Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans

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    Wanda is known as one of the Crescent City’s premier musical ambassadors. She and her band, “A Taste of New Orleans”, has toured the United States, Australia, Europe, Brazil and Japan, taking her music all over the world. Wanda fuses Blues and Jazz, Gospel and Soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. Rouzan was honored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when her Grand Marshall portrait graced the 1999 promotional poster and program book commemorating its 30th anniversary.

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  • Martini Madness

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Join Friends of City Park at the Arbor Room and Popp Fountain to taste over 25 specialty martinis from Republic National Distributing Company and enjoy delectable cuisine from over 20 of New Orleans’ best restaurants. The evening will include an exciting raffle, photobooth fun, music, and more! All tickets cover food and drinks for the duration of the fundraiser. Martini Madness is on Friday, September 15th from 8pm to 11pm.

    Martini Co-Chairs: Kim Payne Allen, Makenzie Hill, and Sally Boyce Rinehart

    All proceeds benefit the restoration of Popp Bandstand.  This historic structure is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!

    Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Tim Laughlin

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    With the beginning of the twenty-first century comes a core of musicians with fresh and imaginative ideas for this timeless American art form know as “Jazz”. This is especially true in New Orleans and clarinetist Tim Laughlin is indeed one of these musicians. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit timlaughlin.com.
     

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  • “Planting a Succulent Ball” Class

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    Succulents are all the craze right now and our resident succulent know-it-all, Meg McNutt, will give students an introduction to the succulents and their care. Learn by creating a 6” moss hanging ball with succulents! The class runs 10:30am to noon and is $30/person. There is a limit to 20 participants and registration and payment is required by September 15th, 2017. For more details and to register, call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the instructor: Meg has been a garden volunteer and Master Gardener for many years. She propagates succulents for the New Orleans Botanical Plant Sales as well as making creative gifts of succulents in our gift shop.

  • NOLA on Tap

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    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

  • 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 -John Boutté

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    Voted best male vocalist of the year at both the Best of the Beat and the Big Easy Awards. His song “Tremé” is the theme song of the popular HBO series. Those who were lucky to attend his last concert at the Garden were part of a magical night. Don’t miss this year’s show. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit johnboutte.com.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Sarah Quintana

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    Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk and popular music. She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist and her voice is instantly recognizable. Quintana splits her time between the U.S. and France touring on her own repertoire with French and American musicians. This will be Sarah’s first time performing at our concert series. I know you will enjoy her 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit sarahquintana.com.
     

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  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 7th and 8th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be plant and garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden, a Children's Fun Fest area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Programs take place in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 7th and 8th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be plant and garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden, a Children's Fun Fest area, educational programs, music, arts & crafts, and more. Programs take place in the Garden Study Center and are free with entrance to the show. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -The New Orleans Mystics

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    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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Magic in the Moonlight

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    Magic in the Moonlight is an al fresco dinner held under the stars and dramatically lit oaks of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Proceeds from this year’s Magic in the Moonlight will be used to build an outdoor teaching kitchen which will host educational programs, cooking classes, and workshops in the Garden.

    The event's featured chef, John Folse, will prepare a four-course dinner served on flower-filled, candlelit tables in the garden.  There will be a fabulous auction of special items.  We promise a beautiful and fun evening to benefit the Botanical Garden; a destination of serenity and beauty in the heart of New Orleans. Click here for Magic in the Moonlight details and tickets. 

    To engage the next generation of supporters, there will be a ‘party within a party’ for the 45 and under crowd – the Moonlighters.  This group will also enjoy a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and then everyone is invited to stay for dancing!  Visit this link for additional information and tickets. Moonlighters tickets are only available online at this link.

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    6:30 pm  – Cocktails and auction in the Arrival Garden

    7:30 pm - Dinner and auction on the main axis of the Botanical Garden

    Contact: Darlene Duffard, dduffard@nocp.org, 504-483-9386

  • Thursdays at Twilight -John Rankin and Friends

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    John will perform a delightful mix of old and new classics, He will be performing with a variety of the best musicians in New Orleans.  Always a great show, Guaranteed fun. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit johnrankin.net.
     

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  • Ghosts in the Oaks

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    Join Friends of City Park at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family-friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    October 20, 21, 22 2017

    Tickets: early admission $20/person; general admission $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members

    Contact Friends of City Park for details.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks (night 2)

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    Join Friends of City Park at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family-friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    October 20, 21, 22 2017

    Tickets: early admission $20/person; general admission $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members

    Contact Friends of City Park for details.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks (night 3)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Join Friends of City Park at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family-friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    October 20, 21, 22 2017

    Tickets: early admission $20/person; general admission $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members

    Contact Friends of City Park for details.

  • 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).

  • Why Tropical Plant Conservation?

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    Why Tropical Plant Conservation? Learn about National Tropical Botanical Garden's Impact in Hawaii and Across the Globe.

    This lecture will address the importance of tropical plant species and how protecting the biodiversity of Hawaii as well as tropical regions around the world makes a global impact. It will answer the question as to how someone who lives in Louisiana, for example, would be affected by our conservation efforts. This event is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Garden Study Center. The price is $10/person and may be paid at the door the day of. For more information please email Susan at SCapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the speaker: Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman, Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and National Tropical Botanical Garden Director, joined NTBG's staff in 1976, after graduating from the Horticultural Internship program. He spent his early career developing Limahuli Garden. During this time, he obtained a Special Subzone designation in the Conservation District for the entire Limahuli Valley, restored ancient taro terraces, developed a collection of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants, opened the garden to educational tours, and added the 989-acre Limahuli Preserve. Subsequently Limahuli was named the Best Natural Botanical Garden in the United States by the American Horticultural Society. 

