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3, 2, 1 ... Countdown to Give Nola Day

On May 2, 2017, Give Nola Day will have people from all over the world signing into their computers and donating to non-profits. You will see NolaVie and think: What does my donation do? A lot.

When you donate to NolaVie, you support the people and events of New Orleans, in a way no one else does.

Like Robert and Mathilda and Diego Larguia and other Faces of Holy Cross, people who imbue a neighborhood with its unique personality, as chronicled by veteran writer Mary Rickard.

Bayou Movimiento (Photos provided by: Sergio Zelaya)

You support offbeat entertainment offerings like Bayou Movimiento:

When you walk into Dance Quarter on a Tuesday or Thursday night, the sounds are unmistakable. The click of heels against a wooden dance floor pound above you like rhythmic thunder, there's booming music, and a voice counting "1, 2, 3, pause, 5, 6, 7." It is the home of Bayou Movimiento, which was founded by dancer, teacher, and choreographer Sergio Zelaya because "The one place they had salsa they shut down…(and) all of the dancers were sad.”

 

The 1111 Instagram followers, Danie and Samantha from Three Little Words Wedding and Event Planning with Becky (Photo provided by: Becky Wasden)

Or Becky Wasden and Stefanie Sell, the faces behind Two Girls One Shuck, a female oyster shucking team:

“I’ve always worked with my hands, so shucking that first oyster was like ‘Yeah!’ I loved it the first time. It’s very meditating. It’s a lot like knitting—doing a repetitive motion, but no oyster is the same so you have to give each one a little TLC. It’s very addictive.” she says, and I was about to find out just how addictive it is.

 

These budding entrepreneurs, cultural vanguards, and everyday people that bring entertainment, newness, and brightness to our city are supported by you.