Progressive’s Weekend: Summer’s End

Another work week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! Summer vacation is almost over, and many of this weekend’s local events focus on the fast-approaching school year. Time to get ready to hit the books once again, and make that one last push for amazing summer fun.

Saturday, July 20

Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The iHeartMedia family is hosting their annual Back to School Supply giveaway on Saturday at the Rosenwald center. Kids ages 5 to 13 can pick up supplies for the school year.

4th Annual Community Health Block Party – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Head over to Urgent Care Eleven on St. Claude Ave. for this community health block party. Kids in grades K-5 can pick up school supplies and receive free haircuts. Adults can receive free HIV testing, learn about local businesses in the health and wellness industry, and pick up food from the free food pantry.

XU Family Fun Fest – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The XU Nola Alumni Chapter is helping kids with that last big push of summer fun. THeir annual Family Fun Fest is a FREE event featuring vendors, food trucks, games, music, raffles, giveaways, and more.

Sunday, July 21

Family Day in the Park – 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ReBYLT Leadership Development Agency and The City of Love are hosting a Family Day in the park on July 21. Come out for hundreds of back to school giveaways, food, entertainment, barbers, hair braiders, fun activities, comedy, and more. This event is totally free!

Jurassic Quest – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Go back in time and see 80 walking, breathing, animatronic dinosaurs, enjoy inflatables and rides, scooters, paleontology & fossil stations and more at the convention center!

Children’s Dance Workshop “The Little Mermaid” – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Whether your child is new to dance or an experienced dancer, they’ll be welcome at this workshop. Children ages 3-6 are guided to learn choreography and creative movement based on Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” They will get to listen to a story that is read to them and create art while watching a video.



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