This Week in Downtown Covington

Sunset at the Landing takes place this Friday evening at Columbia Street Landing. The free concert series is brought to you by the City of Covington, the Covington Farmer’s Market and Heritage Bank of St. Tammany. This month’s concert features Noel Tannen and the Filthy No-No’s followed by the Chris Lenox Group.

Noelle and The Filthy No-Nos are a New York based band whose sound is a synthesis of Soul, Jazz and a touch of Rock and Roll. Noelle Tannen’s eclectic vocal approach defies any single standard, ranging from delightfully innocent to aggressively ragged. In turn, her band meets the demands of such acoustic versatility. Delivering a satisfying oomph of harmonic complexity and rhythmic articulation to support the delivery of a neo-sirens song. Noelle’s current base of operations is New Orleans.

Chris Lenox is a member of Toonces and a solo recording artist on Bubble Bath Records. Previous projects include The Consortium of Genius, Rik Slave and The Phantoms and the Bloomin’ Onions. The Chris Lenox Group is Jon Arceneaux on Drums, Rex Gregory on Keyboards and Sax, Chris Lenox with Guitar and Vocals and Owen Pascual on Bass. Bring a picnic basket down to the landing with a chair or a blanket, or enjoy the many dining options in historic downtown Covington.

Brooks’ Bike Shop and Jolly Roger Paddler’s Club Team up for Pedal Paddle

Pedal Paddle is this Saturday, August 19, 2017. It starts with a fun bike ride to the 4th Avenue Landing. Drop off the bikes and get into the river, paddling back up to Columbia Street Landing. Entry is $10/ person (includes transport for your bike and kayak or board). BBQ at Brooks’ bike shop after. Contact Patrick Brooks for reservations and rentals at 985-237-3658.

Art Association To coordinate August opening with Covington White Linen

Please join the St. Tammany Art Association Saturday, August 19, 2017, for the closing of the 52nd Annual Summer Show and the opening of the August/September Members’ exhibit from 6 to 9 pm. Come early to enjoy a bit of insight from the Summer Show’s award winning artists and Juror Bill Fagaly. Doors open at 5:15 and talks begin at 5:30 pm. Admission is free.

Covington’s White Linen Night is a completely community driven cultural Arts event, created to promote Downtown Covington’s wonderful array of businesses. Beginning this year, all proceeds will benefit the Public Art for Covington Fund, which aims to place meaningful artwork around Downtown Covington for locals and visitors to enjoy. Most area businesses have elected to donate 10% of their sales the evening of the event towards the fund, administered through the non-profit Northshore Community Foundation. This means patrons can come out in their white attire and enjoy everything that historic Downtown Covington has to offer, knowing 10% of every dollar spent will further improve our community and quality of life.

For more information about the event, call the Covington Business Association at 504-439-2543.
For more information about how the Public Art for Covington Fund and the Northshore Community Foundation improve our community and quality of life , call the foundation at 985-893-8757.

More Downtown Covington Events

The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany Monthly Book Sale Hadden Hall, home to the Friends, holds over 30,000 gently used, donated books sorted into fiction and a wide variety of non-fiction categories such as Cookbooks, Nature, History, Gardening, Biography, Computers, Large Print, Puzzles, etc. and much more. Our media section has vinyl records, CD’s, DVD’s, Audio Books, Large Print, Puzzles, etc. And we have an entire room filled with children’s books! There’s a lot to explore! All proceeds from each sale benefit the Library branches of West St. Tammany. Prices start at $.25 cents!

The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany is an all volunteer, non-profit organization whose proceeds support the St. Tammany Parish Library. The group holds a monthly book sale on the 3rd Saturday and the preceding Friday of each month from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Project Homecoming 2017, sponsored by the Junior League of Greater Covington, takes place this Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 529 N. Columbia Street from 9 a.m. To noon. Find Free & Gently Worn homecoming dresses, shoes and accessories for local high school students. Email: jlgcprojectprom@gmail.com for more information.