Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Creole String Beans

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    The classic New Orleans party band with exceptional taste in song selection and a repertoire that ranges far and wide from Fats Domino and Bobby Charles to Duke Ellington.  Declared by Offbeat Magazine as playing "the best straight up Swamp Pop in New Orleans", The Creole String Beans define a new era of Roots Rock, and Louisiana Rhythm & Blues.  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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  • Growing Gardeners

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    Introduce your kids’ little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The New Orleans Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems.
    Age requirement: Children ages 6-9 welcome
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively.
    For more information and to register, call (504) 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Ladies of Soul

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    Thursdays at Twilight: You know Naydja CoJoe, Rechelle Cook, and Sharon Martin as “The Ladies of Soul”, having performed at the Garden with “The Mystics”.  They will not only sing a bit of Motown, but also Jazz, R & B, and familiar New Orleans tunes. 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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  • 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

  • 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).

  • Harvey Jesus and Fire

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    Harvey Jesus and Fire” is Louisiana’s premiere dance band. While based in New Orleans, they have performed all over the Gulf South and Las Vegas. With the most extensive song list in their musical arsenal, and the talent to back it up, “Harvey Jesus and Fire” is sure to be a great evening of music. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes. 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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  • Governors Games

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    This is a track meet over June 2nd and 3rd. For more information please email Denise at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Evan Christopher

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    Anchored in the music created by early clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher strives to extend the legacy of the new Orleans clarinet style.  The New York Times called Christopher’s intimate style “close-encounter music” and The Observer, UK remarked that his respect for music traditions of New Orleans is “A triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.” 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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  • June under the Moon (21+)

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    The June Under the Moon party will be a blast! Tell all your friends to meet you at Carousel Gardens for all the rides you can handle for one low price! This party will bring: Open beer bars, unlimited amusement park rides, food, shots, give-a-ways, and more! Click 'More Information' for more details. 

    If you have trouble purchasing or trouble with your tickets, please call David at (504) 483-9419.

    Tickets will be scanned a the gate. You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event. No exceptions will be made.

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  • June 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 June 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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  • Caribbean Food 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 and is on June 9th and 10th from 11am to 10pm. 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.

  • Ronnie Kole

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole's smooth sound and elegant demeanor have earned him respect from musicians across the globe. Kole sharpened his skills in Al Hirt’s Club and Kole's Corner on Bourbon Street. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and has recorded 32 CD/LP's. 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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  • Little Acorns

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    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.

  • Julio and Cesar

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Originally from Guatemala, Julio and Cesar Herrera have been in New Orleans for over 30 years.  They describe their music as constantly evolving, attributing this, in part, to their exposure from an early age to many cultures. 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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  • Free Tai Chi Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    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

  • 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).

  • Rocky’s Hot Fox Trot Orchestra

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Celebrate the traditions of our New Orleans swing era with an energetic, upbeat, patriotic concert.  The program will include hits from the era of the WWII “greatest generation”, popular modern tunes, and patriotic tributes. This swing ensemble features a full horn section and vocals. 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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  • Happy 3rd of July

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    Tell all your family and friends to meet you at the Park for a patriotic celebration. The Marine Corps Band New Orleans plays live and fireworks are set off from atop the Peristyle. This is a family fun and free event. Bring your chairs and blankets and leave the dogs at home. Click the link below for more information. This event takes place at the Goldring Woldenberg Great Lawn. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

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  • Bobby Cure and The Poppa Stoppas

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Join “Bobby Cure and the Poppa Stoppas” for a rocking good evening as they travel back in time to the Doo-Wop days of the 1950s when the Moon was Blue and the question of the day was, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”? 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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  • 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.

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    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. 

  • Tricentennial Paw Parade

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    Celebrate New Orleans’ 300th birthday with a four-legged parade! Show your NOLA spirit walking your pup around NOLA City Bark. This fun event will also include a New Orleans-centric costume contest for dogs. Let’s celebrate with the “lucky dogs” that get to call New Orleans home. Click Buy Tickets to purchase and contact Mary Beth Glass, Dog Park Coordinator, at 504-483-9377 or mglass@nocp.org with questions. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Earth Day

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    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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  • 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).

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm
    April 25: Manny Arteaga: Guitarist, vocalist from Venezuela
    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

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  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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