Featured Events

Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Dinner with Class in the Garden

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    Chef Frank Brigtsen, a Cajun/Creole Cooking superstar shares his talents & culinary instructions in his "Dinner with Class" series at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Guests will leave with a little "lagniappe" to add to their cookbooks as they will receive a recipe packet of that evening's featured dish. Chef Brigtsen is the featured chef for this entire series which was introduced as part of the Garden's 2020 Fall series lineup. Upon arrival guests will receive a glass of Champagne or a specialty cocktail. For tickets and menu offerings please click here.

    Dress code is business casual.

    *Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required upon entry to the Garden per a directive from the City of New Orleans.

  • 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).

  • Candy Cruise

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    Come one, come all, but come in a car and in a costume to Candy Cruise in City Park! Families dressed in costumes will cruise their cars up and down Roosevelt Mall in City Park with their car windows rolled down to receive candy from local costumed characters. See anchors from WVUE FOX 8, Mister Bingle as a privateer, iHeartRadio station talent, zombies from The Mortuary, an ambulance, firetruck and more - plus everyone will be in costume (and wearing a mask)! The event is free but we do expect a crowd, so arrive early! Adults, we know you love candy too but this event is for kids. Kids must be in the car with you and they will be handed candy.
    Guests must arrive in a vehicle and be in a seatbelt at all times (no bikes, motorcycles, sitting in the bed of a truck, or pedestrians). No exceptions will be made. Guests must remain in their cars for the entire duration of the route.
    The event will end at 8pm with a police car stopping the line at City Park Ave. and Marconi or if we run out of candy (whichever is first).

  • Dinner in Your Secret Garden

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    The "Dinner in Your Secret Garden" series continues with Chef Patrick White. Dine in the shade of Live Oak Trees in the beautiful Southern Shade Garden. Enjoy the very private and exclusive Japanese Garden. Or, be the first to dine in our new "Chapel of the Rain" while listening to the steady flow of the "Visitation" Fountain.

    No matter which option you choose for "your" Secret Garden Dining adventure, you will be treated to a truly unique dining experience. So choose a spot, and come relax with your friends/family and enjoy hor d'ouevres, a three- course meal, and dessert in the beauty and serenity of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Wine will be served with dinner. Upon arrival guests will be treated to a glass of Champagne or a specialty cocktail.  For tickets and menu offerings please click here.

    Dress Code is Business Casual.

    *Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required upon entry into the Botanical Garden per a directive from the City of New Orleans.

  • Day of the Dead Dinner

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden presents the "Day of the Dead Dinner" honoring artist Enrique Alférez who created sculptures in the Botanical Garden and in City Park for a period of over 60 years. Chef Hugo Montero from Casa Borrega will host the dinner featuring traditional food and drink enjoyed on this Mexican holiday. Guests are encouraged to arrive in costume to celebrate their "Day of the Dead Dinner" and upon arrival they will be greeted with a special Margarita at the Garden entrance. Guests will then be escorted to visit the Day of the Dead Altar by Artist/Chef Hugo Montero in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. After visiting the altar, guests will be seated at their tables in the Southern Shade Garden for dinner. For tickets and menu offerings click here.

    Music will be provided by DJ Juane Jordan.

    *Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required upon entry to the Garden per a directive from the City of New Orleans.

  • Super Saturday

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    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. 

  • CPIA Board Meeting

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    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the Board Room of the Admin Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Super Saturday

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    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. 

  • Celebration in the Oaks Run Walk - TBD

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    This event takes place throughout the South side of the Park. Street closures may include: Victory, Irby, Dreyfous, Lelong, and Roosevelt Mall. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details.

  • 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).

  • Dinner with Class in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKitchen in the Garden

    Chef Frank Brigtsen, a Cajun/Creole Cooking superstar shares his talents & culinary instructions in his "Dinner with Class" series at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Guests will leave with a little "lagniappe" to add to their cookbooks as they will receive a recipe packet of that evening's featured dish. Chef Brigtsen is the featured chef for this entire series which was introduced as part of the Garden's 2020 Fall series lineup. Upon arrival guests will receive a glass of Champagne or a specialty cocktail. For tickets and menu offerings please click here.

    Dress code is business casual.

    *Face masks covering the mouth and nose are required upon entry to the Garden per a directive from the City of New Orleans.