Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Bird Watching in City Park

    ActivitiesEducationNatureSports and Recreation

    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

    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.

  • Lessons with Lee -  “Integrated Pest Management”

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusic

    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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    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.

  • Give NOLA Day

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    On May 5, 2015, Friends of City Park is participating in GiveNOLA Day, the community’s one-day, online giving event. It is 24 hours of unprecedented giving, and it’s your chance to make a real difference, right here in our community.

    On May 5th we'll be celebrationg and welcoming your credit card donations - at the Carousel and new Ladybug Roller Coaster. For a minimun donation of $10/person (a credit cards donation) you get to ride as many times as you'd like, a drink and a piece of pizza from the all new Parker's Pizza cafe in Carousel Gardens.

    Join us from 5pm to 10pm!

    5pm – 7:30pm :ride the rides and get your face painted!

    7:30pm – 10pm: will be geared to a younger late night crowd with a DJ and Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo. Get more information by clicking here

  • Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series - Ronnie Kole

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • May Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenNature

    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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  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    New Orleans Botanical Garden Education Classes
    Theme: Exploring the Shade

    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.

  • Flower Pressing Workshop

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducation

    Come join us for a Flower Pressing workshop given by Mary Ellen Miller. Mary Ellen will teach you about flower selection, how to dry flowers, and how to design with pressed flowers in any craft project.  There will be a craft project that participants will make and take home just in time for Mother’s Day!

    The class will take place in the Garden Study Center in the Botanical Garden. The class is $15/person and pre-registration is required for all classes to ensure that a class is not canceled due to low enrollment. To register please call (504)483-9473 or email scapley@nocp.org. There is a class limit of 25 people. The class is an hour and a half long. The class is $15/person.

    A little about the instructor: Mary Ellen Miller, past President of the Federated Council of New Orleans Garden Clubs, gives so much to City Park and all New Orleanians through organizing the Scarecrow Trail at the Fall Garden Show and the garden club Christmas wreath project during the holidays along with decorating for the Celebration of the Oaks at City Park.

  • Garden Party Concert Tonya Boyd-Cannon

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusic

    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. Gates open at 5pm. Admission is free but donation are appreciated. No outside food or beverages permitted.

    Presented with support from the Robert and Shirley Haspel Fund.

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  • Thursdays at Twilight Concert Series - Bon Operatit!

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusicThursdays at Twilight

    Consists of New Orleans opera singers Lauren Mouney Gisclair, Jesse Nolan, and Mary Penick Akin. From la Bohéme to Phantom of the Opera, they perform a perfect pairing of opera and musical theatre hits that are sure to invigorate the senses.  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 bonoperatit.com.

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  • Bird Watching in City Park

    ActivitiesEducationNatureSports and Recreation

    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

    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.

  • Lessons with Lee -  “Integrated Pest Management”

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationNature

    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

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenMusic

    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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