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  • What to Know Before Purchasing a Camellia

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    There are numerous species of Camellias commonly grown in the South. John Grimm, president of the New Orleans Camellia Society will talk about planning your purchase of a camellia rather than impulse buying. Camellias come in many shapes and sizes along with special attributes and uses that may be more suitable for your yard. He will also talk about the proper planting and location of your new Camellia along with the pests you may encounter and how to get rid of them.

    Speaker Jim Grimm, President of the New Orleans Camellia Club of the South Gulf Region

    Located in the Garden Study Center. For further information call Susan 504-483-9473

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  • Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

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    Landscape architect Thomas Rainer will address the topic of Rebuilding Abundance in Urban Landscapes. The talk will discuss real world strategies for designing multi-layered, colorful, and resilient urban plantings. Learn tips about how to select plants for urban conditions, how to prepare soil, and how to reduce weed pressure. Both practical and inspiring, the talk will focus on an expanded vision of nature in the city. 

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  • CPIA Board Meeting

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    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).

  • Bourbon & Bird Hunter’s Dinner - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Chef Aaron Burgau of Patois & Crescent City BBQ, Chef Eric Cook of Gris Gris, and Chef Nathan Richard of DTB Restaurant presents a four course feast in the Kitchen in the Garden featuring unique game inspired courses paired with specialty bourbons provided by Republic National Distributing Company. 

     

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - New Leviathan Oriental Fox Trot Orchestra

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    An American revival orchestra that performs vintage American music popular from the 1890s through the early 1930s. The orchestra pays particular attention to the music of New Orleans, in addition to the well-known compositions of jazz and ragtime composers like Jelly Roll Morton, Fletcher Henderson, and Eubie Blake.

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  • Super Saturday

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    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.

  • Thursdays at Twilight - James Rivers Movement

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    James Rivers is a New Orleans musical treasure. He plays a mixture of Rock, progressive Jazz, Rhythm and Blues and Gospel.  One of only three Jazz musicians ever known to play the bagpipes, James Rivers would probably call himself a saxophonist, but his forte is really an amazing musical dexterity that has helped him master a dozen other instruments.

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  • Horses, Hops & Cops

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    Meet the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the 10th annual Horses, Hops & Cops fundraiser.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    N.O.P.D. Stables in New Orleans City Park
    3:30pm - 4:30pm VIP Experience Tour (tickets required)
    5:00pm - 8:00pm General Admission (free for all ages)

    VIP Experience guests will enjoy a one-hour guided tour to go behind the scenes with a Budweiser Clydesdale handler, learn about their unique horses, the breed, their special training, state-of-the-art transportation and more. The VIP Experience also includes a tour of the N.O.P.D. stables, insight to the "Born To Bred" horse breeding program, and an introduction to the newest N.O.P.D. yearlings. Each guest will receive a VIP gift bag filled with gift items and special offers.

    Adult and child tickets are available in limited quantities. When tickets are sold out, no more will be released. Tickets can only be purchased online here.
    Questions? Contact jen@louisianahospitality.org or call 504-913-5980. Click For More Info. Proceeds from this event benefit the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit. Horses, Hops & Cops is produced by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

  • Parade Route Cocktails and Fried Chicken with Evan Wolf - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Heaven Hill Distilleries is bringing two of their favorite liquors to the Kitchen in the Garden. Evan Wolf will teach you how to make two cocktails with Lunazul Tequila and Elijah Craig Bourbon. Learn to make a citrus syrup to take with you. Enjoy King Cake and fried chicken while sipping these tasty beverages. 

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  • Thursdays at Twilight - Evan Christopher

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    Anchored in the music created by early clarinetists such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, Evan Christopher strives to extend the legacy of the New Orleans clarinet style.  The New York Times called Christopher’s intimate style “close-encounter music” and The Observer, UK remarked that his respect for music traditions of New Orleans is “A triumph, joining the present seamlessly to a glorious past.”  clarinetroad.com

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  • CPIA Board Meeting

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    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).

  • Little Acorns

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    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!  Adult chaperone required. Bring a small blanket or towel to sit on! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Pay at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center. Contact Dov at nobgeducation@nocp.org

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  • Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Spring Opening

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    Carousel Gardens Amusement Park reopens for the Spring! 

    Open: Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 29th through May 24th from 11am to 6pm and on Memorial Day 11am to 5pm

  • SABA Pita Demonstration with Chef Cara Peterson - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Chef Cara will provide dough for the guests to form into shape and fire their PITA in the Kitchen in the Garden oven. Humus will also be available to snack on and Chef Cara will showcase charred leeks in the oven as a topping for the hummus.

    Wine will also be serve during the demo.

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  • Super Saturday

    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. 

  • Poppy Tooker’s Drag Queen Brunch - Kitchen in the Garden

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    Poppy Tooker literally wrote the book on Drag Brunches. On March 8th she’s bringing the beautiful Drag Queens to the Kitchen in the Garden. Our Spring Queen Brunch will be hosted by Queens, Debbie With a D, Laveau Contraire,and Cucci Licci. The Brunch will feature Poppy’s recipes from her book prepared by Chef Pat White from Karibu Kitchen, and of course bottomless mimosas. Bring your dollar bills and all the sparkles you can find!

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  • What to Know Before Purchasing a Camellia

    ActivitiesBotanical GardenCelebration in the OaksEducation

    There are numerous species of Camellias commonly grown in the South. John Grimm, president of the New Orleans Camellia Society will talk about planning your purchase of a camellia rather than impulse buying. Camellias come in many shapes and sizes along with special attributes and uses that may be more suitable for your yard. He will also talk about the proper planting and location of your new Camellia along with the pests you may encounter and how to get rid of them.

    Speaker Jim Grimm, President of the New Orleans Camellia Club of the South Gulf Region

    Located in the Garden Study Center. For further information call Susan 504-483-9473

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