Event Calendar

 Upcoming Events:

We will have our annual Potluck on January 13, 2018.

D.A.N.A. Board Meeting

Date: Every 4th Thursday
Place: Langston Hughes Academy
Time: 6:00 pm

Board meetings are open to ALL neighbors.

D.A.N.A. General Meeting
Our meetings for 2018: 

January 13thMarch 10thMay 12thJuly 14thSeptember 8th, November 10th

Every other month – 2nd Saturday

Place: Langston Hughes Academy
Time: 10:00 am

During the even numbered months (Feb, Apr, June, etc.), DANA sponsors a service project in place of a meeting. 

Date: Every 1st Wednesday
Place: 4050 Paris Ave. 3rd District Police Station 2nd Floor
Time: 6:00 pm

2018 Calendar of Events:

January – Meeting and annual potluck

February – Event; 3rd District Mardi Gras breakfast

March – Meeting

April – No Meeting; Project (to be determined)

May – Meeting

June – No Meeting; Project

July – Meeting

August – No Meeting; Project

September – Meeting

October – No Meeting; Night Out Against Crime

November – Meeting; Elections for 2019

December – No Meeting; Project

Reoccurring and Past Events:

Sunsets at the Bench on the Bayou

You are invited to join your neighbors on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the bench that D.A.N.A., built at the corner of Moss and DeSaix Street to enjoy the sunset and the view.  Bring your favorite beverage. At this informal gathering, you can meet the neighbors, brainstorm ideas (more benches, events on the Bayou etc.) for the organization or just chat.

Pelican Basketball – D.A.N.A.’s night

D.A.N.A., has registered with the Pelicans to host a neighborhood night at one of next season’s games.  We will get a discounted group rate which may include some refreshments.  If we have enough participants, we get to go on the floor at the end of the game and have a photo taken with some of the cheerleaders.  Watch the website for details or come to a D.A.N.A., meeting.

Movie Night

As soon as the weather cools, D.A.N.A., will team up with NORD to sponsor a movie night.  Bring your own chairs, blankets, snacks and enjoy a show – like the drive-in without a car!  If you would like to help organizing this event, please contact Meghan Niehaus on D.A.N.A.’s Facebook page.

Night Out Against Crime

Our Night Out Against Crime is every October on the Circle at DeSaix and Gentilly Blvds.

Susan G, Komen – Race for the Cure

D.A.N.A. hosts a team to walk/run to support a cure for breast cancer.  Team captain is Pam Harris-Coward.  We need you to join the team! Or you can support the effort by making a contribution.  To register or contribute, please go to www.komenneworleans.org and look for “DeSaix Area Neighborhood”.



2017 Projects

January: annual potluck held at Langston Hughes Academy – all are invited and to bring their favorite dish.

February: Mardi Gras breakfast for the 3rd District Police Officers.  D.A.N.A., prepares and serve breakfast for the officers of the 3rd district before they are dispatched to their designated parade route.

June: Awarded Harrah’s Casino community Support Grant from City Council District A & D

August: D.A.N.A., members cleaned drains within our boundaries.

September: Partnered with Fair Grounds Triangle  to host the City Council forum at Langston Hughes.

October: Night Out Against Crime celebrated in the DeSaix Circle – D.A.N.A., provide the food.

December: Christmas Baskets for the elderly.