Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Flower Show: Spring Gardens Dance with Nature

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    The Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs presents their annual flower show! Join your friends in the Pavilion of Two Sisters at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enjoy the exhibit free with paid admission to the Botanical Garden. Free admission for Friends of City Park members. The show is 1pm to 4pm. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight - The Topcats

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    Inducted into the Louisiana music hall of fame in 2005, The Topcats have been performing together for over 25 years.  The Topcats have been recipients of numerous awards from Gambit, Offbeat, and New Orleans magazine for being one of the best bands in the city. Don’t miss this night of fun jam-packed music you want to hear. For more info please visit: www.thetopcats.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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  • Crescent City Classic

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    The Crescent City Classic race will take place at the Roosevelt Mall/Practice Track.  The date is firm but the times may change without notice.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

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    City Park hosts Super Saturday, a community volunteer event, and wants you to volunteer! Many groups from the community, including high schools, colleges, churches, service groups, and individuals, attend the event. Work assignments and tools are handed out at the Volunteer Center at 9:00am, and volunteers work until noon doing various tasks, including painting, pruning, raking, mulching, planting, and maintaining areas around City Park.
    Where to be: Volunteer Center at 1009 Harrison Avenue
    When to be there: 8:45am (work begins promptly at 9:00am)
    Who to call with questions or to sign up: Earl at (504)300-6394
    What to bring: Close-toed shoes or boots, a water bottle, sunscreen, bugspray, a brimmed hat, and snacks (if you’d like some).
    Why: Because volunteering for City Park feels great!

  • New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation 2015 Spring Symposium

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation is proud to present the 2015 Spring Symposium with lecturer Jenks Farmer. Jenks Farmer knows the value of old style, self-taught gardening and of new techniques of horticulture. With a reflective, soulful voice, he's guided gardeners, craftsmen, volunteers, and scientists and made gardens enjoyed by literally, hundreds of thousands of people a year. Jenks has shaped the vision of botanical gardens, historic gardens, parks, and his own organic flower farm.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    5pm: Cocktail Reception and Garden Tours; 6:15pm: Lecture; 7:pm: Q&A and Book Signing

    Ticket Price: $45/person

    Click the link below to register.

    Proceeds raised from this event will support the design and installation of an outdoor kitchen and green wall in the garden.

    Please click here or call 504-483-9473 for more information.  Purchase by clicking the buy now button below..

     
  • Thursdays at Twilight - The 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 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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  • Spring Garden Show

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    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational lectures, and family-friendly activities.
    April 11-12, 2015
    9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday

    -Plant and Garden Products, exhibits, and sales throughout the Garden
    -Discovery Zone for kids
    -Educational Programs
    -Speakers
    -Music and Arts & Crafts in the Azalea Garden
    Admission is $8 for Adults and Admission for children 5 to 12 is $4 per person
    Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free
    Buy tickets by clicking the Buy Tickets icon to the left of this paragraph.
    Click the "More Information" link below for speakers and more information.

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  • Grow Dat Farm Stand

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    Bring Home the Veggies and more! Check out the Farm Stand at Grow Dat Saturdays to purchase youth-grown produce in the City Park area’s only Saturday produce market. Get your weekly supply of fresh sustainably grown veggies, herbs, and cut flowers direct from the farm in City Park!
    Specialties include salad mix, arugula, lettuce, kale, chard, and a variety of herbs. Produce is grown and sold by youth employees who are training as young leaders through the work of organic farming. Youth will be providing free tours of our fields, eco-campus and bayou corridor. All proceeds will go to further our mission to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. Visitors can even take a tour while at the facility.
    Park Address: 150 Zachary Taylor Dr. (between Pan Am Stadium and Dog Park).
    For more information, email Sarah Howard at sarah@growdatyouthfarm.org, call 504.598.2743, or visit the website: www.growdatyouthfarm.org.

  • Spring Garden Show

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    The annual Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational lectures, and family-friendly activities.
    April 11-12, 2015
    9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday

    -Plant and Garden Products, exhibits, and sales throughout the Garden
    -Discovery Zone for kids
    -Educational Programs
    -Speakers
    -Music and Arts & Crafts in the Azalea Garden
    Admission is $8 for Adults and Admission for children 5 to 12 is $4 per person
    Children under 5 and Friends of City Park enter free
    Buy tickets by clicking the Buy Tickets icon to the left of this paragraph.
    Click the "More Information" link below for speakers and more information.

