIDS! explores art made by diverse cultures as inspiration for art projects. From beading to painting, each class features different media. Students will learn 2 and 3-dimensional techniques. Register for one class or the entire series and collect stamps in your passport along the way! Children ages 5-10 years old are welcome along with caregivers, and classes are limited to 12 students. Cost per class is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Call 504-658-4128 or email [email protected] to register or for more information.

August 22 :: It’s Fan Day at Tulane University! From 9:30am to 1:30pm, watch the Tulane Green Wave practice, enjoy food and games and so much more. Take advantage of FREE parking in the Rosen Lot (enter next to Greer Field at Turchin Stadium).

August 22 :: Join CHAIRish chairwoman Amy Lawler on August 22 from 7:00pm-11:00pm for a fun and festive evening featuring gourmet cuisine and spirits, exciting silent and live auctions, lively entertainment, and the $2,000 Lee Michaels Jewelry shopping spree raffle. All proceeds benefit the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s educational programs and exhibits. General Admission starts at $75 and the Patron Party starts at $150. For more info and tickets, visit the website.

August 27 :: Feet First in Metairie is hosting a Monkey Hill sip and shop event! Visit us starting at 11:00am on August 27 and enjoy a mimosa as you browse adorable New Orleans inspired play clothes for your little ones. The Monkey Hill line features unique, comfortable styles for infants through toddlers, as well as “big” kids. The pop up trunk show will be held at our Metairie location at 200 Metairie Road Suite 102. This is a free event, no RSVP required!

Through August 28 :: While most camps are over for the summer, Vamonos NOLA Campers are still having a blast in Uptown learning Spanish through team games at Audubon park, the Tumble Bus, Capoeria, Yoga and daily water play! Ideal for ages 3-8 years old, though we have a budding Jr.Leaders program for 8-12 year old campers! Weekly rates available; check out our Facebook Page or click here to register. Use NOMB15 for a 15% discount for our New Orleans Moms Blog fans. Call 504-495-2345 for any questions or to schedule a tour.

August 28 :: Back to School Movie Night by the Pool! Showing Alexander and the Terrible Very Bad No Good Day (PG)​. Whether you choose to put on your swimsuit or relax next to the pool with friends, come enjoy our poolside movies on our GIANT inflatable screen! Party begins at 7:30pm and the movie starts at 8:00pm. FREE for members, $5/person for non-members. Event is held at the East Jefferson YMCA located at 6691 Riverside Drive in Metairie, call 504-888-9622 or email [email protected] for more information.
August 29 & 30 :: YMCA Volleyball Workshop (Saturday 8/29, 1:00-5:00 & Sunday 8/30, 12:00-4:00). Whether your child is a blossoming volleyball star or interested in trying a new sport, this volleyball camp provides a great opportunity to have fun and develop a volleyball skill set. This pre-season program gives young athletes an advantage over competitors, helps prevent injuries, and gives players a chance to practice before seasonal try-outs. Open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Participants receive a YMCA volleyball and t-shirt with participation. ​Required items: water bottle, athletic attire & shoes. Workshop is held at the East Jefferson YMCA located at 6691 Riverside Drive in Metairie and is $60 for YMCA member and $85 for non-member + $10 one-time registration fee. For more information, please contact: ​Candace Schaedel at [email protected]

August 30 ::  Hit up The Warehouse Sale by ALG Style. The Warehouse Sale is an incredible fast and furious flash sale consisting of 30 of New Orleans’ best local boutiques. You can expect steals and deals of both NEW fall and past season’s merchandise. {Landmark Hotel | 2601 Severn Ave. | Metairie, LA 70002} This event is FREE to the public (11:00am – 3:00pm), but you can also score Early Bird VIP passes for $15!

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