Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Tai Chi/Chi Kung

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    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Monday evening. East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • 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).

  • Endymion Saturday Attraction Hours

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    Administration Building: closed
    City Park/Pepsi Tennis Complex: open 7am to noon
    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Visitor Center: closed
    Botanical Garden: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Wheel Fun Rentals: open 9am to sunset
    Snoball Stand: closed
    Bayou Oaks North Course: open 6:30am till dark
    Bayou Oaks South Course: open 6:30am till dark
    Bayou Oaks Driving Range: open 6am till 7pm
    NOLA City Bark: open 5:30am to 9pm
    NOMA: closed
    TSWBSGarden: closed

  • Free 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 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.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

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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. We are very appreciate of al of our volunteers.

  • Mardi Gras: Attraction hours

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    Administration Building: closed
    City Park/Pepsi Tennis Complex: closed
    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park: closed
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Visitor Center: closed
    Botanical Garden: closed
    City Putt: closed
    Wheel Fun Rentals: open 10am to sunset
    Snoball Stand: closed
    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 7pm
    NOLA City Bark: open 1pm to 9pm
    NOMA: closed
    TSWBSGarden: closed

  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    PAUL SANCHEZ: Paul Sanchez transforms audiences with his unique blend of music and storytelling.  His songs are powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful. Offbeat Songwriter of the Year multiple times. 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. paulsanchez.com 

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  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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.

  • Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

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    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning. Join us for yoga surrounded by NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
    Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members.
    To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • Total Lawn Care for the Deep South

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    Chris Dunaway with the LSU AgCenter will give a presentation on lawn care for the homeowner in the New Orleans area.

    Topics will include site preparation, turf selection, maintenance, pest and disease control, and overcoming problem situations.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park.
    For further information call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     

  • Ladies Half-Marathon

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    This race will take place at the Festival Grounds. 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. 

  • Tai Chi/Chi Kung

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    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Monday evening. East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • Noontime Talk at NOMA

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    Noontime Talk: Curator Ndubuisi Ezeluomba on “For Spirits and For Kings: Prestigious Arts of Africa”. Please contact education@noma.org or 504.658.4128 for more information.

  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    BOOGIEMEN SWING BAND:   "The Boogiemen" will perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Jr., and more.  Don't miss this special night of music!!  boogiemen-nola.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.   

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  • Friday Nights at NOMA

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    Friday Nights at NOMA: Opening of Keith Sonnier: Until Today | Music by Bamboula 2000: Friday Nights at NOMA returns for an exciting lineup of programs in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

    5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
    5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Bamboula 2000
    6 pm: Screening of the documentary Keith Sonnier: Sketches to Neon
    6:30 pm: Create Late (Advance registration required)
    5–9 pm: Opening of the exhibition Keith Sonnier: Until Today

    Get more information here. 

  • Create Late at NOMA

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    Exclusively for adults, kick off your weekend with a glass of wine and a hands-on art project! Unwind while enjoying Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Reserve your space now. Dates and details below.

    NOMA Members | $25 per class and Nonmembers | $30 per class

    Price includes materials, wine, and access to Friday Nights at NOMA programming. Ages 21+ only, please! To reserve your spot, email education@noma.org. Reservations close at 4 pm the day prior to each workshop.

    Mini Sculptures: Inspired by the exhibition Keith Sonnier: Until Today. Participants will explore color and form with materials to build vibrant creations inspired by neon artists.

  • 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.

  • Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducationSports and Recreation

    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning. Join us for yoga surrounded by NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
    Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members.
    To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

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  • Friday Nights at NOMA

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    Friday Nights at NOMA: Tulane Maya Symposium | Music by Patrice Fisher and ARPA: Friday Nights at NOMA offers an exciting lineup of programs on select dates in 2019: live music, movies, children’s activities, and more. Regular admission prices apply—NOMA members are FREE—but there is no extra charge for programs or films. All galleries, the Museum Shop, and Café NOMA remain open till 9 pm.

    5 – 8 pm: Art on the Spot family activity table
    5:30 – 8:30 pm: Music by Patrice Fisher and ARPA
    6 pm: Keynote speech by Jeremy A. Sobloff of the Santa Fe Institute titled “Is ‘Collapse’ a Useful Term in Understanding Pre-Columbian Maya History?”

    Click here for more information. 

  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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.

