Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

  • Evenings with Enrique - Javier Gutierrez

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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 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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  • Dinner with Chef Alex Harrell and Chef Joaquin Rodas in the Kitchen in the Garden Chef Series

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    Chef Alex Harrell of Elysian Bar and Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal are bringing their backyard “winescentric” party vibes to this family-style dinner with wines curated by the Bacchanal team.  Presented by René Fransen & Eddie Bonin.  

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  • Evenings with Enrique - Patrice Fisher and Javier Olondo

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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 Patrice Fisher, harpist from New Orleans, and Javier Olondo, guitarist from Cuba.  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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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Wilfredo Avelar in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Learn how to make the perfect tortilla with Chef Will Alevar! In this demonstration, Chef Alevar will share his family tradition of making the dough, forming the tortilla and cooking them to perfection as well as recipes for his favorite taco fillings. 

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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.

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Mike Friedman and Dan Stein in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Dan Stein of Stein’s Deli and Chef Mike Friedman from Pizza Delicious will host a beer tasting and pizza making class. Chef Friedman will lead a hands-on demonstration where attendees will learn to create the famous Pizza Delicious dough and sauce, complete with a dough tossing lesson.

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Jessie Gelini in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Chef Jessie Gelini teaches how to make fresh cranberry preserves with hibiscus just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. There will be a special tasting where you will try the relish over cream cheese and homemade crackers baked in the Kitchen in the Garden wooden oven.  

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Melvin Stovall in the Kitchen in the Garden

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    Dr. Joe Willis of the LSU Ag Center will educate you on everything you ever wanted to know about local peppers.  Chef Melvin Stovall, known for his vegan Chinese pop-up, Midnight Noodle, will show participants what to do with these spicy native plants.  Chef Stovall will have spicy dishes to taste and a take-away to help recreate at home.

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  • Evenings with Enrique - Javier Gutierrez

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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 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

  • Dinner with Chef Alex Harrell and Chef Joaquin Rodas in the Kitchen in the Garden Chef Series

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    Chef Alex Harrell of Elysian Bar and Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal are bringing their backyard “winescentric” party vibes to this family-style dinner with wines curated by the Bacchanal team.  Presented by René Fransen & Eddie Bonin.  

    More information