Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • NOLA on Tap

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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.

  • 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).

  • Thursdays at Twilight -John Boutté

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    Voted best male vocalist of the year at both the Best of the Beat and the Big Easy Awards. His song “Tremé” is the theme song of the popular HBO series. Those who were lucky to attend his last concert at the Garden were part of a magical night. Don’t miss this year’s 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit johnboutte.com.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Sarah Quintana

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    Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk and popular music. She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist and her voice is instantly recognizable. Quintana splits her time between the U.S. and France touring on her own repertoire with French and American musicians. This will be Sarah’s first time performing at our concert series. I know you will enjoy her music.  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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit sarahquintana.com.
     

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  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 7th and 8th: 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 504-658-2900.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 7th and 8th: 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 504-658-2900.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -The New Orleans Mystics

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    Buy your tickets early so you will not miss this show featuring the music of Motown.  Songs from the Temptations, O’Jays, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding will all be part of this soulful tribute to some of the greatest music from the 1970s. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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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, John Folse, 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. 

    To engage the next generation of supporters, there will be a ‘party within a party’ for the 45 and under crowd – the Moonlighters.  This group will also enjoy a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and then everyone is invited to stay for dancing!  Visit this link for additional information and tickets. Moonlighters tickets are only available online at this link.

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    6:30 pm  – Cocktails and auction in the Arrival Garden

    7:30 pm - Dinner and auction on the main axis of the Botanical Garden

    Contact: Darlene Duffard, dduffard@nocp.org, 504-483-9386

  • Thursdays at Twilight -John Rankin and Friends

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    John will perform a delightful mix of old and new classics, He will be performing with a variety of the best musicians in New Orleans.  Always a great show, Guaranteed fun. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit johnrankin.net.
     

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  • Ghosts in the Oaks

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    Join Friends of City Park at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family-friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    October 20, 21, 22 2017

    Tickets: early admission $20/person; general admission $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members

    Contact Friends of City Park for details.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks (night 2)

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    Join Friends of City Park at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family-friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    October 20, 21, 22 2017

    Tickets: early admission $20/person; general admission $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members

    Contact Friends of City Park for details.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks (night 3)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Join Friends of City Park at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family-friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

    October 20, 21, 22 2017

    Tickets: early admission $20/person; general admission $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members

    Contact Friends of City Park 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).

  • Why Tropical Plant Conservation?

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    Why Tropical Plant Conservation? Learn about National Tropical Botanical Garden's Impact in Hawaii and Across the Globe.

    This lecture will address the importance of tropical plant species and how protecting the biodiversity of Hawaii as well as tropical regions around the world makes a global impact. It will answer the question as to how someone who lives in Louisiana, for example, would be affected by our conservation efforts. This event is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Garden Study Center. The price is $10/person and may be paid at the door the day of. For more information please email Susan at SCapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the speaker: Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman, Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and National Tropical Botanical Garden Director, joined NTBG's staff in 1976, after graduating from the Horticultural Internship program. He spent his early career developing Limahuli Garden. During this time, he obtained a Special Subzone designation in the Conservation District for the entire Limahuli Valley, restored ancient taro terraces, developed a collection of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants, opened the garden to educational tours, and added the 989-acre Limahuli Preserve. Subsequently Limahuli was named the Best Natural Botanical Garden in the United States by the American Horticultural Society. 

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar

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    Come in costume for the Halloween R&B party with Cullen Landry. Cullen was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 1998.  In his career, he has shared the bandstand with Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo, Eddie Roth, Professor Longhair, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and many others.  His goal is to preserve the New Orleans musical heritage encompassed by the ground-breaking New Orleans music of the 1950’s and 1960’s. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit midnightstreetcar.com. 

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  • VooDoo Music Experience

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    This is a large event in the Park. More details will be posted as the event dates get closer. There will be roads and parts of the Park closed leading up to this event. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

  • Brews and Boos

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    More information will be added as this event gets closer. 

  • Halloween Party

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    BOO! Visit City Putt for a Halloween Party on October 29th, 30th, or 31st from 5pm to 9pm each day. The party is $10/person and tickets can be purchased the day-of from City Putt located between Victory and Dreyfous. Each person will get to play one course, enjoy 1 cocktail (or soft drink), taste sweet treats, get a free raffle ticket, and receive giveaways, too. Bring a date or bring the family – everyone will have a great time! For more information call 483-9385. *City Putt is open regular hours with regular fees outside the time of the party. Monday is a special opening at City Putt. Usually City Putt is closed on Mondays.

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

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    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • HIIT Class with lululemon

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    Join your friends at the Peristyle for exercising fun in New Orleans City Park with lululemon. These events are free and open to the public. Each class is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Every month there will be a new instructor who will bring a new style. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) use intervals and a variety of movements, to raise your heart rate in a short amount of time. You can expect things like squats, push up variations, burpees, and lunges to name a few. Instructors may bring along free weights, kettle bells, jump ropes, and other accessories to enhance the class. Bring water to stay hydrated and a towel. If guest are required to bring anything else for a particular class lululemon will inform you via their Facebook event page. If you’d like to know more, want to know if a class is canceled due to weather, or have questions, call 504-833-5053 and ask for Lindsey Dennis or Brittany Garlepied.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Banu Gibson

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    Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.  A powerful force on stage, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her wide range and versatility.  For more information about the band, visit banugibson.com. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Banu Gibson

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.  A powerful force on stage, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her wide range and versatility.  For more information about the band, visit banugibson.com. 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Zumba

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    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, 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 December 2017
    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.

  • Plant your mail: Handmade Seed Paper

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    Learn the art of paper making by hand as we create postcard-sized sheets of paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Once dry, the paper can be planted to produce your own garden of wild flowers. The class is $20/person and it  kid friendly. THe class is limited to 20 participants and registration is required ahead of time. Should you have questions call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class is limited to 20 students.

    I little about the instructor: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and book artist at The Southern Letterpress. She has taught letterpress printing, paper-making book arts, and graphic design at Uni­ver­sity of Alabama and Mis­sis­sippi Uni­ver­sity for Women. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Insti­tute of Chicago and a MFA from Book Arts Pro­gram at Uni­ver­sity of Alabama. Her books are collected in private and public libraries around the country.