Calendar Of Events

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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    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).

  • David L. Harris sings Nat King Cole

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    David L. Harris embodies the edge of modern jazz and the sultriness of the blues.  Some may remember him as the incredible trombone player who performed with David Torkanowsky a few years ago. David L. Harris is back with his own band and will perform songs from Nat King Cole as well as music from his new CD, “Blues I Felt”. 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at davidlharrismusic.com.
     

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  • Free Zumba Class

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    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 October 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
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • James Rivers Movement

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    James Rivers is a New Orleans musical treasure. He plays a mixture of rock, progressive jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel.  It is the sort of music that implies something for everybody. James Rivers, one of only three jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments. 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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  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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 October 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
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • 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 504-483-9473.

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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 504-483-9473.

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  • John Rankin

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    Joined by Don Vappie on the bass and banjo, Tom Fisher on clarinet, and Washbord Chaz, John Rankin will perform a delightful mix of old and new classics. John Rankin always has a great show. 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at johnrankin.net.
     

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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

  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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 October 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
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • 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.

  • Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band

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    Formed in 2016, this all female band performs traditional jazz across the United States and Europe.
    They are fun, upbeat, and will get you on the dance floor to “shake it.” Join the “Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band” for their debut performance here at the Garden.  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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at shakeemupjazzband.com.
     

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  • Ghosts in the Oaks Night 1 (Friends of City Park)

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    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 7-10pm General admission, $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members, 6pm Early admission, $20/person

    SUNDAY: 6-10pm General admission, $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members, 4pm Early admission, $20/person

    Children under 36 months are admitted free of charge. Click here for info and tickets.
     

  • Susan G. Komen

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    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at Roosevelt Mall. 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.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks Night 2 (Friends of City Park)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 7-10pm General admission, $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members, 6pm Early admission, $20/person

    SUNDAY: 6-10pm General admission, $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members, 4pm Early admission, $20/person

    Children under 36 months are admitted free of charge. Click here for info and tickets.
     

  • Ghosts in the Oaks Night 3 (Friends of City Park)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    FRIDAY & SATURDAY: 7-10pm General admission, $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members, 6pm Early admission, $20/person

    SUNDAY: 6-10pm General admission, $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members, 4pm Early admission, $20/person

    Children under 36 months are admitted free of charge. Click here for info and tickets.
     

  • 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).

  • Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

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    The Honky Tonk Revue plays vintage honky tonk, rockabilly and classic country music with a heavy dose of western swing.  They have a deep-seated love and appreciation for the tried and true honky tonk sound. This exciting band manages to sound like they’ve been around since the early days of the Grand Ol’ Opry while sounding new and fresh at the same time. 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at galholiday.com.
     

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 October 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
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Flower Press Class

    ActivitiesBotanical 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 great of pressing, you will make a flower press and decorate it along with gathering flowers from the garden to press in your new flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class.

    Registration is required. Class limit to 25 people. 

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

    To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

    Pay online, click the ticket icon. 

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas visitor center and follow the signs to the Garden Study Center. Please bring your receipt to class.

  • Jamboree

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    The following games are scheduled for the jamboree on August 25th. For more information please email Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

    Booker T. Washington vs McDonogh 35 - 3pm
    McMain vs Kennedy - 5pm
    St. Aug vs Easton - 7pm

  • 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.

  • Jamboree

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    The following games are scheduled for the jamboree on August 25th. For more information please email Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

    Booker T. Washington vs McDonogh 35 - 3pm
    McMain vs Kennedy - 5pm
    St. Aug vs Easton - 7pm

  • 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.