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Join us at The Recycle Challenge event, a multinational initiative that celebrates diversity and fosters an inclusive environment. Based in New Orleans, our organization respects and values individuals of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Based in New Orleans, The Recycle Challenge reaches global partners in Nigeria, to the Congo. The organization offers hands-on experiences that fuse with cultural art with upcycling. Their crafting sessions foster creativity, teach collaboration, and leave participants with a sense of accomplishment. 

 

Join us as a Sustainable VIP Attendee, Artist In Residence, or Community member. By the way, our event is a "free" Experience for those bringing recycled materials. We are raising awareness and funds for Literacy Project International and whose Magazine? A Youth Publication. Have access to engaging DIY workshops, insightful presentations, communal dinners, and the opportunity to meet our featured guests. Come unlock a world of creativity, learning, and connection within the vibrant city of New Orleans.

FRI. APRIL 
8, 2024
 
april
8-11, 2024

APRIL
15-17, 2024

GLOBAL  AWARENESS ON ZOOM

TIME: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Sponsored by Milliner's Association of Nigeria, presents a Zoom presentation to meet and greet the hat makers from Nigeria. 

 

Judges review the online voting for best hats.

Online voting for the United States & Nigeria.

See details from previous years. Click here!

FRI. APRIL
19

EDUCATIONAL AWARENESS

TIME: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LOCATION: Gentilly The Net Charter School

Experience creative photography displays and innovative projects showcasing ways to repurpose trash. Students' displays cover the impact of trash on neighborhoods of color and the benefits of recycling. Engage with culture bearers, community members, and students to share stories and artwork while learning about sustainable practices in education.

 

*Rites (Rights To Passage Storytellers / Culture Bearers

*Dinner prepared by youth chefs

SAT. APRIL 20

CMMP COMMUNITY KICK BACK 

TIME:11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LOCATION: BALDWIN'S BOOKSTORE 

The Recycle Challenge community health and nutritional kickback brings together various vendors, experts, and organizations to promote health and wellness through education, demonstrations, and interactive activities. At the kickback, attendees can learn about healthy eating habits, exercise routines, mental health resources, and overall well-being. Vendors may offer samples of nutritious foods, fitness demonstrations, health screenings, and information on various health-related products and services. The goal? Empower individuals to make informed choices about their mental alertness, and physical well-being while introducing new ideas around sustainability, upcycling recycling, and access to resources. 

  • Covid & Health discussions & screenings

  • Art & community conversations

  • Consultations massages - Dreamer's Touch

  • Rites (Rights) To Passage Story Tellers / Cultural Bearers

  • Musical performances

  • Recycling & Crafting Stations 

12noon - 1 PM      Line dancing with Xtreme Steppers

All ages are welcome! Have a good time while improving your movement, and increasing muscle.

SAT. APRIL
20 


COMMUNE WITH NATURE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

TIME: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

LOCATION: Welcome Home Farm

This is a wonderful laid-back community event that celebrates nature, local ingredients, and community engagement. The event will feature artists conducting plant dye workshops, open panel discussions, and Rites to Passage with culture bearers, elders, and the community sharing the stories of life. It's a great opportunity for student chefs to learn from a seasoned professional and engage in a unique culinary experience while celebrating a safe and family-centered vibe.

Special Features local to national poets with Poetry Refueled and Repurposed

SUN, APRIL
21

commune with community

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

St. Claude Avenue becomes the designation for crafters to participate in various types of crafting experiences. Join in the merriment as Recycling Stations accept your donations of things needing a new life, we feature three locations hosting activities.

ALLWAYS LOUNGE

The Front Steps At The Corner Series

featured bands with street hawkers

*1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Live Music

HI-HO LOUNGE ​

*1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Create things made from tee-shirts as purses & costumes.

Mending station

*Live Music

10 Vendors on the sidewalk, and patio

KOLAJ INSTITUTE

*12:30 Welcome to The Recycle Challenge Serenade 

 

*1:00 PM to 2 PM Curator & Artist Talk on “Collage the Planet: Environmentalism in Art” exhibition. 

         

*2:30 PM to 3:30 PM  - Guest Collage Quilter Artist (being confirmed)

 

*4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Crafting Costumes With Recyclables 

MATERIAL INSTITUTE 

*1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Programming will feature:

  • Medicine - making with herbs

  • Panel discussion 

  • Children & Youth Art & Recycling Activities

    • Crafting costumes​

    • Beading 

  • Art, community conversations

  • Canning Workshop

5:00 PM VIP & Young Chefs Cooking Workshop

6:30 PM Community Dinner (RSVP)

MOn. april 22

SERVING THE COMMUNITIES 

 

TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pontchatrain Park 

An Earth Day Community Trash Pick-Up,  we focus on one neighborhood of Pontchartrain Park for cleanup. This initiative promotes environmental stewardship and community unity, encouraging youth and volunteers to make a tangible impact. 

TIME: 10:00 AM 

Artist Talk: Nigerian Recycle Artist & Sculpture John Odem discusses the value added in upcycling for durability and sustainability.

Zoom presentation 

FEE ACCESS PASS

RECYCLE LEVEL

*Please Register For Your Free Pass To Attend!

*Free access to many events & activities during festival days. 

*Access to some online experiences. Does not include dinner experiences. 

COMMUNITY LEVEL

*Krewe member

*Access to (5) community crafting sessions at no cost.

*Invite to Zoom presentations.

*Free access to many events & activities during festival week.

*Access to some online experiences. Can include one dinner experience. 

VIP MEMBER

*Access to all days Parade & Festival activities.

*One night dinner. 

*Invite to Zoom presentations.

*Swag bag of recyclable gifts.

SUSTAINABLE VIP

*This level includes volunteer opportunities

*Participation in a cooking workshop

*Access to all in-person & on-line Festival & Parade,

*(3) nights of dining experiences. 

*Attend a specfial plant based

cooking workshop with Chef Jas of Material Institute and Earth Seed. 

*Invite and meet and greet online with Zoom presentations.

*Swag box of recyclable gifts.

MOn. april 22

GLOBAL AWARENESS ON ZOOM

 

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