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  • China Lights - Last Saturday Night of the Event

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    Join us for a spectacular show! More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures will fill a large portion of our Botanical Garden with 100s of lighted lanterns.  Picture an incredible glowing dragon over 130-feet long! Or a four-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point.  Plus dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China.
    February 23, 2016 through May 1, 2016
    Night time event hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday open 6pm to 10pm and Friday & Saturday open 6pm to 11pm (Closed Mondays)
    In the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park (Enter through the Tolmas center at 5 Victory Avenue).
    Click here for more information.
    Night time event prices: Adults: $18.00; Children:  3 to 12 years old: $12.00; Under 3 years old: free (There are no discounts available.)
    Come hungry! We'll have Chinese food with New Orleans flair! Plus we'll have live entertainment each night and a gift shop.

    Tickets may be purchased at the Tolmas Center and online. Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.

  • China Lights - Closing Night of the Event

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    Closing Night :: Join us for a spectacular show! More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures will fill a large portion of our Botanical Garden with 100s of lighted lanterns.  Picture an incredible glowing dragon over 130-feet long! Or a four-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point.  Plus dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China.

    February 23, 2016 through May 1, 2016
    Night time event hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday open 6pm to 10pm and Friday & Saturday open 6pm to 11pm (Closed Mondays)
    In the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park (Enter through the Tolmas center at 5 Victory Avenue).
    Click here for more information.
    Night time event prices: Adults: $18.00; Children:  3 to 12 years old: $12.00; Under 3 years old: free (There are no discounts available.)
    Come hungry! We'll have Chinese food with New Orleans flair! Plus we'll have live entertainment each night and a gift shop.

    Tickets may be purchased at the Tolmas Center and online. Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -  David Torkanowsky

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    David is recognized as one of the finest contemporary jazz pianists in New Orleans, and over the years has performed with most of the great New Orleans musicians. Things just seem to sizzle when David is playing his piano. 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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  • Plant Sale - May

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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 -  Creole String Beans

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    The Classic New Orleans party band with exceptional taste in song selection and a repertoire that ranges far and wide from Fats Domino and Bobby Charles to Duke Ellington. Called “The best tasting band in New Orleans” by Chef John Besh, the Creole String Beans have defined a new era in 21st Century “Y’at Rock”. 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.creolestringbeans.com

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  • Growing Gardeners

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    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 -  New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra

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    The New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra is an American revival orchestra that performs vintage American music popular from the 1890s through the early 1930s. The orchestra pays particular attention to the music of New Orleans, in addition to the well-known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and Eubie Blake. 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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  • Growing Gardeners

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    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 - Paul Soniat

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    The Garden’s own, singer/songwriter Paul Soniat will perform his original songs, which always entertain and engage the audience. He is sure to have some new songs, so grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.paulsoniat.com.

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  • 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 “Treme” is the theme song of the popular HBO series. Those who were lucky to attend his sold out concert last year were part of a magical night. Don’t miss this year’s show. 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.johnboutte.com

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  • Plant Sale - June

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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 - 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.  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.bonoperatit.com

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - 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 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 $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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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

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    The Symphony Chorus will perform Shubert and Vivaldi in the first half of the concert, and then music about New Orleans and Louisiana in the second half. Should be a great mix of music.  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.symphonychorus.org.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -  Rocky’s Hot Fox Trot Orchestra

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    Celebrate the traditions of our New Orleans swing era with an energetic, upbeat patriotic concert.  The program will include hits from the era of the WWII “greatest generation”, popular modern tunes, and patriotic tributes. This swing ensemble features a full horn section with vocals. 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 -  Chucky C and Clearly Blue

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    Chucky C’s (Charles Elam, III) charisma has earned him the title, “The King of Feel Good.” This versatile entertainer blends all of his musical influences from jazz to pop, Dixieland to blues and can change gears to satisfy diverse audiences making him a real crowd pleaser. 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.

  • Plant Sale - July

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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 -  Boogiemen Swing Band

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    Will be performing the music of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble’, Harry Connick Jr. and more.....”  Don’t miss this special night of music!!  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.boogiemen-nola.com

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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.  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.ronniekole.com
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Ladies of Soul

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    You know Naydja CoJoe, Rechelle Cook, and Sharon Martin as, “The Ladies of Soul”, having performed at the Garden with The Mystics. They will not only sing a bit of Motown, but also Jazz, R & B, and familiar New Orleans tunes. I can’t wait.  It’s going to be great! 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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  • China Lights - Last Saturday Night of the Event

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    Join us for a spectacular show! More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures will fill a large portion of our Botanical Garden with 100s of lighted lanterns.  Picture an incredible glowing dragon over 130-feet long! Or a four-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point.  Plus dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China.
    February 23, 2016 through May 1, 2016
    Night time event hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday open 6pm to 10pm and Friday & Saturday open 6pm to 11pm (Closed Mondays)
    In the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park (Enter through the Tolmas center at 5 Victory Avenue).
    Click here for more information.
    Night time event prices: Adults: $18.00; Children:  3 to 12 years old: $12.00; Under 3 years old: free (There are no discounts available.)
    Come hungry! We'll have Chinese food with New Orleans flair! Plus we'll have live entertainment each night and a gift shop.

    Tickets may be purchased at the Tolmas Center and online. Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.

  • China Lights - Closing Night of the Event

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    Closing Night :: Join us for a spectacular show! More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures will fill a large portion of our Botanical Garden with 100s of lighted lanterns.  Picture an incredible glowing dragon over 130-feet long! Or a four-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point.  Plus dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China.

    February 23, 2016 through May 1, 2016
    Night time event hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday open 6pm to 10pm and Friday & Saturday open 6pm to 11pm (Closed Mondays)
    In the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park (Enter through the Tolmas center at 5 Victory Avenue).
    Click here for more information.
    Night time event prices: Adults: $18.00; Children:  3 to 12 years old: $12.00; Under 3 years old: free (There are no discounts available.)
    Come hungry! We'll have Chinese food with New Orleans flair! Plus we'll have live entertainment each night and a gift shop.

    Tickets may be purchased at the Tolmas Center and online. Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.

  • China Lights - Closing Night of the Event

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    Closing Night :: Join us for a spectacular show! More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures will fill a large portion of our Botanical Garden with 100s of lighted lanterns.  Picture an incredible glowing dragon over 130-feet long! Or a four-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point.  Plus dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China.

    February 23, 2016 through May 1, 2016
    Night time event hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday open 6pm to 10pm and Friday & Saturday open 6pm to 11pm (Closed Mondays)
    In the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park (Enter through the Tolmas center at 5 Victory Avenue).
    Click here for more information.
    Night time event prices: Adults: $18.00; Children:  3 to 12 years old: $12.00; Under 3 years old: free (There are no discounts available.)
    Come hungry! We'll have Chinese food with New Orleans flair! Plus we'll have live entertainment each night and a gift shop.

    Tickets may be purchased at the Tolmas Center and online. Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -  David Torkanowsky

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    David is recognized as one of the finest contemporary jazz pianists in New Orleans, and over the years has performed with most of the great New Orleans musicians. Things just seem to sizzle when David is playing his piano. 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight -  David Torkanowsky

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    David is recognized as one of the finest contemporary jazz pianists in New Orleans, and over the years has performed with most of the great New Orleans musicians. Things just seem to sizzle when David is playing his piano. 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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  • Plant Sale - May

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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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