  • Yoga in the Sculpture Garden

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducationSports and Recreation

    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning. Join us for yoga surrounded by NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • Mindfulness Class

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    NOMA presents a mindfulness class with Dr. Jayashree Rao. Mindfulness is defined as experiencing the present moment with open curiosity, without judgment, and with a willingness to be with what is.

    Mindfulness training teaches skills to help individuals: Cope with the stress, pain, and challenges of everyday life; Deal with disturbing events with grace and composure; Be present and alive in the here and now

    About mindfulness classes at NOMA:  This eight-part mindfulness series will be held on Saturdays from 10–11:30. Classes will take place February  16, 23, March 9 and 16. There will be no class on March 2 of Mardi Gras weekend.

    Maximum class size is 30. Participants sign up for the series not per class. Participants will meet in the second-floor Woldenberg Board Room. Click here for more informtaion. 

  • Sculpture Garden Tour

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    Join NOMA’s docents for a free guided tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturdays and Mondays, weather dependent, at noon. (Call 504.658.4153 to verify.) Sited on five acres adjacent to the museum, the garden contains more than sixty works by renowned sculptors placed among a picturesque mature grove of pine, magnolia, and moss-draped live oak trees bisected by a lagoon. Represented sculptors include Pierre Auguste Renoir, Rene Magritte, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, and Robert Indiana, among others. Meet at the gates to the garden, which offers free admission year-round.

  • Sculpture Garden Tour

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    Join NOMA’s docents for a free guided tour of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden on Saturdays and Mondays, weather dependent, at noon. (Call 504.658.4153 to verify.) Sited on five acres adjacent to the museum, the garden contains more than sixty works by renowned sculptors placed among a picturesque mature grove of pine, magnolia, and moss-draped live oak trees bisected by a lagoon. Represented sculptors include Pierre Auguste Renoir, Rene Magritte, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, and Robert Indiana, among others. Meet at the gates to the garden, which offers free admission year-round.

  • Tai Chi/Chi Kung Class

    ActivitiesArtNOMAEducation

    NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every  Monday evening. East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

  • District D Meeting - 2019 Millage

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    Please join us for public meetings to learn about the important upcoming election. Click here for more information and a list of FAQs. What is on the ballot on May 4, 2019? On May 4th, the voters of New Orleans will vote on a ballot proposal for parks and recreation that will affect the quality of life for all our citizens. They will vote on the renewal and re-allocation of the current 6.31 millages already dedicated to parks in the City. The re-allocation allows for a more equitable distribution of the taxpayer dollars ALREADY supporting parks and recreation in the City and includes City Park in that distribution for the first time in the Park’s history.

    Public Meetings: All meetings are from 6 pm to 7pm
    Feb. 19 – District D Meeting - Corpus Christi Community Center
    Feb. 25 – District E Meeting -  East New Orleans Regional Library

  • On Collecting: Photography

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    The first of a new curator-led program series at NOMA, On Collecting workshops draw on specialist knowledge and practical expertise to develop practical tools and techniques that can enable the building of a successful private collection. For one night only, Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, and Brian Piper, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow for Photography, will discuss the collection of photography, presented in conjunction with Past, Present, & Future: Building Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    $75 for NOMA members | $100 nonmembers

    Registration is required. Please contact education@noma.org or 504.658.4128 for more information.

  • Little Acorns

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    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.

  • Noontime Talk at NOMA

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    Noontime Talk: Past Present Future: Building Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art with Curator Russell Lord: Noontime talks are casual conversations between artists, curators, and other special guests with NOMA visitors frequently scheduled throughout the year. Join Curator Russell Lord for a discussion about the exhibition Past Present Future: Building Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Please contact education@noma.org or 504.658.4128 for more information.

  • Panel Discussion at NOMA

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    Panel Discussion: Haitian Vodou Traditions with HaitiaNOLA and Krewe du Kanaval: In conjunction with the exhibition Bondye: Between and Beyond, two New Orleans-based groups with gather to discuss Haitian Vodou traditions and their influence on Carnival in the Caribbean island.Click here for more informtaion. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    LADIES OF SOUL: You know Naydja CoJoe, Rechelle Cook, and Sharon Martin as “The Ladies of Soul”, having performed at the Garden with “The Mystics”.  They will not only sing a bit of Motown, but also jazz, R & B, and familiar New Orleans tunes. 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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