Relocating to New Orleans? Make Connections With These Activities

July 12, 2017

Make Connections in New OrleansAre you new to the New Orleans area? It can be difficult to meet new people on your own, but there are several social groups and activities to make your transition easier. Check out these social opportunities in the area.

1. Participate in a Healthy Happy Hour
Locations vary

Footprints to Fitness hosts Healthy Happy Hours at varying locations throughout the city. These are typically pay-what-you-can events with proceeds going to help a worthy charity. Designed for all levels, these fun fitness-focused events feature a yoga, Pilates, and barre workout that will leave you feeling great. Raffles and giveaway prizes add to the fun at these energetic social events and you might just meet your next workout buddy!

2. Join a Meetup Group
Locations vary

There are a variety of meetups in and around New Orleans, so you should have no trouble finding something conveniently located near Springs at River Chase and Springs at Fremaux Town Center. Many of these groups have hundreds of members, so you can meet dozens of other people with similar interests.

Some groups to consider include:

3. Attend a Power Lunch
1515 Poydras St, 5th Floor Auditorium, New Orleans

If you’re looking for networking opportunities in New Orleans, attend one of the monthly Power Lunches or Breakfasts sponsored by Fidelity Bank. Prepare your elevator pitch, because you’ll get one minute to share your products or services with attendees. If you’re an entrepreneur who’s new to New Orleans, this is the perfect place to start making those B2B connections in the city.

4. Volunteer at St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St, Covington

St. Tammany Parish Hospital has a Parenting Center that’s designed to help parents who need assistance, whether they’re looking to socialize their children more or find free time with a sibling while other children receive safe and reliable care.

There are several volunteer opportunities for those who want to help. You can join the First Steps Program to help new parents at the hospital, coordinate field trips, birthday parties and activities, or provide child care while parents are busy. Participating in the program will give you a chance to meet other local parents.

5. Take a Class at the St. Tammany Parish Library
Various library branches

The calendar at the St. Tammany Parish Library is filled with classes and workshops. You can take your children to storytime, learn more about marketing through a social media hour, attend a mystery dinner theater, catch a movie matinee or take part in an art workshop. These classes offer outstanding opportunities to make connections in the community.

Do you have a favorite group or class in the New Orleans area? Use the comments section below to share with others in our Springs communities, and start expanding your social circle.New Call-to-action

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