Katrina Anniversary Events

KATRINA REMEMBRANCE – New Orleans Museum of Art – Photographer Richard Misrach’s exhibit “Untitled (New Orleans and the Gulf Coast 2005)” will open Saturday. The museum will offer free screenings of the HBO series “Treme,” beginning with the first episode at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and the final three installments airing Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

SHARE THE MOON – Le Petit Theatre Stage and Jackson Square Stage. First responders and their families will join professional musicians on two stages for a day of music, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. in Jackson Square, and 1 p.m.-6 p.m., at Le Petit.

HURRICANE KATRINA FUNERAL AND BURIAL SERVICE – Saturday, 11 a.m., at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Archbishop Gregory Aymond will lead clergy and government officials in ecumenical burial services for Hurricane Katrina grief. Afterwards the Chalmette High Jazz Band will lead a second-line to the Katrina burial site.

LOWER 9TH WARD MEMORIAL CELEBRATION – Sunday, 8:30 a.m., at the Lower 9th Ward Monument, Tennessee Avenue at North Claiborne Avenue. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will be the keynote speaker at a “Bravery, Strength, Resilience” commemoration.

LONDON AVENUE CANAL MARKER DEDICATION – Sunday, 9:30 a.m., at the London Avenue Canal breech, on Mirabeau Avenue between Warrington and Pratt drives. City Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell will lead the dedication.

KATRINA COMMEMORATION MARCH/SECOND-LINE – Sunday, 10 a.m., at Jourdan and North Galvez Streets in the Lower 9th Ward. Followed by a rally at Hunters Field, St. Bernard and North Claiborne.

JAZZ FUNERAL FOR KATRINA – Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, sponsors a jazz funeral procession with the Jaywalkers Second-Line Jazz Band. Mourners and a casket will march from the hotel to Jackson Square, 1 p.m., Sunday, with an interfaith memorial service at St. Louis Cathedral at 1:30 p.m. Marchers are invited to place Katrina items in the coffin.

SECOND-LINE PARADE – Sunday, 1 p.m., begins at 1826 Tennessee Avenue, in the Lower 9th Ward. Parade to North Claiborne Avenue and back, ending in block party in the 1800 block of Tennessee.

CITY OBSERVANCE – Washington Artillery Park, across from the St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square. Mayor Mitch Landrieu will preside over the anniversary ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Sunday. The event will feature performances by local musicians, a tolling of the bells at St. Louis Cathedral, and the lighting of candles in remembrance of those who lost their lives. Visit http://www.katrinafive.com

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