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Happenings all around City Park

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lessons with Lee -  “Integrated Pest Management”

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    The New Orleans Botanical Garden is proud to present a new monthly horticulture series called, Lessons with Lee. Lessons are taught by Lee Rouse, LSU AgCenter, Horticulture Extension Agent, Orleans Parish. Each month classes are offered there will be a new seasonal topic. The classes will be horticulture lessons that you can use at home!
    Learn this new term for managing your pest problems in your garden. This class will teach a systematic approach of organic and conventional pesticides, as well as how to calibrate a home sprayer.
    “Integrated Pest Management” will take place in the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden. The class is $10/person and registration is required ahead of time. The class is 2 hours.To register please call (504)483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.

  • Garden Party Concert

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    The Backbeat Foundation presents a Garden Party at the New Orleans Botanical Garden in New Orleans City Park. The event will run rain or shine! Come listen to live music at the Robert B. Haspel Garden Stage. This event starts at 7pm. No outside food or beverages permitted. Garden Party Concert: Royal Southern Brotherhood: Cyril Neville, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooten, Bart Walker, Tyrone Vaughan and Neville Jacobs, Ivan Neville and Cris Jacobs featuring Tony Hall & Brady Blade. Please email tickets@backbeatfoundation.org for more details and tickets. 

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  • Grow Dat Farm Stand

    ActivitiesEducationKid FriendlyNature

    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.

  • ‘Beginning with Bees’ Class

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    A complete overview of the equipment and considerations for individuals considering beekeeping as a hobby.
    A little about the instructor: Russell Harris, a resident of Slidell, has been keeping honeybees as a hobby since 2004. Harris studied beekeeping in graduate school and and started his first hive with a feral colony he collected from under a trailer home. He works as Senior Horticulturist for Rotolo Consultants, Inc. (RCI) and has BS and MS degrees in horticulture.
    The class is from 10:30am until noon. The class will take place 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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series - Ronnie Kole

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    Jazz pianist Ronnie Kole's smooth sound and elegant demeanor have earned him respect from musicians across the globe. Kole sharpened his skills in Al Hirt’s club and Kole's Corner on Bourbon Street. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and has recorded 32 cd/lp's. This New Orleans-based pianist keeps busy performing concerts across the United States, Europe and Asia. 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. For more information on the band please visit their website ronniekole.com.

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  • National Public Gardens Day

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    Public gardens are a fun activity for families, couples, and enthusiasts, providing a low-cost, entertaining, and beautiful community outing while providing important resources, education and research on environmental stewardship and conservation. National Public Gardens Day was created as a way to help educate the community about the important role Public Gardens play.

    On May 8, 2015 we will be offering visitors time to enjoy the beauty of the Botanical Garden while learning about the New Orleans Botanical Garden's commitment to education.
    With paid admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden, tours will be given at no charge to the patron. Tours begin at 10:30am, 1pm, and 3pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour begins. Each tour last one hour and 30 minutes depending on questions. Meet at the entrance of the Botnaical Garden. Limit to 15 people in groups but all individuals are welcome. There is no need to register ahead of time. For more information please click here.

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  • Grow Dat Farm Stand

    ActivitiesEducationKid FriendlyNature

    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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    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”

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    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.

  • Threadhead Thursday

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusic

    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.