Wednesday Night in New Orleans 

Wednesday is the perfect night for dinner with your delegation or perhaps a favorite exhibitor or speaker. Dinner is on your own but the Host Ys Team will provide lots of choices in the Advance Packet as there is no shortage of places to eat in a city known worldwide for its cuisine. Consider one of the following options:

Creole Queen Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, April 25
6:30 - 9:00 pm (Boarding at 6:30 pm at the Hilton Riverside rear entrance for a 7:00 pm departure)
Cost: $79 per person for dinner and cruise
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Enjoy the glamour of the riverboat era aboard the legendary Creole Queen! Experience the sounds of the Paddlewheeler Jazz Band, as you enjoy a lavish Creole Buffet in the elegant dining rooms.  After dinner, and maybe a little dancing, enjoy your favorite cocktail accompanied by sweet Mississippi River breezes on the promenade deck as the city skyline slips by.


NAYDO Group Dinner - ACME Oyster House in the French Quarter

Wednesday, April 25
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $58 per person (Advance sign up and payment required)
Designed for staff and guests from small delegations or attendees traveling alone. Space is limited: non-registered guests are welcome if accompanied by a registered attendee.

Before Louis Armstrong formed his first band, ACME Oyster House was open in the French Quarter. Since 1910 ACME has had a tradition of quality and service as well as "fun". Walk with the group or arrive on your own for a buffet dinner in the private second floor "Reef Room."  Menu includes seafood gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, chicken, mixed veggies, fried fish, shrimp and oysters and hush puppies. Soft drinks, tea and coffee are included; a cash bar will be available.View Bourbon Street from the balcony.

Wednesday at the Square - A Community Concert

Wednesday, April 25
5:00 - 8:00 pm
No admission charge - come and go any time. Lafayette Square is located just one block off of Poydras Street between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street - walking distance from the Hilton hotel.

The Young Leadership Council of New Orleans presents a series of free outdoor concerts by well-known New Orleans and Louisiana artists that will liven up your spirits and maybe get you into a dancing mood.  Bands perform a wide variety of styles including jazz, rock, funk, swamp opo, Latin rhythms and more.

All around Lafayette Square are food booths offering local culinary specialities from entree items to dessert and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Bring your own chair or a blanket to sit on the ground.