Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    CREOLE STRING BEANS: New Orleans party band with 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". 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. creolestringbeans.com  

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  • Fido Family 5K

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    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For more information about this event including times, please email Julie LaCour, Director of Special Events, at jlacour@nocp.org.  For information on street closures, please contact Natalie Weiss, Special Events Manager, at nweiss@nocp.org.

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    NEW ORLEANS MYSTICS: 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.  

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  • Rubber Duck Race

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    This event takes place at Big Lake. The date is firm but the times may change without notice. For information on street closures, please contact Natalie Weiss, Special Events Manager, at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • 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

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    BANU GIBSON: Banu stands 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.  Her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her versatility. 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. banugibson.com  

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  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

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    Join us for a morning of volunteering in New Orleans City Park! We cannot keep the Park looking as good as it does without the help from the community. Meet a little before 9am and work until noon. To sign up and get details on that day's meet-up location, contact Tyler Havens at thavens@nocp.org. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. We are very appreciate of al of our volunteers.

  • 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. 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.The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • Little Acorns

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    Join kids ages 18 months to 4 years old under the Enrique Alférez Oak for storytime, activities, and a healthy snack. Kids won’t want to miss this! Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory Avenue). This 'class' is the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Admission is needed for each child but the required adult chaperone is free. Consider bringing a blanket to sit on. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required To register or with questions, please contact nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • 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).

  • 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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  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

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    *This date is tentative. Please reach out to Tyler at tcarson@nocp.org to be sure.* Join us for a morning of volunteering in New Orleans City Park! We cannot keep the Park looking as good as it does without the help from the community. Meet a little before 9am and work until noon. To sign up and get details on that day's meet-up location, contact Tyler Havens at thavens@nocp.org. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. We are very appreciate of al of our volunteers.

  • Friends Fest (Friends of City Park event)

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    Join us for Friends of City Park’s annual membership appreciation party, Friends’ Fest! The evening is an exclusive night in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland for Friends of City Park members. The night will include free admission, free rides, live performers and much more! Number of people allowed into the event under one membership is outlined in various membership levels. For more information and to purchase an FOCP membership please call 504-483-9376. For more information please reach Friends of City Park by clicking here

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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. 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. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • May 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).

  • 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. 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. The Pelican Greenhouse is located at #2 Celebration Drive and is just south of the I-610 underpass.

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  • 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.

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    August: No Board Meeting

    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).

  • Red Run

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    This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This event is at Big Lake (walking path only). 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.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight

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    WANDA ROUZAN AND A TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS: Wanda Rouzan is known as one of the Crescent City’s premier musical ambassadors. She and her band, “A Taste of New Orleans”, has toured the United States, Australia, Europe, Brazil, and Japan fusing blues and jazz, gospel and soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. 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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  • Artful Training of Niwa-ki (庭木)

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    Niwaki is a word meaning “Sculpting Tree’ and is used in Japanese garden design. Robin Tanner will discuss various methods used in sculpting the Japanese maple.

    This class is outside, wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Meet at the Arrival Garden just inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden as you enter from the Tolmas Center (5 Victory Ave).
    Robin Tanner has a Landscape Architecture degree from Louisiana State University. He studied Japanese Gardens in Japan working with a garden maker. He has spent decades in practicing Landscape Architecture and a lifelong student of Japanese Gardens. Robin designed and installed the Japanese Garden, the Southern Shade Garden, and the Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    For further inofrmation call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

     

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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).