The Mid-City Porch Crawl, conceived in 2009 as a fundraiser for the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization, is back for its fifth appearance! This year, the “crawl” will kick off at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub at 3701 Banks Street and is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 with the kickoff party beginning at 5:00pm.
Like its predecessor, the fifth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl will be a delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration (costumes encouraged). This year New Orleans Rum has partnered with MCNO and our Mid-City Bars to provide New Orleans Rum Cocktails at each Porch. We will have an extended kickoff party at Finn McCool’s with a Daquiri made by New Orleans Rum. During the event, revelers will stroll the neighborhood, visiting beautiful and unique Mid-City porches. At each porch, they will socialize, sip cocktails, beer, and wine from local watering holes and sample culinary delights from classic Mid-City eateries. With a different drink and tasty treat on every porch, the evening will truly showcase the best of Mid-City.
Multiple groups will be led on a guided tour of the porches, all of which will be situated within easy strolling distance of one another. Each group will visit every porch, but all at different times to ensure plenty of room for socializing, sipping, and noshing. The night will continue with an after party at Finn McCool’s where best costume, best cocktail and best decorated porch awards will be presented.
In 2012, more than 150 residents participated in the fourth annual Mid-City Porch Crawl in the beautiful tree lined streets bordered by City Park Ave., Conti, Canal, and N. Alexander. This year Porch Crawl guests will stroll the streets south of Canal near Finn McCool’s on Banks Street. Revelers are advised to purchase their tickets early as space will be limited.
All profits from the Porch Crawl support MCNO in its continued efforts to improve our neighborhood for everyone who lives and works here. Funds raised from the 2012 Porch Crawl allowed MCNO to make the following donations: Comiskey Park Booster Club, planting of an Oak Tree on Bayou St. John, Warren Easton High School Band and The Mid-City Branch of the New Orleans Library.
To purchase tickets, follow the PayPal link, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are
$35 in advance for MCNO members or $45 for non-members. On the day of the event, any remaining tickets will be $50.00.