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New Moon

Music, dancing, food and more for the Pitot House.

Friends of The Louisiana Landmarks Society’s Pitot House gathered on April 18 for good music, good food, and good times under the twilight.

The organization hosted a Crepuscule Concert from 4:30 to 8 p.m. that Sunday at the Pitot House Museum and Gardens. The name crepuscule was chosen for the concert because of the time it was held – crepuscule means “twilight” in French and Old English.

More than 200 guests flocked to the concert, which featured music by Ben Jaffe and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Charmaine Neville Band. Partygoers enjoyed food and libations from Café Degas, Swanson Vineyards and Purveyor of Fine Wines. Mango freezes, courtesy of WWOZ radio, were also served.

At the live auction, guests had the opportunity to bid on items such as a watercolor of the Pitot House and a trip to Swanson Vineyards in Napa Valley, among others.

Special thanks was given to John Smith of Cork and Bottle, as well as to event sponsors: Swanson Vineyards, Purveyor of Fine Wines, Iberia Bank, Ochsner Health System, Charles Schwab & Co. and Neal Auction Company.

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