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September 2023

Yard of the Month

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821 Lebeau

Rickey Noto & Josh Arnouville

Thanks to all who keep our neighborhood beautiful!

Planning is underway for our signature event

coming up October 14th!

Next planning meeting Monday, Sept. 25th, 6 pm 

at the Barrios Real Estate Office 

1100 Friscoville, in Arabi Plaza

Come find out how you can help make

this year's Sugar Fest the sweetest ever!

Questions? Email us at

Interested in being a vendor or a sponsor?

click here to get started

Next up:

Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, October 17th, 6-8 p.m.

on the patio at Arabi Food Store

650 Friscoville

Come out and meet your neighbors,

say hello and thank you to our Sheriff's Department, 

and enjoy some food and fellowship


We'll have information about our neighborhood Halloween Trick-or-Treating event!


Light snacks and beverages will be provided by OANA

++ Bring a neighbor, bring a friend ++


All residents of Old Arabi are invited!

(if you don't live here, look for an event in your neighborhood)


Next General Meeting

Wednesday, November 15th, 6 p.m.

at the Maumus Center

721 Friscoville


Agenda TBA

check back later for details

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 at the Maumus Center

721 Friscoville Ave.

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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2022 Decor Elve
2022 Holiday Decor 2


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!


In old news, 

here are some events from 2019

(pre-pandemic -- watch for future updates)

    👈  2nd Place
👆The Winner!
Night Out Against Crime makes us safer!
Sugar Fest 2019 was sweet!

Other 2019 Highlights

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Old Arabi paraded on Lundi Gras!


Friends and neighbors enjoyed Sippin' in the Sunset...

...except when we had to cancel

The totem pole went up...

and fell down...

and is up again!

Holiday donations were made

                    and the neutral ground was decorated

It was a very good year!

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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