Spinning for Heart Health: A recent fundraising event drew a bevy of cyclists to the New Orleans Jazz Market.
The new CycleBar spin studio located on Magazine Street is not only a superb workout facility; it’s also a community-minded business that supports important causes.
As part of a nationwide fundraising initiative, the indoor cycling franchise recently held an exclusive pop-up ride event — the Ride Your Heart Out fundraiser — at the New Orleans Jazz Market to promote heart health and raise money for the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association.
The spin studio brought 35 bicycles to the Jazz Market, and spin instructors (aptly referred to as CycleStars) held three separate classes for the event. Over 100 participants donated $25 each and showed up for the ride, and 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association. nolauptown.cyclebar.com
Farm to Table: The Crescent City Farmers Market has a new Saturday location.
The farmers market is a great place to stock up on a smorgasbord of fresh veggies, cheeses, fruits and other edibles for Thanksgiving (or really anytime for that matter). And now, after much anticipation, the Crescent City Farmers Market has announced a new Saturday Market home in the CBD: the parking lot of the May Gallery at 750 Carondelet Street.
After 21 years of operation at 700 Magazine St. (made possibly through the generosity of Reily Foods Company), the Saturday Farmers Market sought a new permanent home in response to upcoming construction at Reily Foods. The new space, donated by The Domain Companies, is larger than the previous Saturday location and allows vendors to off-load directly from their cars. Market hours will remain from 8 a.m. to noon.
“Months ago, we began this search by asking our vendors and shoppers their ideas for a new location,” says Kate Parker, executive director of Market Umbrella, the parent organization of the Crescent City Farmers Market. “The overwhelming feedback was that we stay downtown.” (504) 495-1459, crescentcityfarmersmarket.org
Maria’s Pick — Louisiana Love: A new subscription-based service delivers a little bit of the Pelican State straight to your front door.
Whether you are visiting, or if you call Louisiana home, Parish Parcel ensures you get a taste of Louisiana every month. The Lafayette-based company partners with local artists, chefs, musicians and craftsmen to deliver curated monthly subscription boxes to your home. Each box contains six to eight uniquely Cajun and Louisiana-made items, which can vary from spices and apparel to food, art, music, recipes and other Louisiana-made merchandise.
“With so many visitors coming to Louisiana each year, this is a great way for them to take a bit of our rich culture of food, music and art home with them,” says Maria Muro, publisher of New Orleans Living. “For those who have moved away, this is a great way to alleviate homesickness. And for those of us lucky enough to call Louisiana home, these boxes are perfect for discovering local offerings. I also love that part of Parish Parcel’s mission is to provide awareness and support of Louisiana-based nonprofits that support culture and coastal restoration.” Boxes from $29-49 per month. parishparcel.com