Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Make a Flower Press

    ArtBotanical GardenEducation

    Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance! In this class we will talk about which flowers are worthy of pressing, we will make a flower press, and gather flowers from the garden to press in the flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class.  
    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    Questions call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     

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  • Friends Fest (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Join us for Friends of City Park’s annual membership appreciation party, Friends’ Fest! The evening is an exclusive night in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland for Friends of City Park members. The night will include free admission, free rides, live performers and much more! Number of people allowed into the event under one membership is outlined in various membership levels. For more information and to purchase an FOCP membership please call 504-483-9376. For more information please reach Friends of City Park by clicking here

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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.

  • July Plant Sale

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyNature

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The July Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • May 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).

  • 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.

  • Flower Pressing

    ArtBotanical GardenEducation

    This workshop will cover instructions on how to press flowers, which plants work and how long to dry them, we will also have discussion about the many uses of pressed flowers. Each participant will make a bookmark and a greeting card using pressed flowers to take home. Supplies will be provided.  

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
    Registration required
     

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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.

  • 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.

  • Gingers for the New Orleans Area and How to Grow Them

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    New Orleans climate grows the biggest and most beautiful gingers in the south. Come learn about these beautiful plants from Tim Chapman the owner of Gingerwood Nursery. Tim Chapman will cover the major groups of gingers suitable for New Orleans and focus on many of the new introductions as well as some old tried and true ones.

    Tim Chapman has been growing, collecting, and selling gingers since the late 80’s. Gingerwood Nursery had been a part time business for many years but is now a full time operation.  Over the last 20+ years he has introduced many new gingers to the US.  This has been through trading with collectors around the world, traveling to Central America, South America, and especially South Asia to find new gingers.  In addition I have created hybrids of Costus, Curcuma, Hedychium and Kaempferia.   His focus has been on the cold hardy gingers and increasing their availability.

     

     



     

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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.

  • 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.

  • August Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyNature

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The August Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • Zulu Picnic

    Activities

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at the Festival Grounds. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    August: No Board Meeting

    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).

  • 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.

  • Red Run

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at Big Lake (walking path only). This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie 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.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

    ActivitiesVolunteering Events

    Join us for a morning of volunteering in New Orleans City Park! We cannot keep the Park looking as good as it does without the help from the community. Meet a little before 9am and work until noon. To sign up and get details on that day's meet-up location, contact Tyler Havens at thavens@nocp.org. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. We are very appreciate of al of our volunteers.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    RAPHAEL BAS AND HARMONOUCHE: Harmonouche plays music loaded with charisma and international flavor. This New Orleans gypsy jazz band combines world class musicianship and a good dose of humor to deliver a unique sound orchestrated with jazz guitar, diatonic harmonica, singing, whistling, accordion, piano, clarinet and saxophone. 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. raphaelbas.com   

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  • Friday Nights at NOMA

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducation

    Friday Nights at NOMA: Panel discussion with Keith Sonnier and Tina Girouard | Music by Kettle Black: 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 family activity table
    5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Kettle Black
    6-8 pm: Under Three Things interactive performance by Cristina Molina in Ear to the Ground exhibition
    6:30 pm: Community Conversation: Considering Cultural Exchange with artists Keith Sonnier and Tina Girouard

    Get more information here. 

  • 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 Irises: From the Wild to the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Patrick O'Connor will speak about how our beloved Louisiana Irises made it to our garden beds. Patrick has hybridized Louisiana irises since the late 70s and have registered over 70 cultivars with the American Iris Society.  He owns Zydeco Louisiana Iris Garden, which sells plants online at www.zydecoirises.com.  Patrick is an officer and past president of the Greater New Orleans Iris Society and a past officer of the Society for Louisiana Irises.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park.

    For further information call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more.

    For more information click 'more informtaion'. To register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

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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.