Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Ronnie Kole

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    Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole's smooth sound and elegant demeanor have earned him respect from musicians across the globe. Kole sharpened his skills in Al Hirt’s club and Kole's Corner on Bourbon Street. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and has recorded 32 CD/LP's. This New Orleans-based pianist keeps busy performing concerts across the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about the band, visit ronniekole.com. 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.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Roamin’ Jasmine

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    Roamin’ Jasmine was so popular at our series last year, we had to have them back. A talented swing jazz band forged from the busking music scene of New Orleans. Their repertoire explores 1920’s era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, seminal 1950’s New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, and original compositions, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with original arrangements. For more information about the band, visit roaminjasmine.com. 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.
     

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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 -John Autin with special guests Dave Ferrato and Chloe Feoranzo

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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 information about the band, visit johnautin.com. 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.
     

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  • The Abundant Fall Vegetable Garden

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    In New Orleans, the absolute best time to grow vegetables is in the fall and winter and there is an abundance of cool weather vegetables to grow. Vegetable gardening can not only save money but can give the ultimate garden-to-table cooking experience that one often hears about in the best restaurants. Don’t miss this learning opportunity to start a healthy productive vegetable garden. Anna Timmerman, from the LSU AgCenter, will be teaching students everything needed to know about the fall vegetable planting season. The class is $12/person and lasts 1.5 hours. The class will be in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Enter through and pay at the Tolmas Center and bring your receipt to class. There will be signs leading you to the Garden Study Center from the Tolmas Center (5 Victory). If you have questions or to register call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.

    A little bit about the instructor: Anna Timmerman is the LSU AgCenter Jefferson Parish Assistant Horticulture Agent. She grew up growing veggies and herbs for farmers markets on the family farm. Later, she focused on farm-to-table growing for chefs and restaurants as well as PBS programming. Anna is a member of the Herb Society of America's New Orleans Unit and is passionate about home food production.
     

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Bruce Daigrepont

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    Music came to Bruce at an early age, and in the most traditional manner--handed down from father to son. When he was growing up, no family gathering was complete without a little playing and singing. His father picked the guitar, "Carter Family-style," while his Uncle Alton lent a remarkable voice to the traditional Cajun songs and old-time country ballads. Bruce Daigrepont almost single-handedly has popularized Cajun music and Cajun dancing in cosmopolitan New Orleans. For more information about the band, visit brucedaigrepont.com . 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.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Banu Gibson

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    Gibson stands virtually 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.  A powerful force on stage, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her wide range and versatility.  For more information about the band, visit banugibson.com. 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.
     

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  • Plant your mail: Handmade Seed Paper

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    Learn the art of paper making by hand as we create postcard-sized sheets of paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Once dry, the paper can be planted to produce your own garden of wild flowers. The class is $20/person and it  kid friendly. THe class is limited to 20 participants and registration is required ahead of time. Should you have questions call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class is limited to 20 students.

    I little about the instructor: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and book artist at The Southern Letterpress. She has taught letterpress printing, paper-making book arts, and graphic design at Uni­ver­sity of Alabama and Mis­sis­sippi Uni­ver­sity for Women. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Insti­tute of Chicago and a MFA from Book Arts Pro­gram at Uni­ver­sity of Alabama. Her books are collected in private and public libraries around the country.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Rick Trolsen’s New Orleans Po’Boys

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    Reminiscent of the renowned “George Girard and his New Orleans Five” that lit up Bourbon Street as a regular fixture in the 1950s at the Famous Door, the Po-Boys’ repertoire include both familiar and traditional New Orleans music along with some original tunes. 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.
     

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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. 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 lenaprima.com.
     

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  • Plant Sale - September

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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 -Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans

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    Wanda 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, taking her music all over the world. Wanda fuses Blues and Jazz, Gospel and Soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. Rouzan was honored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when her Grand Marshall portrait graced the 1999 promotional poster and program book commemorating its 30th anniversary. 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 wandarouzan.com.
     

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  • Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans

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    Wanda 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, taking her music all over the world. Wanda fuses Blues and Jazz, Gospel and Soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. Rouzan was honored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when her Grand Marshall portrait graced the 1999 promotional poster and program book commemorating its 30th anniversary.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Tim Laughlin

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    With the beginning of the twenty-first century comes a core of musicians with fresh and imaginative ideas for this timeless American art form know as “Jazz”. This is especially true in New Orleans and clarinetist Tim Laughlin is indeed one of these musicians. 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 timlaughlin.com.
     

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  • “Planting a Succulent Ball” Class

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    Succulents are all the craze right now and our resident succulent know-it-all, Meg McNutt, will give students an introduction to the succulents and their care. Learn by creating a 6” moss hanging ball with succulents! The class runs 10:30am to noon and is $40/person. There is a limit to 20 participants and registration and payment is required by September 15th, 2017. For more details and to register, call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the instructor: Meg has been a garden volunteer and Master Gardener for many years. She propagates succulents for the New Orleans Botanical Plant Sales as well as making creative gifts of succulents in our gift shop.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -John Boutté

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    Voted best male vocalist of the year at both the Best of the Beat and the Big Easy Awards. His song “Tremé” is the theme song of the popular HBO series. Those who were lucky to attend his last concert at the Garden were part of a magical night. Don’t miss this year’s show. 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 johnboutte.com.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Sarah Quintana

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    Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk and popular music. She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist and her voice is instantly recognizable. Quintana splits her time between the U.S. and France touring on her own repertoire with French and American musicians. This will be Sarah’s first time performing at our concert series. I know you will enjoy her music.  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 sarahquintana.com.
     

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  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 7th and 8th: 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 $8 for adults and $4 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 7th and 8th: 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 $8 for adults and $4 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight -The 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. 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.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Ronnie Kole

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    Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole's smooth sound and elegant demeanor have earned him respect from musicians across the globe. Kole sharpened his skills in Al Hirt’s club and Kole's Corner on Bourbon Street. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and has recorded 32 CD/LP's. This New Orleans-based pianist keeps busy performing concerts across the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about the band, visit ronniekole.com. 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.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Ronnie Kole

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    Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole's smooth sound and elegant demeanor have earned him respect from musicians across the globe. Kole sharpened his skills in Al Hirt’s club and Kole's Corner on Bourbon Street. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and has recorded 32 CD/LP's. This New Orleans-based pianist keeps busy performing concerts across the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about the band, visit ronniekole.com. 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.
     

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