Event Schedule New Orleans Weekend, March 26-30, 2020

Join your classmates for a fun get-together in the Big Easy this March. Mild weather and a definite hint of spring join with a myriad of available activities and outstanding dining—all in the congenial company of your fellow ’68ers.

(The following arrangements and venues are tentative, pending responses.)

We’ve secured guaranteed rates and a room block from two hotels that are located half a block from each other. See “Hotels” in the accompanying list of “Activities in New Orleans” for more details about the NOPSI Hotel and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The Williams ‘68 New Orleans Weekend Schedule of organized events plays out over Thursday-Sunday, March 26-29, but those who want to come early and stay late will find the rooms and rates are available during March 25-30, 2020.

Thursday, March 26

For those who arrive early, see the “Activities in New Orleans” and choose your amusement! On Thursday afternoon, we might organize some of the activities listed just below, depending on how many are here and their interests, the weather (usually good this time of year), and whatever targets of opportunity we find available on that day.

Noon-2:00 New Orleans Jazz Museum (Old US Mint)
National Park Service Tour Du Jour

2:00-4:00 Walking Tour of the French Quarter: Visit Historic New Orleans Collection

5:30-6:30 Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel

7:30-9:00 Dinner at Boucherie

9:00-Till Zydeco Night at Rock ‘n’ Bowl

Friday, March 27

9:15 Travel to Plantation Tours

10:30-12:30 Whitney Plantation

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:45-3:45 Laura Plantation

3:45-5:00 Return to Hotels

7:00-9:00 Dinner at The Upperline Restaurant

Saturday, March 28

10:30-11:15 Cafe au Lait and Beignets at the Cafe du Monde in City Park

11:15-12:15 Walking Tour: New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

12:15-1:30 Lunch at Parkview Terrace in City Park

1:30-2:00 New Orleans: Post-Katrina School Reforms

2:00-2:30 New Orleans: Music

2:30-3:00 New Orleans: Racial Politics

7:00-9:30 Dinner at Mosca’s Restaurant

Sunday, March 29

11:00-1:00 Jazz Brunch at Commander’s Palace: Coliseum Room II

1:30-5:30 WW II Museum or Contemporary Arts Center/Ogden Museum of Southern Art or
other activities on your own

7:00-9:00 Dinner at Gris Gris Restaurant

Monday, March 30

10:30-Noon Brunch (TBD)

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