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  • Chef Series Dinner with Chef Frank Brigtsen - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Chef Frank’s March Madness is coming to the Kitchen in the Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Shrimp, oysters, and strawberries are the stars of March in Coastal Louisiana. Chef Frank’s menu will highlight the beauty and bounty of the season. Join us for a night of storytelling and delicious cuisine. This will be a night to remember. Wine will be served with the seated dinner.

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  • Gris Gris is Coming to the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Refined Southern Cuisine and Cocktails

    Gris Gris is coming to the Kitchen in the Garden to demonstrate a delicious New Orleans inspired dish and a garden cocktail. Chef Eric Cook and Bar Chef Ferrel Dugas are going to share a little magic with a hands on demonstration and taste test of both.

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  • Old Garden Rose Sale at Pelican Greenhouse

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    Our first plant sale of the year is exclusively ROSES- mainly old garden roses propagated from the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Please note this sale takes place on a Friday from 4pm to 6pm at Pelican Greenhouse- 2 Celebration Dr. in City Park. Come early for best selection and bring a wagon. There is no charge for entry to the sale. All roses are $20 each including tax. We accept cash, check, and credit. Click here for more information on this and other plant sales and plant availability (posted a few days before the sale). There will be a plant sale the following morning to include a full range of plants propagated from the botanical garden and grown in-house, including any remaining roses. 

  • Pelican Greenhouse Plant Sale

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    This is our first all-inclusive plant sale of 2020! The sale takes place at Pelican Greenhouse at 2 Celebration Drive featuring plants propagated from The New Orleans Botanical Garden. We will be selling an array of annuals, perennials, natives, succelents, edibles, and any remaining old garden roses (the premier sale for roses is Friday, March 13 from 4pm to 6 pm). Admission to the plant sale is free. We accept cash, check, credit cards, and debit cards. A plant availability list with general pricing will be listed several days before the sale here. Tip for first-timers: Quantities are limited, so arrive early for the best selection and bring a wagon to carry your plants. 

  • Equest Farm’s Tails But No Black Tie

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    Join your friends at Tails But No Black Tie. An Equestrian Evening to see the country's finest horses execute jumps with speed & precision at the 15th annual "Tails" benefit. Get details here. 

  • Little Acorns

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    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Morgan Angelle of Bellegarde - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Bellegarde takes their bread seriously. From sourcing their grain to selling flour to the best restaurants in town they are doing it as pure as possible. Join Morgan Angelle for a hands-on demonstration of a few of Bellegarde’s most popular breads. Morgan will explain how to maintain and work with a sourdough starter and demonstrate shaping. Participants will learn how to recreate these breads and will taste some as well.

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  • 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).

  • Chef Series Dinner by Marjie’s - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Marjie’s is known for its bold flavors and playful menu pulling from Southern BBQ smoke and tangy sweet Asian influences. Join Chef Marcus Jacobs on March 24th as he prepares a three-course dinner at the new Kitchen in the Garden. This garden dinner will be a journey through creativity and deliciousness. Wine will be served during this sit down dinner.

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  • Big Bass Fishing Rodeo and Fishtival

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    New Orleans City Park will host its 73rd annual Big Bass Rodeo, the oldest freshwater rodeo in the country. Be sure and visit the free Fishtival with exhibitors, vendors, raffles, fishing tackle for sale, and more!  Click here 'more information' below for details, registration, and a list of last year's winners. If you have questions about this event, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org.

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  • Japanese Tea Discovery Class and Tour

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    Gachi and the New Orleans Botanical Garden are excited to bring you an eye-opening tea experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

    In our Japanese Tea Discovery Class, you will taste a selection of teas produced on small scale farms, in Wazuka, Japan, and also sample a cherry blossom tea from the Japanese seaside town of Odawara, Kanagawa.Gachi founder, Mimsie Ladner, will share with you the stories behind the teas, from the people who grow them to tips on how to prepare and best enjoy Japanese tea. You’ll also get the chance to taste a selection of traditional Japanese tea sweets.

    Finally, enjoy a personal tour of the Yakumo Nihon Teien Japanese Garden in the New Orleans Botanical Garden, led by Landscape Architect, Robin Tanner, who designed and built the garden. The Japanese Garden serves as a natural setting for Japanese arts such as bonsai, ikebana, and sado (tea ceremony), and also increases the awareness and appreciation of Japanese culture, aesthetics and love of nature among all people in the New Orleans area.

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  • March of Dimes Race

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    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. Street closures may include: Roosevelt Mall, Palm Drive, Freidrichs, Henry Tolmas, and Wisner. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details.

  • Super Saturday

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    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. 

  • Egg Scramble (day two)

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    Join us on April 4 OR April 5 for the 2019 Egg Scramble! This year the event is offered on 2 days! Be sure to get tickets for the correct date. This year's event is going to be egg-cellent! Over 36,000 eggs for your kids to find!

    Where: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland

    Admission: $10/person General Admission OR $5/person Friends of City Park Members

    If you have questions, please call 483-9402. Problems purchasing tickets?  Please let us know here

    Click here for more details.

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  • Arrangements from the Southern Landscape - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Flower Arranging by Stephen Sonnier of Dunn & Sonnier Antiques-Florals-Gifts

    Stephen will demonstrate how to use plant material and flowers from your garden to create beautiful arrangements for your home. Participants are encouraged to bring a container which you can use for your take home arrangement. If there is a special flower or foliage from your garden you would like in your arrangement feel free to bring it. We will be cutting flowers and foliage from the Botanical Garden and also supplementing with flowers from the florist. A taste of wine will be served.

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  • 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).

  • Bourbon & Bird Hunter’s Dinner - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Chef Aaron Burgau of Patois & Crescent City BBQ, Chef Eric Cook of Gris Gris, and Chef Nathan Richard of DTB Restaurant presents a four course feast in the Kitchen in the Garden featuring unique game inspired courses paired with specialty bourbons provided by Republic National Distributing Company. 

     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra

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    An American revival orchestra that performs vintage American music popular from the 1890s through the early 1930s. The orchestra pays particular attention to the music of New Orleans, in addition to the well-known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and Eubie Blake.

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  • Super Saturday

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    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.