Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Bruce Daigrepont

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Thursdays at Twilight:  Music came to Bruce at an early age and in the most traditional manner - handed down from father to son. When he was growing up, no family gathering was complete without a little playing and singing. His father picked the guitar, "Carter Family-style," while his Uncle Alton lent a remarkable voice to the traditional Cajun songs and old-time country ballads. Bruce almost single-handedly popularized Cajun music and Cajun dancing in cosmopolitan New Orleans.  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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  • Sarah Quintana and the Miss River Band feat Michael Doucet of Beausoleil

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk, and popular music. She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist and her voice is instantly recognizable. Quintana splits her time between the U.S.A. and France touring on her own repertoire with French and American musicians. 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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  • August 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 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.

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesKid Friendly

    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.

  • Banu Gibson

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Thursdays at Twilight: Banu Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.  She is a powerful force on stage.  Her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her versatility.  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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  • Roamin’ Jasmine

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    August 23 - : Thursdays at Twilight:  Roamin’ Jasmine” was so popular last year, they just had to come back. This talented swing jazz band is forged from the busking music scene of New Orleans. Their repertoire explores 1920s era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, seminal 1950s New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, and original compositions, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with original arrangements. 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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  • Zulu Picnic

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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.

  • Leroy Jones

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Thursdays at Twilight: Leroy Jones has been a central figure in the New Orleans Jazz scene since the mid-seventies and continues to expand and refine his musicianship in ways that manifest his multifaceted talent.  "I remember Leroy years ago in New Orleans. He was always regarded as the greatest. For young musicians like me, he was exciting.  For the older ones, he was the keeper of the flame, but Leroy did more than keep the flame. He started a forest fire". - Harry Connick, Jr. 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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  • Super Hero 5K

    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.

  • Red Run

    Activities

    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at Big Lake (walking path only). 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.

  • September 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 September 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

    ActivitiesKid Friendly

    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.

  • 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.

  • Talk: The Natural History of City Park’s Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities

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    Learn about the Natural History of City Park's Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities! You will be able to see some dragonflies and damselflies on display, and then venture into the Park to observe these insects in their natural habitats.  Participants will learn a variety of things from their natural history to how to properly catch and handle these creatures! This is a great class to take as a family as both kids and adults will learn something new. The class is located in the Lath House/Garden Study Center in New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center at 5 Victory. 
    To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

    A little about the speaker: Andrew Harper is a senior at Loyola University New Orleans from St. Louis, Missouri.  He is currently conducting research on the specie diversity and abundance of dragonflies and damselflies within New Orleans City Park. New Orleans, especially, is home to many diverse ecosystems and the ecosystems within urban environments is what has shaped his research interests.  He is planning to do a more intensive study on how dragonflies and damselflies interact within urban ecosystems in his graduate program.

     

  • 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).

  • Beignet 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. 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.

  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 6th and 7th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be 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. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 6th and 7th: Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday: 10am to 4pm

    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be 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. Sponsored by the New Orleans Botanical Garden, New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  The October Plant Sale will take place inside this event (not at the Pelican Greenhouse). For more information call 504-658-2900.

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  • Magic in the Moonlight

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    Magic in the Moonlight 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.

    The event's featured chef will prepare a four-course dinner served on flower-filled, candlelit tables in the garden.  There will be a fabulous auction of special items.  We promise a beautiful and fun evening to benefit the Botanical Garden; a destination of serenity and beauty in the heart of New Orleans. Click here for Magic in the Moonlight details and tickets. 

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

  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesKid Friendly

    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.

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  • 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

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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

    Activities

    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

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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

  • 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.