New Orleans neighborhood news, April 25-May 1, 2013

Uptown

MUSIC AT TRINITY: Hristo Birbochukov, a pianist from Bulgaria, will perform works by Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann and Rachmaninoff at 5 p.m. Sunday as part of the Trinity music series. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Albinas Prizgintas performs selections from classical baroque to vintage rock and popular tunes on the 5,000-pipe Trinity tracker organ in the weekly “Organ & Labyrinth” event. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Trinity is located at 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans. For more information, call (504) 670-2520.

Lakeview

YOGA, TAI CHI IN CITY PARK: The New Orleans Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Jefferson East Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning and Monday evening.

At 6 p.m. Monday, East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA.

Then at 8 a.m. Saturday, the museum offers yoga or pilates among NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.

Classes are $5; free for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga, pilates, or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinders at (504) 456-5000.

CRIME PREVENTION MEETING: Lakeview Crime Prevention District holds its monthly community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the St. Dominic Church Rectory, 775 Harrison Ave.

Residents are invited to attend the group to discuss increased safety awareness and the reduction of crime in the Lakeview neighborhood.

Faubourg St. John

JAZZFEST PARKING AT CABRINI: The Cabrini High School Dads’ Club once again offers parking on the grounds during Jazz Fest as a way to raise money for the private, girls’ Catholic school.

Parking is first come, first served, and $40 a day.

The school is located at 1400 Moss St. on Bayou St. John.

Eastern New Orleans

NATURE CENTER CLEANUP: Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, behind Joe Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd. in eastern New Orleans, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The nature center has been closed since its buildings and walking paths were destroyed by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, more than seven years ago. Volunteers have cleared paths, planted trees and picked up debris while residents wait for FEMA and the Audubon Institute to undertake more than $7 million in promised restoration projects.

Wear sturdy boots and bring gloves and hats. Refreshments will be served. To help, contact Tangee Wall at (504) 427-2596 or email tangeyon@yahoo.com.