Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - James Andrews

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    If anyone can pull off aligning himself with the famous Louis Armstrong it’s trumpet extraordinaire – James Andrews. However bold this move may be, the New Orleans native earned the "Satchmo of the Ghetto" alias back in his Tremé neighborhood and the name still sizzles in the city.For more info please visit jamesandrewsmusic.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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  • 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!

  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    **Update: this class is full, but there is another class on November 7, 2015. Click here to get details.**

    In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! Bring your own bonsai pot if you wish as special bonsai soil will be provided. What to bring: sharp pair of scissors, garden gloves, and apron. Soil, wire, and a Juniper will be provided.
    The class will take place in the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden. The class is $35/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.
    A little about the instructor: Jim Osborne is a native to New Orleans and an “Award Winning Bonsai Artist” winning the 2008 Vaughn Banting award.  He has served as a Board of Director for the past seven years and is past Vice-President and past President of the Bonsai Society. He has displayed his personal bonsai collection in the fall and spring garden shows at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for many years. Jim has also displayed his bonsai at Art in Bloom in the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • 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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    Growing Gardeners: Watersheds and Us!
    In partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation
    Kids! Join us for a special Growing Gardeners class - activities this Saturday will focus on exploring the following questions: What is a watershed? What is my role in our watershed? What role does my garden play in the watershed, and how do we work together to keep things clean?!
    The class meets at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden. Children ages 6-9 welcome. Growing Gardeners class fee is $15 per class; $12 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Garden Party Concert

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    Join us for a Garden Party! Music that will dazzle: Glen David Andrews and New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band. Gates open at 4pm an there is free admission (donations are welcomed). This event will take place rain or shine. 

  • Thursdays at Twilight - Phil Melancon

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    Phil performs the musical spirit and style of his hometown, New Orleans.  Always entertaining and full of surprises, make sure you are there so you won’t miss a thing. 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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  • Lark in the Park

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    Patron Party 7:00pm – 8:00pm Gala 8:00pm-11:00pm

    Attire: Cocktail

    Join us for a fabulous Gala to celebrate New Orleans City Park! Ten years ago, in March 2005, the Board of Commissioners of the City Park Improvement Association approved a master plan to return a world-class urban park to the citizens of Greater New Orleans before the city’s 300th anniversary in 2018. No one would expect the devastation that City Park would face six months later in August 2005. With the insurmountable support of individuals and organizations like yours, New Orleans City Park has already undergone so many improvements that it can easily be considered one of the premiere urban parks in the world. Click the 'more information' below to get even more details. 

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  • March Plant and Rose Sale

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    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 - New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra

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    The New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra is an American revival orchestra that performs vintage American music popular from the 1890s through the early 1930s. The orchestra pays particular attention to the music of New Orleans, in addition to the well-known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and  Eubie Blake. 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.

  • Dog Day Afternoon

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    Dog Day Afternoon will take place at the Park's Big Lake area. The date is firm but the times may change without notice.
     

  • March CPIA Board Meeting

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    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the board room of the Administration Building at 4pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - James Rivers Movement

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    James Rivers is a New Orleans musical treasure. He plays a mixture of rock, progressive jazz, rhythm and blues and gospel; the sort of music that implies something for everybody when it’s played. Rivers, one of only three Jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments.  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
  • 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.

  • Easter Egg Hunt

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    At New Orleans City Park's Carousel Gardens! We hide more than 15,000 Easter eggs around the amusement park, including golden eggs with special prizes hidden inside. Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy face painting and more entertainment. Get more needed info here or click the 'More Informtaion' link at the bottom of this paragraph. Gates open at 9am and the event begins at 10am (but you may want to get in line a head of time). For information please call (504) 483-9402.

    Price: $4 per person – Under 12 months and Friends of City Park members get free admission. (Friends of City Park Members need to show their card. Not a member? Become one here!)

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  • Growing Gardeners

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    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    Theme: Spring Flowers

    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.

  • Lessons with Lee -  “Growing Vegetables”

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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!
    This class will be an overview of the spring/summer vegetables to grow in your garden. Lessons will cover the types of veggies to grow from seed to harvest. 
    “Growing Vegetables” 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.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - James Andrews

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    If anyone can pull off aligning himself with the famous Louis Armstrong it’s trumpet extraordinaire – James Andrews. However bold this move may be, the New Orleans native earned the "Satchmo of the Ghetto" alias back in his Tremé neighborhood and the name still sizzles in the city.For more info please visit jamesandrewsmusic.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
  • 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!

  • Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

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    **Update: this class is full, but there is another class on November 7, 2015. Click here to get details.**

    In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! Bring your own bonsai pot if you wish as special bonsai soil will be provided. What to bring: sharp pair of scissors, garden gloves, and apron. Soil, wire, and a Juniper will be provided.
    The class will take place in the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden. The class is $35/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.
    A little about the instructor: Jim Osborne is a native to New Orleans and an “Award Winning Bonsai Artist” winning the 2008 Vaughn Banting award.  He has served as a Board of Director for the past seven years and is past Vice-President and past President of the Bonsai Society. He has displayed his personal bonsai collection in the fall and spring garden shows at the New Orleans Botanical Garden for many years. Jim has also displayed his bonsai at Art in Bloom in the New Orleans Museum of Art.

  • 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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Growing Gardeners: Watersheds and Us!
    In partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation
    Kids! Join us for a special Growing Gardeners class - activities this Saturday will focus on exploring the following questions: What is a watershed? What is my role in our watershed? What role does my garden play in the watershed, and how do we work together to keep things clean?!
    The class meets at the front entrance of the Botanical Garden. Children ages 6-9 welcome. Growing Gardeners class fee is $15 per class; $12 per class if you register for 6 classes at once! For more information and to register, call 483-9470 or e-mail nobgeducation@nocp.org.

  • Garden Party Concert

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    Join us for a Garden Party! Music that will dazzle: Glen David Andrews and New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band. Gates open at 4pm an there is free admission (donations are welcomed). This event will take place rain or shine.