Featured Events

Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - James Rivers Movement

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    James Rivers is a New Orleans musical treasure. He plays a mixture of Rock, progressive Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Gospel.  One of only three Jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, James Rivers would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - 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.”  clarinetroad.com

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    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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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    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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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    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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  • Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon

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    The proceeds from this luncheon will benefit the management and protection of the Park’s magnificent trees as well as community projects of the New Orleans Town Gardeners, such as Edible Schoolyard, Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park, and the grounds of Latter Library. Guests arrive in their finest spring ensembles and don their fabulous chapeaux. The luncheon will feature a gourmet lunch, sparkling champagne, fabulous music, and surprises galore! For more information email FriendsOfCityPark@FriendsofCityPark.org.

  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! Instuctor: Jim Osborne, New Orleans Bonsai Society

    Locating in the Garden Study Center

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    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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  • Early Closures

    Activities

    Storyland, Tolmas Visitor Center, and Botanical Garden will close early today at 4pm with last entry at 3:30pm.

  • 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 City Barks inaugural “Howliday Market & Parade”

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    The holidays are for the dogs! Friends - both human and canine – can celebrate at NOLA City Bark’s inaugural “Howliday Market & Parade”. Friendly leashed dogs are welcome to attend. This inaugural event is sponsored by Mid-city Vet, Lakeview Vet, Lou Mehrige, Jefferson Feed, Gary Hughes – State Farm, and Metairie Small Animal Hospital. Take photos with Santa. Join the parade. Have fun shopping over 30 vendors and with a raffle, food and, of course, adoptable dogs will be in there, too.

    Adoptions: Dog adoptions available on site with the following rescue groups: Zeus Place, Inner Pup, Take Paws, Humane Society of LA, Louisiana SPCA, Blue Tails, New Orleans Bulldog Rescue

    Parade: The parade will be led by the New Orleans Saint’s Gumbo, the Cherry Bombs, and MC Chrissy with B97 and we’ll celebrate with music form Rocky Bourg, Music by Request. Parade: 3pm (parade line up at 2:30pm) 

    Costume contest: Your dog could win BIG! Dogs can win an array of prizes provided by Camp Bow Wow - Mid City. Fee per dog entered: $10 pre-registration and $15 day-of to join the pet parade/enter the contest. Contest judges include: , Stacy Brady from Entercom , Audrey Hess from Mid City Veterinary Hospital; Curt Sprang from WGNO News with a Twist, Clare Guichard from Lakeview Veterinary Hospital, Kat Vance from Bayou 95.7, Annette Wade from Magic 101.9, T-Pot from B97. Costume categories are “Best in Show”, “Most Creative”, “Naturally Nawlins”, “Team Spirit”, and “Twinsies”. Click here to register.

    WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 1pm to 5pm and the Parade: 3pm

    WHERE:    New Orleans City Park’s Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn at 6 Victory Ave.

    COST:  Free admission for humans and dogs, too / Photos with Santa at $20/photo / Parade Inclusion- $10 in advance, $15 the day-of

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Closed attractions today

    Activities

    The Visitor Center, Botanical Garden, and Storyland are closed today.

  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    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! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.
     

  • Early Closures

    Activities

    Storyland, Tolmas Visitor Center, and Botanical Garden will close early today at 4pm with last entry at 3:30pm.

  • Celebration in the Oaks

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country. New Orleans City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 25 acres of the Park (Botanical Garden, Storyland, Carousel Gardens, and along the 2 mile train route). For more information including ticketing, a parking map, Friends of City Park information, programming, entertainment, and more, visit CelebrationInTheOaks.com.
    The 2019 season: Open now through Jan 1, 2020
    Closed Christmas Eve; Open Christmas Night; Closed New Year's Eve
    Open hours: Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm and Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 10pm
    Last entry to event is 30 minutes prior to closing.