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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. For more info please visit paulsoniat.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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  • Grow Dat Farm Stand

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    Bring Home the Veggies and more! Check out the Farm Stand at Grow Dat Saturdays to purchase youth-grown produce in the City Park area’s only Saturday produce market. Get your weekly supply of fresh sustainably grown veggies, herbs, and cut flowers direct from the farm in City Park!
    Specialties include salad mix, arugula, lettuce, kale, chard, and a variety of herbs. Produce is grown and sold by youth employees who are training as young leaders through the work of organic farming. Youth will be providing free tours of our fields, eco-campus and bayou corridor. All proceeds will go to further our mission to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. Visitors can even take a tour while at the facility.
    Park Address: 150 Zachary Taylor Dr. (between Pan Am Stadium and Dog Park).
    For more information, email Sarah Howard at sarah@growdatyouthfarm.org, call 504.598.2743, or visit the website: www.growdatyouthfarm.org.

  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    Theme: Spring Fest

    Introduce your little green thumbs to the world of gardening! The Botanical Garden Growing Gardeners program introduces children to the fun of gardening while learning about (and playing with!) plants, food, and ecosystems. Meet at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden. Children ages 6-9 welcome. The fee is $15 per class. But it’s $12 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! *When paying in advance classes do not need to be used consecutively. For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • “Orchid Culture Basics”

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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 take a walk around the conservatory of two sisters and see our beautiful orchids.

    The class will take place in the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden. The class is $10/person and registration is required ahead of time. To register please call (504)483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. There is a class limit of 15 people. The class is one hour long. 
    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.

  • Iron Man race

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    The Iron Man race will take place around the Popp Fountain area and in Park streets  The date is firm but the times may change without notice.

  • Threadhead Thursday

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    Special Outdoor Concert – Threadhead Thursday
    Pre-Jazz Fest concert on the outdoor Robert B. Haspel stage featuring bands supported by the Threadhead Foundation. The event is 6pm to 11pm in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. 

    Music: Leroy Jones Quintet, Jimmy Carpenter Band with Special Guest Erica Falls, Marc Stone Band featuring Vasti Jackson, Paul Sanchez & Minimum Rage with Special Guests The Write Brothers.

    Free Admission (with a suggested $10 donation). Please bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

    For more info please visit the Threadhead Cultural Foundation website for more information. 

  • Bird Watching in City Park

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    Explore the Couturie Forest with Mark Meunier while enjoying a look at City Park’s avian inhabitants in the Couturie Forest. Mark will show you their habits and alert you to their calls. Appropriate walking attire and binoculars are needed. Meet at the Couturie Forest trailhead on Harrison Avenue in City Park

    Mark Meunier holds a B.A. in Biology from UNO. He is a naturalist and avid birder. He has attended several birding events including the Annual Grand Isle Bird Count and the St. Francisville Bird Fest. Mark has been a dedicated New Orleans Botanical Garden staff member for many years. Mark has been bird watching in this forest for many years and knows all the hiding places that birds rest.
    The class is Saturday, April 25 from 8am to 10am. The class is $10/person and Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment. The class is limited to 20 people. For more information or to register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.

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  • Flower Show: Spring Gardens Dance with Nature

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    The Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs presents their annual flower show! Join your friends in the Pavilion of Two Sisters at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park. Enjoy the exhibit free with paid admission to the Botanical Garden. Free admission for Friends of City Park members. The show is 1pm to 4pm. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight - The Topcats

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Inducted into the Louisiana music hall of fame in 2005, The Topcats have been performing together for over 25 years.  The Topcats have been recipients of numerous awards from Gambit, Offbeat, and New Orleans magazine for being one of the best bands in the city. Don’t miss this night of fun jam-packed music you want to hear. For more info please visit: www.thetopcats.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.

    More Information
  • Crescent City Classic

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    The Crescent City Classic race will take place at the Roosevelt Mall/Practice Track.  The date is firm but the times may change without notice.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

    ActivitiesNatureVolunteering Events

    City Park hosts Super Saturday, a community volunteer event, and wants you to volunteer! Many groups from the community, including high schools, colleges, churches, service groups, and individuals, attend the event. Work assignments and tools are handed out at the Volunteer Center at 9:00am, and volunteers work until noon doing various tasks, including painting, pruning, raking, mulching, planting, and maintaining areas around City Park.
    Where to be: Volunteer Center at 1009 Harrison Avenue
    When to be there: 8:45am (work begins promptly at 9:00am)
    Who to call with questions or to sign up: Earl at (504)300-6394
    What to bring: Close-toed shoes or boots, a water bottle, sunscreen, bugspray, a brimmed hat, and snacks (if you’d like some).
    Why: Because volunteering for City Park feels great!