Calendar Of Events

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  • Harvey Jesus and Fire

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    Harvey Jesus and Fire” is Louisiana’s premiere dance band. While based in New Orleans, they have performed all over the Gulf South and Las Vegas. With the most extensive song list in their musical arsenal, and the talent to back it up, “Harvey Jesus and Fire” is sure to be a great evening of music. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Governors Games

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    This is a track meet over June 2nd and 3rd. For more information please email Denise at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Evan Christopher

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    Anchored in the music created by early clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher strives to extend the legacy of the new Orleans clarinet style.  The New York Times called Christopher’s intimate style “close-encounter music” and The Observer, UK remarked that his respect for music traditions of New Orleans is “A triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.” Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • June under the Moon (21+)

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    The June Under the Moon party will be a blast! Tell all your friends to meet you at Carousel Gardens for all the rides you can handle for one low price! This party will bring: Open beer bars, unlimited amusement park rides, food, shots, give-a-ways, and more! Click 'More Information' for more details. 

    If you have trouble purchasing or trouble with your tickets, please call David at (504) 483-9419.

    Tickets will be scanned a the gate. You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. No exceptions will be made.

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  • June Plant Sale

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    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. Admission to the plant sale is free. The June 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.

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  • Caribbean Food Fest

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    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at the Festival Grounds and is on June 9th and 10th from 11am to 10pm. 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.

  • Ronnie Kole

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole's smooth sound and elegant demeanor have earned him respect from musicians across the globe. Kole sharpened his skills in Al Hirt’s Club and Kole's Corner on Bourbon Street. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and has recorded 32 CD/LP's. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Little Acorns

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    A new ‘class’ for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Join us for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this!
    Where: Under the Enrique Alférez Oak; enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue)
    When: 3rd Wednesday of each month Price:$3/child; adult chaperone required at no cost
    Details: -Bring a blanket to sit on  -Pre-registration is encouraged not required -To register or for more details contact Lindsay at nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Julio and Cesar

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Originally from Guatemala, Julio and Cesar Herrera have been in New Orleans for over 30 years.  They describe their music as constantly evolving, attributing this, in part, to their exposure from an early age to many cultures. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Free Tai Chi Class

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    Join your friends for free Tai Chi 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 move 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.
    Classes are the last Sunday of each month through June 2018.
    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

  • 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).

  • Rocky’s Hot Fox Trot Orchestra

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Celebrate the traditions of our New Orleans swing era with an energetic, upbeat, patriotic concert.  The program will include hits from the era of the WWII “greatest generation”, popular modern tunes, and patriotic tributes. This swing ensemble features a full horn section and vocals. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Happy 3rd of July

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    Tell all your family and friends to meet you at the Park for a patriotic celebration. The Marine Corps Band New Orleans plays live and fireworks are set off from atop the Peristyle. This is a family fun and free event. Bring your chairs and blankets and leave the dogs at home. Click the link below for more information. This event takes place at the Goldring Woldenberg Great Lawn. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

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  • Bobby Cure and The Poppa Stoppas

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Join “Bobby Cure and the Poppa Stoppas” for a rocking good evening as they travel back in time to the Doo-Wop days of the 1950s when the Moon was Blue and the question of the day was, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”? Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Klezmer All-Stars

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    Thursdays at Twilight: The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars are entering their 20th year as an active performing ensemble. Using the inspiration of the city where they began, the band has formed a unique approach to traditional melodies and, even more unusual, a way of writing in the style that leads to a sort of Yiddish Impressionism – keeping audiences dancing but cutting to the depths of their cultural imaginations, even where they didn't realize they had one. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • July Plant Sale

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    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. Admission to the plant sale is free. The July 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.

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  • Little Acorns

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    A new ‘class’ for children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Join us for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this!
    Where: Under the Enrique Alférez Oak; enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue)
    When: 3rd Wednesday of each month Price:$3/child; adult chaperone required at no cost
    Details: -Bring a blanket to sit on  -Pre-registration is encouraged not required -To register or for more details contact Lindsay at nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Tim Laughlin

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    July 19 – : Thursdays at Twilight: Tim Laughlin began playing the clarinet at age eight. After high school, he joined the musicians union, playing with and hiring his "real world professors”.  Laughlin has separated himself by composing original New Orleans jazz, as heard on his award winning CD, “The Isle of Orleans”.  His songs have been heard on television, commercials, and major motion pictures. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • 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).

  • Hot Club of New Orleans

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    Thursdays at Twilight:  “The Hot Club of New Orleans” takes the swing era music of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, and Stephan Grappelli (among others), retains the classic groove and then infuses it with their own modern sensibilities. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

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    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done encircling the museum and part of the road is closed.  Anseman Avenue is now a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue. Dueling Oaks Drive is a one way in the direction of NOMA. Contact the museum for details.

    If you have questions about the coming expansion of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, please reach out to Margaux Krane, Communications and Marketing Manager for the New Orleans Museum of Art, at mkrane@noma.org.

  • Threadhead Thursday

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    A special outdoor concert on the Robert B. Haspel Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden.  Thursday, April 26th from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Free admission ($10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden). Please contact the New Orleans Botanical Garden for more information on this event. 