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

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    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Bruce Daigrepont

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    Music came to Bruce at an early age, and in the most traditional manner--handed down from father to son. When he was growing up, no family gathering was complete without a little playing and singing. His father picked the guitar, "Carter Family-style," while his Uncle Alton lent a remarkable voice to the traditional Cajun songs and old-time country ballads. Bruce Daigrepont almost single-handedly has popularized Cajun music and Cajun dancing in cosmopolitan New Orleans. For more information about the band, visit brucedaigrepont.com . 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

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    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Bruce Daigrepont

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Music came to Bruce at an early age, and in the most traditional manner--handed down from father to son. When he was growing up, no family gathering was complete without a little playing and singing. His father picked the guitar, "Carter Family-style," while his Uncle Alton lent a remarkable voice to the traditional Cajun songs and old-time country ballads. Bruce Daigrepont almost single-handedly has popularized Cajun music and Cajun dancing in cosmopolitan New Orleans. For more information about the band, visit brucedaigrepont.com . 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Moonshine Fever

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    Moonshine Fever: Neon Night; Wear White
    New Orleans City Park’s summer beer event, Moonshine Fever, will be a blast! Beer will flow while partyers glow!
    This year we’ll black out the Carousel and Bumper cars fitted only with black lights – so wear your white and you’ll glow!
    This party will feature:
    Open beer bars, unlimited amusement park rides, food, moonshine shots, and give-a-ways.
    Bottle Concierge: Bring your favorite bottle of wine, check it in with the wine-tenders – we’ll keep the numbered bottle and you get a numbered wristband, return to the concierge to get a refill
    Beers: Michelob Ultra, Budweiser, Shock Top, and 2 varieties of beers from Urban South Brewery
    Bring your glow sticks (but we’ll have some for you too!).

    Date: Friday, August 18th
    Rain date: Saturday, August 19th
    Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

    Tickets: $30 per person ahead of time and $40 per person day of event (at noon). Buy your tickets early as we expect this event to sell out leaving no tickets to be sold at the gates.

    Place: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
    Wine available for purchase.
    Tickets will be scanned at the gate. Bring your printed ticket with you to the gate or have your phone ready to scan. We will only sell a certain amount of tickets.

    You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. No exceptions will be made.
    Click 'more information' below for details. 

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Moonshine Fever

    Activities

    Moonshine Fever: Neon Night; Wear White
    New Orleans City Park’s summer beer event, Moonshine Fever, will be a blast! Beer will flow while partyers glow!
    This year we’ll black out the Carousel and Bumper cars fitted only with black lights – so wear your white and you’ll glow!
    This party will feature:
    Open beer bars, unlimited amusement park rides, food, moonshine shots, and give-a-ways.
    Bottle Concierge: Bring your favorite bottle of wine, check it in with the wine-tenders – we’ll keep the numbered bottle and you get a numbered wristband, return to the concierge to get a refill
    Beers: Michelob Ultra, Budweiser, Shock Top, and 2 varieties of beers from Urban South Brewery
    Bring your glow sticks (but we’ll have some for you too!).

    Date: Friday, August 18th
    Rain date: Saturday, August 19th
    Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

    Tickets: $30 per person ahead of time and $40 per person day of event (at noon). Buy your tickets early as we expect this event to sell out leaving no tickets to be sold at the gates.

    Place: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
    Wine available for purchase.
    Tickets will be scanned at the gate. Bring your printed ticket with you to the gate or have your phone ready to scan. We will only sell a certain amount of tickets.

    You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. No exceptions will be made.
    Click 'more information' below for details. 

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  • Zumba

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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 2017
    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.

  • Bow Wow Luau

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    Say Aloha and join NOLA City Bark's bi-annual FUNraiser in the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain across from the dog park. Featuring tasty luau treats, wine, beer, and special Hawaiian cocktails. Enjoy live music from the Prescriptions band and an array of auction items as well. Monies raised by the event will be used for capital improvements and major maintenance items at NOLA City Bark. Get more details and tickets at this link. 

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Bow Wow Luau

    Activities

    Say Aloha and join NOLA City Bark's bi-annual FUNraiser in the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain across from the dog park. Featuring tasty luau treats, wine, beer, and special Hawaiian cocktails. Enjoy live music from the Prescriptions band and an array of auction items as well. Monies raised by the event will be used for capital improvements and major maintenance items at NOLA City Bark. Get more details and tickets at this link. 

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • HIIT Class with lululemon

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    Join your friends at the Peristyle for exercising fun in New Orleans City Park with lululemon. These events are free and open to the public. Each class is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Every month there will be a new instructor who will bring a new style. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) use intervals and a variety of movements, to raise your heart rate in a short amount of time. You can expect things like squats, push up variations, burpees, and lunges to name a few. Instructors may bring along free weights, kettle bells, jump ropes, and other accessories to enhance the class. Bring water to stay hydrated and a towel. If guest are required to bring anything else for a particular class lululemon will inform you via their Facebook event page. If you’d like to know more, want to know if a class is canceled due to weather, or have questions, call 504-833-5053 and ask for Lindsey Dennis or Brittany Garlepied.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.