Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Martini Madness (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Taste over 25 specialty martinis and enjoy delectable cuisine from over 20 of New Orleans’ best restaurants. The evening will include an exciting raffle, photobooth, DJ, beer garden, and more! All tickets cover food and drinks for the duration of the fundraiser. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold. Get details and tickets on this link

  • 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.

  • NOLA on Tap

    Activities

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at the Festival Grounds. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    September topic: Native Louisiana
    In September, Growing Gardeners go native! Explore the meaning of native plants and their importance for the planet. Growing Gardeners will spend time in the Botanical Garden’s Native Plant Garden and learn why we plant natives in our gardens.

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  • Collecting Seed from Louisiana Native Plants

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Marc will discuss collecting and storing seed and some methods of propagating native wildflowers and grasses of Louisiana. He will touch on the requirements of specific species and will focus on those species that are hardest to grow. Feel free to bring questions about plants you may be interested in growing in your garden.

    Marc Pastorek is an environmentalist with a deep interest in natural systems and their restoration and management. He is co-founder of Pastorek Habitats, a landscape design and consulting firm that specializes in restoring native grassland habitat. Marc is a contributor to the new book Southeastern Grasslands: Biodiversity, Ecology and Management, University of Alabama press. He and his wife Candi operate their business as partners and live and garden in Covington, Louisiana.
     

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  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    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).

  • Purple Run

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at Roosevelt Mall. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • 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.

  • Evenings with Enrique

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyMusicNature

    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in October.
    Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
    Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

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  • 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.

  • Fall Garden Festival (day one)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyMusicNature

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Guests enjoy 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. The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information or to secure a vendor booth call 504-483-9473. The festival is two days: Saturday October 5th 2019 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday October 6th from 10am to 4pm. Click the link to purchase tickets.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationFriends of City ParkKid FriendlyNature

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Guests enjoy 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. The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information or to secure a vendor booth call 504-483-9473. The festival is two days: Saturday October 5th 2019 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday October 6th from 10am to 4pm. Click the link to purchase tickets.

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  • Evenings with Enrique

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyMusicNature

    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in October.
    Free Hours for LA residents: 10 am to 8 pm
    Special Programing: 5 pm to 8 pm
    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 pm every Wednesday during the month of October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

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  • Magic in the Moonlight presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusic

    Magic in the Moonlight Presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust 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. Click here for information and tickets. 

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

  • 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.

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  • Storyland revitalization project

    Activities

    Storyland is getting even better! Nearly 35 years after the last major renovation, the revitalization will take place starting July 8, 2019 through the fall of 2019. Click here for information about the project. 

    Storyland is closed, but Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is open with regular summer hours. Please click here for hours and information about rides. 

    You can still support the effort. Contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at cduplechain@nocp.org for support opportunities, like sponsoring a bench in Storyland ito honor of your grandchild or child.

    Friends of City Park’s member perk of free admission to Storyland will be re-activated upon opening. Members should reach out to the Friends of City Park office for any questions by clicking here.

  • Storyland revitalization project

    Activities

    Storyland is getting even better! Nearly 35 years after the last major renovation, the revitalization will take place starting July 8, 2019 through the fall of 2019. Click here for information about the project. 

    Storyland is closed, but Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is open with regular summer hours. Please click here for hours and information about rides. 

    You can still support the effort. Contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at cduplechain@nocp.org for support opportunities, like sponsoring a bench in Storyland ito honor of your grandchild or child.

    Friends of City Park’s member perk of free admission to Storyland will be re-activated upon opening. Members should reach out to the Friends of City Park office for any questions by clicking here.

  • Storyland revitalization project

    Activities

    Storyland is getting even better! Nearly 35 years after the last major renovation, the revitalization will take place starting July 8, 2019 through the fall of 2019. Click here for information about the project. 

    Storyland is closed, but Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is open with regular summer hours. Please click here for hours and information about rides. 

    You can still support the effort. Contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at cduplechain@nocp.org for support opportunities, like sponsoring a bench in Storyland ito honor of your grandchild or child.

    Friends of City Park’s member perk of free admission to Storyland will be re-activated upon opening. Members should reach out to the Friends of City Park office for any questions by clicking here.

  • Storyland revitalization project

    Activities

    Storyland is getting even better! Nearly 35 years after the last major renovation, the revitalization will take place starting July 8, 2019 through the fall of 2019. Click here for information about the project. 

    Storyland is closed, but Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is open with regular summer hours. Please click here for hours and information about rides. 

    You can still support the effort. Contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at cduplechain@nocp.org for support opportunities, like sponsoring a bench in Storyland ito honor of your grandchild or child.

    Friends of City Park’s member perk of free admission to Storyland will be re-activated upon opening. Members should reach out to the Friends of City Park office for any questions by clicking here.

  • Storyland revitalization project

    Activities

    Storyland is getting even better! Nearly 35 years after the last major renovation, the revitalization will take place starting July 8, 2019 through the fall of 2019. Click here for information about the project. 

    Storyland is closed, but Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is open with regular summer hours. Please click here for hours and information about rides. 

    You can still support the effort. Contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at cduplechain@nocp.org for support opportunities, like sponsoring a bench in Storyland ito honor of your grandchild or child.

    Friends of City Park’s member perk of free admission to Storyland will be re-activated upon opening. Members should reach out to the Friends of City Park office for any questions by clicking here.

  • 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.

  • August Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyNature

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. The August Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    August topic: Gardens Around the World

    After exploring our own wetlands last month, Growing Gardeners will embark on a fun-filled adventure around the world to study ecosystems unlike our own. Join us as Growing Gardeners explore the New Orleans Botanical Garden and learn about ecosystems like tropical rain forests and desserts. 

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  • Storyland revitalization project

    Activities

    Storyland is getting even better! Nearly 35 years after the last major renovation, the revitalization will take place starting July 8, 2019 through the fall of 2019. Click here for information about the project. 

    Storyland is closed, but Carousel Gardens Amusement Park is open with regular summer hours. Please click here for hours and information about rides. 

    You can still support the effort. Contact Casie Duplechain, Chief Development Officer, at cduplechain@nocp.org for support opportunities, like sponsoring a bench in Storyland ito honor of your grandchild or child.

    Friends of City Park’s member perk of free admission to Storyland will be re-activated upon opening. Members should reach out to the Friends of City Park office for any questions by clicking here.

  • Zulu Picnic

    Activities

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at the Festival Grounds. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.