Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Super Saturday

    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. 

  • Rubber Duck Race

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    This event takes place at the Big Lake. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Ages 6-9
    Pollinators
    For National Pollinator Month, Growing Gardeners celebrate pollinators and all their hard work! Join us for a fun-filled pollination celebration as we learn about bees, butterflies, and other pollinators through games, crafts, and snacks.
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 per child, $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time, call for this discount.
    For further information contact Dov: nobgeducation@nocp.org or 504-483-9470 

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  • June Under the Moon

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    All the rides and beer you want for one low price on a beautiful City Park summer night! Event details and tickets TBA

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  • Summer Camp-Creepy Crawly Insect Explorers

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Creepy Crawly Insect Explorers will get their hands dirty searching for and learning about the magical world of insects. From digging in the soil to dipping nets in the bayou, campers will have some summer fun outside and see all types of bugs in action! Ages 6-9

  • Little Acorns

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    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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  • Summer Camp-Sustainable Kids

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    Sustainable Kids put on their lab coats and experiment with alternative energies, soil erosion, and much more! Through a week filled with hands-on activities, campers will become knowledgeable environmental stewards and have some summer time fun! Ages 6-9

  • 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).

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Ages 6-9
    Pollinators
    For National Pollinator Month, Growing Gardeners celebrate pollinators and all their hard work! Join us for a fun-filled pollination celebration as we learn about bees, butterflies, and other pollinators through games, crafts, and snacks.
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 per child, $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time, call for this discount. Purchase tickets Eventbrite
    For further information contact Dov: nobgeducation@nocp.org or 504-483-9470 

  • Happy 3rd of July

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    The annual Happy 3rd of July event promises to be a spectacular show. Join us for the party dressed in your red, white, and blue best! Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy patriotic music from The Marine Corps Band New Orleans on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and fireworks from the top of the Peristyle. Arrive early to get a great spot on the lawn. The Marine Corps Band New Orleans will play patriotic music including the 1812 Overture, America the Beautiful, and other favorites. Times are tentative: Click more information.

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  • Super Saturday

    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.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Ages 6-9
    Native Plants & Ecosystems of Louisiana
    In July, Growing Gardeners go native! Explore the meaning of native plants and their importance for the planet. From bayous to prairies to forests, Growing Gardeners will learn about our native ecosystems and the plant life that inhabits them.
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 per child, $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time, call for this discount.  
    For further information contact Dov: nobgeducation@nocp.org or 504-483-9470 

  • 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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  • 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).

  • Super Saturday

    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. 

  • Zulu Picnic

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    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. Please email Julie at jlacour@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

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  • Japanese Tea Discovery Class and Tour

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKitchen in the Garden

    Gachi and the New Orleans Botanical Garden are excited to bring you an eye-opening tea experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

    In our Japanese Tea Discovery Class, you will taste a selection of teas produced on small scale farms, in Wazuka, Japan, and also sample a cherry blossom tea from the Japanese seaside town of Odawara, Kanagawa.Gachi founder, Mimsie Ladner, will share with you the stories behind the teas, from the people who grow them to tips on how to prepare and best enjoy Japanese tea. You’ll also get the chance to taste a selection of traditional Japanese tea sweets.

    Finally, enjoy a personal tour of the Yakumo Nihon Teien Japanese Garden in the New Orleans Botanical Garden, led by Landscape Architect, Robin Tanner, who designed and built the garden. The Japanese Garden serves as a natural setting for Japanese arts such as bonsai, ikebana, and sado (tea ceremony), and also increases the awareness and appreciation of Japanese culture, aesthetics and love of nature among all people in the New Orleans area.

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  • **Canceled** Thursdays at Twilight - Wanda Rouzan and a Taste of New Orleans

    Botanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Wanda is known as one of the Crescent City’s premier musical ambassadors. She and her band, “A Taste of New Orleans”, has taken her music all over the world. Wanda fuses Blues and Jazz and Gospel and Soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. 
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  • **Canceled** Gotta Love Dem Oysters - Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKitchen in the Garden

    Oysters are one of the most quintessential New Orleans seafood. Join Chefs Brandon Blackwell, and Jennifer Sherrod-Blackwell from Elysian Seafood as they demonstrate how to shuck oysters, sample them raw on the half shell and charbroiled, and learn to make the sauces that accompany these briney treats! Beer will be served with this program.

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