Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • HIIT Class with lululemon

    ActivitiesFreeSports and Recreation

    Join your friends at the Peristyle for exercising fun in New Orleans City Park with lululemon. These events are free and open to the public. Each class is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Every month there will be a new instructor who will bring a new style. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) use intervals and a variety of movements, to raise your heart rate in a short amount of time. You can expect things like squats, push up variations, burpees, and lunges to name a few. Instructors may bring along free weights, kettle bells, jump ropes, and other accessories to enhance the class. Bring water to stay hydrated and a towel. If guest are required to bring anything else for a particular class lululemon will inform you via their Facebook event page. If you’d like to know more, want to know if a class is canceled due to weather, or have questions, call 504-833-5053 and ask for Lindsey Dennis or Brittany Garlepied.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Banu Gibson

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.  A powerful force on stage, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her wide range and versatility.  For more information about the band, visit banugibson.com. 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) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Zumba

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2017
    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.

  • Plant your mail: Handmade Seed Paper

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Learn the art of paper making by hand as we create postcard-sized sheets of paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Once dry, the paper can be planted to produce your own garden of wild flowers. The class is $20/person and it  kid friendly. THe class is limited to 20 participants and registration is required ahead of time. Should you have questions call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class is limited to 20 students.

    I little about the instructor: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and book artist at The Southern Letterpress. She has taught letterpress printing, paper-making 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 books are collected in private and public libraries around the country.

  • Zulu Picnic

    Activities

    This event takes place at the Festival Grounds. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    August: No Meeting

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the City Park Board Room in the Administration Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • HIIT Class with lululemon

    ActivitiesFreeSports and Recreation

    Join your friends at the Peristyle for exercising fun in New Orleans City Park with lululemon. These events are free and open to the public. Each class is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Every month there will be a new instructor who will bring a new style. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) use intervals and a variety of movements, to raise your heart rate in a short amount of time. You can expect things like squats, push up variations, burpees, and lunges to name a few. Instructors may bring along free weights, kettle bells, jump ropes, and other accessories to enhance the class. Bring water to stay hydrated and a towel. If guest are required to bring anything else for a particular class lululemon will inform you via their Facebook event page. If you’d like to know more, want to know if a class is canceled due to weather, or have questions, call 504-833-5053 and ask for Lindsey Dennis or Brittany Garlepied.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Rick Trolsen’s New Orleans Po’Boys

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Reminiscent of the renowned “George Girard and his New Orleans Five” that lit up Bourbon Street as a regular fixture in the 1950s at the Famous Door, the Po-Boys’ repertoire include both familiar and traditional New Orleans music along with some original tunes. 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) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Zumba

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2017
    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.

  • Holiday Hours - Labor Day 2017

    Activities

    OPEN:
    City Putt –10am to 10pm (last rental at 9pm)
    Carousel Gardens – 11am to 5pm
    Storyland – 10am to 5pm
    Botanical Garden – 10am to 5pm(last entry at 4pm)
    Tolmas Visitor Center – 10am to 5pm
    Bayou Oaks at City Park (Golf) – 7am to 7pm
    Bayou Oaks at City Park (Golf) Driving Range – 7am to 8pm
    Tennis Complex – 7am to noon
    Administration Building - closed
    Morning Call – 24/7

  • 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. 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) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit lenaprima.com.
     

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  • Red Run

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    This event takes place at the walking path at the Festival Grounds. Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details and road closure information.

  • Zumba

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2017
    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.

  • Plant Sale - September

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    The Pelican Greenhouse is located just off Henry Thomas (Golf) Drive just south of the I-610 underpass. Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. The Plant Sale from 9am to noon and admission is free. For additional information call 504-483-9464 or e-mail plants@nocp.org for a list of plants that will be available for sale. Please click ‘More Information’ below if you would like more details and an insider plant sale tip.

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

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    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. 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) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit wandarouzan.com.
     

