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Family Festival: Word Play

Sat, August 7th at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Youth and their grown-ups are invited to enjoy a day of activities and art-making inspired by language, storytelling, and communication for Word Play, a family festival at NOMA!

Admission and programming is free for families. Pre-registration is encouraged.


Family Festival Programming

Art-Making Activities

Join us for guided art-making activities inspired by Enrique Alférez’s panels on view in NOMA’s Lapis Center for the Arts.

Performances by Kelly Love Jones

Performances will take place 11:00–11:30 am and 2:00–2:30 pm.

Storytime and Story Trail with the New Orleans Public Library

Sit in a story circle with a librarian from the New Orleans Public Library or go on a self-guided adventure with a story trail.

Food Vendors

Vendors are offering food and drink for sale in front of the museum.

About Our Programming Partners

Kelly Love Jones

Jones’s artistic, creative, and cultural work is centered around healing, empowerment, and forgiveness. She likes to call her music “New Orleans Swag” because it is influenced by and mixes in the traditional rhythms of the Second Line, R&B, funk, and Mardi Gras. Jones’s music also celebrates legendary artists, such as Deacon John and Allen Toussaint, who made available to people worldwide New Orleans’s soulful and spirit-filled culture, the bayou landscape, and a colorful and diverse heritage. Jones mixes in all these traditions to produce songs that honor love, well-being, ancestry, family, and good times.

New Orleans Public Library

With origins dating back to 1843, the New Orleans Public Library has grown from a single French Quarter house with a few volumes into a city-wide system serving all of the Orleans Parish with locations spread across the city. The Library has a long and rich history of serving the public by providing access to a wide range of educational, informational, and recreational materials, programs, and activities for all ages.


Sat, August 7th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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