Our friend and mentor, hero of St. Roch and downtown defender, has passed.
"I expect someone to step up."

Reggie Lawson, Sr. was so many things to so many people. In addition to being a staunch supporter of his city, school, neighborhood, church and family, Reggie was instrumental in a host of community initiatives. This is a small sampling of the many ways Reggie gave of his time and talent:

St. Augustine Alumni Association
Crescent City Peace Alliance
Faubourg St. Roch Improvement Association
St. Roch Community Project

St. Roch Crusaders Boosters Club
NORD Sampson Field/Natatorium
The Renaissance Project
Students at the Center
UrbanHeart Project
Frederick Douglass Community Coalition
Homer Plessy Civil Rights Memorial

Homer Plessy Day
5th District Police Community Advisory Board
Rebuilding Together New Orleans Steering Committee
NOLA for Life
Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame
The Jeremiah Project

... and there are so many more. Reggie was a force to be reckoned with, in his quiet, dignified, and slyly humorous way. He will be sorely missed, but his work and his legacy will live on. Here is the
T-P story on his death: Reginald Lawson Sr., St. Roch neighborhood's champion, dies at 68

A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1835 St. Roch Ave. A musical tribute will begin at 9:30 a.m. Professional Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. If Reggie touched your life, come and help send him home.

And then, step up.

Have fun & stay healthy with Sankofa.
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Join our friends at Sankofa this Saturday for

Saturday, October 19


Sankofa Farmers Market


10-10:15  Welcome & Acknowledgments

10:15-11:30 ARISE Smoothie Contest

10-2 Sankofa Farmers Market PLUS
Face painting
Flower Pot Painting
Physician Consultation
Container Gardening
Petting Zoo
Cooking Demonstration
Hula Hoop Contest
Line Dancing

Ask the Master Gardener
by Dr. Daphne Ferdinand


Fun Run Warm-up &
GoDivas Fitness Class
by Greer Mendy
Tekrema Center

Cooking Demonstration
Dominique Macquet
Dominique's on Magazine

Container Gardening & Brewing
Tea from Fresh Herbs
Pam Broom
Women & Agriculture Network

Heart Healthy Tips
Dr. Keith Ferdinand

Healthy Heart Community
Prevention Project

Healthy Heart Community Prevention Project, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, Women and Agriculture Network, Tekrema Center for Art and Culture Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans, New Orleans Food Coop, NOCCA Institute, Arise Academy, Fit Nola, Stippin Steppers Lower Ninth Ward Walking Club, Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association, New St. Claude Association of Neighbors, A Community Voice, Global Recycling LLC, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association, Bywater Neighborhood Association, Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, Greater Liberty Baptist Church, Greenerbywater, Hartzell United Methodist Church. St. Mary the Angel Catholic Church, St. Paul Church of God in Christ and Tulane Prevention Research Center, and Goodchildren SA&PC

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We extend a warm welcome to the exciting New Orleans High Steppers!

Just a sampling of the throws made at Throw Party #1 -- IndieGoGo contributors will see the first of their perks arriving within the next two weeks!
p.s the blue glass hands were not made by us! We got them at Island of Salvation!
Come to our Throw Party!
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Throw Party #1

Saturday, September 21
5-8 pm
1127 Marigny St.
(Megan and Brandon's house)
BYOB & GG (glue guns)
We'll be turning out the first of our IndieGoGo fulfillment perks, and making parade throws for our theme of "Superstition"! Four-leaf clovers, lucky fava beans, horseshoes and faux rabbit's feet -- this is just the beginning! Be part of the creative chaos -- and get a sneak peek at this year's throws!
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2013 Fringe Parade Announced: “Superstition”

In conjunction with the 6th Annual New Orleans Fringe Festival, Goodchildren SA&PC will once again host the fabulous and eccentric Fringe Parade. Theme this year is “Superstition”.

Saturday, November 23 is the date; lineup 1:00 at the Poland Ave neutral ground. We roll at 2:00 sharp!  Our route takes us up St Claude to St. Ferdinand (salute stop Holy Angels), Press to Royal (salute stop Family Fringe), Royal to Franklin, Franklin to St Claude to St. Roch, disbanding at the St. Roch neutral ground.

Confirmed paraders so far include The Goodchildren Marching Band, Roux LaLa, Silver Grand Marshalls, Burning Spear Mardi Gras Indians, The Society of Merry Makers, NOLA Cherry Bombs, NOLA Food Co-op, Team Happy Foundation, Bate Bunda, Reese Johanson Collective, as well as various other performers, artists and community groups.

If you want to volunteer, parade, or contribute in any way, contact us at goodchildrencarnivalclub@yahoo.com, or check our website at www.goodchildren.org.

For info about the multitude of exciting Fringe shows and activities, go to nofringe.org.

Check our website for updates, history, pix and more. And be sure to visit us at Bywater Mirliton Festival November 9. Our very own Goodchildren Band will be performing to open the Festival at 11:00. Come on out and get your Fringe on!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our IndieGoGo cmapaign; in particular we'd like to thank our generous Sponsors the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Bywater Neighborhood Association, Glitter Goddess, and Anonymous Angel!

Happy Birthday to our Maestro

Clifford McPeek!