16 Ways to a Fun & Healthy New Year!Ready for 2019? Here are some fun ways you and your family can create healthy habits to kick off the new year! JAN 6 Kicking for Kids Footgolf Tournament New Orleans JCC. Proceeds from this event will go towards scholarships for the New Orleans JCC’s Maccabi team. 12:30-3:30 pm. JAN 6 March down to the French Quarter for the Joan of Arc parade and the start of the Carnival season. 6 pm. JAN 8 Free Yogalates at the Plaza Join Footprints to Fitness for an awesome Yoga + Pilates Fusion class. Best part, it’s FREE! Every Tuesday in January (minus New Year’s Day). 5:30-6:30 pm. JAN 9 National Take the Stairs Day! Challenge the family by taking the stairs (instead of the elevator or escalator) today. JAN 19 Ready for some outdoor fun? Create your own Winter Family Olympics! Here are some fun ideas that can be adapted to our area where snow rarely happens.JAN 21 Free admittance to All National Parks. Enjoy MLK, Jr. Day by taking a walk in one of our National Parks. JAN 23 Movies in the Courtyard Enjoy a double feature movie night (Frozen and Happy Feet will be showing). Grab your flock and head to Flamingo A-Go-Go. 7 pm. FEB 2 Explore a park in your neighborhood! Check out Nola Family’s parks and playground list at nolafamily.com. FEB 9 Royal Mardi Gras Extravaganza Candyland Inflatable Party Place. The Krewe of Candyland presents the 1st Annual Kids "Royal Mardi Gras Extravaganza," a Mardi Gras Ball the entire family can enjoy! 11 am-1 pm. FEB 10 Take a hike today. Visit Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, Barataria Preserve Trails, or journey to Fontainebleau State Park. FEB 16 2019 Polar Plunge Gonzales 2200 W. Cabela’s Parkway, Gonzales. One of Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest fundraisers, this event attracts hundreds of people to a winter waterhole to take the plunge and raise money. 10 am-3:30 pm. FEB 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day Celebrate by doing a good deed for a friend, family member or neighbor today. FEB 22-24 Family Gras Veterans Memorial Blvd. This two-day, FREE festival is a celebration of carnival and family. FEB 23 Mardi Gras 5K & Kids Half Mile A family-friendly run/walk starting on Vet. Memorial Blvd. The race finish will coincide with Family Gras. 8:30 am-12:30 pm. FEB 24 2019 Camellia Garden Stroll Head out to the LSU Ag Center Hammond Research Station for the stroll in the "Hody" Wilson camellia garden. Enjoy the beauty, purchase camellia plants, and learn about planting, pruning, and caring for camellias. 1-4 pm. FEB 24 Mardi Gras Family Fete New Orleans Opera Guild Home. A fun and family-friendly event for kids of all ages! Enjoy light refreshments and amenities between parades. 11 am-2 pm. Thank you to our sponsor! Looking for more fun? Check out our Events Calendar!