Calendar Of Events

Happenings all around City Park

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  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!  Click here for info and tickets.

    More Information
  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park to close early

    Activities

    Saturday Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20th the amusement park will close early at 2pm for Ghosts in the Oaks.

  • Scout Island Scream Park

    Activities

    Scout Island Scream Park is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. Attendees enjoy music, food, entertainment, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and horror haunts filled with thrills and chills.
    Knowing every age will enjoy Scout Island Scream Park, including those maybe too young for the horror haunts, a daytime festival has been added this year.
    DAYTIME: Bring the whole family to celebrate at The Kid Zone for Halloween themed festive fun. Guests can board old fashioned tractor-pulled wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter. Kids will love a large bounce house, kid-sized carnival rides, and kid focused magical entertainment featuring The Boogie Spookatular, a cartoon based animated musical adventure.
    NIGHT TIME: And as night falls, Scout Island Scream Park evolves into a dark carnival of unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special FX, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by the artists of The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with these infamous creatures of the night. Plus enjoy live music on special event nights.

    Special timed events:
    11pm to 5pm Insta-Gator Ranch "Catch Pools"  in Kids Zone
    12pm to 4pm Macaroni Kids Arts and Crafts in Kids Zone
    2pm to 3pm Karaoke with Princesses  in the Kids Zone
    4:30pm to 5:30pm Crescent City Magic in Kids Zone

    More Information
  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the City Park Board Room in the Administration Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Dinner with Chef Alex Harrell and Chef Joaquin Rodas in the Kitchen in the Garden Chef Series

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Chef Alex Harrell of Elysian Bar and Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal are bringing their backyard “winescentric” party vibes to this family-style dinner with wines curated by the Bacchanal team.  Presented by René Fransen & Eddie Bonin.  

    More information

  • Evenings with Enrique - Patrice Fisher and Javier Olondo

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKitchen in the GardenMusicNature

    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 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.  This week features Patrice Fisher, harpist from New Orleans, and Javier Olondo, guitarist from Cuba.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".  

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

    More information

  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Wilfredo Avelar in the Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Learn how to make the perfect tortilla with Chef Will Alevar! In this demonstration, Chef Alevar will share his family tradition of making the dough, forming the tortilla and cooking them to perfection as well as recipes for his favorite taco fillings. 

    More information

  • Football Game

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Football Game: Cohen vs S. Plaq.
    Location: Pan American Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • VooDoo Music Experience

    ActivitiesMusic

    This is a large event in the Park. Always contact festival directors directly with questions (City Park does not run this event. City Park is a venue). There will be roads and parts of the Park closed leading up to, during, and after this event. 

  • Halloween at City Putt

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Celebrate Halloween at City Putt with a round of mini golf and some extra treats! The event runs October 25, 26, 27 from 2pm to 9pm. For $9 per adult and $7 per child, enjoy a round of mini golf, a sweet treat and candy, craft table for the kids, and a free raffle ticket! Buy your tickets at the door.

  • Football Game

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Football Game: MCD35 vs Kipp
    Location: Pan American Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Scout Island Scream Park

    Activities

    Scout Island Scream Park is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. Attendees enjoy music, food, entertainment, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and horror haunts filled with thrills and chills.
    Knowing every age will enjoy Scout Island Scream Park, including those maybe too young for the horror haunts, a daytime festival has been added this year.
    DAYTIME: Bring the whole family to celebrate at The Kid Zone for Halloween themed festive fun. Guests can board old fashioned tractor-pulled wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter. Kids will love a large bounce house, kid-sized carnival rides, and kid focused magical entertainment featuring The Boogie Spookatular, a cartoon based animated musical adventure.
    NIGHT TIME: And as night falls, Scout Island Scream Park evolves into a dark carnival of unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special FX, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by the artists of The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with these infamous creatures of the night. Plus enjoy live music on special event nights.

    Special timed events:
    6pm to midnight: My Bloody Homecoming on Main Stage

    More Information
  • Boos and Brews

    Activities

    A spook-tacular Halloween fundraising event at City Park for those 21+. Party with unlimited rides, open beer bars, and more. Click 'more information' for details and tickets. 

    More Information
  • Cross Country

    Activities

    Cross Country:  Jack Schommer Invitational (Brother Martin)
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@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.

  • Football Game

    Activities

    Football Game: Easton vs McMain
    Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

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  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Ghosts in the Oaks (Friends of City Park event)

    ActivitiesFriends of City ParkKid Friendly

    Celebrate at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Children of all ages enjoy balloon animals by Party Peeple, air-brush face painting by Pirate Ink and musical entertainment by Catalyst Event Solutions.  Proceeds from Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!  Click here for info and tickets.

    More Information
  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park to close early

    Activities

    Saturday Oct. 19 and Sunday Oct. 20th the amusement park will close early at 2pm for Ghosts in the Oaks.

