Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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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.

  • May Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid 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 May 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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  • National Public Gardens Week

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden is proud to join American Public Gardens Association and 500+ gardens nationwide in celebrating an annual week of awareness that honors the role public gardens play in promoting plant and water conservation, education, and environmental leadership. We invite the New Orleans community and tourists alike to explore the diverse beauty that the New Orleans Botanical Garden has to offer as well as its deep rooted history starting with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930's.

    Our offer: Free tour with admission to the garden Monday, May 13 through Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm. Each tour last one hour and 30 minutes depending on questions. Please arrive 15 minutes early before the tour begins. Limit 15 per group, all individuals welcome up to 50 people per tour. For further information contact Susan Capley, Education Director, at scapley@nocp.org or (504)483-9473.

  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical Garden

    Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Stretch Ya Brass: Sunset Yoga, (by Make Your Move Foundation)

    ActivitiesFreeSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for Sunset Yoga in New Orleans City Park.  The class is each Wednesdays through May on the plaza between City Putt & the Great Lawn. Each yoga session is free to the community. Bring your yoga mat and water. Contact Move Ya Brass at mybkrewe@gmail.com for more information.
     

  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    CREOLE STRING BEANS: New Orleans party band with a repertoire that ranges far and wide from Fats Domino and Bobby Charles to Duke Ellington.  Declared by Offbeat Magazine as playing "the best straight up Swamp Pop in New Orleans". 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. creolestringbeans.com  

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  • Fido Family 5K

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    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For more information about this event including times, please email 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 October 2018
    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.

  • Stretch Ya Brass: Sunset Yoga, (by Make Your Move Foundation)

    ActivitiesFreeSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for Sunset Yoga in New Orleans City Park.  The class is each Wednesdays through May on the plaza between City Putt & the Great Lawn. Each yoga session is free to the community. Bring your yoga mat and water. Contact Move Ya Brass at mybkrewe@gmail.com for more information.
     

  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    NEW ORLEANS MYSTICS: Buy your tickets early so you will not miss this show featuring the music of Motown.  Songs from the Temptations, O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, and Otis Redding will all be part of this soulful tribute to some of the greatest music from the 1970s. 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.  

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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.

  • Rubber Duck Race

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    This event takes place at Big Lake. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For information on street closures, please contact Natalie Weiss, Special Events Manager, at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Memorial Day Attraction and Building Hours

    Activities

    5/27 Memorial Day:
    Administration Building: closed
    City Park/Pepsi Tennis Complex: open 7am to 10pm
    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park: open 11am to 6pm
    Storyland: 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
    Tolmas Visitor Center: open 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
    Botanical Garden: open 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
    City Putt: TBD
    Wheel Fun Rentals: open 10am to sunset
    Snoball Stand: open noon to 9pm
    Bayou Oaks North Course: open 7:30am till dark 
    Bayou Oaks South Course: open 7:30am till dark
    Bayou Oaks Driving Range: open 7am till 8pm
    NOLA City Bark: open 5:30am to 9pm
    NOMA:open noon to 5pm
    TSWBSGarden: open noon to 5pm

  • CPIA Board Meeting

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    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).

  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    BANU GIBSON: Banu stands at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s.  Her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her versatility. 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. banugibson.com  

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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.

  • Bullet-proof Native Plants for New Orleans Gardens

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Marc Pastorek has gardened in New Orleans' unique soils and environmental conditions for over 40 years. He will discuss some of his favorite easy-to-grow native plants and describe how he likes to use them in the landscape.

    Marc Pastorek is an environmentalist with a deep interest in natural systems and their restoration and management. He is co-founder of Pastorek Habitats, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in restoring native grassland habitat. Marc is a contributor to the new book Southeastern Grasslands: Biodiversity, Ecology and Management, University of Alabama press. He and his wife Candi operate their business as partners and live and garden in Covington, Louisiana.

    Enter through the Oscar JH. Tolmas Center 5 Victory Ave New Orleans, LA 70124

    For further information call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

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  • June Under the Moon

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    The June Under the Moon party will be a blast! Tell all your friends to meet you at Carousel Gardens for all the rides you can handle for one low price! Plus this year - enjoy dogs and dogs!

    This party will bring: Open beer bars, unlimited amusement park rides, food, vodka snoballs, give-a-ways, and more!

    NEW this year - bring your dog! Leashed friendly dogs are welcome to attend with their favorite human. Dogs are only allowed on the train ride ride with owners and not allowed on any other rides. Should your dog get unruly, we reserve the right to ask you and your dog to leave.

    Click More Information for details. 

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  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • 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).

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    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 April 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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  • Stretch Ya Brass: Sunset Yoga, (by Make Your Move Foundation)

    ActivitiesFreeSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for Sunset Yoga in New Orleans City Park.  The class is each Wednesdays through May on the plaza between City Putt & the Great Lawn. Each yoga session is free to the community. Bring your yoga mat and water. Contact Move Ya Brass at mybkrewe@gmail.com for more information.
     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Track Meet

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    Track Meet: Roadrunners

  • 10th Annual Threadhead Thursday

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    Special concert at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden featuring Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Jamaican Me Breakfast Club.

    Free admission*
    *$10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    Lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
    Food and beverages available for purchase.


     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Track Meet

    Activities

    Track Meet: Roadrunners

  • 10th Annual Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid FriendlyMusicNature

    Special concert at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden featuring Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Jamaican Me Breakfast Club.

    Free admission*
    *$10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    Lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
    Food and beverages available for purchase.


     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • 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, Elmwood Fitness Center, 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.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    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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  • Orchid Culture Basics

    Botanical GardenEducation

    Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids. 

    Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park
    Questions call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     

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  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum 5K

    Activities

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds Walking Path. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For more information on times, 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.

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum 5K

    Activities

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds Walking Path. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For more information on times, 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.