Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Winter Gardening Symposium 2018

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    ‘Let it Rain’:  Living with Water in our Louisiana Landscapes: Winter Gardening Symposium 2018

    This event is at the New Orleans Museum of Art Auditorium and will run from 8 am to noon.  The symposium will host outstanding speakers and specialists in their fields, Dana Brown and Dan Johnson, as they discuss managing stormwater in your home garden. A forum of local experts, including Urban Conservancy, SOUL and Water Wise, will then present their options to maximize your landscape potential while using our bountiful rainfall. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 

  • “Plants for Rainwater Management” Plant Sale

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    This plant sale is in the New Orleans Botanical Garden (under the big tent). It starts at 1pm and will end at 4pm. Exclusive access for MGGNO Winter Symposium "Let it Rain" attendees is from noon to 1pm. Details on the symposium can be found here.  Insider tip: Bring a wagon. Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory). Special shoutout to the amazing support of the Master Gardener volunteers (the MG of MGGNO) - thanks for all you do!

  • Mardi Gras Party in City Putt

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    Visit City Putt for a Mardi Gras Party February 2nd, 3rd, or 4th from 6pm to 10pm 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.

  • Rose 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 March 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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  • St. Patrick’s Party in City Putt

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    Visit City Putt for a St. Patrick's Party March 16th and 17th from 6pm to 10pm 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.

  • Senior Olympics at City Putt

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    The Senior Olympics will take place at City Putt from 10am to 1pm. For more information contact Mary at MPichon@nocp.org. 

  • City Putt Easter Eggs-traveganza

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    Visit City Putt for an Easter Eggs-traveganza on March 31st and April 1st from 6pm to 10pm.  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.

  • Spring Garden Show

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    Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    WHAT:
    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, April 7th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 8th, 10 am to 4 pm

    WHERE:
    New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
    There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

    Click 'more information' to get details and ticket information.

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  • Spring Garden Show

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    Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden

    WHAT:
    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore the beautiful Botanical Garden, more than 50 horticultural exhibits, family friendly activities, and enjoy educational lectures. The festival includes plant sales, garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, a Children’s Discovery Zone, and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage.

    WHEN:
    Saturday, April 7th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 8th, 10 am to 4 pm

    WHERE:
    New Orleans Botanical Garden, (enter through the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124)
    There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot next to City Putt.

    Click 'more information' to get details and ticket information.

  • Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon

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    *More information to be added closer to the event.

  • May 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 May 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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  • 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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  • July 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 July 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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  • August 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 August 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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  • September 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 September 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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  • 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 504-658-2900.

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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 504-658-2900.

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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 on the road encircling 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.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

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    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done on the road encircling 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.

  • 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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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done on the road encircling 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.

  • 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?

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    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. 

    Click here for flyer.

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in October

    October 25th: Oscar Sanchez, pianist and singer from Honduras and Belsy Puerto, singer

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of October 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.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done on the road encircling 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.

  • 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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  • Football Game

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    Football Game: St. Augustine vs. Holy Cross
    Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done on the road encircling 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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenThursdays at Twilight

    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.

  • Football Game

    Activities

    Football Game: Easton vs. McDonogh 35
    Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done on the road encircling 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.

  • VooDoo Music Experience

    Activities

    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 Night 1

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    Join your friends for Brews and Boos! TWO NIGHTS of parties!

    Jello shots, Scare-ousel, Costume Contest, Open Beer Bar, Snacks, unlimited rides, TRICKS and TREATS! (21+)

    Friday, October 26, 2017 - 11pm to 2am

    Saturday, October 27, 2017 - 11pm to 2am

    General admission: $30/person and VIP admission: $50/person

    Tickets will be scanned a the gate.  We will only sell a certain amount of tickets. Be sure to buy the ticket for the right fright night.

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  • Football Game

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    Football Game: Brother Martin vs. Shaw
    Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Pardon the progress! NOMA's getting some work done on the road encircling 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.

  • VooDoo Music Experience

    Activities

    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.

  • Boos and Brews Night 2

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    Join your friends for Brews and Boos! TWO NIGHTS of parties!

    Jello shots, Scare-ousel, Costume Contest, Open Beer Bar, Snacks, unlimited rides, TRICKS and TREATS! (21+)

    Friday, October 26, 2017 - 11pm to 2am

    Saturday, October 27, 2017 - 11pm to 2am

    General admission: $30/person and VIP admission: $50/person

    Tickets will be scanned a the gate.  We will only sell a certain amount of tickets. Be sure to buy the ticket for the right fright night.

    Click MORE INFORMATION below for fright night party details.

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  • City Putt 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.