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  • 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.

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  • Martini Madness

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Join Friends of City Park at the Arbor Room and Popp Fountain to taste over 25 specialty martinis from Republic National Distributing Company and enjoy delectable cuisine from over 20 of New Orleans’ best restaurants. The evening will include an exciting raffle, photobooth fun, music, and more! All tickets cover food and drinks for the duration of the fundraiser. Martini Madness is on Friday, September 15th from 8pm to 11pm.

    Martini Co-Chairs: Kim Payne Allen, Makenzie Hill, and Sally Boyce Rinehart

    All proceeds benefit the restoration of Popp Bandstand.  This historic structure is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!

    Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Tim Laughlin

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    With the beginning of the twenty-first century comes a core of musicians with fresh and imaginative ideas for this timeless American art form know as “Jazz”. This is especially true in New Orleans and clarinetist Tim Laughlin is indeed one of these musicians. 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) ahead of time and bring with you to the event. For more information about the music, visit timlaughlin.com.
     

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  • “Planting a Succulent Ball” Class

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    Succulents are all the craze right now and our resident succulent know-it-all, Meg McNutt, will give students an introduction to the succulents and their care. Learn by creating a 6” moss hanging ball with succulents! The class runs 10:30am to noon and is $30/person. There is a limit to 20 participants and registration and payment is required by September 15th, 2017. For more details and to register, call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org.

    A little about the instructor: Meg has been a garden volunteer and Master Gardener for many years. She propagates succulents for the New Orleans Botanical Plant Sales as well as making creative gifts of succulents in our gift shop.

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • HIIT Class with lululemon

    ActivitiesFreeSports and Recreation

    Join your friends at the Peristyle for exercising fun in New Orleans City Park with lululemon. These events are free and open to the public. Each class is from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Every month there will be a new instructor who will bring a new style. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) use intervals and a variety of movements, to raise your heart rate in a short amount of time. You can expect things like squats, push up variations, burpees, and lunges to name a few. Instructors may bring along free weights, kettle bells, jump ropes, and other accessories to enhance the class. Bring water to stay hydrated and a towel. If guest are required to bring anything else for a particular class lululemon will inform you via their Facebook event page. If you’d like to know more, want to know if a class is canceled due to weather, or have questions, call 504-833-5053 and ask for Lindsey Dennis or Brittany Garlepied.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Banu Gibson

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.  A powerful force on stage, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her wide range and versatility.  For more information about the band, visit banugibson.com. 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) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Thursdays at Twilight -Banu Gibson

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Gibson stands virtually at the top of her field. A superior and swinging jazz singer, Banu is one of the few vocalists of her generation to maintain exclusive loyalty to songs of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s.  A powerful force on stage, her enthusiasm and showmanship are highlighted by her wide range and versatility.  For more information about the band, visit banugibson.com. 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) ahead of time and bring with you to the event.
     

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  • Long Term Road Closure within New Orleans City Park

    Activities

    Part of the road encircling New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) will be closed for more than one year.

    NOMA will be addressing damages to the basement of their building caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The southwest quadrant of the circular roadway will be closed.

    Signs will be erected to direct vehicular traffic during the closure.  Anseman Avenue will be turned into a two-way drive between Dreyfous Drive and Victory Avenue.  Dueling Oaks Drive will be a one way in the direction of NOMA.

  • Zumba

    ActivitiesFreeSports 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! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2017
    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.

  • Plant your mail: Handmade Seed Paper

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Learn the art of paper making by hand as we create postcard-sized sheets of paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Once dry, the paper can be planted to produce your own garden of wild flowers. The class is $20/person and it  kid friendly. THe class is limited to 20 participants and registration is required ahead of time. Should you have questions call 504-483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. The class is limited to 20 students.

    I little about the instructor: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and book artist at The Southern Letterpress. She has taught letterpress printing, paper-making 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 books are collected in private and public libraries around the country.