Category Archive for 'General Info'

That’s All, Folks?

With the auctioning off of the last streetcars on Ebay today, the Young Leadership Council’s Streetcar Named Desire project is at an end. Merchandise is still available at the Young Leadership Council’s website, including mini cars, posters and books. I highly recommend them to all; it’s still for a good cause and both book and […]

Sneak Peek…

Here is a sneak peek at some of the 40 “garden-sized” streetcars that will be avaialable for auction at the Streetcar Soiree on May 16 at the New Orlean’s Hilton Riverside Hotel. For more information on the Soiree or to purchase tickets please go to: or call 504-585-1500. The little cuties are about two […]

Laissez le Bon Temps (et le Tram) Rouler!

Here’s your chance to attend the May 16 gala and own your own Streetcar Named Inspire! Please go to the Young Leadership Council’s site or call (504) 585-1500 for more information. From the YLC: Laissez le Bon Temps (et le Tram) Rouler! Let the Good Times (and the Streetcar) Roll! An Auction for Those that […]

Streetcar Art, Doggie-Style

The cutest float at the 2009 Mystic Krewe of Barkus, paws down, was this one:

The Streetcar Shuffle

The Streetcar Shuffle ain’t no dance, but should be. I think it would be appropriate to choreograph a Streetcar Shuffle at the Fais Do Do stage at Jazz Fest this year. Any volunteers? The shuffle we’re talking about now is actual streetcar movement; we could have called it “musical cars” but, hey, here’s the shuffling […]

Streetcar Art at Freret Street Market

While wilting in the August sun visiting the Freret Street Market today (it was nice; but I’m waiting until October to go back) we spotted this nifty streetcar in one of the booths. We snapped a picture just in time; a very nice lady (with good taste) had just purchased it and it was being […]

Streetcar Art in the Times Picayune

The Times Picayune’s Metairie section did a little write-up about Paulette Lizano and her streetcar, “Perley’s Barnyard Party.” The article has some general info on the Young Leadership Council and A Streetcar Named Inspire project as a whole. We’ve been following Paulette’s progress (here, here and here) from sketch to installation (which will be coming […]

Streetcar Art Meets Tales of the Cocktail

YLC Streetcar artists Paulette Lizano and Will Smith popped up during Tales of the Cocktail at the event’s Cocktail Marketplace on Saturday. Paulette, who is in the process of building her streetcar, “Perley’s Barnyard Party” was there selling glass coasters and plates featuring martini glasses and S&WB meter cover designs. Will Smith’s (WMSJR) streetcar is […]

Free Audio Tour of St. Charles Line

Last weekend at the Palmer Park celebration of the return of the streetcar to Carrollton Avenue, they were handing out free CD’s of an audio tour of the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line. A sticker on the wrapper says the CD is outdated, and that for a limited time (until July 31 or until a certain number are downloaded), […]

TP’s Streetcar Guide

In the Lagniappe Section of today’s Times Picayune is an article entitled, “Recovering Our Tracks.” The articles highlights 26 stops along the streetcar route, highlighting restaurants, music venues, kid friendly stops, parks, libraries and more. Check out the article here and get riding!

Next »