Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Cristina Perez

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    Cristina, in addition to performing with her band, has contributed her vocals to other local groups and is featured on Offbeat Magazine's "Best Traditional Jazz Album of 2011" (New Orleans Moonshiners, "Frenchmen Street Parade"). Perez is excited to finally release her first album of completely original material entitled, "The Sweetest Thing”. She also has received rave reviews for her leading role in, Jump, Jive, and Wail, the music of Louis Prima.  For more info please visit:   www.cristinaperezmusic.com.

    The weekly 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 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar

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    Join 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, 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.  For more info please visit:  www.midnightstreetcar.com.
    The weekly 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 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight - The New Orleans Mystics

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    The Mystics are guaranteed to be entertaining, and always a sellout, so don’t 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 1970’s.
    The weekly 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 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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  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own 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 as 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.
    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.
    The class is Saturday November 8 from 9am to 12pm. The class is in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. The class is $35 per person with a class limit of 15 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

  • Native Plant Selections and Design-Management Approaches for Bio-swales, Retention Basins, and Rain

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    The lecture will be about: Native Plant Selections and Design-Management Approaches for Bio-swales, Retention Basins, and Rain Gardens in the Gulf Coastal Urban Landscape.

    Marc Pastorek is a consultant and seed provider for natural upland meadow and wetland-prairie landscapes in Louisiana and the surrounding region. He and his wife Candi are owners of Pastorek Habitats, a Covington-based firm focused on design and construction of environmentally significant landscapes. They manage a 10 acre seed farm in Pearl River County Mississippi that contains 50 trial gardens established 15 years ago, all produced through seed mixes of high-conservatism, local-genetic native herb and grass flora. Pastorek collaborates with Landscape Architects and Conservation Biologists to build and manage natural urban gardens, prairie habitat restoration projects and wetland mitigation banks using seed, nursery-grown plants and field-dug plants. Marc writes the blog, Meadowmaker-Seed man-Artist, and assists with Conservation Biology and Landscape Architecture classes at LSU-Baton Rouge.

    Registration is needed. Pleave register and pay your $15/person by clicking the 'Buy Tickets' icon to the left of this paragraph. The lecture will run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. For more information please email Susan at SCapley@nocp.org. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers

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    Debbie Davis is a familiar face at our Thursday concerts having performed on numerous occasions with the Pfister Sisters. This will be her first performance here with her new band, The Mesmerizers, featuring the talents of Alex McMurray (guitar), Matt Perrine (sousaphone) Josh Paxton (piano) and Davis on vocals and ukulele. Offbeat magazine says, "Debbie Davis stands out in the crowd of vocalists like a bird-of-paradise in a roomful of parakeets."  For more info please visit:  www.debbiedavismusic.com.

    The weekly 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 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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  • Growing Gardeners

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    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Fall Planting
    Time: 10 am - noon
    Where:  Meet at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden

    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: $15 per class. $12 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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Benny Grunch & The Bunch

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    You can’t say Benny, “Aint Dere No More”, cause he will be right here in the garden performing his New Orleans hits as only Benny and the Bunch can do. Always entertaining, full of surprises and new songs, get ready for a Yat Attack with Benny Grunch and the Bunch.  For more info please visit:   www.bennygrunch.com.

    The weekly 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 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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  • Growing Gardeners

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    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Fall Planting
    Time: 10 am - noon
    Where:  Meet at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden

    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: $15 per class. $12 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.

  • Celebration In The Oaks

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    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling white lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 20 gated acres of the park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens and along the 2 mile train route.
    For more information please visit the Celebration in the Oaks website by clicking here.
    We suggest buying tickets ahead of time to avoid lines. Please click the Buy Ticket icon to the left of this paragraph. All ride tickets must be purchased on site.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Cristina Perez

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    Cristina, in addition to performing with her band, has contributed her vocals to other local groups and is featured on Offbeat Magazine's "Best Traditional Jazz Album of 2011" (New Orleans Moonshiners, "Frenchmen Street Parade"). Perez is excited to finally release her first album of completely original material entitled, "The Sweetest Thing”. She also has received rave reviews for her leading role in, Jump, Jive, and Wail, the music of Louis Prima.  For more info please visit:   www.cristinaperezmusic.com.

    The weekly 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 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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