The Downtown Development District through Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Grant, in partnership with Arts Council New Orleans and support from Project for Public Spaces have made investments in infrastructure and enhancements to one of our largest Downtown greenspaces. With great programming, the new community dog park and new reasons to hang out, it’s time to reintroduce yourself to Duncan Plaza!
NOLA Downtown Music & Art Festival
August 23 – 24 head over to Duncan Plaza for the 2019 NOLA Downtown Music & Art Festival. Enjoy live music Friday, August 23 from 4:00 – 7:15pm and Saturday, August 24 from 11:00am – 6:45pm.
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New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network – Cultural Series
The DDD and the New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network have partnered together to bring an Urban Culture Series to Duncan Plaza. During the latest installment, we experienced and learned about the culture of New Orleans Indians with performances by Mestre Curtis Pierre & Casa Samba as well as historical dialogue with Glen Jones from Black Masking Injuns. Stay tuned for information on the October event.
Duncan Dog Park
Join the Downtown Development District for our monthly Downtown Dog Owner’s Meet Ups in Duncan Plaza. For the summer months, meetups are moving to the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
Downtown NOLA’s only off leash dog run is open daily from 6:30am – 9:00pm in Duncan Plaza! The double gated fence, bistro garden lights and Adirondack chairs make for a great Downtown spot for canine residents and their owners. Come meet other Downtown Dog Owners and check out the new off-leash dog run!
Take a Lunch Break in Duncan Plaza
Spend your lunch hour in Duncan Plaza! Multi-colored bistro tables and chairs are set up every day from 11:00am – 2:00pm under the shade of the live oaks. Grab food from a nearby eatery and head over for some fresh air Downtown.
Arts Council New Orleans and the Downtown Development District successfully completed Southwest Airlines and Project for Public Spaces Heart of the Community grant-funded work to animate Duncan Plaza.
During the final celebration, the Arts Council and DDD unveiled Vector Flow, New Orleans’ newest light based and interactive art installation created by architects Marcella Del Signore and Cordula Roser Gray and fabricated by Raven.