After a soggy and delayed begin on Thursday, the primary weekend of the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Competition guarantees to be shiny and nice. The Nationwide Climate Service predicts clear skies with excessive temperatures within the 70s and lows within the 60s.
With the nice climate, crowds might be heavy. All through Jazz Fest, the Fairgrounds, Bayou St. John, Desaix and Seventh Ward neighborhoods can count on street closures, site visitors delays and heavy pedestrian site visitors.
Beneath are some cellphone numbers and different info Jazz Fest neighbors have to survive the following two weekends. However most essential, benefit from the Fest. Soak up some music. Invite your neighbors in case you’re having a crawfish boil, or simply having a beer in your porch to look at the crowds go by.
As music lovers swarm the Honest Grounds Race Course, a restricted entry space will likely be in place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on pageant days. Autos with out residential permits is not going to be allowed throughout the boundaries of Thriller Avenue, Fortin Avenue, Gentilly Boulevard and Grand Route St. John.
The New Orleans Police Division can even limit automobile site visitors across the pageant, and extra intermittent avenue closures is likely to be required as crowd measurement warrants. The pageant runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. right this moment by Sunday and from Could 2 by Could 5.
Streets will likely be closed intermittently “to facilitate the secure exit of Jazz Fest goers every night on Esplanade Avenue from Broad to Moss streets and on Gentilly Boulevard from St. Bernard Avenue to Bayou Street,” in keeping with nola.prepared.gov.
For info on getting access to blocked streets within the Bayou St. John space, name Jimmy at 504-259-7495; within the Desaix space, name Wayne at 504-944-9020. Residents within the Fairgrounds Triangle ought to e mail email@example.com.
A survey final 12 months of Bayou St. John neighbors discovered that, along with site visitors, extreme noise and trash high the neighbors’ considerations. Many additionally complained about aggressive distributors close to the Honest Grounds.
Any resident affected by Jazz Fest crowds ought to put this quantity of their contacts listing: 504-942-7799. That is the neighborhood motion line for Jazz Fest nuisance points. Residents can even e mail firstname.lastname@example.org, although officers gained’t be capable to test e mail typically throughout occasion days.
If it’s a police emergency or crime-related occasion, use 911. For non-emergency police occasions name 504-821-2222. And in case your driveway is blocked, you possibly can name parking enforcement at 504-658-8100.
Parking enforcement personnel will likely be patrolling the streets throughout Jazz Fest, so watch out to comply with metropolis rules resembling parking within the path of site visitors.
RTA routes might expertise delays or detours through the pageant. All RTA service alerts, updates, and detours will be accessed by downloading the RTA’s GoMobile app. To study extra, go to www.norta.com or name Journey Line at 504-248-3900.
For those who cycle to the Fest, you possibly can park your bike on the Gentilly or the Sauvage pageant entrances. Blue Bikes can even have drop zones at these entrances.
Taxis are solely permitted to drop off and decide up fares at designated taxi stands at Fortier Park on Esplanade Avenue and at Stallings Playground on Gentilly Boulevard. A pedicab stand is positioned on Thriller Avenue subsequent to the taxi stand.
Through the pageant, Uber and Lyft will solely decide up and drop off at designated areas: North Carrollton and Esplanade avenues, North Broad Avenue and St. Bernard Avenue, North Broad and Ursulines Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard and Paris Avenue. Lyft can even function from Deutsches Haus at 1700 Moss St.