Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Wisner closed

    Activities

    A half-marathon, sanctioned by the City, will take place on the morning of March 24th.  The listed hours may change without notice. The race does not enter the Park, but Wisner will be closed preventing access on the east side of the Park. Should you have questions please reach out to the City of New Orleans. 

  • Tai Chi/Chi Kung

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducationSports and Recreation

    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Monday evening. East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the City Park Board Room in the Administration Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Art in Bloom (NOMA)  | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.

    With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. After an extraordinary tricentennial year of reflection and celebration, 2019 affords us the opportunity to look ahead with limitless imagination and innovation. Echoing Until Today, NOMA’s survey of pioneering conceptual light and sculptural artist Keith Sonnier, Illuminations will feature the most creative minds of our city expressing the brilliant future of New Orleans and the radiance of the citizens that will inhabit it through botanicals, florals, ephemeral materials and an inventive use of light.

    Get more information by clicking here. 

  • Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. Get more information by clicking here. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    HARVEY JESUS AND FIRE: ”Harvey Jesus and Fire” is Louisiana’s premiere dance band and has performed all over the Gulf South and Las Vegas. With the most extensive song list in their musical arsenal, it is sure to be a great evening of music. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. harveyjesus.com

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  • Friday Nights at NOMA: Art in Bloom | Music by Love Evolution

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    Friday Nights at NOMA returns for an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

    5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot drop-in activity table
    5 – 9 pm: Art in Bloom on display
    5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Love Evolution
    6:30 pm: Artist Perspective with Lorna Williams on the exhibition Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain

    Click here for more information. 

  • Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival

    ActivitiesArtEducationKid FriendlyNatureSports and Recreation

    New Orleans City Park will host its 72nd annual Big Bass Rodeo, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. Be sure and visit the free Fishtival with exhibitors, vendors, raffles, fishing tackle for sale, and more!  Click here 'more information' below for details, registration, and a list of last year's winners. If you have questions about this event, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org.

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  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducationSports and Recreation

    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning. Join us for yoga surrounded by NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
    Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members.
    To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • Louisiana Rainbow Iris Festival

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducationFreeKid FriendlyNature

    Horticulture lovers and gardening enthusiasts are invited to the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden for the annual Louisiana Rainbow Iris Festival, presented by NOMA and the Greater New Orleans Iris Society (GNOIS). Come view the newly-bloomed Louisiana irises in the lush sculpture garden. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask on-site iris experts any gardening-related question. Entry to the festival is free and open to the public. For more information, call 504.658.4100.

  • Evenings with Enrique

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenFreeMusic

    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
    Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
    Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

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  • RESPONSE:  Artists in the Park (Botanical Garden)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to present "RESPONSE – Artists In The Park", an art exhibition and sale of original work created by noted emerging, mid-career and established visual artists “in response” to the landscapes of the New Orleans Botanical Garden and surrounding City Park. This multi-media exhibition will feature a broad spectrum of creativity, ranging from traditional “Plein air” painting to abstraction, photography, works in clay, and sculpture. The exhibition will take place April 4th through April 7th  from 10 am to 4 pm.  Free with admission to the Botanical Garden. 

  • RESPONSE – Artists In The Park (Botanical Garden)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical Garden

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to present "RESPONSE – Artists In The Park", an art exhibition and sale of original work created by noted emerging, mid-career and established visual artists “in response” to the landscapes of the New Orleans Botanical Garden and surrounding City Park. This multi-media exhibition will feature a broad spectrum of creativity, ranging from traditional “Plein air” painting to abstraction, photography, works in clay, and sculpture. The exhibition will take place April 4th through April 7th  from 10 am to 4 pm.  Free with admission to the Botanical Garden. 

  • Track Meet

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    Track Meet: Chubby Marks

  • March of Dimes 5K

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For more information on times of this event, please contact Julie LaCour, Director of Special Events, at jlacour@nocp.org. For information on street closures, please contact Natalie Weiss, Special Events Manager, at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

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  • Wisner closed

    Activities

    A half-marathon, sanctioned by the City, will take place on the morning of March 24th.  The listed hours may change without notice. The race does not enter the Park, but Wisner will be closed preventing access on the east side of the Park. Should you have questions please reach out to the City of New Orleans. 

  • Tai Chi/Chi Kung

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducationSports and Recreation

    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Monday evening. East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the City Park Board Room in the Administration Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Art in Bloom (NOMA)  | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.

    With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. After an extraordinary tricentennial year of reflection and celebration, 2019 affords us the opportunity to look ahead with limitless imagination and innovation. Echoing Until Today, NOMA’s survey of pioneering conceptual light and sculptural artist Keith Sonnier, Illuminations will feature the most creative minds of our city expressing the brilliant future of New Orleans and the radiance of the citizens that will inhabit it through botanicals, florals, ephemeral materials and an inventive use of light.

    Get more information by clicking here. 

  • Art in Bloom (NOMA)  | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    One of the most anticipated springtime events in New Orleans, Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans.

    With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. After an extraordinary tricentennial year of reflection and celebration, 2019 affords us the opportunity to look ahead with limitless imagination and innovation. Echoing Until Today, NOMA’s survey of pioneering conceptual light and sculptural artist Keith Sonnier, Illuminations will feature the most creative minds of our city expressing the brilliant future of New Orleans and the radiance of the citizens that will inhabit it through botanicals, florals, ephemeral materials and an inventive use of light.

    Get more information by clicking here. 

  • Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. Get more information by clicking here. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    HARVEY JESUS AND FIRE: ”Harvey Jesus and Fire” is Louisiana’s premiere dance band and has performed all over the Gulf South and Las Vegas. With the most extensive song list in their musical arsenal, it is sure to be a great evening of music. Click the ‘buy tickets’ icon to the left of this paragraph to buy your $10/person tickets now! Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts or to contact someone to answer your questions. harveyjesus.com

    More Information
  • Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. Get more information by clicking here. 

  • Friday Nights at NOMA: Art in Bloom | Music by Love Evolution

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    Friday Nights at NOMA returns for an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

    5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot drop-in activity table
    5 – 9 pm: Art in Bloom on display
    5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Love Evolution
    6:30 pm: Artist Perspective with Lorna Williams on the exhibition Mildred Thompson: Against the Grain

    Click here for more information. 

  • Art in Bloom 2019 | Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond in partnership with IBERIABANK

    ActivitiesArtNOMA

    Art in Bloom showcases spectacular floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors that remain on display at NOMA for four days, from March 28-31.  Proceeds from Art in Bloom benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans. With a focus on light, transformation and discovery as New Orleans enters its fourth century, Art in Bloom’s 2019 event theme is Illuminations: Looking Within and Beyond. Get more information by clicking here. 

  • Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival

    ActivitiesArtEducationKid FriendlyNatureSports and Recreation

    New Orleans City Park will host its 72nd annual Big Bass Rodeo, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. Be sure and visit the free Fishtival with exhibitors, vendors, raffles, fishing tackle for sale, and more!  Click here 'more information' below for details, registration, and a list of last year's winners. If you have questions about this event, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org.

    More Information
  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducationSports and Recreation

    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning. Join us for yoga surrounded by NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
    Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members.
    To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.