The Old Arabi Sugar Museum
(220 Hernandez St., Arabi, 504-278-4242; www.facebook.com/sugarmuseum
) celebrated its grand opening yesterday with a ribbon cutting and lots of cotton candy provided by Wings of Fun
. The museum, located in what was once the Old Arabi Jail, was created by The SoFAB Institute
and the St. Bernard Office of Tourism
as a way to share St. Bernard Parish's history in the sugar industry.
At 2 p.m. this Sunday
, SoFAB's head curator Prescott Trudeau
hosts a discussion about sugar cane, The Old Arabi Sugar Museum and St. Bernard Parish's history as it relates to sugar. This discussion is part of the French Market Fare Culinary Series, presented by the French Market Corporation
If food events are your thing (full disclosure: they are mine), be sure to check
Gambit's Plate Dates, in each issue's food section. There, you'll find three food-related events for three different days. All food events listed in
Gambit and several others not in print are listed online.