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  • The Vietnam Wall in New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Date:  July 29, 2016

    Contact:  The Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication 

    Telephone:   703-614-1034
               

    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BRINGS A SCALED VERSION OF THE VIETNAM WALL TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

    NEW ORLEANS, LA- Veterans and active duty members of America’s Armed Services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, the scaled replica of the Vietnam Wall is just one way we can remember the sacrifices of those that gave all during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps invites you visit the wall when it visits New Orleans in City Park from August 25-28, 2016. The event opens at 2pm on Thursday, August 25th and is open 24/7 through Sunday, August 28th at 6am. A Wreath Laying and Commemoration Ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at 10am in City Park on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn next to the Wall.

    The United States Marine Corps brings this wall to you as a part of its Commemorative Plan to honor and remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps is a Commemorative Partner of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Vietnam Commemoration Office. One of the objectives of this office is to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these Veterans.

    The wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. Across its 360-foot length the wall contains every single name etched on the original. At its apex, the memorial is an impressive eight feet tall.

    For more detailed information about this event, please contact the Office of Marine Corps Communications, Community Relations section at 703-614-1034 or visit www.marines.mil

  • Free Zumba Classes in New Orleans City Park

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Rain or shine!
    Saturdays: May 14th through September 24th (2016)
    TIME: 8 am until 8:45 am
    WHERE:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    COST: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information call 733-1600.

  • Zulu Picnic

    Activities

    This event is in City Park. More details will be available as the date draws closer. Should you have a question about street closures, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org. Should you have questions about the event, please contact the event managers and not City Park.

  • Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenThursdays at Twilight

    The Honky Tonk Revue plays vintage Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and Classic Country music with a heavy dose of Western Swing.  They have a deep-seated love and appreciation for the tried and true Honky Tonk sound.  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 $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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the band visit this link.
     

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  • Louisiana Seafood Festival

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    This event is in City Park. The event runs September 2-4. More details will be available as the date draws closer. Should you have a question about street closures, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org. Should you have questions about the event, please contact the event managers and not City Park.

  • Free Zumba Classes in New Orleans City Park

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Rain or shine!
    Saturdays: May 14th through September 24th (2016)
    TIME: 8 am until 8:45 am
    WHERE:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    COST: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information call 733-1600.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

    ActivitiesVolunteering 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 9am, 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 9am)
    Who to call with questions or to sign up: Tyler at (504) 483-9459
    What to bring: Close-toed shoes or boots, a water bottle, sunscreen, bug spray, a brimmed hat, and snacks (if you’d like some).
    Why: Because volunteering for City Park feels great!

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Lena Prima

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    To some performers, having a legendary father might be daunting. Not for Lena Prima. Born in show business and raised on the road with her famous dad, the singer/songwriter/artist has earned her own reputation around the country for her energetic charismatic performances. She will perform songs of her father as well as some of her original tunes. 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 $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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the band visit this link.
     

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  • Red Run

    Activities

    This event is a race in City Park. More details will be available as the date draws closer. Should you have a question about a race or street closures, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org.

  • Free Zumba Classes in New Orleans City Park

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Rain or shine!
    Saturdays: May 14th through September 24th (2016)
    TIME: 8 am until 8:45 am
    WHERE:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    COST: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information call 733-1600.

  • “Papermaking with Plants from City Park” Class

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Learn how to make handmade paper! We’ll explore how to make paper from two plants that grow in abundance in City Park: banana tree and pampas grass. Participants will learn about fiber preparation and the history of papermaking. Each participant will make their own sheets of paper from both fibers to take home and use. This class will run 9am to noon and is $35/person.  Pre-registration/payment is required for this workshop due to class limit of 20 people. A little about the instructor: Instructor: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and book artist at The Southern Letterpress. She has taught letterpress printing, papermaking book arts and graphic design at University of Alabama and Mississippi University for Women. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from Book Arts Program at University of Alabama. Her artists’ books are collected in private and public libraries around the country.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Tanya and Dorise

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Usually seen perfoming 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. 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 $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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the band visit this link.
     

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  • Walk for Recovery

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    This event is a race in City Park. More details will be available as the date draws closer. Should you have a question about a race or street closures, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org.

  • Free Zumba Classes in New Orleans City Park

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Rain or shine!
    Saturdays: May 14th through September 24th (2016)
    TIME: 8 am until 8:45 am
    WHERE:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    COST: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information call 733-1600.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Dapper Dandies

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    The Dapper Dandies are a part of a new generation of New Orleans musicians bringing back the sounds of traditional jazz. They feature the beautiful vocal stylings of Caroline Fourmy, improvisational wailing horns and a hard charging acoustic rhythm section.  Whether you’re looking to dance until there are holes in the soles of your shoes or just sit back and let yourself be taken away by angelic vocals and lovely harmonies, the Dapper Dandies will provide you with a night you will not soon forget.  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 $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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the band visit this link.
     

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  • NOLA On Tap

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    This event is in City Park. More details will be available as the date draws closer. Should you have a question about street closures, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org. Should you have questions about the event, please contact the event managers and not City Park.

  • Free Zumba Classes in New Orleans City Park

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Rain or shine!
    Saturdays: May 14th through September 24th (2016)
    TIME: 8 am until 8:45 am
    WHERE:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    COST: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information call 733-1600.

