Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Evenings with Enrique - Javier Gutierrez

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyKitchen in the GardenMusicNature

    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree.  This week features Javier Guitierrez, guitarist and singer from Bolivia.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".  

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

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  • Ghosts in the Oaks (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!  Click here for info and tickets.

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  • Evenings with Enrique - Geovane Santos Trio

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    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree.  This week features the Geovane Santos Trio, guitarist and singers from Brazil.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".  

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

    More information

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    November topic: Garden Preservation
    As the fall harvest comes to a close, Growing Gardeners will spend this month learning all about preservation in the garden. From seed collecting to pickling, Growing Gardeners practice techniques to preserve their vegetables for future planting and eating!
     

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  • Super Plant Sale (day 2)

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden is hosting a special plant sale in cooperation with the LSU Ag Center featuring only Louisiana Super Plants!

    Join your friends at the Botanical Garden Gift Shop on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 from 10 am to 4 pm daily.

    Choose from a full selection of cool-season bedding plants, shrubs, and  trees. Local LSU Ag agents, along with specialist agents from around the state, will be available to answer your 'Super Plant' questions and more!

    Learn more about the Super Plant program here.   Learn more about the plants here.

    This sale is open to the public and has no admission fee.

    Since you'll already be at the garden entrance, come on in!
    Entrance to the garden is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3.

  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    November topic: Garden Preservation
    As the fall harvest comes to a close, Growing Gardeners will spend this month learning all about preservation in the garden. From seed collecting to pickling, Growing Gardeners practice techniques to preserve their vegetables for future planting and eating!
     

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Family Party

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    This event takes place in Carousel Gardens. Join us in celebrating the start of the season! This is a party for the whole family and the whole family will have a blast! Tickets for this event tend to sell out before the event. Don't wait to get yours. Only a certain number of tickets will be sold, and once sold out, no tickets will be sold at the door. Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own Celebration in the Oaks Party and – bonus! – mom and dad can enjoy this family experience without lifting a finger. Your little ones will feel like the kings and queens of the ball at this fun-filled party. Click 'more information' to get specifi details and to purchase tickets.

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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    Garden Holiday Crafts
    This month, Growing Gardeners kick off the holiday season in style! Filled with garden inspired treats, crafts, and games, join the Growing Gardeners for a fun-filled holiday celebration.

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Evenings with Enrique - Javier Gutierrez

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKid FriendlyKitchen in the GardenMusicNature

    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree.  This week features Javier Guitierrez, guitarist and singer from Bolivia.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".  

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

    More information

  • Ghosts in the Oaks (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!  Click here for info and tickets.

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  • Ghosts in the Oaks (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!  Click here for info and tickets.

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  • Ghosts in the Oaks (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!  Click here for info and tickets.

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  • Ghosts in the Oaks (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!  Click here for info and tickets.

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