Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Mark Brooks and Friends

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    Mark Brooks is one of New Orleans’ most talented, versatile, and sought after bassist. Mark has played and toured with an array of artists including Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Henry Butler, Charles and Aaron Neville’s Ensembles, Lou Rawls, Fats Domino, Ellis Hall Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Harry Connick, Sr. Mark is known for his diversity with the different styles of music ranging from Rhythm & Blues, Contemporary Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Blues, and Gospel. 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 $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:  www.markabrooks.net
     

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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.  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 $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.
     

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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. 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 $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.
     

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  • “Papermaking with Plants from City Park” Class

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    Learn how to make handmade paper! We’ll explore how to make paper from two plants that grow in abundance in City Park: banana tree and pampas grass. Participants will learn about fiber preparation and the history of papermaking. Each participant will make their own sheets of paper from both fibers to take home and use. This class will run 9am to noon and is $35/person.  Pre-registration/payment is required for this workshop due to class limit of 20 people. A little about the instructor: Instructor: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and book artist at The Southern Letterpress. She has taught letterpress printing, papermaking 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 artists’ books are collected in private and public libraries around the country.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Tanya and Dorise

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    Usually seen perfoming on the streets in the French Quarter, violinist Tanya and guitarist Dorise bring their musical talents indoors for our concert series. Music is what brought Tanya from Taiwan, and Dorise from Connecticut to New Orleans. Tanya and Dorise will perform a variety of music, including jazz, blues, rock, and soul. Don’t miss this concert, it will be fun. 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 $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.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Dapper Dandies

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    The Dapper Dandies are a part of a new generation of New Orleans musicians bringing back the sounds of traditional jazz. They feature the beautiful vocal stylings of Caroline Fourmy, improvisational wailing horns and a hard charging acoustic rhythm section.  Whether you’re looking to dance until there are holes in the soles of your shoes or just sit back and let yourself be taken away by angelic vocals and lovely harmonies, the Dapper Dandies will provide you with a night you will not soon forget.  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 $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.
     

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  • “Orchids 101” Class

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    Everything you need to know to successfully grow orchids in New Orleans. Larry will go through the types of orchids, how do get them to flower, maintenance, and much more!  The class will run from 10am to 11am and is $12/person. 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. A little about the instructor: Larry Hennessey has been growing Orchids for 20 years in New Orleans. Larry is he past President of the New Orleans Orchid Society and also a member of the American Orchid Society. Many of his plants have received awards at local orchid shows and two orchids have been recognized as having superior flowers by the American Orchid Society.


     

  • 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. 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 $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.
     

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  • Build a Birdhouse Workshop

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    Make a birdhouse with John A. Talluto from Cajun Crafts. While you are building your birdhouse, learn about keeping predators out of birdhouses and other tips. A bluebird house will be made of clear cedar. All the supplies will be provided. Class limit 20, registration is required. The class will run 9am to 10:30am and is $25/person. The class will be in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. The instructor is John A. Talluto, Cajun Crafts. 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

  • Make a Bird Feeder or Bird Seed Art - a FREE Workshop

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    Courtesy of the New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Department, this worshop will show you how to make a bird feeder or bird seed art. This workshop is from 10am to 1pm and take place under the large white tent in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. This is free with admission to the garden. 

  • Opening of “Home TWEET Home” Birdhouse Exhibit and Fundraiser

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    See birdhouses made for the "Home Tweet Home" each day through October 23, 2016. The public can bid on their favorite birdhouse in the New Orleans Botanical Garden gift shop located in the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Exhibit closing party is October 23rd. Exhibitors and the public are invited. See the calendar for special programs pertaining to birds on October1st, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 23rd.

  • Bringing Birds into Your Backyard Class

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    The program shows how to attract native and migrating birds into our yards by growing plants for nesting and using seeds, flowers and berries to keep them coming back for more. The class will run from 11am to noon and is $10/person. The class will take place in the Garden Center Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. The speaker is  Marieanne Arata, Master Gardener of Greater New Orleans. 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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - John Rankin

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    John will perform a delightful mix of old and new classics, He will be performing with a variety of the best musicians in New Orleans.  Always a great show, Guaranteed fun. 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 $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.
     

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  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 8th and 9th: 10am to 5pm - Saturday and 10am to 4pm-Sunday

    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.  For more information call 504-658-2900.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - 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. Get your tickets early, The Mystics always sellout! 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 $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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  • 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. This year we will showcase the new entrance to the Botanical Garden and the new Arrival Garden that includes a green wall, water features, and a color landscape display of annuals and perennials. 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, Alex Harrell of Angeline, will prepare a three-course dinner served on flower-filled, candlelit tables in the garden.  Lively music will be provided by The New Orleans Moonshiners.  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.

    6:30 pm  – Cocktails and auction in the Arrival Garden

    7:30 pm - Dinner and auction on the main axis of the Botanical Garden

  • Bird Sketching Class

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    In this class, one will learn the basic techniques of sketching birds. Sketching various birds increases your observation of birds and is valuable tool to become a competent field naturalist. THe class will run from 10am to 3pm and is $65/person. Please bring a sketchbook and pencil. Color pencils are optional. Class limited to 15 participants. Registration ahead of time is required. (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 instructor: Robin Veerkamp has taught Nature sketching and Botanical Illustration at the Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, MS for the past thirteen years. Prior to working at Crosby Arboretum as a volunteer coordinator/gift shop manager, Robin worked as an intern at Offbeat Magazine, and has done graphic design work as well as typesetting. She works mainly in chalk, color pencil, graphite, and ink.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -  Bobby Cure and The Poppa Stoppas

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    Join us for a rocking good evening as we travel back in time with Bobby Cure to the Doo-Wop days of the 1950's when the Moon was Blue, and the question of the day was, Why Do Fools Fall In Love? 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 $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.

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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, Eddie Roth, 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  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 $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.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Mark Brooks and Friends

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    Mark Brooks is one of New Orleans’ most talented, versatile, and sought after bassist. Mark has played and toured with an array of artists including Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Henry Butler, Charles and Aaron Neville’s Ensembles, Lou Rawls, Fats Domino, Ellis Hall Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Harry Connick, Sr. Mark is known for his diversity with the different styles of music ranging from Rhythm & Blues, Contemporary Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Blues, and Gospel. 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 $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:  www.markabrooks.net
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Mark Brooks and Friends

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    Mark Brooks is one of New Orleans’ most talented, versatile, and sought after bassist. Mark has played and toured with an array of artists including Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Henry Butler, Charles and Aaron Neville’s Ensembles, Lou Rawls, Fats Domino, Ellis Hall Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Harry Connick, Sr. Mark is known for his diversity with the different styles of music ranging from Rhythm & Blues, Contemporary Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Blues, and Gospel. 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 $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:  www.markabrooks.net
     

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