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 Programing: 5pm to 8pm
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue