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NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 1 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 1 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 1 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The Foundation…

Jul 1 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Friday Nights at NOMA

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
Every Friday evening, come to the museum for activities and entertainment.… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 1 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

Spring Weekends in the Botanical Garden in City Park

MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Jeanne Nathan
504.218.4807


SPRING WEEKENDS IN THE BOTANICAL GARDEN IN CITY PARK
WHAT:
After a fantastic first run of events this weekend, the New Orleans Botanical Garden anticipates another two great weekends of special events including Children's Days in the Garden, Sunday Brunch with Pastries and Po-Boys, and Summer Sippin' Wine Tasting held at various locations within the Garden.
The Children's Day in the Garden program kicked-off on Saturday May 17 and was a big hit with young New Orleanians who enjoyed face painting, cotton candy, sno-balls and spacewalk jumping among the Train Garden as miniature trains chugged through recreations of the famed neighborhoods of the city. During the next two weekends, kids and their families are invited to join us for more of the same and some new event additions including listening as experts talk about trains, neighborhoods, trees and plants, posing for pictures by local photographers and even taking small plants home. There will be both kid and adult-friendly food options as well. (Free entry)
The sun shone and the breeze blew throughout the first ever Pastries and Po-boys: Sunday Brunch in the Garden event on May 18 during the morning and early afternoon. Charmed by airy jazz music with a funky backbone by the Kevin O'Day Band, it was a perfect day for reading any one of the complimentary papers (from The New York Times to Antigravity), sipping coffee, a bloody Mary or mimosa, tasting picture perfect pastries and sampling shrimp cocktails and po-boys in the shade of the garden oaks. Last weekends guests are already looking forward to again spending their Sundays with local bands Groovesect and the Joe Krown Band during the coming weeks (May 25 and June 1) tasting pastries, po-boys, cocktails and some new vendor additions including smoothies, crepes and authentic Mexican dishes. Come bring your friends, family, latest book or even a beach blanket to the Plano Demonstration Garden Patio in Botanical Gardens. (Free entry.)
The first Summer Sippin Wine Tasting was held on the evening of May 18 at The Conservatory as the evening air set in on a divine early summer night in New Orleans. Don't miss the experience on the next two Sundays (May 25 and June 1) as Swirl Wine Market representatives offer a flight of six new wines paired with gourmet cheeses from St. James Cheese Co. Mingle with both wine connoisseurs and garden experts among a backdrop of complimentary music by the University of New Orleans Jazz Combo band. ($20 entry covers wine and cheese.)

WHEN AND WHERE:
Children's Day in the Garden:
Saturdays May 17, May 24 and May 31
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Orleans Botanical Garden in the Train Garden
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, La. 70124

Pastries and Po-boys: Brunch in the Garden
Sunday, May 18, May 25 and June 1
9 a.m. to 3p.m.
New Orleans Botanical Garden at the Plano Demonstration Garden Patio
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, La. 70124

Sunday Sippin Wine Tasting
Sunday, May 18, May 25 and June 1
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
New Orleans Botanical Garden at The Conservatory
1 Palm Drive
New Orleans, La. 70124

WHO:
New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park
Local food and beverage vendors
The Kevin O'Day Band
The University of New Orleans Jazz Combo band
Groovesect
Joe Krown

WHY:
New Orleans Botanical Garden, as the center of horticultural excellence in the Gulf South, hopes to acquaint regular and new visitors with the garden through these fun and informative spring events. Featuring classic staples of New Orleans culture from café au laits to po-boys and jazz, the events are designed to offer fun activities tailored for both children and adults. Children's Day in the Garden offers a day of fun, food, music and education in the historic Train Garden for the entire family to enjoy. Pastries and Po-boys: Brunch in the Garden offers the classic New Orleans brunch with coffee, pastries, po boys, shrimp cocktails, crepes, smoothies, bloody Mary's and other brunchy style libations, in a new and unique setting under the oaks. Visitors can enjoy Sundays at the Garden eating and listening to music with friends, family, or blissfully alone just reading the Sunday paper surrounded by natural beauty. A special news cart has plenty of newspapers and magazines for those looking for a quiet moment. Summer Sippin offers an innovative take on the traditional wine tasting, taking it outdoors to a relaxing and elegant Garden setting. Visitors will enjoy this early Sunday evening sipping exceptional wines paired with delicious cheeses from local markets. What a great date or place to meet someone new!

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