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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 31 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 31 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 31 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Listen to some catchy tunes and upbeat dance numbers, as well as enjoy some… more

House of Blues…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Vacationer is an American Nu-Hula band from Philadelphia. Lead singer Kenny… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Andrew Block. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 31 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Monster Jam

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Monster Jam returns to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! A few trucks at this year's… more

Pilates in the…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for Pilates in the Sculpture Garden, among NOMA's outstanding… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 31 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Albinas Prizgintas…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  Albinas Prizgintas organist/pianist/harpsichordist, Raul… more

House of Blues Gospel…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Grammy award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with the House of… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Marigny Opera House…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Spring Weekends in the Botanical Garden in City Park

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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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