Fun with NORDC: Family Fun Walk to celebrate Park and Rec Month _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Victor Richard

For decades, NORDC’s professional piano instructors taught jazz and other musical genres to thousands of students, some of whom will be performing on International Jazz Day, April 30.

NORDC’s International Jazz Day program will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Treme Rec Center, 900 N. Villere St. and feature performances by the Make Music NOLA, Tanya & Dorise, Matthew Shilling Quartet, Lafayette Elementary and Middle Band and Choir, The Yisrael, and the NORDC Piano Program.

The NORDC event is sponsored by Positive Vibrations Foundation and admission is free. For information, visit

International Jazz Day was created in 2011 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. Learn more at

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: Choose from 39 youth summer camps across the city that offer a wide array of recreational, cultural and academic programming. NORDC partners with schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations to provide quality summer programming. Camps provide free breakfast, lunch, swimming lessons and field trips. For registration details, visit

MOVIES IN THE PARK: The movies start at sunset, 7:15 to 7:30 p.m., but people can go early for field games at 6 p.m. and fitness activities with Fit NOLA Parks instructors at 6:30 p.m.

April 24: “The Princess and the Frog” at Hardin Playground, 2501 New Orleans St., hosted by NORDC and NOPD District 1.

May 8: “Divergent” at Stallings Gentilly Playground, 2700 Laperyouse St., hosted by the Stallings Gentilly Booster Club.

Victor N. Richard III is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.