January 6, 2013 - April 28, 2013, 11 AM - 4 PM (and by Appointment): Ducks to Decoys & Decimas - Special Museum Exhibition: Louis Alfred Ducros Museum and Research Library. January, 2013 there was a $5.00 Admission fee per person for guided tours of the Museum Complex. There was an additional admission fee of $5.00 to view the DUCKS, DECOYS AND DECIMAS EXHIBIT. Children under 12 were admitted free to both exhibits.
Carl Gaines takes the
Ducks, Decoys & Decimas
Tour (March 16, 2013) - "Ducks, Decoys &
Decimas" Tour presented by Bill Hyland, Parish Historian of St. Bernard,
Louisiana to Canary Island visitors at the Los Islenos Fiesta 2013! (8m6s)
January: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS ANNIVERSARY - Chalmette National Battlefield - January 5th – 6th, 2013 or January 12th – 13th, 2013 - Date to be determined by National Park Service
ISLEÑOS FIESTA - Los Isleños
Museum Complex - Saturday, March 16th – Sunday, March 17th, 2013.
Mar. 17 & 18, 2012 36th ANNUAL ISLEÑOS FIESTA / Los Islenos 2012 Fiesta YouTube Video 1 / Video 2 Video 3 - Highlights.
The gift shop opened during fiesta and took in $3200. Please remember to stop by and shop. We have ordered some books of interest to our history and our culture and will be adding things as we go along. We need something we will volunteer to take an inventory on what we have on hand.
April: ISLEÑOS ON THE BAYOU - Pitot House, New Orleans - April 13th – 14th, 2013 or April 20—21, 2013
MAY: Canary Islands/Memorial Day
Sunday,May 26, 2013, we will once again celebrate Memorial Day and Canary Island Day by attending 9:00 AM mass at St. Bernard Church followed by a ceremony in St. Bernard Cemetery. After the ceremony in the Cemetery, we will honor the Vietnam veterans of St. Bernard by hosting a luncheon for them and their families at the Islenos center at 11:30 AM. We will eat at noon. Please invite a veteran. It is our time to remember all who gave their lives that we can be free to thank those who fought and survived.
CRY YOU ONE
CRY YOU is an outdoor performance that moves to several locations in the Parish. This performance investigates land lost in Southeast Louisiana and how land loss relates to cultural loss in the areas most affected by land erosion. Their goal is to get people out on the land, to witness the rapidly-changing landscape and to hear stories from people most affected by this change. The performances will take place on four weekends (October 18 through November 10, 2013.) This is something to look forward to and something the Isleños Community will find interesting. Choose a weekend and save the date.
TBA=To Be Announced
Any Questions, CALL DOT BENGE at 504-554-8412
PAST EVENTS OF 2012
January 2012 General Meeting -
January general meeting - Jan. 10, 2012 at 7:00 at the Isleños Center. Guest speaker - Donald Davis. Spoke on his research for his book WASHED AWAY? THE INVISIBLE PEOPLE OF LOUISIANA'S WETLANDS. He is interested in collecting oral history stories from Islenos in the Parish. Speaker Don Davis on Story Telling: Old photos and experiences in the past. The meeting was free and the public is invited. He will be setting up appointments with anyone interested in contributing their stories for his research. Place: 1357 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA
March, 2012 Events:
Mar. 17 & 18,
2012 36th ANNUAL ISLEÑOS FIESTA -
Museum Complex - Noon to 8:00 P.M. each day - $3 Admission donation
to enter the Festival.
Raffle tickets available - Info: Donna at 504-912-3859/Dot at 504-554-8412
Volunteers Needed for festival - Call: Hugh, (504) 251-2040 firstname.lastname@example.org
or Rhonda Rodriguez Hannan ((504) 615 – 9322 (:email@example.com) Co-Chairs)
Former Festivals held info/video: 2010-2012
1. The 2012 36th ANNUAL ISLEÑOS FIESTA: YouTube Videos from March 17-18th - Los Islenos 2012 Fiesta YouTube Video 1 / Video 2
April 28: Antique Car Show; Our antique car show
will be held at the museum complex on April 28, 2012
Location: Los Isleños Museum Complex; 1357 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, La.
Time: 8:00 am till 3:00 pm
Contacts: Bruce Jackson at pho# (504) 247 2501 or Roxanne Ragan at pho# (504) 628 1758 for info or to register for the show.
May 27 - Canary Island Day/Memorial day Celebration- Mass at St. Bernard Church/ reception: Isleños Center, 1357 Bayou Rd.
NINTH ANNUAL BASS TOURNAMENT
Delacroix Corporation President Mike Benge is organizing the Ninth Annual Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at the Delacroix Corporation Boat Launch adjoining the Caernarvon Canal in Caernarvon. The entry fee is $125.00 per fishing boat. Weigh –in is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. For further information, please make contact with Chairman Mike Benge at 504.523.2245 or Vice-Chairman William Ott at 504.799.8915. All proceeds will support Isleno Society. The Society thanks Mike Benge for his continued, generous support of the mission of Los Islenos Society, whether organizing the Fiesta seafood booth or other activities, such as the Bass Tournament: May 5th, 2012 (Details)
August 14th, 2012: General Membership Meeting, Los Islenos Center, 7:00 p.m.
August 19th: 2012 Mass, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 9:00 a.m. The Mass will be concelebrated by Archbishop Gregory Aymond in observance of the 225th anniversary of the founding of the church parish.
All Saints' Day Mass
at St. Bernard Church - 1357 Bayou Rd.,
St. Bernard, LA. - Time:
Call Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne at (504) 251
Nov. 8 - 9: Museum Days - Los Isleños Museum Complex - Time: Call Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne at (504) 251 – 6322 - 1345 – 1357 Bayou Road, St. Bernard Village. Call Mrs. Martin at (504) 912 – 3859 or write to Mrs. Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 18 - Fiesta Camestre: Home of Anthony and Roselyn Fernandez, 3201 Bayou Road, St. Bernard - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
December 9: Isleños Christmas: Time: 5-7 P.M- Location 1357 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA; Call Lloyd “Wimpy” Serigne at (504) 251 – 6322