WHAT: Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! Celebrate the earth and learn how we can build a healthier relationship with our natural spaces. The event will have exhibitors, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, and of course delicious food. The event will take place along Victory Avenue on the plaza in front of the Oscar J. Tolmas Center (5 Victory Avenue).
This celebration promises:
-Guidance on leading a more environmentally responsible lifestyle:
Local businesses and non-profit organizations that contribute to an environmentally-conscience way of life will have booths and will welcome questions from visitors. Whether it is growing food, food preservation, solar energy, natural products, composting, or permaculture, Earth Day will have resources for you.
- Native plant sale by the New Orleans City Park Pelican Greenhouse
-Activities and crafts for kids
-Live acoustic music by The Necessary Gentleman
Delgado School of Culinary Arts will perform cooking demos using local and organic ingredients to make healthy dishes
-Free yoga classes from 5 pm to 6 pm by Balance Yoga & Wellness
-Food, wine, and beer available for purchase
Food Trucks: Crepes a la Carte and La Concinita, will be at the event using compostable materials. The public may bring their own refreshments. They are encouraged to bring food and drinks in reusable and/or recyclable containers to reduce landfill waste.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm
WHERE: Along Victory Drive in between the Tolmas Center (5 Victory Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124) and the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn.
There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot across from the entrance to the Botanical Garden. We encourage visitors to ride their bike. Victory and Dreyfous will be closed before and during the event.
COST: Free (donations are accepted)
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: “New Orleans City Park is proud to provide this event to the public. There is always something new to be learned and we love having New Orleans City Park’s Earth Day celebration be a hub for information about environmental consciousness,” says Bob Becker, New Orleans City Park CEO.
CONTACT: For Further Information reach out to Susan Capley at (504) 483-9473.
THE AFTER PARTY: Visit Earth Day then walk across Victory Drive to listen to the Louisiana Philharmonic in Swing in the Oaks on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. This is another free event and there is no bad seat to listen to the live music.To learn more about Swing in the Oaks, please visit this link.