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

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Victor Richard

The NORDC Senior Choir will perform in concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the new Andrew P. Sanchez and Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center at 1616 Caffin Ave. in the Lower 9th Ward.

The festive group is made up of seniors 55 and older of all musical skill levels who like to sing and have fun. They perform regularly at NORDC events in addition to senior centers, churches and community events.

The concert is free and open to the public.

TEEN NEON DANCE: The NORDC Teen Council plans and implements activities for New Orleans teenagers ages 12 to 17. Their next event is a Teen Neon Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at the Joe W. Brown Rec Center, 5601 Read Blvd.

Special guests are Roca B, Passion Dance Center’s Golden Hearts and DJ Chicken. Admission is $5. There will be a dance contest with cash prizes, a photo booth and giveaways. For details, visit or call (504) 658-3052.

FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION: Register now through June 15. The season begins on July 13. Flag football is a fun non-contact sport where girls and boys ages 5 to 14 can throw and catch the ball, make interceptions, pull flags on defense and run for touchdowns — all while having a good time, making friends and getting exercise. For registration requirements and playground locations, visit

PIANO LESSON REGISTRATION: NORDC offers free individual and group lessons to New Orleans residents ages 6 and older each spring, summer and fall. Registration dates for summer (June 15 to Aug. 7) are: Monday at Treme Rec Center, 900 N. Villere St.; Tuesday at Behrman Rec Center, 2529 Gen. Meyer Ave. (for lessons at Behrman and Cut-Off Rec Centers); Wednesday, June 10, at Sanchez Rec Center, 1616 Caffin St.; Thursday, June 11, at Joe W. Brown Rec Center, 5601 Read Blvd. and Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.; and Friday, June 12, at Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. Registration takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all locations.

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