Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Thursdays at Twilight - The Yat Pack

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    The Yat Pack is a New Orleans based band modeled on the 60’s 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 R&B.  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: theyatpack.com.
     

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  • Rose Pruning Demonstrations

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    Come to the garden and learn how to prune roses!  The instructor, Susan Capley, will demonstrate and explain when, how, and why to prune your beloved roses. Susan will go over pruning methods addressing the needs of a hybrid tea rose to a New Orleans favorite: Old Garden Rose. Dress to be outside and wear comfortable shoes. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and outdoor attire as some of the class is outdoors. The class begins at 10:30am and runs and hour. The class is $10/person and takes place in the Garden Study Center.  Registration is required. For details and to register please contact Susan at 483-9473 or scapley@nocp.org.
    A little about the instructor: Susan Capley is the Education Director at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for 9 years. She has been in the horticulture field for twenty five years and has worked in organic vegetable production, residential landscaping to Grounds Manager (Horticulturist) at the University of Kentucky Arboretum. Susan has a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - James Andrews

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    If anyone can pull off aligning himself with the famous Louis Armstrong it is trumpet extraordinaire James Andrews. However bold this move may be, the New Orleans native earned the "Satchmo of the Ghetto" alias back in his Tremé neighborhood and the name still sizzles in the city.   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: jamesandrewsmusic.com.
     

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  • Native Plant Sale

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will host a native plant sale at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop on January 28, 2017. The January sale, the first of its kind, will be held in conjunction with the Winter Gardening Symposium, The Living Louisiana Landscape, presented by Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and LSU AgCenter at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Symposium attendees will receive a 20% discount on plant purchases. Click here to read about the symposium.

    The sale will be from noon to 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017, and is open to the public with free admission. For Sale: more than 30 varieties of native perennials, annuals, grasses, vines, and shrubs will be available. Featured plants: Louisiana Iris, Coral Honeysuckle, Virginia Sweetspire, Cardinal Flower, and Hinckley’s Columbine.

    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Gift Shop is located inside the Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue across from the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. For more information about this and other New Orleans Botanical Garden Plant sales, call (504) 483-9437 or email plants@nocp.org.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - 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; the sort of music that implies something for everybody when it’s played. 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. 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 - Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony

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    Performing all over the world, Topsy Chapman dazzles crowds with her suave style and clear melodious voice. To hear her is a pure delight.  Topsy was one of the original cast members of the Broadway hit “One Mo’ Time”. 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: topsychapman.com.
     

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  • Rose Propagation Workshop

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    This class will include instruction on how to propagate the beloved New Orleans old garden roses.  Don Hanson, a volunteer and rose enthusiast, will teach how to choose the right rose and make the proper cuttings needed for propagation. Students will leave with a wealth of information about rose propagation, care and maintenance, as well as gain hands-on knowledge learning to a propagated rose in class. This is a hands on program and all materials are included with this workshop.
    Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and outdoor attire as some of the class is outdoors. The class begins at 10:30am and runs to noon. The class is $15/person and takes place in the Garden Study Center.  Registration is required and the class is limited to 25 p[people. For details and to register please contact Susan at 483-9473 or scapley@nocp.org.
    A little about the instructor:
    Don Hanson is a rose enthusiast and volunteer at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. He is a Master Gardener and over the years he has been a member of the New Orleans Old Garden Rose Society and the New Orleans Rose Society. He has an enormous amount of experience in pruning, care of roses, and rose propagation. Don is a very entertaining speaker that makes learning fun!

  • 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!!   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: boogiemen-nola.com.
     

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  • ‘Flower Pressing’ Class

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    This workshop will cover instructions on how to press flowers and will also have discussion about the many uses of pressed flowers. Each participant will make a bookmark and a greeting card using pressed flowers to take home. Supplies will be provided. The class is $15/person and will run from 10am to 11:30am in the Garden Study Center building in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. There is a class limit and 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

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

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Celebrating New Orleans Music with Don Vappie, John Rankin, Paul Soniat

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    The first New Orleans Dixieland Jazz recording was Livery Stable Blues released on March 7, 1917. 100 years later New Orleans Music is stronger than ever. Come and enjoy some of New Orleans’ finest musicians, Rex Gregory - sax, Bobby Campo - trumpet, Richard Moten - bass, Mike Esneault – piano and Karl Budo - drums, in celebrating the music that make New Orleans so special. 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 - 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. 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: lenaprimamusic.com.
     

