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

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Victor Richard

NORDC offers an abundance of recreational opportunities for New Orleans residents that will be highlighted at the upcoming Fall Expo.

NORDC will host a Fall Expo at eight NORDC Recreation Centers around the city from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 22. During the Expo, patrons will be able to register for dance, fitness, aquatics, music, and art classes. Information about the NORDC Teen Council, athletics programs, special events and more will be available.

All those interested in registering for fall programing are invited to visit the Rec Center where they would like to take the class.

For class descriptions, locations, dates and times, visit or pick up a Fall 2015 schedule at any Rec Center.

Fall Expo locations are:

Behrman, 2529 General Meyer Ave.

Cut-Off, 6600 Belgrade St.

Gernon Brown, 1001 Harrison Ave.

Joe W. Brown, 5601 Read Blvd.

Lyons, 624 Louisiana Ave.

Sanchez, 1616 Caffin Ave.

Stallings, St. Claude 4300 St. Claude Ave.,

Treme, 900 N. Villere St.

CANOEING: This is last week of summer opening canoeing at Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd. The final days are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 20; and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21 and Aug. 22. Meet at the lagoon behind the Rec Center. Rides are first-come, first-paddle. Ride with an experienced NORDC team member, or on your own.

NORDC SENIORS DAY: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center at 1616 Caffin Ave. There will be complimentary breakfast and lunch. The free event will feature entertainment by the NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance Senior Fitness Program, NORDC Senior Choir, and NORDC senior piano students. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about both NORDC’s senior programs and also the Lower 9th Ward Senior Citizen Center, an independent organization housed within Sanchez Center.

UNO YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 19 at Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. Free for ages 9 to 15. The University of New Orleans Privateers Volleyball players will teach fundamental volleyball skills and the value of communication and trust in team sports.

BE A VOLUNTEER COACH: NORDC is recruiting positive role models to coach youth athletics. Football, cheerleading and volleyball coaches are needed. To learn more, visit

Victor N. Richard III is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission. For more information, visit