From Hurricane Katrina to coronavirus, how Celebration in the Oaks is coming full circle


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In December 2005, swaths of New Orleans remained dark and empty because of Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters, and Celebration in the Oaks organizers faced a challenge. How to mount the drive-thru holiday lights show when downed trees marred City Park’s landscape and the storm had destroyed its electrical infrastructure? Their solution was to condense the event&rsquo...

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Vandalism at City Park Antique Carousel and Storyland Exceeds $10,000

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Vandalism at City Park Antique Carousel and Storyland Exceeds $10,000 City Park Asks the Public for Help Finding Assailants

Criminals broke into City Park’s Storyland and Carousel Gardens Amusement Park twice this past week. The vandals engaged in a rampage of destruction breaking doors, windows, and pieces of the 100-year-old Carousel and...

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New Orleans City Park Celebration in the Oaks 2020 Fundraiser Announcement

New Orleans City Park celebrates the 34th year of Celebration in the Oaks with the announcement of a change for the 2020 holiday season. The Celebration in the Oaks fundraiser will operate as a driving tour for the season. The Park decision was made to offer a safe opportunity for the people of the region to celebrate this holiday season. Staff has been working tirelessly to adapt the fundraiser to make it safe and operate...

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Changes Made for Iconic Ghosts in the Oaks Event in City Park

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Friends of City Park is proud to announce its popular Ghosts in the Oaks fundraiser will happen with support from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. The initiative will be different from previous years but the revenue created by this fundraiser will continue to give much needed support to New Orleans City Park.

Friends of City Park is thrilled to bring the families of New Orleans, Ghosts in the Oaks: A Haunting...

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Outdoor Dinners in the Botanical Garden

Miss restaurant quality food? Want to have an amazing experience while outdoors in the fresh air? The New Orleans Botanical Garden has answered the call with two outdoor dinners scheduled in September. Guests enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, greeted with a welcome cocktail, and directed to their table. At each dinner, guests will enjoy a three -course alfresco dining experience including wine and a specialty cocktail while in the magical Botanical Garden...

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