Calendar Of Events

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -  Leroy Jones

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    Leroy Jones has been a central figure in New Orleans' Jazz Scene since the mid-seventies and continuously expands and refines his musicianship in ways that manifest his multifaceted talent.  "I remember Leroy years ago in New Orleans. He was always regarded as the greatest. No one could touch him. For young musicians like me, he was exciting, intimidating. For the older ones, he was the keeper of the flame but Leroy did more than keep the flame. He started a forest fire". Harry Connick, Jr. 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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  • 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.

  • 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

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Landscape Design: Thinking Outside the Boxwood

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    Walk and Talk with landscape architect, Robin Tanner.  He will walk participants through the Japanese Garden, Southern Shade Garden and the The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden while teaching elements of design. This class will be held outside; wear comfortable shoes and clothing suited for the event. Meet at the Arrival Garden. The class is $12/person. To register call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
    Robin Tanner has a Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. He studied Japanese Gardens in Japan working with a garden maker. He has spent decades in practicing Landscape Architecture and a lifelong student of Japanese Gardens. Robin designed and installed the Japanese Garden, the Southern Shade Garden, and The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - 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.  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: theneworleansmystics.com.
     

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  • 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.

  • Spring Garden Show

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    Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    WHAT:
    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, April 8th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 9th, 10 am to 4 pm

    WHERE:
    New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the TOlmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
    There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

    COST:
    Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children 5 to 12. Children under 5 years old and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

    CONTACT:
    Chris Dunaway, LSU AgCenter: phone 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471 or email cdunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    * Music and Education line-up to be announced.

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • Children’s Museum 5K

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    This is a race at the Festival Grounds of the Park. Should you have questions about the race or street closures, please email Natalie, Special Events Manager, at nweiss@nocp.org.
     

  • Spring Garden Show

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    Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    WHAT:
    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, April 8th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 9th, 10 am to 4 pm

    WHERE:
    New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the TOlmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
    There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

    COST:
    Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children 5 to 12. Children under 5 years old and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

    CONTACT:
    Chris Dunaway, LSU AgCenter: phone 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471 or email cdunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    * Music and Education line-up to be announced.

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Steve Pistorius and the Southern Syncopators

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    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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  • Attraction Hours Today

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Attraction Hours (Endymion Parade):

    Click here for a closure map and to see which Park entrances are open.

    Marconi and Orleans closed

    Administration Building closed
    NOLA City Bark: open 5:30am to 9pm
    Carousel Gardens: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Tennis Complex: open 7am to noon
    Botanical Garden: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Center/Visitor Center: closed
    Morning Call: open 24/7
    Boat and Bike Rentals on Big Lake: open 9am to 4pm
    NOMA and Sculpture Garden: contact noma.org

  • *This Saturday’s Class Canceled* 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 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.

  • Attraction Hours Today

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Attraction Hours (Endymion Parade):

    Click here for a closure map and to see which Park entrances are open.

    Marconi and Orleans closed

    Administration Building closed
    NOLA City Bark: open 5:30am to 9pm
    Carousel Gardens: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Tennis Complex: open 7am to noon
    Botanical Garden: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Center/Visitor Center: closed
    Morning Call: open 24/7
    Boat and Bike Rentals on Big Lake: open 9am to 4pm
    NOMA and Sculpture Garden: contact noma.org

  • Attractions Hours today

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    Attraction Hours (Lundi Gras):

    Administration Building Open 8am to 5pm
    NOLA City Bark: open 5:30am to 9pm
    Carousel Gardens: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Tennis Complex: open 7am to 5pm
    Botanical Garden: open 10am to 5pm
    Storyland: open 10am to 5pm
    Tolmas Center/Visitor Center: open 10am to 5pm
    Boat and Bike Rentals on Big Lake: open 10am to 4pm
    NOMA and Sculpture Garden: contact noma.org

  • Attractions Hours today

    Activities

    Attraction Hours (Lundi Gras):

    Administration Building Open 8am to 5pm
    NOLA City Bark: open 5:30am to 9pm
    Carousel Gardens: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Tennis Complex: open 7am to 5pm
    Botanical Garden: open 10am to 5pm
    Storyland: open 10am to 5pm
    Tolmas Center/Visitor Center: open 10am to 5pm
    Boat and Bike Rentals on Big Lake: open 10am to 4pm
    NOMA and Sculpture Garden: contact noma.org

  • Attractions Hours today

    Activities

    Happy Mardi Gras

    Attraction Hours:

    Administration Building: closed
    NOLA City Bark: open 1pm to 9pm
    Carousel Gardens: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Tennis Complex: closed
    Botanical Garden: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Center/Visitor Center: closed
    Morning Call: open 24/7
    Boat and Bike Rentals on Big Lake: open 10am to 4pm
    NOMA and Sculpture Garden: contact noma.org

  • Attractions Hours today

    Activities

    Happy Mardi Gras

    Attraction Hours:

    Administration Building: closed
    NOLA City Bark: open 1pm to 9pm
    Carousel Gardens: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Tennis Complex: closed
    Botanical Garden: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Center/Visitor Center: closed
    Morning Call: open 24/7
    Boat and Bike Rentals on Big Lake: open 10am to 4pm
    NOMA and Sculpture Garden: contact noma.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).

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Celebrating New Orleans Music with Don Vappie, John Rankin, Paul Soniat

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    The first New Orleans Dixieland Jazz recording was Livery Stable Blues released on March 7, 1917. 100 years later New Orleans Music is stronger than ever. Come and enjoy some of New Orleans’ finest musicians, Rex Gregory - sax, Bobby Campo - trumpet, Richard Moten - bass, Mike Esneault – piano and Karl Budo - drums, in celebrating the music that make New Orleans so special. 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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