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New Orleans City Park Earth Day 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! Celebrate the earth and learn how we can build a healthier relationship with our natural spaces. The event will have exhibitors, activities for children, cooking demonstrations, and of course delicious food. The event will take place along Victory Avenue on the plaza in front of the Oscar J. Tolmas Center (5 Victory Avenue).
This celebration promises:
-Guidance on leading a more environmentally responsible lifestyle:
Local businesses and non-profit organizations that contribute to an environmentally-conscious way of life will have booths and will welcome questions from visitors. Whether it is growing food, food preservation, solar energy, natural products, composting, or permaculture, Earth Day will have resources for you.
-Activities and crafts for kids
-Live acoustic music by The Necessary Gentlemen
-Free yoga classes from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm by NOLA Tribe Yoga
-Food, wine, and beer available for purchase. Paradise Beer by Urban South Brewery will be for sale.
Food Trucks will be at the event serving food in compostable dishes. The public may bring their own refreshments. They are encouraged to bring food and drinks in reusable and/or recyclable containers to reduce landfill waste.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm
WHERE: In the New Orleans Botanical Garden (enter at the Tolmas Center: 5 Victory Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124)
There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot across from the entrance to the New Orleans Botanical Garden. We encourage visitors to ride their bike. Victory and Dreyfous will be closed before and during the event.
COST: Free (donations are accepted)
THE AFTER PARTY: Visit Earth Day then walk over to listen to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at Swing in the Oaks on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. This is another free event and there is no bad seat to listen to the live music. To learn more about Swing in the Oaks, please visit: neworleanscitypark.com/events/swing-in-the-oaks.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: “New Orleans City Park is proud to provide this event to the public. There is always something new to be learned and we love having New Orleans City Park’s Earth Day celebration be a hub for information about environmental consciousness,” says Bob Becker, New Orleans City Park CEO.
New Orleans City Park is distinguished by its large menu of sports and recreational activities, attractions for children, and its natural beauty. City Park is a 90/10 Park. Self-generated revenue makes up 90% of the $20.5 million annual operating budget; City Park receives no general fund operating dollars from the city or the state. The Park receives approximately $2 million each year from the state for capital projects. City Park has a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians and is a must visit for visitors to the city. The 1,300 acres of parkland provide enjoyment for people no matter their age. City Park is home to the world’s largest collection of mature Live Oak trees in the world. To learn more about the Park, visit NewOrleansCityPark.com.
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