Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Roamin’ Jasmine

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    August 23 - : Thursdays at Twilight:  Roamin’ Jasmine” was so popular last year, they just had to come back. This talented swing jazz band is forged from the busking music scene of New Orleans. Their repertoire explores 1920s era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, seminal 1950s New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, and original compositions, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with original arrangements. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Flower Press Class

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    Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance! In this class we will talk about which flowers are great of pressing, you will make a flower press and decorate it along with gathering flowers from the garden to press in your new flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class.

    Registration is required. Class limit to 25 people. 

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

    To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

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    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas visitor center and follow the signs to the Garden Study Center. Please bring your receipt to class.

  • Leroy Jones

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Leroy Jones has been a central figure in the New Orleans Jazz scene since the mid-seventies and continues to expand and refine his musicianship in ways that manifest his multifaceted talent.  "I remember Leroy years ago in New Orleans. He was always regarded as the greatest. For young musicians like me, he was exciting.  For the older ones, he was the keeper of the flame, but Leroy did more than keep the flame. He started a forest fire". - Harry Connick, Jr. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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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  • Bon Operatit

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    From West Side Story to La Bohème, New Orleans opera singers Lauren Mouney Gisclair, Mary Penick Akin, Joseph Akin, and Jacob Penick serve up an appetizing selection of your favorite operatic and musical theatre show 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at bonoperatit.com.
     

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  • September 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. Admission to the plant sale is free. The September 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.

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  • 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.
     

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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, jazz, gospel, and soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. Wanda Rouzan was honored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when her Grand Marshall portrait graced the 1999 promotional poster 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at wandarouzan.com.
     

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  • Talk: The Natural History of City Park’s Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities

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    Learn about the Natural History of City Park's Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities! You will be able to see some dragonflies and damselflies on display, and then venture into the Park to observe these insects in their natural habitats.  Participants will learn a variety of things from their natural history to how to properly catch and handle these creatures! This is a great class to take as a family as both kids and adults will learn something new. The class is located in the Lath House/Garden Study Center in New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center at 5 Victory. 
    To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

    A little about the speaker: Andrew Harper is a senior at Loyola University New Orleans from St. Louis, Missouri.  He is currently conducting research on the specie diversity and abundance of dragonflies and damselflies within New Orleans City Park. New Orleans, especially, is home to many diverse ecosystems and the ecosystems within urban environments is what has shaped his research interests.  He is planning to do a more intensive study on how dragonflies and damselflies interact within urban ecosystems in his graduate program.

     

  • David L. Harris sings Nat King Cole

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    David L. Harris embodies the edge of modern jazz and the sultriness of the blues.  Some may remember him as the incredible trombone player who performed with David Torkanowsky a few years ago. David L. Harris is back with his own band and will perform songs from Nat King Cole as well as music from his new CD, “Blues I Felt”. 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at davidlharrismusic.com.
     

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  • James Rivers Movement

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    James Rivers is a New Orleans musical treasure. He plays a mixture of rock, progressive jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel.  It is the sort of music that implies something for everybody. James Rivers, one of only three jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments. 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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  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 6th and 7th: 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 $10 for adults and $5 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 504-483-9473.

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  • Fall Garden Festival (day 2)

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    October 6th and 7th: 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 $10 for adults and $5 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 504-483-9473.

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  • John Rankin

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    Joined by Don Vappie on the bass and banjo, Tom Fisher on clarinet, and Washbord Chaz, John Rankin will perform a delightful mix of old and new classics. John Rankin always has a great 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at johnrankin.net.
     

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  • Magic in the Moonlight

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    Magic in the Moonlight is an al fresco dinner held under the stars and dramatically lit oaks of the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Proceeds from this year’s Magic in the Moonlight will be used to build an outdoor teaching kitchen which will host educational programs, cooking classes, and workshops in the Garden.

    The event's featured chef will prepare a four-course dinner served on flower-filled, candlelit tables in the garden.  There will be a fabulous auction of special items.  We promise a beautiful and fun evening to benefit the Botanical Garden; a destination of serenity and beauty in the heart of New Orleans. Click here for Magic in the Moonlight details and tickets. 

    Contact: Darlene Duffard, dduffard@nocp.org, 504-483-9386

  • Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band

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    Formed in 2016, this all female band performs traditional jazz across the United States and Europe.
    They are fun, upbeat, and will get you on the dance floor to “shake it.” Join the “Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band” for their debut performance here at the Garden.  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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at shakeemupjazzband.com.
     

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  • 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. This exciting band manages to sound like they’ve been around since the early days of the Grand Ol’ Opry while sounding new and fresh at the same time. 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at galholiday.com.
     

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  • The Yat Pack

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    The “Yat Pack” is a New Orleans based band modeled on the 60s Vegas Swing Era.  They will perform classic big band numbers by Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin as well as contemporary artists like Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, and Harry Connick, Jr.  They will also mix in a heavy dose of good old New Orleans Rhythm & Blues. 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at theyatpack.com.
     

  • Boogiemen Swing Band

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    The “Boogiemen” will perform the music of Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr. and more.  Don’t miss this special night of 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. To read more about the band, please visit their website at  boogiemen-nola.com.
     

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  • Benny Grunch and the Bunch

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    You can’t say Benny, “Aint Dere No More,” because he will be right here in the garden performing his New Orleans hits as only “Benny Grunch 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”. 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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  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

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    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    -All spirits provided by Republic National Distributing Company.

    Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details on how to become a vendor.

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  • Flower Press Class

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    Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance! In this class we will talk about which flowers are great of pressing, you will make a flower press and decorate it along with gathering flowers from the garden to press in your new flower press. Instruction and materials included in this class.

    Registration is required. Class limit to 25 people. 

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden

    To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org

    Pay online, click the ticket icon. 

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas visitor center and follow the signs to the Garden Study Center. Please bring your receipt to class.