  • Scout Island Scream Park

    Activities

    Scout Island Scream Park is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. Attendees enjoy music, food, entertainment, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and horror haunts filled with thrills and chills.
    Knowing every age will enjoy Scout Island Scream Park, including those maybe too young for the horror haunts, a daytime festival has been added this year.
    DAYTIME: Bring the whole family to celebrate at The Kid Zone for Halloween themed festive fun. Guests can board old fashioned tractor-pulled wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter. Kids will love a large bounce house, kid-sized carnival rides, and kid focused magical entertainment featuring The Boogie Spookatular, a cartoon based animated musical adventure.
    NIGHT TIME: And as night falls, Scout Island Scream Park evolves into a dark carnival of unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special FX, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by the artists of The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with these infamous creatures of the night. Plus enjoy live music on special event nights.

    Special timed events:
    11pm to 5pm Insta-Gator Ranch "Catch Pools"  in Kids Zone
    12pm to 4pm Macaroni Kids Arts and Crafts in Kids Zone
    2pm to 3pm Karaoke with Princesses  in the Kids Zone
    4:30pm to 5:30pm Crescent City Magic in Kids Zone

    More Information
  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • Scout Island Scream Park

    Activities

    Scout Island Scream Park is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. Attendees enjoy music, food, entertainment, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and horror haunts filled with thrills and chills.
    Knowing every age will enjoy Scout Island Scream Park, including those maybe too young for the horror haunts, a daytime festival has been added this year.
    DAYTIME: Bring the whole family to celebrate at The Kid Zone for Halloween themed festive fun. Guests can board old fashioned tractor-pulled wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter. Kids will love a large bounce house, kid-sized carnival rides, and kid focused magical entertainment featuring The Boogie Spookatular, a cartoon based animated musical adventure.
    NIGHT TIME: And as night falls, Scout Island Scream Park evolves into a dark carnival of unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special FX, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by the artists of The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with these infamous creatures of the night. Plus enjoy live music on special event nights.

    Special timed events:
    11pm to 5pm Insta-Gator Ranch "Catch Pools"  in Kids Zone
    12pm to 4pm Macaroni Kids Arts and Crafts in Kids Zone
    2pm to 3pm Karaoke with Princesses  in the Kids Zone
    4:30pm to 5:30pm Crescent City Magic in Kids Zone

    More Information
  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • CPIA Board Meeting

    ActivitiesBoard

    The New Orleans City Park Improvement Association board meeting takes place in the City Park Board Room in the Administration Building (1 Palm Drive) at 4pm (unless noted otherwise).

  • Dinner with Chef Alex Harrell and Chef Joaquin Rodas in the Kitchen in the Garden Chef Series

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Chef Alex Harrell of Elysian Bar and Chef Joaquin Rodas of Bacchanal are bringing their backyard “winescentric” party vibes to this family-style dinner with wines curated by the Bacchanal team.  Presented by René Fransen & Eddie Bonin.  

    More information

  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationFreeKitchen in the Garden

    Cooking with herbs is really "a walk in the garden". Meander through the Vegetable, Herb & Salvia beds. Come see the new Kitchen in the Garden and sample fresh herbal tastings made by the members of the Herb Society of America, New Orleans Unit. Recipes and handouts provided. Ask the experts all your herbal questions.

    Treat yourself and invite your friends to these Garden to Table Herb topics. Fall in love with herbs at the new Kitchen in the Garden
    Free admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden every Wednesday for Louisiana residents compliments of The Helis Foundation.

    October 2:    Herbal Muffins & Herb Butter
    October 9:    Lavender Sugar Cookies
    October 16:  Herbal Dressings
    October 23:  Pesto Cheesecake Christmas Wreath with an herbal bread or cracker
    October 30:  Garden Tour and Presentation on Top 10 Must-Have Herbs, and cooking demonstration on Fall Herbal Soups

  • Evenings with Enrique - Patrice Fisher and Javier Olondo

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenFreeKitchen in the GardenMusicNature

    Join us every Wednesday night in October for our hit series, "Evenings with Enrique" in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. Each week, "Evenings with Enrique" will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 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.  This week features Patrice Fisher, harpist from New Orleans, and Javier Olondo, guitarist from Cuba.  Latin food will be available from La Cocinita food truck.  Mojitos, wine and water are available for purchase

    New this October:  Chef Pat White of Karibu Kitchen will be cooking up treats in the wood-burning oven in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens’ recently opened "Kitchen in the Garden".  

    Chairs are encouraged. No outside food or drink please.  Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Center, 5 Victory Avenue.

    More information

  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • Cooking Demonstration and Tasting by Chef Wilfredo Avelar in the Kitchen in the Garden

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenEducationKitchen in the Garden

    Learn how to make the perfect tortilla with Chef Will Alevar! In this demonstration, Chef Alevar will share his family tradition of making the dough, forming the tortilla and cooking them to perfection as well as recipes for his favorite taco fillings. 

    More information

  • Football Game

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Football Game: Cohen vs S. Plaq.
    Location: Pan American Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • Football Game

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Football Game: Cohen vs S. Plaq.
    Location: Pan American Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • VooDoo Music Experience

    ActivitiesMusic

    This is a large event in the Park. Always contact festival directors directly with questions (City Park does not run this event. City Park is a venue). There will be roads and parts of the Park closed leading up to, during, and after this event. 

