Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Native Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenNature

    Native Plant sale on 2 Celebration Drive at Pelican Greenhouse. This special sale with a special time, gates open at 10 AM. Native plants only!
    Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. Special guest, Wendy Rihner from the Audubon Society, will be giving out information on bird friendly gardening.

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  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Melvin Stovall in the Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Dr. Joe Willis of the LSU Ag Center will educate you on everything you ever wanted to know about local peppers.  Chef Melvin Stovall, known for his vegan Chinese pop-up, Midnight Noodle, will show participants what to do with these spicy native plants.  Chef Stovall will have spicy dishes to taste and a take-away to help recreate at home.

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  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party (21+)

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksMusic

    One of the premier parties of the holiday season in New Orleans, this dazzling soiree kicks off the annual lights display. Guests get the first glimpse of the lights and are given exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route. Enjoy food and spirits from over 30 restaurants while dancing to live music.

    Please note:

    -Holiday cocktail attire required (no jeans) You will be turned away at the door if you arrive not in at least cocktail attire.
    -No one under 21 years old will be admitted.
    -All sales are final – no refunds or rain checks are given.

    Please email Natalie at NWeiss@nocp.org for details on how to become a vendor.

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  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    November topic: Garden Preservation
    As the fall harvest comes to a close, Growing Gardeners will spend this month learning all about preservation in the garden. From seed collecting to pickling, Growing Gardeners practice techniques to preserve their vegetables for future planting and eating!
     

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Family Party

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksKid Friendly

    This event takes place in Carousel Gardens. Join us in celebrating the start of the season! This is a party for the whole family and the whole family will have a blast! Tickets for this event tend to sell out before the event. Don't wait to get yours. Only a certain number of tickets will be sold, and once sold out, no tickets will be sold at the door. Kids get the royal holiday treatment at their own Celebration in the Oaks Party and – bonus! – mom and dad can enjoy this family experience without lifting a finger. Your little ones will feel like the kings and queens of the ball at this fun-filled party. Click 'more information' to get specifi details and to purchase tickets.

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  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in the New Orleans Botanical Garden at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Turkey Day Race

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    This event takes place at Roosevelt Mall. This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Super Saturday Volunteer Day

    ActivitiesVolunteering Events

    Join us for a morning of volunteering in New Orleans City Park! We cannot keep the Park looking as good as it does without the help from the community. Meet a little before 9am and work until noon. To sign up and get details on that day's meet-up location, contact Tyler Havens at thavens@nocp.org. Always wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. We are very appreciate of al of our volunteers.

  • Growing Gardeners

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Join us for a fabulous garden experience!
    Growing Gardeners is our program for children ages six to nine who want to have some fun in our garden, and learn about—and play with—plants, food, and ecosystems
    There’s so much to do in the Botanical Garden, and we would love to help your child do it all. Classes cost $17 each, but are $14 when you register for six classes (three months) at one time.

    To register call 483-9470 or email nobgeducation@nocp.org

    Garden Holiday Crafts
    This month, Growing Gardeners kick off the holiday season in style! Filled with garden inspired treats, crafts, and games, join the Growing Gardeners for a fun-filled holiday celebration.

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  • Celebration in the Oaks Run/Walk

    ActivitiesCelebration in the OaksSports and Recreation

    This event takes place on the southside of the Park 2 pm to 4:30 pm. This event may possibly start or end at a different time than listed here. This is not a City Park event (we are only the venue). For details about the event, please reach out to the event directors. For more information street closures, please contact Natalie at nweiss@nocp.org.

  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • NOLA City Barks inaugural “Howliday Market & Parade”

    Activities

    The holidays are for the dogs! Friends - both human and doggie - celebrate at NOLA City Barks inaugural “Howliday Market & Parade”.

    Location: New Orleans City Park’s Great Lawn at 6 Victory Drive 

    There will be holiday gifts, arts & crafts and pet products for sale. Santa will be there for special photos. Join the costume contest judged by local celebrities and a parade led by representatives from several of New Orleans Mardi Gras walking groups. Fun will include music, raffle, food and, of course, rescue dogs will be in attendance.

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  • Free Zumba Class

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Join your friends for free Zumba classes at the Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. New Orleans City Park and Ochsner are excited to bring the community yet another way to exercise in the Park. Come ready to dance away stress and have some fun. Wear appropriate workout attire, gym shoes, and bring H2O as you’ll work up a sweat! Though the class will be offered rain or shine, should you be curious about a class please call 733-1600.
    Saturdays through December 2019
    Time: 8 am until 8:45 am
    Where:  The Peristyle in New Orleans City Park (near the intersection of Dreyfous and Anseman)
    Cost: Free and no reservations are needed
    For further information, call 733-1600.

  • Native Plant Sale

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenNature

    Native Plant sale on 2 Celebration Drive at Pelican Greenhouse. This special sale with a special time, gates open at 10 AM. Native plants only!
    Bring a wagon and arrive early for best selection. Special guest, Wendy Rihner from the Audubon Society, will be giving out information on bird friendly gardening.

    More Information
  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Melvin Stovall in the Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Dr. Joe Willis of the LSU Ag Center will educate you on everything you ever wanted to know about local peppers.  Chef Melvin Stovall, known for his vegan Chinese pop-up, Midnight Noodle, will show participants what to do with these spicy native plants.  Chef Stovall will have spicy dishes to taste and a take-away to help recreate at home.

    More information

  • Little Acorns

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKid Friendly

    Kids ages 18 months – 4 years join us under the Alferez Oak in The New Orleans Botanical Garden for an hour of fun! Each meeting we will read a story, do a hands-on activity and have a healthy snack! $3 per child, Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. 

    Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

    More Information