Camly Tram, Development and Communication Manager
Friends of Lafitte Greenway Presents the 2021 Greenway Supernova:
a luminary, outdoor art exhibit in celebration and support of the Lafitte
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,
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
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
Supernova has open sponsorship opportunities. Learn more about ways to support at
December 9th- 11th, 2021
Thursday - Saturday, 5pm-9pm
Greenway Station and Plaza: 436 N. Norman C. Francis Parkway
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.