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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** Gotta Love Dem Oysters - Kitchen in the Garden

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    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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  • **Canceled** March of Dimes Race

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    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. Street closures may include: Roosevelt Mall, Palm Drive, Freidrichs, Henry Tolmas, and Wisner. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details.

  • **Canceled** Egg Scramble (day two)

    ActivitiesKid Friendly

    Join us on April 4 OR April 5 for the 2019 Egg Scramble! This year the event is offered on 2 days! Be sure to get tickets for the correct date. This year's event is going to be egg-cellent! Over 36,000 eggs for your kids to find!

    Where: Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Storyland

    Admission: $10/person General Admission OR $5/person Friends of City Park Members

    If you have questions, please call 483-9402. Problems purchasing tickets?  Please let us know here

    Click here for more details.

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  • **Canceled** Arrangements from the Southern Landscape - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Flower Arranging by Stephen Sonnier of Dunn & Sonnier Antiques-Florals-Gifts

    Stephen will demonstrate how to use plant material and flowers from your garden to create beautiful arrangements for your home. Participants are encouraged to bring a container which you can use for your take home arrangement. If there is a special flower or foliage from your garden you would like in your arrangement feel free to bring it. We will be cutting flowers and foliage from the Botanical Garden and also supplementing with flowers from the florist. A taste of wine will be served.

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  • **Canceled** Bunny Hops (night one)

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    Celebrate at the newest City Park event for adults: Bunny Hops! The evening’s fun includes an adult egg hunt in Storyland, open beer bars, the music of a DJ, and ‘hop aboard’ the amusement park’s many rides! 21+

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  • **Canceled** Crescent City Classic

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

  • **Canceled** Bunny Hops (night two)

    Activities

    Celebrate at the newest City Park event for adults: Bunny Hops! The evening’s fun includes an adult egg hunt in Storyland, open beer bars, the music of a DJ, and ‘hop aboard’ the amusement park’s many rides! 21+

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  • **Canceled** Wine Tasting with Joe Briand from Bacchanal Wines - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Joe Briand of Bacchanal Wine is bringing his knowledge of wine to the Kitchen in the Garden. Briand is picking some favorite wines to sample. Come join us to learn about their tasting notes and taste several wines paired with nibbles to highlight their flavors.

  • **Canceled** Weight Watcher’s 5K

    Activities

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. Street closures may include: Roosevelt Mall, Palm Drive, Freidrichs, Henry Tolmas, and Wisner. 

  • 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

  • Earth Day

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationFreeKid Friendly

    Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! Celebrate the earth and learn how we can build a healthier relationship with our natural environment. The event will feature exhibitors, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, DIY projects, music, yoga, and of course delicious food. Click More Information for details. 

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  • Swing in the Oaks

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    Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic fare to this free annual concert on Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn presented by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and City Park. Click More Information for details. 

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  • **Canceled** 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

  • 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.

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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.

    More Information

  • **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.

    More Information