New Orleans Botanical Garden Announces "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8pm every Wednesday during the month of April beginning Wednesday, April 4 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.
The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours every Wednesday during the month of April (April 5, 12, 19 and 26) until 8pm.
Free Hours: 10am to 8pm
Special Programing: 5pm to 8pm
April 4: Julio and Cesar: Guitarists from Guatemala
April 11: Raphael Bas: French guitarist, harmonica player, vocalist from France
April 18: Paky Saavedra: Composer, singer and guitarist from Honduras
April 25 : Manny Arteaga: Guitarist, vocalist from Venezuela
Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building at 5 Victory Avenue