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  • “Make a Flower Press” Class

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    Have you ever wanted to press fresh flowers to use in craft projects? Now is your chance to learn how. The instructor of this class will teach the details about Flower Pressing. Learn which flowers are worthy of pressing, make a flower press, and also gather flowers from the garden to press in the press. This class will begin at 10am and run to noon. The class is $20/person and all materials are included in the price. The class will take place in the Garden Study Center in the New Orleans Botanical Garden.

    Registration & payment is required by March 3rd. There is a class limit of 24 people. 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.

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

  • Thursdays at Twilight -  Phil Melancon

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    Phil performs the musical spirit and style of his hometown, New Orleans. As complex as gumbo, he cooks up a variety of musical flavors for your enjoyment. 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 -  Leroy Jones

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    Leroy Jones has been a central figure in New Orleans' Jazz Scene since the mid-seventies and continuously expands and refines his musicianship in ways that manifest his multifaceted talent.  "I remember Leroy years ago in New Orleans. He was always regarded as the greatest. No one could touch him. For young musicians like me, he was exciting, intimidating. 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. 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 - The New John Robichaux Society Orchestra

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    John Robichaux a Creole, born in 1866 in Thibodeaux, was the leader of the premier society orchestra in New Orleans in the years prior to the birth of ragtime and jazz.  Orchestra leader Tom Hook re-creates the sounds of The John Robichaux Orchestra. Drawing largely upon European ballroom dance music, the John Robichaux Orchestra will perform marches, waltzes, schottisches, cakewalks, and quadrilles; the very music that would become the foundation of ragtime and subsequently New Orleans jazz. 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 - 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.  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: theneworleansmystics.com.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Steve Pistorius and the Southern Syncopators

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    Jazz pianist and New Orleans native Steve Pistorius formed the Southern Syncopators in 2007 .The band specializes in the earlier styles of New Orleans Jazz, playing rags, marches, waltzes ,stomps and popular tunes from the early 20th century as well as the classic compositions of Jazz icons Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and Louis Armstrong. Their all-star lineup features veteran jazzman Orange Kellin on clarinet and the amazing James Evans on clarinet and sax.  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 - 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. 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: paulsoniat.com.
     

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  • Culinary Herb Bags Workshop

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    Join your friends to make an herb bag to hang by your porch, kitchen window, or back door. Learn about herb-gifts and cooking with herbs as well as the herb plants themselves. You will create and take an herb bag home with you. The class will take place in the Garden Study Center and is $15/ person. There is a class limit of 25 people. 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 class will run 2 hours. 

    Instructor: Susan Capley, Education Director, New Orleans Botanical Garden
    A little about the instructor: Susan Capley is the Education Director at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for 9 years. She has been in the horticulture field for twenty five years and has worked in organic vegetable production, residential landscaping to Grounds Manager (Horticulturist) at the University of Kentucky Arboretum. Susan has a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky

  • Thursdays at Twilight - The Yat Pack

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    The Yat Pack is a New Orleans based band modeled on the 60’s 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 R&B.  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: theyatpack.com.
     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - The Yat Pack

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    The Yat Pack is a New Orleans based band modeled on the 60’s 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 R&B.  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: theyatpack.com.
     

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  • Rose Pruning Demonstrations

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    Come to the garden and learn how to prune roses!  The instructor, Susan Capley, will demonstrate and explain when, how, and why to prune your beloved roses. Susan will go over pruning methods addressing the needs of a hybrid tea rose to a New Orleans favorite: Old Garden Rose. Dress to be outside and wear comfortable shoes. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and outdoor attire as some of the class is outdoors. The class begins at 10:30am and runs and hour. The class is $10/person and takes place in the Garden Study Center.  Registration is required. For details and to register please contact Susan at 483-9473 or scapley@nocp.org.
    A little about the instructor: Susan Capley is the Education Director at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for 9 years. She has been in the horticulture field for twenty five years and has worked in organic vegetable production, residential landscaping to Grounds Manager (Horticulturist) at the University of Kentucky Arboretum. Susan has a BS degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky.