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Yard of the Month


938 Friscoville

Ingrid & Hector Toruno

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Thanks to all who keep our neighborhood beautiful!

Sippin Flyer 2024

Next General Meeting

Wednesday, May 15th, 6 p.m.

at the Community Center of St. Bernard

7143 St. Claude Ave., Arabi


🪴🌺 Spring Plant Swap 🌿🌾


Bring a plant, take a plant -- get exciting new additions to your spring garden, patio, porch or home!

There are always enough plants for everyone, so don't worry if you can't bring anything! (but those who bring plants get first dibs)


Also on the Agenda:


  • yearly financial report

  • volunteer at Sippin' in the Sunset, Thursday May 23rd, and other volunteer opportunities

  • dates to save, ongoing project updates

  • news from around the neighborhood & the Parish

Meetings are open to all (not just members)! 

Any resident of Old Arabi can join the association,

both homeowners and renters!!

Membership is just $20 per household annually,

and is due every year on January 1st.

Click on the "MEMBERSHIP" tab above for details.


General meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday

of odd months  at 6 pm

Caroling at the Barn was very well attended!
Carolers at the Barn

OANA elves and friends

 decorated the St. Claude neutral ground.

The intrepid crew was hard at work on a

rainy Sunday morning -- and got the job done!

Undecorating happened on Sunday,
Jan. 7th, with plenty of good helpers!

Members take top pickleball honors!

Many OANA members (both Active and Associate)

participated in the First In-house Pickleball Tournament

at Val Riess Gym.

There were about 60 participants and fun was had by all!


  • Kathy Hall and Marie Cosse received Gold medals!!   

  • Susan Green helped with scoring and Kim and Sidney were with us in spirit, cheering us on.

  • Ronnie Evans, Sal and Patrice helped with organizing.


Pickleball at Val Riess Gym is open to everyone and is generally played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 1 pm.

OANA Pickleballers
Kathy, Susan & Marie

Arabi Amblers

Runners/Walkers/Bikers Group

now meeting every Wednesday, 7 pm

at 6619 North Peters


All are invited -- OANA members and non-members

Optional stop at the Old Arabi Bar after!!


For more info contact:

Marie Cosse


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Our brand new Little Free Library is up and full of books!

There's also a bench nearby, for comfortable browsing.

Check it out!


Many thanks to our member farmer/gardeners for design, installation & maintenance of the new landscape plantings at the Aycock Barn and Courthouse/Jail

Watch for news of a dedication ceremony to be announced soon!


Love thy neighbor, love thy neighborhood!

Here are a couple of great articles about our neighborhood:

"New restaurants are joining old favorites in St. Bernard Parish" -- Gambit, May 14, 2018

"When St. Bernard made cars" (at the Ford motor plant in Arabi!) --, Nov. 5, 2014


click on the "MEMBERSHIP" tab

at the top of the page for details

While you're waiting for our next great event, if you're on Facebook check out this cool video from Domino's Sugar Refinery!

Old Arabi Revitalization Plan 

The final plan has been released to the public, and includes the streetscape improvements on St. Claude Ave., as well as future improvements in the neighborhood

You can review plan details at the Parish website:

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