Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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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.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

    ActivitiesVolunteering Events

    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.

  • 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.

  • June Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyMusicNature

    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 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.The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    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! Bring your own bonsai pot if you wish as special bonsai soil will be provided. What to bring: sharp pair of scissors, garden gloves, and apron. Soil, wire, and a Juniper will be provided.  

    Jim Osborne is a native to New Orleans and an “Award Winning Bonsai Artist” winning the 2008 Vaughn Banting award.  He has served as a Board of Director for the past seven years and is past Vice-President and past President of the Bonsai Society. He has displayed his personal bonsai collection in the fall and spring New Orleans Botanical Garden Flower Show for many years. Jim has also displayed his bonsai at Art in Bloom in the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    Enter through the Gate right of the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, there will be signs insoide the garden leading to the Garden Study Center.

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

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Happy 3rd of July

    Activities

    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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  • Independence Day Attraction and Building Hours

    Activities

    Administration Building: closed
    City Park/Pepsi Tennis Complex: open 7am to noon
    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park: open 11am to 6pm
    Storyland: closed
    Tolmas Visitor Center: closed
    Botanical Garden: closed
    City Putt: open 10am to 10pm (last rental an hour before close)
    Equest Farm:
    Wheel Fun Rentals: open 10am to sunset
    Snoball Stand: open noon to 9pm
    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 10pm
    NOLA City Bark: open 5:30am to 9pm
    NOMA: open noon to 5pm
    TSWBSGarden: open noon to 5pm

  • 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.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

    ActivitiesVolunteering Events

    *This date is tentative. Please reach out to Tyler at tcarson@nocp.org to be sure.* 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.

  • 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.

  • Make a Flower Press

    ArtBotanical GardenEducation

    Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance! In this class we will talk about which flowers are worthy of pressing, we will make a flower press, and gather flowers from the garden to press in the flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class.  
    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

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

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  • Friends Fest (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Join us for Friends of City Park’s annual membership appreciation party, Friends’ Fest! The evening is an exclusive night in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland for Friends of City Park members. The night will include free admission, free rides, live performers and much more! Number of people allowed into the event under one membership is outlined in various membership levels. For more information and to purchase an FOCP membership please call 504-483-9376. For more information please reach Friends of City Park by clicking here

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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.

  • July Plant Sale

    ActivitiesArtBotanical 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 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. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • May 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).

  • 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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  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • 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).

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Evenings with Enrique

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenFreeMusic

    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
    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 April 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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  • Stretch Ya Brass: Sunset Yoga, (by Make Your Move Foundation)

    ActivitiesFreeSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for Sunset Yoga in New Orleans City Park.  The class is each Wednesdays through May on the plaza between City Putt & the Great Lawn. Each yoga session is free to the community. Bring your yoga mat and water. Contact Move Ya Brass at mybkrewe@gmail.com for more information.
     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Track Meet

    Activities

    Track Meet: Roadrunners

  • 10th Annual Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid FriendlyMusicNature

    Special concert at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden featuring Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Jamaican Me Breakfast Club.

    Free admission*
    *$10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    Lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
    Food and beverages available for purchase.


     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Track Meet

    Activities

    Track Meet: Roadrunners

  • 10th Annual Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid FriendlyMusicNature

    Special concert at the Robert B. Haspel Outdoor Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden featuring Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Jamaican Me Breakfast Club.

    Free admission*
    *$10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    Lawn chairs and blankets welcome!
    Food and beverages available for purchase.


     

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • 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, Elmwood Fitness Center, 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.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenEducationKid FriendlyNature

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. We'll play games, try new foods, create garden art, and more.

    For more information click 'more informtaion'. To register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

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  • Orchid Culture Basics

    Botanical GardenEducation

    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 take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids. 

    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
    Questions call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
     

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  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum 5K

    Activities

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds Walking Path. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For more information on times, please contact Julie LaCour, Director of Special Events, at jlacour@nocp.org. For information on street closures, please contact Natalie Weiss, Special Events Manager, at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Home Tweet Home

    ArtBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Stroll through our Home TWEET Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There will be a silent auction during the month of April where you can bid on  your favorite birdhouse daily from 10am-5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitors Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm-8pm every Wednesday in April. 

  • Louisiana Children’s Museum 5K

    Activities

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds Walking Path. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For more information on times, please contact Julie LaCour, Director of Special Events, at jlacour@nocp.org. For information on street closures, please contact Natalie Weiss, Special Events Manager, at nweiss@nocp.org.