NORDC’s Fit NOLA Parks program will host the Algiers Community Family Fest from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Behrman Park, 2525 General Meyer Ave. The event, made possible by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and Chevron, will feature free food, music, activities, an inflatable and informational tables from community resources.

Attendees are invited to participate in field day games, a 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament and Fit NOLA Parks activities. Attendees also will have the opportunity to enjoy Behrman Pool, which will remain open for an extra hour, until 5 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by DJ Spotie Otie, NuAwlons Nate, Nairobi Youth and the Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians.

Behrman is one of NORDC’s six Fit NOLA Parks locations and offers free fitness classes for people of all ages and skill levels at NORDC parks. For class schedules, visit

OPEN CANOEING: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through August 8 (except July 4), Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd. (at the lagoon behind the rec center). Rides are first-come, first-paddle. Ride with an experienced NORDC team member or on your own.

NOLA TEEN VOCAL AND DANCE COMPETITION: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 1, Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave. With special guests Kourtney Heart and Rebirth Brass Band and performances by teens who made the cut after auditioning. $5 general admission. For residents ages 12 to 17.

ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL, R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL, SUN BELT CONFERENCE CHEER, FOOTBALL CLINIC PRESENTED BY CHEVRON: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 19, Joe W. Brown Victory Stadium, 5601 Read Blvd. Free for ages 5 to 14. The clinic will feature coaches from the Sun Belt Conference and former members of the Saints and Pelicans dance teams. To register, visit or call (504) 525-5678.

Victor N. Richard III is the chief executive officer of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.