The inaugural “Heart of the Park” hat luncheon will take place Wednesday, April 11 at the Arbor Room and Popp Fountain in City Park. Chairs Ashley Bright and Pam Bryan; President and Chief Executive Officer of Major Sponsor The Helis Interests in New Orleans David Kerstein; and Chair Susan Brennan; as well as (not pictured) Chair Bev Church invite you to take part in this fun event to benefit the protection and management of City Park’s iconic oak trees and projects of the New Orleans Town Gardeners, such as Grow Dat Youth Farm, the Edible Schoolyards, the grounds at Latter Library and more.

The Patron Party will begin at 11, and will feature Moët & Chandon Champagne. Entertainment will include the St. Augustine Marching Brass Band and Johnny Parker’s Band, who will lead guests in a second-line into a gourmet lunch with tables decorated with dramatic centerpieces.

City Park’s urban forest is home to the largest grove of mature live oak trees in the world, with some more than 800 years old.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 259-1509 or visit