Bastion Community of Resilience and ArtsNOLAare teaming up to introduce “Thursdays at Bastion” a family-friendly concert series and community meet-up aimed at connecting New Orleanians to local art and entertainment while introducing them to Bastion, an intentional community for military veterans and their families.
LOCATION: Bastion Duet Lawn, 1901 Mirabeau Ave
“Our hope for ‘Thursdays at Bastion’ is to create an ongoing opportunity for our neighbors and all New Orleanians to mingle with members of the Bastion Community and connect through arts and culture,” said Dylan Tête, founder and executive director of Bastion Community of Resilience. “We are extremely grateful to Dr. Brice Miller and his organization, ArtsNOLA, for working with us to bring this cultural experience to Bastion and all that attend.” These concerts are free and open to the public and will take place on the grounds of Bastion Community of Resilience in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood (1901 Mirabeau Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122). The first concert will take place on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thanks to ArtsNOLA, the series will feature an impressive line-up of local musicians as well as art-focused activities like St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s Mobile Idea Lab, an interactive learning hub for children. The Mobile Idea Lab incorporates science, technology, engineering and math with the added addition of art. Through this STEAM-focused lab children are challenged to combine creativity and critical thinking.
“My mission when starting ArtsNOLA was to provide local students with the means to build deeper connections with our local cultural traditions and to inspire them to engage with the arts,” said Dr. Brice Miller, founder of ArtsNOLA. “I am extremely excited for the impact that this partnership with Bastion will make on local veterans and our community as a whole.”
In addition to activities and entertainment, there will be food trucks on-site. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the following Thursday.
THANKS TO OUR PARTNER ARTSNOLA!
ARTSNOLA WAS FOUNDED TO PRESERVE, PROTECT, AND PERPETUATE NEW ORLEANS CULTURE THROUGH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.Since Hurricane Katrina, student engagement with cultural arts in schools has been dramatically reduced. ArtsNOLA addresses this decline by providing school-based cultural arts programming, concerts, and engagement. Find out more at: ArtsNOLA.org
Bastion, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports returning warriors and families through their transition from military service and beyond by providing a healing environment within an intentionally designed neighborhood.
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Bastion was made possible with seed funding from the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project