On Saturday, hundreds will descend on Magazine Street for the annual Moonlight on Magazine block party, an evening long celebration of all things local. Businesses between the 3500-4800 blocks of Magazine will be holding sales and giveaways, as well as providing complimentary food and drinks.
This year, the block party boasts close to 60 local businesses, as the event includes 13 blocks. The party extends from d’Juice at the corner of Lyons to Café Abyssinia at Aline.
In addition to store discounts, local art and music will be at the forefront of the event. Among other live music offerings, Peaches Records will host Deacon John for a performance starting at 7 pm. Many artists are hosting pop-up shows during the block party, where attendees can view and purchase their art.
One of these pop-ups is an all-female creators show hosted by local artist Danielle Hein, known as “Miss Hein.” It will also feature the work of Hola Guava jewelry, Fringe and Company clothing, and Knotted The Brand macramé. The show is called “Miss Hein’s Reimagine Mondays Art Bazar” and it will be held at Free to Be Power Yoga Studio.
“It's a lot more than just photo backdrops and bright colors; it's a nod to all of the women in New Orleans that are out there trying to do these things that are important to them,” Hein told Adore. The show celebrates female entrepreneurs and creativity. Hein and other artists are creating unique pieces specifically for Saturday. Other art pop-ups include Deadly Dapper “wearable art” at Igor’s Buddha Belly and Josh Wingerter at Peaches Records.
Some of the more exciting giveaways and specials will be at All Inclusive Health and Shaya. All Inclusive Health will be raffling off 4 $200 gift certificates for personal training, and Shaya will be offering a special food item, their Spicy Cheese & Za’atar Hand Pie. But one of the most exciting parts of the block party is the chance to meet and interact with neighbors, according to Jessica Rann, General Manager of Shaya.
“Moonlight on Magazine is a great way to meet your neighbors, and be a part of our Uptown community,” Rann said. “We love having the street filled with people.”
Moonlight on Magazine started as the “Magazine Street Cool Down Block Party” on the 4100-4300 blocks of Magazine, according to Julie Joffrion, owner of All Inclusive Health. What started as an informal gathering of business owners and friends has turned into a massive event, encompassing many local businesses.
“This is just a fun chance to talk to people,” Joffrion said. “You get to meet the businesses in the neighborhood, and conversation just flows organically.”
Moonlight on Magazine will run this Saturday, July 27th, from 5 to 9 p.m. on the 3500-4800 blocks of Magazine street. More information here.