Old Arabi hosts Sippin’ in the Sunset

Kenny Kerth's new quartet will debut at Sippin' in the Sunset.

The Ides of March may have spelled trouble for Julius Caesar, but for the members of the Old Arabi Neighborhood Association, March 15th means it’s time for another season of Sippin’ in the Sunset.

OANA invites you to kick off St. Paddy’s Day and the spring season of Sippin in the Sunset on Thursday, March 15 from 6 – 9 pm at the Aycock Barn in Old Arabi.

One of St Bernard’s premier events, “Sippin” is part social and part marketplace, featuring live music, food, art, crafts, and of course, beer and wine.

Katherine Lemoine, one of the coordinators of the event, said a new year means some exciting new things.

“We are pleased to announce that Kenny Kerth Jass will make its debut at this event,” she said.”

Kerth, an accomplished musician most famous for his work with Bucktown All Stars, has started a new ensemble and said his quartet is excited to be performing in Arabi.

“We are bringing the music of Arabi’s rowdy turn of the century past when the area was known as the Monte Carlo of New Orleans,” Kerth said.

“Sippin in the Sunset is such a fun event, we couldn’t think of a better place to get things started for us. Plus, we’ll get to play the Sheik of Arabi in Arabi. It’s a match made in heaven!”

Also new this year will be food from two new businesses in the area -Chew Rouge and Canseco’s Market as well traditional favorites like Arabi Food Store, Kitchen Table Cafe, and Susan Green’s famous Sangria.

Lemoine said Sippin’ in the Sunset is the perfect opportunity to relax, eat, drink, shop and visit with friends.

“Besides great food and drinks, Sippin in the Sunset showcases talented local artists and crafters,” Lemoine said.

Lemoine said Sippin is now in its 6th season, and that the event continues to be a good time for a good cause, raising money for neighborhood beautification projects and community outreach.

“Each time our event gets a little bigger and a little bit better,” Lemoine said.

She was also quick to point out that all of the planning, work, setting up, and cleaning up for this three-hour, happy hour is done by the volunteers of OANA.

“We welcome everyone to get into the St. Paddy’s spirit of fun by joining us for delicious and local food, wine, live music, unique arts and crafts, and so much more. It promises to be another good time in Old Arabi.”

Families and friends enjoy Sippin in the Sunset at the Aycock Barn in Arabi.