Calendar Of Events

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  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/12 Oscar Sanchez (pianist and singer from Honduras)

    4/19 Patricia Fisher (harpist and conposer from New Orleans) and Frank Comiskey (pianist and composer from New Orleans)

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Steve Pistorius and the Southern Syncopators

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Jazz pianist and New Orleans native Steve Pistorius formed the Southern Syncopators in 2007 .The band specializes in the earlier styles of New Orleans Jazz, playing rags, marches, waltzes ,stomps and popular tunes from the early 20th century as well as the classic compositions of Jazz icons Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. Their all-star lineup features veteran jazzman Orange Kellin on clarinet and the amazing James Evans on clarinet and sax.  Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Crescent City Classic

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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.

  • Zumba Class

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    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: January 7th through May 27th
    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.

  • Egg-travaganza at City Putt

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    Visit City Putt for an Easter Egg party April 15th or 16th from 10am to 6pm visit City Putt for a special event. Egg-travaganza at City Putt party event is $10/person and tickets can be purchased the day of from City Putt located between Victory and Dreyfous. Each person will get to play one course, enjoy 1 cocktail (or soft drink), taste sweet treats, get a free raffle ticket, and giveaways, too. Bring a date or bring the family – everyone will have a great time! WE’ll have a craft table for the kids, too! For more information call 483-9385.

  • Evenings with Enrique

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicNature

    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/19 Patricia Fisher (harpist and conposer from New Orleans) and Frank Comiskey (pianist and composer from New Orleans)

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Paul Soniat

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    The Garden’s own, singer/songwriter Paul Soniat will perform his original songs, which always entertain and engage the audience. He is sure to have some new songs, so grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the band visit this link: paulsoniat.com.
     

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  • Dionysus Dash

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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.

  • 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: January 7th through May 27th
    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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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    April 22
    Time: 10 a.m. - noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Center

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
    For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • CPIA Board Meeting

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    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the New Orleans Botanical Garden at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s Swing in the Oaks

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    This event takes place at the Goldring Woldenberg Great Lawn. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information. Click the link below for more information.  123

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  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Big Easy Big Heart Run

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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.

  • 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: January 7th through May 27th
    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.

  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    In this hands-on workshop, students will learn bonsai basics and create a bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! Bring your own bonsai pot if you wish and special bonsai soil will be provided. What to bring: sharp pair of scissors, garden gloves, and apron. Soil, wire, and a Juniper will be provided. The class will run from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. The class is $35/person and is limited to 15 students and is in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Pre-registration for the class is required. To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org


    A little about the instructor: Jim Osborne is a native to New Orleans and an “Award Winning Bonsai Artist” winning the 2008 Vaughn Banting award.  He has served as a Board of Director for the past seven years and is past Vice-President and past President of the Bonsai Society. He has displayed his personal bonsai collection in the fall and spring New Orleans Botanical Garden Flower Show for many years. Jim has also displayed his bonsai at Art in Bloom in the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • 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: May 6th through May 27th
    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.

  • Culinary Herb Bags Workshop

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    Join your friends to make an herb bag to hang by your porch, kitchen window, or back door. Learn about herb-gifts and cooking with herbs as well as the herb plants themselves. You will create and take an herb bag home with you. The class will take place in the Garden Study Center and is $15/ person. There is a class limit of 25 people. Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment. To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class will run 2 hours. 

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    A little about the instructor: Susan Capley is the Education Director at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for 9 years. She has been in the horticulture field for twenty five years and has worked in organic vegetable production, residential landscaping to Grounds Manager (Horticulturist) at the University of Kentucky Arboretum. Susan has a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky

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  • CPIA Board Meeting

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    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the New Orleans Botanical Garden at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • CPIA Board Meeting

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    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the New Orleans Botanical Garden at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Thursdays at Twilight - The New John Robichaux Society Orchestra

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    John Robichaux a Creole, born in 1866 in Thibodeaux, was the leader of the premier society orchestra in New Orleans in the years prior to the birth of ragtime and jazz.  Orchestra leader Tom Hook re-creates the sounds of The John Robichaux Orchestra. Drawing largely upon European ballroom dance music, the John Robichaux Orchestra will perform marches, waltzes, schottisches, cakewalks, and quadrilles; the very music that would become the foundation of ragtime and subsequently New Orleans jazz. Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • RESPONSE – Artists In The Park (Botanical Garden)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to announce: RESPONSE – Artists In The Park, an art exhibition and sale of original work created by artists “in response” to the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden and its surrounding Park.  Showcasing a broad spectrum of artistic interpretation- from representational “Plein air” style works to abstract paintings, photography, sculpture and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit the design and installation of an outdoor teaching kitchen at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    Celebration Reception, Sale and Auction: March 31st from 6:30 pm to 9 pm in The New Orleans Botanical Garden. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and an artful cocktail by The Garnished Palette. Music will fill the night air. All artwork will be for sale at fixed prices. Selected works will be sold at live auction. 

    Exhibition from March 29th through 31st in the Garden Study Center: 10 am to  5 pm; Curated by Pam Bryan of Octavia Gallery and Lisa Rotondo-McCord of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    For additional information e-mail garden@nocp.org or call 504-483-9386.