NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in August 2022

August is here! Summer is fading away in the rearview mirror and the kids have their backpacks ready for school. Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans this month!

This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. We’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy throughout the month. If you have suggestions or additions, please leave a comment!

Aug
12
Great to be a Girl (girls puberty class)
East Jefferson General Hospital
6:00 pm
Great to be a Girl (girls puberty class) at East Jefferson Hospital, Esplanade Room. $20 per person. Must register 504-503-5992
Aug
13
Labor and Birth at West Jefferson Family Birth Place
West Jefferson Medical Center
9:00 am
The Labor and Birth class is designed to help expectant parents understand the process of labor and birth. The class includes information on pain management, C-section births, and common labor and del...
Aug
13
Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education Class Series 6 at Touro
Touro Infirmary
9:30 am
Hypnobirthing is an age-old childbirth education method that uses hypnosis to eliminate the fear and tension that creates pain in the birthing experience. Moms and their birth companions will learn ho...
Aug
13
Calming your baby
Touro Infirmary
10:00 am
Babies don’t come with instructions. Learn how to have the happiest baby on your block! Based on Dr. Harvey Karp’s breakthrough ideas, the parent educators at Children’s HospitalR...
Aug
15
Labor and Love at Touro Birthing Center
Touro Infirmary
6:00 pm
This course is about keeping and/or rekindling that intimate connection! It doesn’t matter if you have a newborn, toddler, or teen, we are hear for it! Let’s talk about intimacy and keepin...
Aug
16
Childbirth Education Series 7
Touro Infirmary
6:00 pm
The Childbirth Education Series is a four-class series recommended around 30 weeks or 6 1/2 months gestation and can answer any looming questions. The classes address the stages of labor, recognizing ...
Aug
18
Infant CPR at East Jefferson Hospital
9:00 am
Infant CPR at East Jefferson Hospital. $15 per person- W&N 4th floor classroom Must register 504-503-5992.
Aug
18
Thursdays at Twilight
Pavilion of Two Sisters
5:00 pm
Music lovers are invited to City Park for the popular Thursdays at Twilight concert series. Bring your friends and enjoy mint juleps and array of musicians indoors at the Pavilion of the Two Sister...
Aug
18
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class at Touro
Touro Infirmary
6:00 pm
Touro’s Prenatal Breastfeeding Class is designed to teach mothers the basics of breastfeeding. Designed for moms who already know they want to breastfeed and for moms who want to know more about...
Aug
19
Parents’ Night Out by Skyhawks
Pontiff Playground
5:30 pm
Aug
19
Covington White Linen Night for Public Art 2022
6:00 pm
Covington White Linen for Public Art, presented by the Covington Business Association (CBA), will celebrate its fourth year in downtown Covington on Saturday, August 19, from 6 to 9PM. This community-...
Aug
23
ABCs of Breastfeeding Class at East Jefferson General Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital
11:00 am
Difficulty breastfeeding is very common. We have seen many mothers become distraught when they have difficulty breastfeeding, but this is nothing to be ashamed of. Every baby is different and not all ...
Aug
24
Newborn Essentials at East Jefferson General Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital
6:00 pm
Newborn Essentials at East Jefferson General Hospital, 4th floor classroom – FREE!
Aug
25
Infant/Child CPR Training at Touro
6:00 pm
Family and Friends CPR teaches the basic technique of CPR and relief of choking for a child and infant. It is perfect for new parents, grandparents, sitters, and anyone involved in the care of an infa...
Aug
26
Hammond Hot August Nights
5:30 pm
The Hammond Downtown Development District is thrilled to announce the return of Hot August Night to Downtown Hammond. This year’s event will take place Friday, August 26, 2022, from 5:30pm-10:00pm. ...
Aug
26
Columbia Street Block Party
6:00 pm
Final Friday Block Party in Downtown Covington – N Columbia Street
Aug
26
Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My (In)Fertility
Garden District Bookshop
6:00 pm
PEN/America Award winner, 2021 Guggenheim fellow, and beloved literary and tarot icon, Michelle Tea will be at The Garden District Book Shop August 26 for a lively evening celebrating her latest work ...
Aug
27
Caring For Your Newborn at West Jefferson Birth Place
West Jefferson Medical Center
1:00 pm
Your baby is dependent upon you for love, affection, care, feeding, and protection. Before the baby is born you should start learning how to care for your baby. Your doctor, the baby’s doctor, the l...
Aug
28
The Warehouse Sale by ALG Style
The Cannery
10:00 am
he Warehouse Sale is BACK Sunday, August 28th from 10AM – 3PM at The Cannery! It will feature all of your favorite boutiques at up to 90% OFF!
Sep
6
ABC’s of Breastfeeding at West Jefferson Birthing Place
West Jefferson Medical Center
7:00 pm
Difficulty breastfeeding is very common. We have seen many mothers become distraught when they have difficulty breastfeeding, but this is nothing to be ashamed of. Every baby is different and not all ...
Sep
7
Breastfeeding Support Group – Wednesday at East Jefferson Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital
11:00 am
Breastfeeding Support Group

Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or after school activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature.

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