Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Klezmer All-Stars

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    Thursdays at Twilight: The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars are entering their 20th year as an active performing ensemble. Using the inspiration of the city where they began, the band has formed a unique approach to traditional melodies and, even more unusual, a way of writing in the style that leads to a sort of Yiddish Impressionism – keeping audiences dancing but cutting to the depths of their cultural imaginations, even where they didn't realize they had one. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
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  • July Plant Sale

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. Admission to the plant sale is free. The July Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip.

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  • Tim Laughlin

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    July 19 – : Thursdays at Twilight: Tim Laughlin began playing the clarinet at age eight. After high school, he joined the musicians union, playing with and hiring his "real world professors”.  Laughlin has separated himself by composing original New Orleans jazz, as heard on his award winning CD, “The Isle of Orleans”.  His songs have been heard on television, commercials, and major motion pictures. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
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  • Hot Club of New Orleans

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    Thursdays at Twilight:  “The Hot Club of New Orleans” takes the swing era music of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, and Stephan Grappelli (among others), retains the classic groove and then infuses it with their own modern sensibilities. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
     

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  • Bruce Daigrepont

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    Thursdays at Twilight:  Music came to Bruce at an early age and in the most traditional manner - handed down from father to son. When he was growing up, no family gathering was complete without a little playing and singing. His father picked the guitar, "Carter Family-style," while his Uncle Alton lent a remarkable voice to the traditional Cajun songs and old-time country ballads. Bruce almost single-handedly popularized Cajun music and Cajun dancing in cosmopolitan New Orleans.  Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
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  • Sarah Quintana and the Miss River Band feat Michael Doucet of Beausoleil

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    Thursdays at Twilight: 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.A. and France touring on her own repertoire with French and American musicians. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
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  • August Plant Sale

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. Admission to the plant sale is free. The August Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip.

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  • Banu Gibson

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Banu Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.  She is a powerful force on stage.  Her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her versatility.  Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
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  • Roamin’ Jasmine

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    August 23 - : Thursdays at Twilight:  Roamin’ Jasmine” was so popular last year, they just had to come back. This talented swing jazz band is forged from the busking music scene of New Orleans. Their repertoire explores 1920s era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, seminal 1950s New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, and original compositions, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with original arrangements. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
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  • Leroy Jones

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    Thursdays at Twilight: Leroy Jones has been a central figure in the New Orleans Jazz scene since the mid-seventies and continues to expand and refine his musicianship in ways that manifest his multifaceted talent.  "I remember Leroy years ago in New Orleans. He was always regarded as the greatest. For young musicians like me, he was exciting.  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. Grab your mint julep and get ready for an enjoyable evening. 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.
     

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  • September Plant Sale

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden hosts plant sales with a wide variety of plants including annuals, perennials, roses, gingers, edibles, succulents, and native plants for sale to the public. Admission to the plant sale is free. The September Plant Sale takes place at the Pelican Greenhouse and is 9am to noon. Click the 'more information' to view infomation, plant lists, and for an insider tip.

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  • Talk: The Natural History of City Park’s Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities

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    Learn about the Natural History of City Park's Dragonfly and Damselfly Communities! You will be able to see some dragonflies and damselflies on display, and then venture into the Park to observe these insects in their natural habitats.  Participants will learn a variety of things from their natural history to how to properly catch and handle these creatures! This is a great class to take as a family as both kids and adults will learn something new. The class is located in the Lath House/Garden Study Center in New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enter through the Tolmas Visitor Center at 5 Victory. 
    To register: Call (504)483-9473 or e-mail scapley@nocp.org

    A little about the speaker: Andrew Harper is a senior at Loyola University New Orleans from St. Louis, Missouri.  He is currently conducting research on the specie diversity and abundance of dragonflies and damselflies within New Orleans City Park. New Orleans, especially, is home to many diverse ecosystems and the ecosystems within urban environments is what has shaped his research interests.  He is planning to do a more intensive study on how dragonflies and damselflies interact within urban ecosystems in his graduate program.

     

  • Fall Garden Festival

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    October 6th and 7th: 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 6th and 7th: 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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  • 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 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. 

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

  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

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    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Date: Friday, November 16, 2018
    Hours: 7:30 pm – 11pm

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    -All spirits provided by Republic National Distributing Company.

    Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details on how to become a vendor.

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  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Earth Day

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    Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! Celebrate the earth and learn how we can build a healthier relationship with our natural environment.  The event will feature exhibitors, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, DIY projects, music, yoga, and of course delicious food. Click More Information for details. 

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  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Evenings with Enrique

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    Series Features Extended Hours, Entertainment, and Free Admission on Wednesday evenings in April.
    Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
    Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm
    April 25: Manny Arteaga: Guitarist, vocalist from Venezuela
    Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue
    The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 16 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Click the 'more information' below for full schedule and more details.

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  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Threadhead Thursday

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    A special outdoor concert on the Robert B. Haspel Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden.  Thursday, April 26th from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Free admission ($10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden). Please contact the New Orleans Botanical Garden for more information on this event. 

    Lineup:

    Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association 6pm to 7pm

    Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters 7:15pm to 8:25pm

    Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys 8:40pm to 10:10pm

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

    ActivitiesArtBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksKid FriendlyNature

    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Threadhead Thursday

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    A special outdoor concert on the Robert B. Haspel Stage in the New Orleans Botanical Garden.  Thursday, April 26th from 6 pm to 10 pm.  Free admission ($10 suggested donation to benefit the New Orleans Botanical Garden). Please contact the New Orleans Botanical Garden for more information on this event. 

    Lineup:

    Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association 6pm to 7pm

    Walter Wolfman Washington and the Roadmasters 7:15pm to 8:25pm

    Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys 8:40pm to 10:10pm

  • Home Tweet Home (Botanical Garden)

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    Stroll through our Home Tweet Home birdhouse exhibit located in the Southern Shade Garden inside the New Orleans Botanical Garden.
    Participate in a silent auction during the month of April bidding on your favorite birdhouse. The New Orleans community will vote 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the “People’s Choice Awards” for favorite birdhouses.
    Bid and vote on your favorite birdhouse daily April 4th through April 30th from 10am to 5pm in the Oscar J. Tolmas Visitor Center and during “Evenings with Enrique” from 5pm to 8pm every Wednesday in April.

    Click here for more details. 

  • Orchid Culture Basics Workshop

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    Spring is the best time to repot most orchids. Larry Hennessey will cover all of the basics you’ll need to know to successfully repot and take care of your orchids. After the orchid class, we'll take a walk around the Conservatory of Two Sisters to view the New Orleans Botanical Garden's beautiful orchids.

    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.

    Location: Garden Study Center, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park

    To Register click on the ticket link. Questions: call Susan at 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org