WHAT: Restore The Bayou Canopy Fundraiser
WHEN:Thursday, November 14, 2013. 7 – 10:00 p.m.
WHERE:Pearl Wine Co. in The American Can Building
WHO:The MotherShip Foundation, producers of the annual Mid City Bayou Boogaloo
Entertainment by Trio Mollusc, featuring Ed Volker of The Radiators
HOW:Tickets are $50 for individuals, $75.00 for a couple. Includes wine and food. http://www.flavorus.com/wafform.aspx?_act=eventtickets&_pky=198049
All proceeds benefit the MotherShip Foundation’s ongoing efforts to replace Oak Trees lost to Hurricane Katrina and Isaac
On Nov. 14, 2013 from 7-10pm, MotherShip Foundation will host a fundraiser and auction benefitting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign, an effort to replace the Bayou St. John oak trees lost to Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac. Tickets, which include wine and food, are $50 for individuals or $75 per couple—with one hundred percent of the proceeds benefiting the Restore the Bayou Canopy Campaign.
Two days after the November 14 fundraiser, MotherShip Foundation will plant three large live oaks along Bayou St. John, made possible by funds generated from the annual Mid City Bayou Boogaloo. The Mid City Bayou Boogaloo is the music and arts festival held each May on the banks of Bayou St. John.
This year’s Mid City Bayou Boogaloo raised over $30,000 to support the “Restore The Bayou Canopy Campaign.” Earlier this year, MotherShip Foundation planted five, new 200-gallon live oak trees along Bayou St. John. The November 16 planting includes one 300-gallon live oak and two massive 670-gallon live oaks.
“We are thrilled to have surpassed our original goal to replace 5 of the 8 trees lost to Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac,” said Jared Zeller of MotherShip Foundation. “The 8 trees we will plant in 2013 are a testament to the success of The Mid City Bayou Boogaloo and the widespread appreciation of our beautiful neighborhood,” he said.
On hand at both events will be artist Marlin Miller, the tree sculptor whose recent Mid City Bayou Boogaloo creation stands on the banks of the bayou on the corner of Orleans Ave and Jeff Davis Pkwy. At the fundraiser, Marlin will to share his story and auction off a few of his one-of-a-kind sculptures.
For tickets locally visit Pearl Wine Co. in the American Can building at 3700 Orleans Ave. MotherShip Foundation encourages supporters to visit the online auction items such as gift certificates, bar tabs, trips, jewelry, art, unique items and creative New Orleans experiences like parade rides or staycations at http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=413&viewType=1