Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Little Freddie King

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    The cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, King learned guitar from his father, but in 1954 moved to New Orleans at the age of 14. He played in many juke joints with his friends Babe Stovall, Slim Harpo, and Champion Jack Dupree, playing both acoustic and electric guitar. He recorded the firrst electric blues album in New Orleans with Harmonica Williams in 1969. In 1976, King undertook a European tour alongside Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker. He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Three times selected Blues Performer of the Year in New Orleans.

    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 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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  • Growing Gardeners

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    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Fall Fest
    Time: 10 am - noon
    Where:  Meet at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden

    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 - John Rankin

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    John is a master of nger style guitar, applying it to an eclectic array of genres: classical, jazz, folk, blues, and classic New Orleans music. John will be performing with Don Vappie, Paul Soniat, and world renowned French accordionist Norbert Slama. He is also a songwriter with many witty and thoughtful songs in his large and frequently changing repertoire. For more information about John, visit his website: www.johnrankin.net

    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 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 11 and 12
    10am to 5pm - Saturday

    10am to 4pm-Sunday
    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free. There will be plant and garden product exhibits and sales throughout the garden, 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, City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  For more information call 504-658-2900.

  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 11 and 12
    10am to 5pm - Saturday 

    10am to 4pm-Sunday
    The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners and professionals. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 5 to 12. 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, City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation and Friends of City Park.  For more information call 504-658-2900.

  • Native Plant Selections and Design-Management Approaches for Bio-swales, Retention Basins, and Rain

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    The lecture will be about: Native Plant Selections and Design-Management Approaches for Bio-swales, Retention Basins, and Rain Gardens in the Gulf Coastal Urban Landscape.

    Marc Pastorek is a consultant and seed provider for natural upland meadow and wetland-prairie landscapes in Louisiana and the surrounding region. He and his wife Candi are owners of Pastorek Habitats, a Covington-based firm focused on design and construction of environmentally significant landscapes. They manage a 10 acre seed farm in Pearl River County Mississippi that contains 50 trial gardens established 15 years ago, all produced through seed mixes of high-conservatism, local-genetic native herb and grass flora. Pastorek collaborates with Landscape Architects and Conservation Biologists to build and manage natural urban gardens, prairie habitat restoration projects and wetland mitigation banks using seed, nursery-grown plants and field-dug plants. Marc writes the blog, Meadowmaker-Seed man-Artist, and assists with Conservation Biology and Landscape Architecture classes at LSU-Baton Rouge.

    Registration is needed. Pleave register and pay your $15/person by clicking the 'Buy Tickets' icon to the left of this paragraph. The lecture will run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. For more information please email Susan at SCapley@nocp.org. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Julio and Cesar

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    Originally from Guatemala, Julio and Cesar Herrera have been in New Orleans for over 30 years. They describe their music as constantly evolving, attributing this in part to their exposure from an early age to many cultures. For more informail about the band, please vsit www.julioandcesar.com.

    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 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.

    More Information
  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Fall Fest
    Time: 10 am - noon
    Where:  Meet at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden

    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 - Cristina Perez

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    Cristina, in addition to performing with her band, has contributed her vocals to other local groups and is featured on Offbeat Magazine's "Best Traditional Jazz Album of 2011" (New Orleans Moonshiners, "Frenchmen Street Parade"). Perez is excited to finally release her first album of completely original material entitled, "The Sweetest Thing”. She also has received rave reviews for her leading role in, Jump, Jive, and Wail, the music of Louis Prima.  For more info please visit:   www.cristinaperezmusic.com.

    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 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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  • 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, 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.  For more info please visit:  www.midnightstreetcar.com.
    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 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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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Little Freddie King

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    The cousin of Lightnin' Hopkins, King learned guitar from his father, but in 1954 moved to New Orleans at the age of 14. He played in many juke joints with his friends Babe Stovall, Slim Harpo, and Champion Jack Dupree, playing both acoustic and electric guitar. He recorded the firrst electric blues album in New Orleans with Harmonica Williams in 1969. In 1976, King undertook a European tour alongside Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker. He is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Three times selected Blues Performer of the Year in New Orleans.

    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 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.

    More Information
  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenKid Friendly

    Theme: Growing Gardeners: Fall Fest
    Time: 10 am - noon
    Where:  Meet at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden

    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.