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Arbor Room at Popp Fountain
12 Magnolia Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 488-2896
City Park’s newest event venue combines chic modern aesthetics with functional design to create a space that truly showcases the surrounding natural landscape. Floor-to-ceiling windows encase two sides of this elegant structure, offering stunning views of Popp Fountain and the lush, green acreage around it. The building itself is a marvel: sleek, modern pole tent architecture provides the structure for an elegant, spacious interior room draped in white. The Arbor Room is ideally suited for wedding receptions, dinners, luncheons, meetings, seminars and corporate events. – See more online
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Bayou St John
Moss St
New Orleans, LA 70119
Bayou St. John is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A sub district of the Mid-City District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Esplanade Avenue to the north, North Broad Street to the east, St. Louis Street to the south and Bayou St. John to the west. (from Wikipedia.com)
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Bob Roth’s Lounge
5129 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 486-7684
Whether you are on the way home from work or heading out for an evening of who knows what….please stop in during happy hours or the bewitching hour and visit our old school bar chef, Russell, born raised and still working in Lakeview…next to the LAKEVIEW bulldog. (from Facebook.com)
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Cafe Du Monde - City Park
56 Dreyfous Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 885-4068
Iconic beignet and cafe’ au lait spot in historic City Park. Open 24 hours.
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Cafe NOMA
1 Dibdoll Circle
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 482-1264
Cafe NOMA by Ralph Brennan is located inside beautiful New Orleans Museum of Art Food and art meld together in this relaxing and intimate space, nestled among the winding lagoons and lush greens of City Park, and located just inside the New Orleans Museum of Art. Treat your taste buds to casual fare, from light bites of artisanal cheeses & charcuterie plates to crisp salads, warm pressed paninis and specialty flatbread pizzas. Step onto the outdoor patio, sip wine with friends, and enjoy the spectrum of artful colors the park…
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Carousel Garden Amusement Park
1 Victory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-483-9402
Carousel Gardens is fun for all ages! The amusement park features 16 rides guaranteed to put a smile on your face, including the park’s namesake antique wooden carousel. For more than 100 years, visitors have enjoyed this unique marvel – a beauty featuring “flying horses” and one of only 100 such carousels in the country. The Carousel is the masterwork of famed carvers Loof and Carmel, and has drawn praise from the National Historic Preservation Society. The Carousel is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Buy your…
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City Park
1 Palm Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-482-4888
City Park is one of the oldest urban parks in the country City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrop for dances, concerts and even gentlemanly duels or “affaires d’honneur” for generations. Today’s City Park offers something for everyone. Stop and smell the roses in the…
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City Park Boating & Biking
8 Friedrichs Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 482-4888
Wheel Fun Rentals provides both our boats and bikes for rental from the City Park Boat House on Big Lake. Please see the bottom of the page for information on the gondola. Boats and bikes can be rented (weather permitting): Summer Hours: February – mid December Open daily 10am- Sunset Winter Hours: December – January December 23 – January 5 Open daily from 10am-5pm January 6 – January 31 Saturday and Sundays only 10am-5pm A photo ID must be presented for the person renting the bike or boat. You must…
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City Park Driving Range
1051 Filmore Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 483-9410
The tradition of golf at City Park dates back to 1902, when avid golfer John Tobin founded the 9-hole New Orleans Golf Club – one of only 80 golf courses in the U.S. at the time. Today’s 18-hole course offers a convenient and affordable round of golf, as well as a 36-stall driving range. And tee time at City Park is about to get even better: construction will begin on a new championship-level golf course soon.
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City Park Festival Grounds
Friedrichs Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 482-4888
CITY PARK FESTIVAL GROUNDS New Orleans’ newest destination for outdoor festivals New Orleans has earned a reputation for its booming festival season, and City Park is playing an increasing role in the city’s growing festival calendar. December 2012 marked the opening of New Orleans’ newest festival destination: the Festival Grounds, a 50-acre green space with sports fields, a bike path, acres of wetlands, an exercise area with hydraulic fitness equipment and more. Highlights of the grounds include five soccer fields and a one-mile, 18-foot-wide path for walking, biking and jogging.…
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City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center
5900 Marconi Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 483-9383
Take your best shot at the City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center! Arguably one of the best tennis complexes in the state, the facility offers 26 lighted courts (16 hard courts, 10 clay courts), a practice court with two backboards, showers and lockers for players. The City Park / Pepsi Tennis Center also hosts the annual City Park Grand Slam Tennis Tournament and summer tennis clinics for kids. USPTA/PTR Certified Pros are available for lessons. Call the Clubhouse for more information, to reserve a court, or to book a lesson.…
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City Park's Big Lake
1 Palm Dr
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-482-4888
