Magic in the Moonlight

Presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

We are excited to announce the 10th anniversary of Magic in the Moonlight, presented by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.  This much-anticipated event will be held on Friday, October 11th.  Magic in the Moonlight is consistently lauded as one of the city’s most beautiful and enjoyable fundraisers.

In the past, proceeds from Magic have been used to create a Shade Garden, an Arrival Garden, a new entrance to the Botanical Garden and Storyland, and the construction of the new “Kitchen in the Garden” to be completed in the Fall of this year.   Proceeds from this year’s Magic will be used to restore the WPA era brickwork in the Parterre Rose Garden.

An elegant dinner will be prepared by Chef John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford, Mississippi.  Chef Currence was raised in New Orleans and is very much looking forward to returning home to prepare a special meal for our guests. The meal will be served under the stars on flower-filled, candlelit tables.  There will be a fabulous auction of special items, music, and dancing.  We promise a beautiful and fun evening to benefit this cultural asset in our city.

Please consider joining us on October 11th for a magical, moonlit evening!


Future Magic in the Moonlight Dates:

October 16, 2020

October 15, 2021

October 14, 2022




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On 11/11/11, City Park celebrated by planting 111 trees. Local veterans dedicate the 111th tree as the "Veterans Tree", which is planted near the entrance to Couturie Forest on Harrison Avenue.