The streets are buzzing, and we’ve all got a touch of spring fever. Be it hay fever or seasonal excitement, we’re ready for all that the end of spring and beginning of summer bring. Be sure to check out our quarterly “Registry of Charitable Events: May-July 2022” for information on local nonprofit fundraisers. If you […]
Four-year-old Jolie and six-year-old Harlow play dress up in Tutu Du Monde, available at Peony, sunglasses by Lupima from Sosusu, and bedazzled handbags. Red crystal Mesh Shoulder Bag by Benedetta Bruzziches, available at Joseph Stores. Bloom tote bag by Cult Gaia at Sosusu. Black wool hat from Monomin Boutique. Diamonds and Pearls Pearl necklace with […]
Lunch is as big a deal as you care to make of it. Donning matching feather boas with a tribe of friends for a booze-fueled midday repast at Galatoire’s that bleeds into dinner is as a-okay in this town as grabbing a Reuben at Stein’s Deli or a carton of leftovers from your fridge to […]
April 29 Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute Event Info.: The 33rd annual Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans on April 29, 2022, will celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for pollinators, the group of insects, mammals and birds on which the future of life on Earth […]
Now in its 88th year of membership and with four generations of Italian/Sicilian-Americans, The Elenian Club passed on traditions of heritage with a celebratory tea on Sunday, November 21st to honor its new members and debutantes. The ceremony included an introduction to families with the ladies looking forward to being Elenians. The Ladies in Waiting […]
Home for the Holidays welcomed a star-studded lineup of musicians and friends of NOCCA to the House of Blues for a night of spectacular art and music to benefit the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. The fund, established in memory of NOCCA alum Daniel Price (Visual Arts, 1993), is part of the NOCCA […]
Years ago, Cameron Adolph Johnson was a senior chaperone on a high school freshmen class trip to Washington, D.C. One of the freshmen was Ginny Leigh Kullman. The two met during that trip, and Cameron developed a bit of a crush on Ginny, but romance didn’t blossom until much later. During a Mardi Gras party […]
Approximately 200 patrons gathered to give generously in support of March of Dimes’ 81st Signature Chefs Auction, which pays tribute to the culinary excellence of prominent chefs while raising money to improve the health of all moms and babies. This year, the black-tie gala raised $140,000 for research, programs and resources at March of Dimes. […]
The Preservation Resource Center’s 46th annual Holiday Home Tour, presented by McEnery Residential, returned with a fresh new format this year. The exclusive Patron Party offered a formal cocktail reception at the beautiful Garden District home of Blaire Fernandez and Mike Katz at 1520 Toledano St. The lavish soirée, presented by Brown Forman Brands, featured […]
Since Medieval times, May Day and May Festival celebrations have been held to greet the arrival of spring. The European custom carried over to America, and of course to New Orleans, a city that never hesitates at a chance to throw a party. Some of the earliest press accounts of local children’s May festivities appeared […]
Lally Brennan, John Charpentier, and Ti Martin at Commander’s Palace for the Garden District Association’s annual fundraising event, A Fall Affair, which benefits the organization’s mission to improve the Garden District as a vital residential neighborhood. Fall Affair co-chairs Paul and Annie Thibodeaux enjoy an evening of food, drink, and music with Bethaney Vincent […]
Roll in style in a Mima Xari 4G stroller made with leatherette fabric. Zuka Baby, 701 Metairie Rd., 504-407-2700, ZukaBaby.com. Even rainy days will make for a spirited smile when flitting about in a butterfly and floral print raincoat. Lucy Rose, 600 Metairie Rd., 504-218-7368; 3318 Magazine St., 504-895-0444, ShopLucyRose.com. A magnolia teether in pale […]
The Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) celebrated its 20th anniversary of existence in 2021, starting with a private dinner at Cavan on December 2nd and a lively party under the stars at The Broadside on December 4th. The events raised $140,000 to support IPNO’s critical service work to expose the root causes of systemic racism […]
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Now Through July 17 Queen Nefertari’s Egypt Exhibit, New Orleans Museum of Art, One Collins C. Dibolll Circle, City Park, 504-658-4100, noma.org Now Through May 8 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 504-943-2200, nojazzfest.com 1 Wartime Piano Happy Hour, The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944, nationalww2museum.org […]
Many mothers and grandmothers will find themselves alone for this annual holiday that has taken on a high level of importance in our society. If one such lady is in your orbit, operate on the assumption that this “holiday” is a loaded one for her and she could use some love. Do something nice. Invite […]
For the ultimate pre and post event glow, visit the recently opened Spyre Center for an array of offerings. Spyre has curated a wide breadth of services and treatments to “address health concerns, embolden the spirit and balance the mind so that you can discover wellbeing your way.” From Ayurveda counseling to bodywork and energy […]
Your guide to the dining, entertainment, lifestyle, culture and people of New Orleans from the trusted editors of New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Home, New Orleans Bride, and St. Charles Avenue.
