Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes for KIDS!
    Whe: September 23
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    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 are welcome to take the classes.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 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 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • “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 $30/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 $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 504-658-2900.

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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 $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 504-658-2900.

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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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  • 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, John Folse, 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. 

    To engage the next generation of supporters, there will be a ‘party within a party’ for the 45 and under crowd – the Moonlighters.  This group will also enjoy a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and then everyone is invited to stay for dancing!  Visit this link for additional information and tickets. Moonlighters tickets are only available online at this link.

    Friday, October 13, 2017

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

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

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

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    When: October 14
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    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 are welcome.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 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 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -John Rankin and Friends

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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. 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 johnrankin.net.
     

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  • Why Tropical Plant Conservation?

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    Why Tropical Plant Conservation? Learn about National Tropical Botanical Garden's Impact in Hawaii and Across the Globe.

    This lecture will address the importance of tropical plant species and how protecting the biodiversity of Hawaii as well as tropical regions around the world makes a global impact. It will answer the question as to how someone who lives in Louisiana, for example, would be affected by our conservation efforts. This event is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Garden Study Center. The price is $10/person and may be paid at the door the day of. For more information please email Susan at SCapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the speaker: Charles R. "Chipper" Wichman, Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and National Tropical Botanical Garden Director, joined NTBG's staff in 1976, after graduating from the Horticultural Internship program. He spent his early career developing Limahuli Garden. During this time, he obtained a Special Subzone designation in the Conservation District for the entire Limahuli Valley, restored ancient taro terraces, developed a collection of rare and endangered native Hawaiian plants, opened the garden to educational tours, and added the 989-acre Limahuli Preserve. Subsequently Limahuli was named the Best Natural Botanical Garden in the United States by the American Horticultural Society. 

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Cullen Landry and the Midnight Streetcar

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    Come in costume for 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. 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 midnightstreetcar.com. 

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -High Ground Drifters

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    The High Ground Drifters are an all-star assemblage of bluegrass pickers and singers that joined together post Katrina. They combine traditional and contemporary bluegrass in a tightly interplayed style that emphasizes harmony singing and energetic tempos. This will be a toe tapping fun night. 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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  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    When: November 4
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    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 are welcome.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 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 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Linnzi Zaorski

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    Linnzi Zaorski is a jazz singer and songwriter based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally from central Louisiana, she moved to New Orleans in the late 1990s. One evening she stumbled upon a traditional jazz band performing at a dive bar in the French Quarter and began singing with them regularly. Linnzi and this group eventually coalesced to form The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and they began performing regularly at the Spotted Cat Music Club and in other venues around New Orleans in the early 2000s. She started her own band, Delta Royale, in 2002 and has since recorded six albums under her own name with some of the finest musicians in New Orleans. 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 linnzizaorski.com. 

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  • Thursdays at Twilight -Benny Grunch & The Bunch

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    You can’t say Benny, “Aint Dere No More”, cause he will be right here in the garden performing his New Orleans hits as only Benny 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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.

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  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    When: November 18
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    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 are welcome.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 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 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    December 2
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    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 are 6-9 welcome.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 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 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    December  9
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    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: $17 per class. $14 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 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes for KIDS!
    Whe: September 23
    Time: 10 am to noon
    Where:  Meet in front of The Tolmas Visitor Center (5 Victory)

    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 are welcome to take the classes.
    Class fee: $17 per class. $14 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 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • “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 $30/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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