Evenings with Enrique

A free event in the Botanical Garden

When: Wednesdays in April and October

Where: New Orleans Botanical Garden

Hours: 5pm to 8pm (Special Programming)

Parking: Street Parking and Parking Lot

Admission: free for LA residents

New Orleans Botanical Garden Announces "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden extends its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the months of April and October to celebrate "Evenings with Enrique." Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Located inside New Orleans City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the Works Progress Administration and showcases the Art Deco influences of three renowned talents of the era: architect Richard Koch, landscape architect William Wiedorn, and Enrique Alférez. In October 2015, the New Orleans Botanical Garden unveiled The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden, an 8,000sq. ft. park featuring 15 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist set within sweeping footpaths surrounded by lush tropical flowers and shrubs.

Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 15 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita food truck.

Free Hours: 10am to 8pm

Special Programming: 5pm to 8pm

Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue

2018 October dates and schedule: 

October 3rd: Manny Arteaga duo, Guitarist and singer from Venezuela
October 10th: Geovane Santos trio, Guitarist and singer from Brazil
October 17th: Patrice Fisher, Harpist and composer from New Orleans & Javier Olondo guitarist from Cuba
October 24th: Javier Gutierrez duo, Guitarist and singer from Bolivia
October 31st: Special Day of the Dead programming with Day of the Dead Alter by artist Cynthia Ramirez and music by Paky Saavedra, guitarist and composer from Honduras