• Friends of Lafitte Greenway Presents the 2021 Greenway Supernova: a luminary, outdoor art exhibit in

    September 30, 2021
    Contact:
    Camly Tram, Development and Communication Manager
    Phone: 504.702.6776
    Email: camly@lafittegreenway.org


     
    Friends of Lafitte Greenway Presents the 2021 Greenway Supernova:
    a luminary, outdoor art exhibit in celebration and support of the Lafitte
    Greenway

     
    NEW ORLEANS, LA, September 27, 2021 – The Greenway’s Supernova is back this
    year with a light-based, outdoor exhibit and annual fundraiser. The Greenway
    Supernova is combining the spirit of their Greenway Soiree and Fest into one joyous
    weekend from December 9th - 11th, Thursday through Saturday evenings from
    5pm-9pm.
    This free, safe, and socially distanced outdoor experience will celebrate
    community and the holidays, drive foot-traffic and customers to local businesses, and
    raise critical funds for the Greenway’s growth and care in 2022.






    Building off of the success of last year, Supernova will be held at the Greenway Station
    and Plaza. The Station, an open-air pavilion, completed renovations in March 2020, and
    this event will be much of the public’s first introduction to the space. The Greenway
    Plaza was transformed at last year’s Supernova into a space for people to view art,
    relax, and be outside. The Plaza features Will Nemitoff’s “
    Iris of Memory” sculpture at
    the front of the site, modular seating, ground murals, bike parking, and the Greenway
    stage for performances. Also the site of the Crescent City Farmers Market Thursday
    market who are partners for Supernova’s opening night.



     

    Supernova will highlight light-based art from local artists. A call is now open for artists to
    participate. Visit lafittegreenway.org/supernova to apply.

    “Supernova celebrates the Greenway and our community with art, light, joy, and
    creativity, and it makes the Greenway growth and care possible,” said Sophie Vorhoff,
    Executive Director.



     
    A joyous community holiday celebration, this outdoor installation safely fills a need for
    connection to arts, culture, community, joy, and family fun with holiday spirit while safely
    social distancing during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Station and Plaza will
    come alive with fun activities for all with live music, arts activities, food vendors, and an
    arts market.


    While Supernova is free for the public to view, it is a critical fundraiser for the Lafitte
    Greenway. Individuals and businesses have the opportunity to support the exhibit and
    future Greenway programming and improvements through making a donation.
    In
    exchange for donations, participants receive
    “doubluminary” tokens to exchange for
    exclusive perks and specials at participating local businesses from December 1, 2021 to
    Mardi Gras 2022. The “Star Business” program is designed to bring foot-traffic and
    support to local businesses around the Lafitte Greenway that have been hit hard by the
    COVID-19 pandemic.
    Supernova has open sponsorship opportunities. Learn more about ways to support at

    LafitteGreenway.org/Supernovasponsorships.


    EXHIBIT DETAILS

    SUPERNOVA

    December 9th- 11th, 2021
    Thursday - Saturday, 5pm-9pm
    Greenway Station and Plaza: 436 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway

    lafittegreenway.org/supernova

    About Friends of Lafitte Greenway

    Friends of Lafitte Greenway is the non-profit community partner working to ensure that
    the Lafitte Greenway is a vibrant and healthy public space that connects people to
    nature, their destinations, and each other. Since 2006, Friends of Lafitte Greenway has
    worked to build, program, and promote the Lafitte Greenway as a great public space.
    Friends is the official private partner to the City of New Orleans in Greenway
    programming, and operations. For more information, visit
    LafitteGreenway.org.


    About the Lafitte Greenway

    The Lafitte Greenway is a public 2.6-mile multi-use trail and linear park connecting the
    French Quarter to Bayou St. John and Mid-City. Opened in the fall of 2015, the Lafitte
    Greenway was designed with extensive input from neighborhood and civic groups.
    Today, the Lafitte Greenway is used by 320,000 people annually. It serves as an active
    transportation route, and a space for recreation, play, community-building, and
    environmental sustainability. The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission
    (NORD) manages the Lafitte Greenway. The City and community have continued to
    invest in improvements to the Greenway since it’s opening, developing state-of-the-art
    sports fields, basketball courts, fitness parks, playgrounds, stormwater management
    features, and art installations, as well as public programming that engages the
    community and activates the space.

     
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