Magic in the Moonlight

The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and the Magic in the Moonlight 2020 Chairs have made the difficult decision to cancel Magic in the Moonlight this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community. The governmental restrictions on social gatherings made planning and ultimately the execution of Magic difficult, at best.  Many alternate options were considered, including a virtual Magic, but ultimately we felt that the safety and welfare of the Magic attendees and staff was more important than having a fundraising dinner party.

The New Orleans Botanical Garden still needs your support.  The Magic chairmen are asking you to make a donation today, in lieu of your Magic in the Moonlight sponsorship, to help sustain the Botanical Garden and City Park.  Your gift will be fully tax deductible and will directly support the Park and Garden. By making a minimum contribution today of $1,000 you will join our 1,000 for $1,000, a concept Paul Soniat, the Director of the Garden, created in an effort to inspire our community to give.  In addition, you will also be included in the Park’s “Oak Tree Circle” which celebrates individual donors who help further City Park’s mission. 

We truly appreciate your unwavering support. If you have contributed already to the Foundation and Park during the pandemic, we are truly thankful for your gift and you will be acknowledged in our ongoing efforts.  Please feel free to reach out to Paul at with any questions or if you would like to know more before making a donation.

If you have visited the Park in the past few months, you have witnessed firsthand the influx of New Orleanians who have used City Park to restore themselves physically, emotionally and mentally during this difficult time for all of us.   Help us in sustaining this incredible resource for our region and thank you for your continued support of the Foundation’s efforts to preserve and improve the Botanical Garden.

Future Magic in the Moonlight Dates:

October 15, 2021

October 14, 2022




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Two topiaries in the park are shaped to spell ìCity Parkî: one on Lelong Drive and one on City Park Avenue.