Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Rocky’s Hot Fox Trot Orchestra

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    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 with vocals. For more information about the band, visit rockyshfto.blogspot.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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  • Plant Sale - July

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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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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  • 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 504-8333-5053 and ask for Lindsey Dennis or Brittany Garlepied.

  • Thursdays at Twilight – Boogiemen Swing Band

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    Will be performing the music of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble’, Harry Connick Jr. and more.....”  Don’t miss this special night of music! For more information about the band, visit boogiemen-nola.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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  • Summer Nights Party

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    Let’s celebrate the Summer time! Visit City Putt for a Summer Nights Party July 7th, 8th, or 9th from 6pm to 10pm for FUN! 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.

  • HIIT Class with lululemon

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Bon Operatit

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    From West Side Story to La Bohème, New Orleans opera singers Lauren Mouney Gisclair, Mary Penick Akin, Joseph Akin, and Jacob Penick serves up an appetizing selection of your favorite operatic and musical theatre show tunes! For more information about the band, visit bonoperatit.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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  • HIIT Class with lululemon

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight – Ladies of Soul

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    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. I can’t wait.  Last year’s concert was a sellout.  This year is going to be 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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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).

  • HIIT Class with lululemon

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight – Ronnie Kole

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    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. This New Orleans-based pianist keeps busy performing concerts across the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about the band, visit ronniekole.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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  • Thursdays at Twilight – Roamin’ Jasmine

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    Roamin’ Jasmine was so popular at our series last year, we had to have them back. A talented swing jazz band forged from the busking music scene of New Orleans. Their repertoire explores 1920’s era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, seminal 1950’s New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, and original compositions, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with original arrangements. For more information about the band, visit roaminjasmine.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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  • Plant Sale - August

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    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight – John Autin with special guests Dave Ferrato and Chloe Feoranzo

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    Pianist, vocalist, songwriter, John is one of New Orleans’ musical treasures. John has played and recorded with many of New Orleans great artist including Irma Thomas, Snooks Eaglin, Ernie K Doe and Anders Osborne to name a few. For more information about the band, visit johnautin.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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  • Thursdays at Twilight – Bruce Daigrepont

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    Music came to Bruce at an early age, and in the most traditional manner--handed down from father to son. When he was growing up, no family gathering was complete without a little playing and singing. His father picked the guitar, "Carter Family-style," while his Uncle Alton lent a remarkable voice to the traditional Cajun songs and old-time country ballads. Bruce Daigrepont almost single-handedly has popularized Cajun music and Cajun dancing in cosmopolitan New Orleans. For more information about the band, visit brucedaigrepont.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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  • Moonshine Fever (21+)

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    Click the link below to find out more about this HUGE party for those ages 21 and up. One ticket price gets you unlimited rides in the amusement park, an open beer bar, munchies, and more! 

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  • 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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  • Zulu Picnic

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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.

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  • 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, 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: January 7th through May 27th
    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.

  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    **This class is Full**

    In this hands-on workshop, students will learn bonsai basics and create a bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! Bring your own bonsai pot if you wish and special bonsai soil will be provided. What to bring: sharp pair of scissors, garden gloves, and apron. Soil, wire, and a Juniper will be provided. The class will run from 9am to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th. The class is $35/person and is limited to 15 students and is in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Pre-registration for the class is required. To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org


    A little about the instructor: Jim Osborne is a native to New Orleans and an “Award Winning Bonsai Artist” winning the 2008 Vaughn Banting award.  He has served as a Board of Director for the past seven years and is past Vice-President and past President of the Bonsai Society. He has displayed his personal bonsai collection in the fall and spring New Orleans Botanical Garden Flower Show for many years. Jim has also displayed his bonsai at Art in Bloom in the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • GiveNOLA Day

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    Friends of City Park is participating in GiveNOLA Day, the community’s 24-hour online giving event, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. In the spirit of the day, from 3pm to 7pm the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park will be open for unlimited select rides with a minimum $10 online credit card donation per person to Friends of City Park through GiveNOLA.org! For more information on GiveNOLA Day or to give your donation on May 2nd, visit this link.

  • 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.

  • GiveNOLA Day

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    Friends of City Park is participating in GiveNOLA Day, the community’s 24-hour online giving event, hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. In the spirit of the day, from 3pm to 7pm the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park will be open for unlimited select rides with a minimum $10 online credit card donation per person to Friends of City Park through GiveNOLA.org! For more information on GiveNOLA Day or to give your donation on May 2nd, visit this link.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Patrice Fisher & Arpa with special guest Angel Rios

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     Along with special guests from Honduras, violinist Angel Rios, harpist Patrice Fisher performs a blending of music from Central, South and North America. This project is partially supported by grants from the Arts Council of New Orleans, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.  It is co-produced by Musicians for 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) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. 

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