Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Health and Play in the Garden

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    Join us this summer at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for “Health and Play in the Garden!”
    Children ages 5-10 are welcome to join us Wednesday mornings for fun and learning as we explore a series on health and play. Topics and activities will include: Yoga by City Park Movement and Art, healthy eating and the food groups, too much sugar and junk foods, where do our fruits and vegetables come from, what parts of the plant do we eat, the importance of breakfast, hand washing and keeping the germs away, and where does our food go inside us. We will have games, arts, and crafts, gardening, snack making, garden walks, and reading! Classes will meet Wednesday mornings 10am – noon, August 20th.
    Classes are $15/student. To register, or for more information please contact Lindsay Dunaj at nobgeducation@nocp.org or 483-9470.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue

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    The Honky Tonk Revue plays vintage Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and Classic Country music with a heavy dose of Western Swing.  They have a deep-seated love and appreciation for the tried and true Honky Tonk sound.  For more information about the singer/band please visit www.galholiday.com.
    The weekly Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles.  Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts, to contact someone to answer your questions, or to buy tickets. 

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  • Growing Gardeners

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    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Exploring Composting
    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 - Bon Operatit

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    Consists of New Orleans opera singers Lauren Mouney Gisclair, Jesse Nolan, and Mary Penick Akin. From La Boheme to Phantom of the Opera, they perform a perfect pairing of opera and musical theatre hits that are sure to invigorate the senses.  For more information about the singer/band please visit www.bonoperatit.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 - Lena Prima

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    To some performers, having a legendary father might be daunting. Not for Lena Prima. Born in show business and raised on the road with her famous dad, the singer/songwriter/artist has earned her own reputation around the country for her energetic charismatic performances. She will perform songs of her father as well as some of her original tunes. For more info please visit: www.lenaprimamusic.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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  • Plant Sale

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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 9:00am to noon. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Talking ‘bout Trees
    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 - Luke Winslow King

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    Luke Winslow-King, is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era.    For more info please visit:  www.lukewinslowking.net.

    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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  • “From the Amazonian Rainforest to New Orleans Voodoo: Plants of Power, Magic, and Medicine”

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    The book signing and registration begins at 10am and the lecture begins at 11am.

    The event is in the Pavilion of Two Sisters in the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. The event is $25 per person. For more information call 483-9473.

    From the ethnobotanical perspective, New Orleans is THE most tropical American city. Cotton, sugarcane, coffee, bananas, opium and other tropical plants played key roles in everything from slavery, the Civil War, the United Fruit Company or to the invention of jazz. A sometimes overlooked link between the Crescent City and the tropics is the Slave Rebellion in Haiti that massively influenced New Orleans history and culture. "My folks was all Frenchmens," said Jelly Roll Morton. And so they were - but by way of Haiti. This lecture starts in the most primordial of all tropical wildernesses: the Amazon rainforest. It focuses on the Indians who are the masters of plant knowledge and healing. It then travels north to central Suriname, where we meet the most African of the Afro-American diaspora. We then use this Amerindian - AfroAmerican-European matrix to better understand the New Orleans of old - and to make predictions on how these Amazonian plants can and will be used in the future.

    Featuring Dr. Mark Plotkin: Renowned Ethnobotanist and Bestselling Author of ‘Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice’
    For over 30 years, Dr. Mark J. Plotkin has worked with and learned from the ancient shamans in the rainforests of Central and South America, providing him with incomparable knowledge of healing plants and shaman traditions. He formerly served as Research Associate in Ethnobotanical Conservation as the Botanical Museum of Harvard University, Director of Plant Conservation at the World Wildlife Fund and Vice President of Conservation International in Washington, D.C.. Mark Plotkin currently serves as President of the Amazon Conservation Team, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting biological and cultural diversity of the tropical rain forest.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - John Autin

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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 info please visit:  www.johnautin.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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  • Health and Play in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Join us this summer at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for “Health and Play in the Garden!”
    Children ages 5-10 are welcome to join us Wednesday mornings for fun and learning as we explore a series on health and play. Topics and activities will include: Yoga by City Park Movement and Art, healthy eating and the food groups, too much sugar and junk foods, where do our fruits and vegetables come from, what parts of the plant do we eat, the importance of breakfast, hand washing and keeping the germs away, and where does our food go inside us. We will have games, arts, and crafts, gardening, snack making, garden walks, and reading! Classes will meet Wednesday mornings 10am – noon, August 20th.
    Classes are $15/student. To register, or for more information please contact Lindsay Dunaj at nobgeducation@nocp.org or 483-9470.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    The Honky Tonk Revue plays vintage Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and Classic Country music with a heavy dose of Western Swing.  They have a deep-seated love and appreciation for the tried and true Honky Tonk sound.  For more information about the singer/band please visit www.galholiday.com.
    The weekly Thursdays at Twilight series showcases some of the finest musicians in New Orleans featuring an assortment of music styles.  Please make sure to click the ‘more information’ below for further information about the concerts, to contact someone to answer your questions, or to buy tickets. 

    More Information
  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Exploring Composting
    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.