One of the brightest signs of spring on the West Bank of New Orleans is the annual street party held by the Algiers Irish Rebels. Known as Friendship Day, the streets of Algiers Point are blocked at the corner of Olivier and Patterson for the afternoon, while green beer flows, cabbage is cooked up in a huge pot and live music fills the air.
The kids usually bring a box or large piece of cardboard for levee sledding while the grown ups are dancing and visiting with folks they might not have seen since last year. It’s a great kick off to the St. Patrick’s celebration, so don’t forget to wear your green.
Friendship Day starts at 11:00 am this Sunday (March 11th) and continues through the afternoon until 6:00 pm. Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward an hour on Saturday night or you’ll be late!!