Andrew wrote in:
I'm trying to find out about events planned in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or anywhere else to mark the 1-year Katrina anniversary in late August. Turning out to be a lot harder than I thought. (Thanks for the mention of the Marsalis 3-day effort on the blog.)
Are you aware of any such events, or, better yet, of any organization that has compiled a list of anniversary or related events in New Orleans or any community (Atlanta, Houston, etc.) that has received a sizable number of Katrina/Rita survivors?
Thanks for any help.
This is all I have found in my searching. (If you know of other events, please let me know so that I can let Andrew know - and add it to this page.) The New Orleans Network is also collecting anniversary events - so check there too.
WLOX-TV's special coverage of Katrina: One Year Later will begin August 29 at 5:30am with Good Morning Mississippi. You'll also be able to watch a live webcast of their coverage on August 29 from 4-5:30pm and from 6-10:30pm. (Look for a link on their homepage Tuesday afternoon.)
The Steps Coalition will hold a Katrina Memorial Sunrise Service, an interfaith, interracial and regionwide gathering to honor the dead and give thanks from 6-7 a.m. Aug. 29 at the grounds of historic Gulfside Methodist Assembly, 950 South Beach Blvd, in Waveland.
Heroes Helping Heroes, a ceremony to thank first responders to Katrina, will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Saenger Theatre, 416 Reynoir St. Program will include remarks by Biloxi Fire Chief David Roberts and Biloxi Police Chief Bruce Dunagan, along with airing of the Atlanta Fire Department's 15-minute documentary Heroes Helping Heroes.
Continuous screenings of the 50-minute, city-commissioned Katrina and Biloxi documentary, along with national newscasts that aired in the immediate wake of storm, will be held at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Biloxi Saenger Theatre, 416 Reynoir St.
Biloxi & Katrina: One Year Later, a city-organized memorial observance of the hurricane, will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 29 on the Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd. Seating and bleachers will be available on a limited basis. The 60-minute program will include local clergy and Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church Choir.
A Katrina monument will be unveiled at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Beach Park on Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula.
A memorial service at 7 a.m. Aug. 29 at Jones Park near U.S. 90 and U.S. 49 will be held to honor the 14 Gulfport residents who died in the storm. Following the service, residents and visitors may stay to help rebuild Owen T. Palmer park playground on Second Street. Construction will begin at 9 a.m., with closing ceremonies at 3 p.m.
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel has opened an exhibit of works from the William Carey University on the Coast Sarah Gillespie Collection. The exhibit will run through Nov. 12 and feature some of the more than 100 pieces restored after the hurricane. Special guests will include Sarah Gillespie. Details: (601) 318-6148.
The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art will present Silent Witness, photos of post-Katrina by Keith Fishman Aug. 29 through Sept. 30. An opening reception is from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 29. Admission is free. Details: (601) 266-5200.
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture on Aug. 29 will unveil plans for New American Village, a natural, holistic community to be built near Hattiesburg. The village will be available for many residents who were relocated after Katrina. A reception is from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Southern Mississippi Museum of Art in Marsh Auditorium. Following the reception there will be presentations from the school of architecture and a panel discussion.
"Washing Away" debut
Beau Rivage in Biloxi to re-open
Pastor organizing human chain for Katrina anniversary
Come Back Home campaign in New Orleans http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/09/18286665.php
Prayer vigils across the country
Special service at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans
Sundance Channel has special programming for Katrina anniversary http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6343178.html
Tipitina's Foundation donating $500,000 in new instruments to area schools on Katrina anniversary http://www.tipitinasfoundation.org/
To commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Historic New Orleans Collection will host an all-day event on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) featuring presentations by the Times-Picayune reporting staff, winners of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Hurricane Katrina coverage, and a lecture and book signing by Richard Campanella (Geographies of New Orleans: Urban Fabrics Before the Storm, August 2006). The anniversary event, free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception and exhibition viewing.
New Orleans' own Dirty Dozen Brass Band and very special guests are paying tribute to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, by releasing their reinterpretation of the classic CD on the record's 35th anniversary. Adding even more weight to the project is the fact that the political and social issues of that era remain relevant today and are emphasized by the fact that the CD is being released on August 29, the anniversary of the Katrina disaster.
American Routes' Katrina Anniversary piece
IMAX film coincides with Katrina's anniversary
Renew New Orleans (trying to raise $100,000 by Katrina's anniversary)
Celebrate Jazz Trio: Rebuild the Soul of America is a three-day commemorative event sponsored by Harrah’s Casino that includes a concert; a talent search contest featuring performances by Wynton Marsalis and the hottest local talent in the Mississippi Delta; and a free jazz and culinary event featuring Emeril Lagasse with Marsalis welcoming back the school children of New Orleans.
An Aug. 29 benefit concert New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America…One Year Later will feature Grammy Award-winning artist Stevie Wonder, whose latest album, A Time 2 Love, features his hit single “Shelter in the Rain,” which he produced last fall and dedicated to New Orleans.
To commemorate the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, The Historic New Orleans Collection will present a full day of programming and the grand opening reception for City of Hope: New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in honor of the city’s First Responders.