Article: New Orleans-area Beer hall traditions get boost with sing-along night at (where else?) Deutsches Haus

Verses in many languages extol the joys of singing around a glass of beer. The Beer Choir, a new national organization with nearly 20 chapters — now including one in New Orleans — wants to revive that tradition by compiling those songs and giving them a public airing.

The New Orleans Chapter of the Beer Choir (mission: “To make our world a little bit better by singing and drinking together!”) hosts its premiere event Friday at the Deutsches Haus in Metairie.

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Ladies Auxiliary and Birney School

The Ladies Auxiliary made a donation to the Alice Birney School for them to buy 20 headphones for use with their computers in the classroom. It means that the class can all be on the computers at the same time doing their lessons.

The Deutsches Haus Ladies Auxiliary would like to recognize the work that teachers do often spending their own money to provide their classrooms with supplies and needed materials. Jefferson Parish was supportive of the Haus and its activities and festivals over the past 8 or so years. This is the Ladies Auxiliary’s way of saying thank you by giving some support to a Jefferson Parish School. They support early education as a way of developing good students, concerned citizens and happy adults.

Give Nola Day was Amazing – Thank you!

Give NOLA Day was May 1.  It is a 24-hour long, city-wide campaign by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to raise money for charities in our community.  It was an amazing success.  The total donations for Deutsches Haus were $34,555! This put us in the top 25 out of 700 charities. And the grand total for all the charities put together exceeded the campaign goal of $5 million!  Our community was very generous.

Thank you to everyone who donated to Deutsches Haus.  Your donation will go to our Build the Haus fund. Your support will assist our return to New Orleans, and help allow us to continue our cultural programs, and our support of other community organizations.