    Lineup:

    Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association 6pm to 7pm

    Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters 7:15pm to 8:25pm

    Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys 8:40pm to 10:10pm

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksKid FriendlyNature

    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done encircling the museum and part of the road is closed.  Anseman Avenue is now a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue. Dueling Oaks Drive is a one way in the direction of NOMA. Contact the museum for details.

    If you have questions about the coming expansion of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, please reach out to Margaux Krane, Communications and Marketing Manager for the New Orleans Museum of Art, at mkrane@noma.org.

  • Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusic

    A special outdoor concert on the Robert B. Haspel Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden.  Thursday, April 26th from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Free admission ($10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden). Please contact the New Orleans Botanical Garden for more information on this event. 

    Lineup:

    Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association 6pm to 7pm

    Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters 7:15pm to 8:25pm

    Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys 8:40pm to 10:10pm

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksKid FriendlyNature

    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done encircling the museum and part of the road is closed.  Anseman Avenue is now a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue. Dueling Oaks Drive is a one way in the direction of NOMA. Contact the museum for details.

    If you have questions about the coming expansion of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, please reach out to Margaux Krane, Communications and Marketing Manager for the New Orleans Museum of Art, at mkrane@noma.org.

  • Daiquiri Dash

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    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.

  • Orchid Culture Basics Workshop

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    Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class, we'll take a walk around the Conservatory of Two Sisters to view the New Orleans Botanical Garden's beautiful orchids.

    A little about the instructor: Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

    To Register click on the ticket link. Questions: call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksKid FriendlyNature

    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done encircling the museum and part of the road is closed.  Anseman Avenue is now a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue. Dueling Oaks Drive is a one way in the direction of NOMA. Contact the museum for details.

    If you have questions about the coming expansion of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, please reach out to Margaux Krane, Communications and Marketing Manager for the New Orleans Museum of Art, at mkrane@noma.org.

  • Children’s Museum 5K

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    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at the Festival Grounds (walking path). 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 Tai Chi Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Tai Chi 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 move 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.
    Classes are the last Sunday of each month through June 2018.
    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

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksKid FriendlyNature

    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done encircling the museum and part of the road is closed.  Anseman Avenue is now a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue. Dueling Oaks Drive is a one way in the direction of NOMA. Contact the museum for details.

    If you have questions about the coming expansion of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, please reach out to Margaux Krane, Communications and Marketing Manager for the New Orleans Museum of Art, at mkrane@noma.org.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done encircling the museum and part of the road is closed.  Anseman Avenue is now a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue. Dueling Oaks Drive is a one way in the direction of NOMA. Contact the museum for details.

    If you have questions about the coming expansion of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, please reach out to Margaux Krane, Communications and Marketing Manager for the New Orleans Museum of Art, at mkrane@noma.org.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done encircling the museum and part of the road is closed.  Anseman Avenue is now a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue. Dueling Oaks Drive is a one way in the direction of NOMA. Contact the museum for details.

    If you have questions about the coming expansion of The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art, please reach out to Margaux Krane, Communications and Marketing Manager for the New Orleans Museum of Art, at mkrane@noma.org.

  • “Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3 ~ Nature’s Architecture of Sounding Harmonics”

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    To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

    Heather Hoeksema is an architect turned author/musician writing and playing music in alignment with Nature’s harmonics. Having recently published the first book of the series Singular Architecture, titled ‘Singular Butterfly: Verse 3/3’ she is giving a talk about the butterfly and its ability to seed stitch ‘biodiversing’ ecology within Earth. Hoeksema will introduce a new way of thinking about modern chaos, the modern butterfly effect, and distinguish it from what she terms the holistic butterfly effect…that which returns the environment toward the inherent balance within nature. She will connect the dots between ecological biodiversity, field theory, and fluid dynamics while addressing the unhealthy artificial architectural environment humans have built. With visual and audio descriptions, she will discuss ways in which we can shape our future environments to return the ‘artificial’ to ‘natural’ based on healing harmonic resonance. The butterfly takes epic migratory flight, cross pollinating from one field of flowers to another across continents, stimulating biodiverse nature around the planet. The butterfly achieves its role in nature, because the architecture of its wings. Its tectonic fabrication gives it the ability to fly such vast distances. This is the basis of Singular Architecture. Hoeksema will be playing a few harmonic songs from her upcoming original album, during her visit. 

    Heather A. Hoeksema is an author of experience. With a background in the human sciences and extensive experience in the cultural arts, she's developed a conceptual foundation for shaping architectural environments across measurements of time and place. This foundation integrates environments around and within the human body, at all scales of sustainability. She intuitively and intentionally integrates physiological health through an understanding of fabrication. Beginning with storytelling, she cross connects ideologies of natural healing in multiple audio/visual mediums essentially grounded in the sensation of vibrating touch. Linguistics, music, and moving picture/sound are her current focus. As a professional architect she has produced and exhibited architecture internationally for well over two decades. She is currently focusing on temporal experience composition as a precursor process to the fabrication of human environments.