  • Halloween at City Putt

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Celebrate Halloween at City Putt with a round of mini golf and some extra treats! The event runs October 25, 26, 27 from 2pm to 9pm. For $9 per adult and $7 per child, enjoy a round of mini golf, a sweet treat and candy, craft table for the kids, and a free raffle ticket! Buy your tickets at the door.

  • Football Game

    ActivitiesSports and Recreation

    Football Game: MCD35 vs Kipp
    Location: Pan American Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.

  • Scout Island Scream Park

    Activities

    Scout Island Scream Park is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. Attendees enjoy music, food, entertainment, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and horror haunts filled with thrills and chills.
    Knowing every age will enjoy Scout Island Scream Park, including those maybe too young for the horror haunts, a daytime festival has been added this year.
    DAYTIME: Bring the whole family to celebrate at The Kid Zone for Halloween themed festive fun. Guests can board old fashioned tractor-pulled wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter. Kids will love a large bounce house, kid-sized carnival rides, and kid focused magical entertainment featuring The Boogie Spookatular, a cartoon based animated musical adventure.
    NIGHT TIME: And as night falls, Scout Island Scream Park evolves into a dark carnival of unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special FX, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by the artists of The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with these infamous creatures of the night. Plus enjoy live music on special event nights.

    Special timed events:
    6pm to midnight: My Bloody Homecoming on Main Stage

    More Information
  • Street and Attraction Closures for Voo Doo Experience

    Activities

    Street closures:

    • Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    • Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    • Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    • Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    • Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Attractions closures: (if not on this list attraction open normal hours):

    • Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    • Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    • Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    • Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    • Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)
    • Louisiana Children's Museum - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • NOMA Sculpture Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • Tolmas Visitor Center - October 25th - October 27th
    • Storyland - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • New Orleans Botanical Garden - closed October 25th - October 27th
    • City Park Administration Building - closed to the public October 25th - October 27th
    • Christian Brothers School - closed 23rd - October 25th
    • City Putt – closing early – open 10am to 8pm October 25th - 27th

    Tad Gormley Stadium: There will be active construction at the Marconi entrances to the Park in October and November. The entrance for Tad Gormley Stadium during construction is on Roosevelt Mall.

  • Closures

    Activities

    Due to VooDoo Experience:

    Street closures:
    Friedrichs Avenue - closed October 15th - November 1st
    Henry Thomas Drive - closed October 23rd - October 28th
    Palm Drive - closed Oct. 23rd - October 28th
    Roosevelt Mall - closed October 25th - October 28th
    Lelong Avenue - closed October 25th - October 27th


    Additional closures: 
    Festival Grounds - closed Oct. 12th - November 9th
    Festival Grounds Parking Lot on Henry Thomas - closed October 23rd - October 31st
    Big Lake - path closed October 23rd - October 29th
    Pelican Greenhouse Parking Lot - closed October 15th - November 2nd
    Wheel Fun Rentals on Big Lake - closed October 23rd - October 29th (Use the satellite rental spot on Victory and Anseman)

  • VooDoo Music Experience

    ActivitiesMusic

    This is a large event in the Park. Always contact festival directors directly with questions (City Park does not run this event. City Park is a venue). There will be roads and parts of the Park closed leading up to, during, and after this event. 

  • Halloween at City Putt

    ActivitiesFriends of City Park

    Celebrate Halloween at City Putt with a round of mini golf and some extra treats! The event runs October 25, 26, 27 from 2pm to 9pm. For $9 per adult and $7 per child, enjoy a round of mini golf, a sweet treat and candy, craft table for the kids, and a free raffle ticket! Buy your tickets at the door.

  • Scout Island Scream Park

    Activities

    Scout Island Scream Park is an immersive Halloween festival experience on Scout Island in City Park. Attendees enjoy music, food, entertainment, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and horror haunts filled with thrills and chills.
    Knowing every age will enjoy Scout Island Scream Park, including those maybe too young for the horror haunts, a daytime festival has been added this year.
    DAYTIME: Bring the whole family to celebrate at The Kid Zone for Halloween themed festive fun. Guests can board old fashioned tractor-pulled wagons for an adventure through the wooded swamp perimeter. Kids will love a large bounce house, kid-sized carnival rides, and kid focused magical entertainment featuring The Boogie Spookatular, a cartoon based animated musical adventure.
    NIGHT TIME: And as night falls, Scout Island Scream Park evolves into a dark carnival of unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special FX, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by the artists of The Mortuary Haunted Mansion. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with these infamous creatures of the night. Plus enjoy live music on special event nights.

    Special timed events:
    6pm to midnight: My Bloody Homecoming on Main Stage

    More Information
  • Boos and Brews

    Activities

    A spook-tacular Halloween fundraising event at City Park for those 21+. Party with unlimited rides, open beer bars, and more. Click 'more information' for details and tickets. 

    More Information
  • Cross Country

    Activities

    Cross Country:  Jack Schommer Invitational (Brother Martin)
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@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.

  • Football Game

    Activities

    Football Game: Easton vs McMain
    Location: Tad Gormley Stadium
    For more information please contact Denise Joubert at djoubert@nocp.org.