Not to be confused with that other “big lake” just outside of the city, City Park’s Big Lake has been one of the park’s most popular recreational attractions since it opened to the public in October 2009. The lake is surrounded by 25 acres filled with art installations, wildlife and wetlands, paths for walking, jogging and biking, the New Orleans Museum of Art and much, much more! Parking is available on Lelong Avenue and in a lot on the north side of Big Lake on Friedrichs Avenue. The Singing Oak…
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City Park's Train Garden
1 Victory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
504-483-9386
The Historic New Orleans Train Garden is one of the park’s hidden gems, tucked away in a vibrant, lush corner of the Botanical Garden. The train garden features typical New Orleans home and building architecture made with botanical materials, and replicas of streetcars and trains that wind around the track. Visitors walk along a pathway representing the water surrounding the city and “stops” along the track give brief histories of the neighborhoods and the train and streetcar lines that served them. As visitors walk they overlook 1300 feet of track…
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City Putt Miniature Golf Course
8 Victory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
504-483-9385
City Park’s newest attraction is a ball! City Putt is a 36-hole mini golf complex with two courses: the Louisiana Course highlights cultural themes and cities from around the state; the New Orleans Course showcases streets and iconic themes from around the city, with signs detailing the city’s historic sites at each hole. City Putt is 100 percent ADA accessible and located on Victory Drive across from the entrance to Carousel Gardens, Storyland and the Botanical Garden. Looking for a unique location for a birthday party or special event? City…
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Delgado Community College - City Park Campus (Student Life Center)
615 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 671-5012
The City Park Campus is centrally located on City Park Avenue and serves the urban area of the city of New Orleans. This campus is the original site of Delgado Community College and remains the largest campus with more than 60 academic programs. Prior to Hurricane Katrina (August 29, 2005) the City Park Campus served approximately 10,000 students. Flooding and wind from the hurricane damaged approximately 70% of the facilities on the campus. Lack of facilities, displaced faculty, staff and students, as well as the devastation suffered throughout the greater…
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Delgado's Student Life Center
916 Navarre Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
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Parker's Cafe
1 Victory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
Parker’s Café offers guests of the Amusement Park, Storyland, and the New Orleans Botanical Garden a place to buy lunch or a snack, to sit in the air conditioning, or a chance to use the free Wi-Fi. Parker’s Café is open when the Amusement Park is open. The café offers seating for 136 people inside and outdoor seating for 24 people. Menu highlights include: -PB&J sandwiches -Fresh fruit -Fresh made salads -Dole pineapple whip soft serve ice cream -Burgers, hot dogs, and pretzel dogs -Chicken sandwiches and tenders -Mac and…
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Storyland
7 Victory Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-483-9402
Climb aboard Captain Hook’s pirate ship, follow Pinocchio into the mouth of a whale or scamper up Jack & Jill’s Hill! Fairytales and fantasy come to life before your eyes in City Park’s Storyland. This charming theme playground is a child’s dream (come true!) filled with 25 larger-than-life storybook sculptures featuring classic fairytale characters. Please note: Storyland visitors may also enter Carousel Gardens Amusement Park through the back gate whenever the amusement park is open. No pets are allowed inside Storyland or Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Season Passes Season passes…
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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden - New Orleans Museum of Art
Dueling Oaks Dr
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 658-4100
Discover The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA Home to over sixty sculptures from artists from all over the world and set in a stunning environment of meandering footpaths, the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden is open seven days a week with free admission. The Sculpture Garden is closed on all legal holidays.
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Terranova's
3308 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-482-4131
For over 90 years, this Italian family grocery has kept the good citizens of New Orleans fed and stocked with pasta, meats, produce and other goods and sundries. Great for a sandwich or just soaking up a true neighborhood institution. Click here to catch a clip of a great documentary on the creole tomato that includes a nice interview with members of Terranova family.
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The Bean Gallery
637 North Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119
+1 504-324-8176
Offering coffee and sandwiches in Mid-City.
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Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop
631 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 598-5536
Tubby & Coo’s is a nerdy book shop in Mid-City New Orleans focused on sci-fi, fantasy, crime, mystery, and children’s books. We offer free wifi! “It’s all Geek to me!” We are a locally owned and woman owned nerdy book shop in Mid-City New Orleans. Of course, we have books, but we’re so much more than a book shop! We offer free wifi and sell merchandise such as t-shirts, board games, and other fun apparel and toys. We’re a community center for nerds, geeks, freaks, and the like, and we’re…

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Southern Food

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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

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The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ mission is to provide all Louisianans with access to and an appreciation of their own rich, shared and diverse historical, literary and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.

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