Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - The New Orleans Mystics

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    The Mystics are guaranteed to be entertaining, and always a sellout, so don’t 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 1970’s.
    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 - Debbie Davis and the Mesmerizers

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    Debbie Davis is a familiar face at our Thursday concerts having performed on numerous occasions with the Pfister Sisters. This will be her first performance here with her new band, The Mesmerizers, featuring the talents of Alex McMurray (guitar), Matt Perrine (sousaphone) Josh Paxton (piano) and Davis on vocals and ukulele. Offbeat magazine says, "Debbie Davis stands out in the crowd of vocalists like a bird-of-paradise in a roomful of parakeets."  For more info please visit:  www.debbiedavismusic.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 - Benny Grunch & The Bunch

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    You can’t say Benny, “Aint Dere No More”, cause he will be right here in the garden performing his New Orleans hits as only Benny and the Bunch can do. Always entertaining, full of surprises and new songs, get ready for a Yat Attack with Benny Grunch and the Bunch.  For more info please visit:   www.bennygrunch.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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  • Celebration in the Oaks: Preview Party

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    Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party for Adults
    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 amusement park. Naturally, because this is New Orleans, food, music and adult beverages are available in abundance. Five live music stages feature the best local musicians, and guest are treated to a tantalizing array of foods from 50 local restaurants and caterers. The party is from 7:30pm to 11pm.
    Tickets: $100/person in advance; $120/person day of event; Friends of City Park members: $90/person. 

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  • Celebration in the Oaks: Jingle Bells & Beer

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    Please join us for our inaugural holiday event created just for young adults – and those young at heart! Guests can ride on all the rides within City Park’s amusement park, under the beautiful lights of Celebration in the Oaks. Craft beers will be available throughout the amusement park, and “munchies” will be provided from local food vendors. Dancing to live music from local bands Gravy and Naughty Professor will make your bells jingle!
    Admission includes:
    * Unlimited rides at the amusement park, including the miniature train and carousel.
    * Unlimited beer, soft drinks and water from a variety of local distributors
    * Unlimited food for all guests, provided by local restaurants, grocery stores and vendors.
    The event is from 7pm to 10pm. This party requires casual attire (as opposed to the Preview Party where cocktail attire is necessary). 
    $35 FOCP members
    $40 general public (in advance)
    $45 general public (day of event)

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  • Celebration in the Oaks - The Last Night of the Season

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    The Last Night of the Season

    Join us tonight at Celebration in the Oaks! This event is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festivals in the country, with more than 165,000 visitors pouring into the park to see the magical winter spectacle. City Park’s famous oaks are swathed in hundreds of thousands of twinkling white lights and breathtaking light displays scattered throughout 20 gated acres of the park, including the Botanical Garden, Storyland, and Carousel Gardens and along the 2 mile train route.
    The 2014-2015 season:
    November 29th - January 4th (Closed: 12/24 and 12/31)
    Sunday - Thursday: 6pm -10pm AND Friday & Saturday: 6pm -11pm
    Admission: -Tickets: $8/person (you can buy at the gate, but we suggest avoiding lines by buying on www.CelebrationInTheOaks.com or click on the 'Buy Tickets' symbol to the left of this event.)
    -Children under 3 and Friends of City Park: Free
    Amusement Park Rides:
    -Train Ride: $4
    -Amusement Park Rides: $3/single ride ticket (excludes train)
    -$17/unlimited ride band (includes train)
     

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  • Friday Nights at NOMA - Movie in the Garden

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    Friday Nights at NOMA: Movies in the Garden
    This activity is at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
    Art on the Spot: 5-8 p.m.
    Discussion: Alexis Rockman with Brett Littman, Executive Director of the Drawing Center, 6 p.m. (in the auditorium)
    Artful Palate Cooking Demo: 6:30pm
    Film: Sunset Boulevard, at sundown
    Every Friday night, visit NOMA from 5-9pm for art activities and a variety of activities and performances which range from lectures, music performances, cooking demonstrations, art activities and films inspired by the current exhibitions.  Friday Nights at NOMA activities are free with museum admission.

  • Martini Madness

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    Join the Madness!  With guests gathered to sample 30 specialty martinis and enjoy delicious cuisine from 25 different New Orleans restaurants, it is a blast waiting to happen!  The event takes place from 8 to 11pm and features exciting raffle prizes, photo booth fun, a DJ to get help you get down on the dance floor and more.  All proceeds will fund the installation and decoration of the new Ladybug Rollercoaster station in Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

    Tickets are available to adults 21 years old or over for $50 general admission, $45 for FOCP members or $75 “Before the Madness” that includes reserved seating, VIP bar, and an extra hour of fun from 7 PM – 8 PM. Please click the Buy Tickets icon to the left of this paragraph to purchase tickets.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Tanya and Dorise

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    Usually seen performing on the streets in the French Quarter, violinist Tanya and guitarist Dorise bring their musical talents indoors for our concert series. Music is what brought Tanya from Taiwan, and Dorise from Connecticut to New Orleans. Tanya and Dorise will perform a variety of music, including jazz, blues, rock, and soul. Don’t miss this concert. It will be fun. For more about the band please visit: www.tanyandorise.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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