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Title: NOLA Really REALLY Free Market and NOLA Free Schoo
START DATE: 3/13/2011
Duration: 6 Hours
Location: Mid-City
Location Details:
1614 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA, 70116
Event Topic:
Event Type: Crazy free stuff and amazing people
Contact Name: CrescentCity AntiAuthoritarians
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
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So here we are again, another really really free market. This one's the weekend after Mardi Gras, plenty of time to dust yourself off and mingle among the community you probably just embarrassed yourself in front of.

This one should be our best ever! The Art House has generously offered up their tree house again.

There will be food brought by NOLA Food Not Bombs (bring an plate and utensil.)

Music by Sweet Street Symphony.
Spoken Word by Reality from Nothing But Fire Records.

Presentations and tabling by:
NOLA Free School Network
The Iron Rail
Books 2 Prisoners
The Childcare Collective
Hasbin Wilby
The Raging Pelican Newspaper
Crescent City Anti-Authoritarians
Common Grounds
Critical Resistance
and more more more!

We're looking for more individuals and collectives to come and share themselves with the community.
Contact us at:
A generous report from our last one a couple months ago

On a fantastical stage made of found lumber that looked straight out of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, beneath a 4-story tree house made of salvaged materials that contained at least McDonald's PlayPlace style slides, and probably with a few found instruments, a band of 7 local musicians played swinging old-timey music to the crowd rummaging through mountains of clothes, eating home-cooked food, dancing and chatting and getting free haircuts.

The backyard known for it's incredible all-night raging parties had transformed in the antiseptic daylight sun into a festival of wholesome goodness, where warmth emanated from within smiling faces as people put the lessons about sharing taught to every kindergartner to good use.

At the free market, there is no money. It's like burning man without the flaming statues. Or maybe like a family picnic if the entire city was your kin. Or a massive garage sale where everything is free. People just bring whatever they have to share, and sharing insistently is the only rule.

Soup bubbled in a cauldron a small child could get lost inside of on the propane stoves ubiquitously used for Louisiana crab boils, a woman sat meekly behind a typewriter that looked like it was from the 19th century and had a sign taped to it reading "free poems, any topic you like," and kids darted through the crowd of people, chasing each other and playing games. The atmosphere was filled with a sense of community and friendship, and no one had to worry about anyone stealing anything, because it was all free for the taking.


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