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  • Thursdays at Twilight - The New John Robichaux Society Orchestra

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    John Robichaux a Creole, born in 1866 in Thibodeaux, was the leader of the premier society orchestra in New Orleans in the years prior to the birth of ragtime and jazz.  Orchestra leader Tom Hook re-creates the sounds of The John Robichaux Orchestra. Drawing largely upon European ballroom dance music, the John Robichaux Orchestra will perform marches, waltzes, schottisches, cakewalks, and quadrilles; the very music that would become the foundation of ragtime and subsequently New Orleans jazz. Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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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  • RESPONSE – Artists In The Park (Botanical Garden)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to announce: RESPONSE – Artists In The Park, an art exhibition and sale of original work created by artists “in response” to the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden and its surrounding Park.  Showcasing a broad spectrum of artistic interpretation- from representational “Plein air” style works to abstract paintings, photography, sculpture and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit the design and installation of an outdoor teaching kitchen at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    Celebration Reception, Sale and Auction: March 31st from 6:30 pm to 9 pm in The New Orleans Botanical Garden. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and an artful cocktail by The Garnished Palette. Music will fill the night air. All artwork will be for sale at fixed prices. Selected works will be sold at live auction. 

    Exhibition from March 29th through 31st in the Garden Study Center: 10 am to  5 pm; Curated by Pam Bryan of Octavia Gallery and Lisa Rotondo-McCord of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    For additional information e-mail garden@nocp.org or call 504-483-9386.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    April 1
    Time: 10 a.m. - noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Center

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The 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.

  • Landscape Design: Thinking Outside the Boxwood

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    Walk and Talk with landscape architect, Robin Tanner.  He will walk participants through the Japanese Garden, Southern Shade Garden and the The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden while teaching elements of design. This class will be held outside; wear comfortable shoes and clothing suited for the event. Meet at the Arrival Garden. The class is $12/person. To register call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org
    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 Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/5 Javier Gutierrez (guitarist and singer from Boliva)

    4/12 Oscar Sanchez (pianist and singer from Honduras)

    4/19 Patricia Fisher (harpist and conposer from New Orleans) and Frank Comiskey (pianist and composer from New Orleans)

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight - 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.  Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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. For more information about the band visit this link: theneworleansmystics.com.
     

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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 8th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 9th, 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.

    COST:
    Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children 5 to 12. Children under 5 years old and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

    CONTACT:
    Chris Dunaway, LSU AgCenter: phone 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471 or email cdunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    * Music and Education line-up to be announced.

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • 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 8th 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday, April 9th, 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.

    COST:
    Admission is $8.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Children 5 to 12. Children under 5 years old and Friends of City Park receive free admission.

    CONTACT:
    Chris Dunaway, LSU AgCenter: phone 504-736-6519 or 504-483-9471 or email cdunaway@agcenter.lsu.edu

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    * Music and Education line-up to be announced.

    The Spring Garden Show is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the Metro Area Horticultural Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/12 Oscar Sanchez (pianist and singer from Honduras)

    4/19 Patricia Fisher (harpist and conposer from New Orleans) and Frank Comiskey (pianist and composer from New Orleans)

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Steve Pistorius and the Southern Syncopators

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    Jazz pianist and New Orleans native Steve Pistorius formed the Southern Syncopators in 2007 .The band specializes in the earlier styles of New Orleans Jazz, playing rags, marches, waltzes ,stomps and popular tunes from the early 20th century as well as the classic compositions of Jazz icons Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. Their all-star lineup features veteran jazzman Orange Kellin on clarinet and the amazing James Evans on clarinet and sax.  Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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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  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/19 Patricia Fisher (harpist and conposer from New Orleans) and Frank Comiskey (pianist and composer from New Orleans)

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Paul Soniat

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    The Garden’s own, singer/songwriter Paul Soniat will perform his original songs, which always entertain and engage the audience. He is sure to have some new songs, so grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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. For more information about the band visit this link: paulsoniat.com.
     

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  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    April 22
    Time: 10 a.m. - noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Center

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The 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.

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday Evenings in April (2017)
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings
    with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
    Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Guides will be available to discuss the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and
    fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita Food Truck.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm

    4/26 Raphael Bas (guitarist and singer from France)

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building (5 Victory Avenue). Call (504) 483-9472 with questions.

  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    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.

  • Culinary Herb Bags Workshop

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    Join your friends to make an herb bag to hang by your porch, kitchen window, or back door. Learn about herb-gifts and cooking with herbs as well as the herb plants themselves. You will create and take an herb bag home with you. The class will take place in the Garden Study Center and is $15/ person. There is a class limit of 25 people. Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment. To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class will run 2 hours. 

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    A little about the instructor: Susan Capley is the Education Director at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for 9 years. She has been in the horticulture field for twenty five years and has worked in organic vegetable production, residential landscaping to Grounds Manager (Horticulturist) at the University of Kentucky Arboretum. Susan has a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky

  • Plant Sale - May

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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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  • Plant Sale - June

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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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  • 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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  • 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 - The New John Robichaux Society Orchestra

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    John Robichaux a Creole, born in 1866 in Thibodeaux, was the leader of the premier society orchestra in New Orleans in the years prior to the birth of ragtime and jazz.  Orchestra leader Tom Hook re-creates the sounds of The John Robichaux Orchestra. Drawing largely upon European ballroom dance music, the John Robichaux Orchestra will perform marches, waltzes, schottisches, cakewalks, and quadrilles; the very music that would become the foundation of ragtime and subsequently New Orleans jazz. Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles. 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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  • RESPONSE – Artists In The Park (Botanical Garden)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is pleased to announce: RESPONSE – Artists In The Park, an art exhibition and sale of original work created by artists “in response” to the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden and its surrounding Park.  Showcasing a broad spectrum of artistic interpretation- from representational “Plein air” style works to abstract paintings, photography, sculpture and more. Proceeds from this event will benefit the design and installation of an outdoor teaching kitchen at the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    Celebration Reception, Sale and Auction: March 31st from 6:30 pm to 9 pm in The New Orleans Botanical Garden. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and an artful cocktail by The Garnished Palette. Music will fill the night air. All artwork will be for sale at fixed prices. Selected works will be sold at live auction. 

    Exhibition from March 29th through 31st in the Garden Study Center: 10 am to  5 pm; Curated by Pam Bryan of Octavia Gallery and Lisa Rotondo-McCord of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

    For additional information e-mail garden@nocp.org or call 504-483-9386.