In honor of preservation pioneer Jane Jacobs, who would have turned 100 this year, a series of Jane Jacobs Walks will take place in Mid-City, on Magazine Street, along Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, and on Prytania Street on May 6 and May 7.

The walks typically last one and a half hours and are hosted by members of the communities in which the walks take place.

The first walk, “Mid-City Snapshot,” will be held on May 6 at 5:30 p.m. Presented by the PRC and the GNO Water Collaborative, the walk begins and ends at Bayou Beer Garden, 326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway and will include a presentation by Friends of Lafitte Greenway.

Three walks will take place throughout the day on May 7.

The first walk on May 7 kicks off at 9 a.m. at Cafe Luna, 802 1/2 Nashville Avenue. The walk, “What Makes WestMag a Success,” will be presented by Urban Conservancy and StayLocal.

At 10 a.m. on May 7, “Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.:A History of Culture, Community, and Commerce” presented by NORA will depart from the corner of O.C. Haley and Erato Street.

At 2 p.m. on May 7, the “Uptown Snapshot” tour presented by the PRC and the GNO Water Collaborative will depart from 4901 Prytania Street. That tour will end at 4877 Laurel Street.

All tours and free and open to the public. Find out more at