  • “Orchids 101” Class

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenNature

    Everything you need to know to successfully grow orchids in New Orleans. Larry will go through the types of orchids, how do get them to flower, maintenance, and much more!  The class will run from 10am to 11am and is $12/person. Pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment. To register call 483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. 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.


     

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Wanda Rouzan and A Taste of New Orleans

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Wanda is known as one of the Crescent City’s premier musical ambassadors. She and her band, “A Taste of New Orleans”, has toured the United States, Australia, Europe, Brazil and Japan, taking her music all over the world. Wanda fuses Blues and Jazz, Gospel and Soul, into a ‘jump on your feet and sing along’ music revival. Rouzan was honored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival when her Grand Marshall portrait graced the 1999 promotional poster and program book commemorating its 30th anniversary. 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 $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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the band visit this link.
     

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  • The Vietnam Wall in New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Date:  July 29, 2016

    Contact:  The Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication 

    Telephone:   703-614-1034
               

    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BRINGS A SCALED VERSION OF THE VIETNAM WALL TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

    NEW ORLEANS, LA- Veterans and active duty members of America’s Armed Services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, the scaled replica of the Vietnam Wall is just one way we can remember the sacrifices of those that gave all during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps invites you visit the wall when it visits New Orleans in City Park from August 25-28, 2016. The event opens at 2pm on Thursday, August 25th and is open 24/7 through Sunday, August 28th at 6am. A Wreath Laying and Commemoration Ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at 10am in City Park on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn next to the Wall.

    The United States Marine Corps brings this wall to you as a part of its Commemorative Plan to honor and remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps is a Commemorative Partner of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Vietnam Commemoration Office. One of the objectives of this office is to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these Veterans.

    The wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. Across its 360-foot length the wall contains every single name etched on the original. At its apex, the memorial is an impressive eight feet tall.

    For more detailed information about this event, please contact the Office of Marine Corps Communications, Community Relations section at 703-614-1034 or visit www.marines.mil

  • The Vietnam Wall in New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Date:  July 29, 2016

    Contact:  The Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication 

    Telephone:   703-614-1034
               

    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BRINGS A SCALED VERSION OF THE VIETNAM WALL TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

    NEW ORLEANS, LA- Veterans and active duty members of America’s Armed Services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, the scaled replica of the Vietnam Wall is just one way we can remember the sacrifices of those that gave all during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps invites you visit the wall when it visits New Orleans in City Park from August 25-28, 2016. The event opens at 2pm on Thursday, August 25th and is open 24/7 through Sunday, August 28th at 6am. A Wreath Laying and Commemoration Ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at 10am in City Park on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn next to the Wall.

    The United States Marine Corps brings this wall to you as a part of its Commemorative Plan to honor and remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps is a Commemorative Partner of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Vietnam Commemoration Office. One of the objectives of this office is to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these Veterans.

    The wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. Across its 360-foot length the wall contains every single name etched on the original. At its apex, the memorial is an impressive eight feet tall.

    For more detailed information about this event, please contact the Office of Marine Corps Communications, Community Relations section at 703-614-1034 or visit www.marines.mil

  • Free Zumba Classes in New Orleans City Park

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center, and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Rain or shine!
    Saturdays: May 14th through September 24th (2016)
    TIME: 8 am until 8:45 am
    WHERE:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    COST: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information call 733-1600.

  • The Vietnam Wall in New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Date:  July 29, 2016

    Contact:  The Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication 

    Telephone:   703-614-1034
               

    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BRINGS A SCALED VERSION OF THE VIETNAM WALL TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

    NEW ORLEANS, LA- Veterans and active duty members of America’s Armed Services travel great distances and make great sacrifices to preserve and protect freedom and liberty, the scaled replica of the Vietnam Wall is just one way we can remember the sacrifices of those that gave all during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps invites you visit the wall when it visits New Orleans in City Park from August 25-28, 2016. The event opens at 2pm on Thursday, August 25th and is open 24/7 through Sunday, August 28th at 6am. A Wreath Laying and Commemoration Ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans is scheduled for Saturday, August 27th at 10am in City Park on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn next to the Wall.

    The United States Marine Corps brings this wall to you as a part of its Commemorative Plan to honor and remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps is a Commemorative Partner of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Vietnam Commemoration Office. One of the objectives of this office is to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these Veterans.

    The wall is an 80 percent scale version of the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. Across its 360-foot length the wall contains every single name etched on the original. At its apex, the memorial is an impressive eight feet tall.

    For more detailed information about this event, please contact the Office of Marine Corps Communications, Community Relations section at 703-614-1034 or visit www.marines.mil

  • Zulu Picnic

    Activities

    This event is in City Park. More details will be available as the date draws closer. Should you have a question about street closures, please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org. Should you have questions about the event, please contact the event managers and not City Park.

  • Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenThursdays at Twilight

    The Honky Tonk Revue plays vintage Honky Tonk, Rockabilly and Classic Country music with a heavy dose of Western Swing.  They have a deep-seated love and appreciation for the tried and true Honky Tonk sound.  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 $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. Please remember to print your ticket(s) out ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the band visit this link.
     

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