The streets are buzzing, and we’ve all got a touch of spring fever. Be it hay fever or seasonal excitement, we’re ready for all that the end of spring and beginning of summer bring. Be sure to check out our quarterly “Registry of Charitable Events: May-July 2022” for information on local nonprofit fundraisers. If you were not able to send us your event in time for the print listing, we are happy to add it online. Please send an email with event details to email@example.com or submit via our website myneworleans.com through our online submission form.
Our May issue is chock-full of useful information for planning your busy social calendars. In this month’s dining feature Jyl Benson highlights exciting new menu options and locales for lunch around town. “What’s Hot” focuses on charming children’s clothing and accessories. We take time to celebrate mothers on May 8. “How to Host” details tips for throwing a lovely late-spring fete honoring the important mother or mother figure in your life.
“Philanthropic Faces” features Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. Learn more about Second Harvest’s work leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response. Second Harvest offers food and support to an astounding 700-plus community partners and programs across 23 parishes.
Our May “Changemaker” is Kristi Trail, executive director of Pontchartrain Conservancy, an organization working diligently to help residents understand the value of stewardship of the coastal areas in South Louisiana.
We’re always looking for updates regarding shop openings and local business news. Be sure to send any related information to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Shop Talk profiles on the website and on Instagram @stcharlesavenuemag.
We hope you continue to enjoy one of New Orleans’ finest seasons!
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Ogden Museum of Southern Art will celebrate the exhibition Luis Cruz Azaceta: What a Wonderful World at this year’s annual Magnolia Ball on Saturday, June 11. Funds raised from Magnolia Ball directly support Ogden Museum’s educational mission, to create innovative programs designed to bring art and people together in order to explore the rich and varied cultural identities of the South.
Recognized for a broad range of educational programming, Ogden Museum’s Education Outreach program offers the New Orleans community a wide variety of unique arts experiences and presents award-winning arts education opportunities to the area’s underserved schools. Through support, Ogden Museum is proud to offer eight key educational outreach programs: Early Childhood Curriculum, Artist & Sense of Place Residency Program, Day with an Artist, Teen Internship and Historically Black College & Universities (HBCU) Internship, Museum Tours and Activities Program, Free Family Days, Teacher Nights, Workshops and Resources and the Volunteer Docent Program. In addition to the museum’s quality educational programs for children, the museum also conducts educational and outreach programming for adults such as art making workshops, film screenings and panel discussions.
Event Chairs: Wendell Brunious, Nathalie Simon, John Isiah Walton, Jennie Cannon West and Jason Richards
Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Magnolia Ball highlights include:
Patron Hour - 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Event - 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Magnolia Ball is a festive summer evening featuring live music, DJs, entertainers, an extensive silent auction, delicious food from local restaurants, cocktails and more! The silent auction, open to Magnolia Ball attendees and available to all for bidding online, features art and packages from regional artists and businesses. Bidding will open Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. and all items will be on display at Ogden Museum.
Purchasing an item from Magnolia Ball’s silent auction not only supports Ogden Museum, but also the silent auction artists and businesses who receive a percentage of the sale.
To purchase tickets to Magnolia Ball and to view the silent auction, please visit ogdenmuseum.org/magnoliaball/.