St. Charles Avenue’s Registry Charitable Events 2022

May–July 2022

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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 depends. Zoo-To-Do for Kids presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans is New Orleans’ premier benefit event for kids. Audubon Zoo is transformed into a magical playland filled with giant inflatables, live entertainment and complimentary food and libations to delight every palate.

Tickets: $25

Location: 6500 Magazine St.

Contact: events.audubonnatureinstitute.org/ztdk

May 2

Shorty Fest 2022 Presented by Acura

Benefits: Trombone Shorty Foundation

Event Info.: Headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, this year’s musical lineup features performances by Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and students from the Trombone Shorty Academy. In addition to the coveted indoor celebration, Shorty Fest is expanding its festivities with a free outdoor block party and the Tipitina’s Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony– this year honoring the legendary musician Cyril Neville. 

Tickets: $100-$300

Location: 501 Napoleon Ave. 

Contact: tipitinas.com

May 3

GiveNOLA Day

Benefits: Greater New Orleans Foundation

Event Info.: Make a difference by joining for 24 hours of giving to benefit regional nonprofits. Now in its 9th year, GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Together, let’s inspire people to give generously so that we can make our region stronger and create a thriving community for all.

Tickets: Donations to nonprofits

Location: 13 parish region

Contact: givenola.org

May 6

Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do

Benefits: Audubon Nature Institute

Event Info.: Spend a memorable evening at the 2022 Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do, Audubon Zoo’s signature fundraising event celebrating its 44th year. Hancock Whitney Zoo-To-Do will be held Friday, May 6, and will celebrate Audubon’s conservation efforts for pollinators, the group of insects, mammals, and birds on which the future of life on Earth depends. Your ticket purchase includes live entertainment, premium cocktails and delicious cuisine from local restaurants.

Tickets: $175

Location: 6500 Magazine St.

Contact: events.audubonnatureinstitute.org/ztd

May 13

Son of a Saint Classic – 2022 Golf Tournament

Benefits: Son of a Saint

Event Info.: The Son of a Saint Classic golf tournament returns in 2022 to raise critical funding support for the New Orleans-based 501(c)(3) organization and its mission of transforming the lives of hundreds of fatherless boys throughout our community. Through 2022, Son of a Saint is celebrating 11 years of providing service and success to young men across the New Orleans area and is continuing to grow and evolve into its bright future. 

Tickets: Foursomes start at $1,000

Location: English Turn Golf & Country Club @ 1 Clubhouse Dr.

Contact: sonofasaint.org

May 13

Brass ‘N Glass

Benefits: YAYA

Event Info.: Join us for YAYA’s spring fundraiser, Brass ‘N Glass! This free event will feature a glass demonstration, live music and an arts market with work by YAYA artists. Participate in our Goblet Grab by buying a handmade glass and drink for free all night!

Tickets: Free!

Location: 3322 Lasalle St. 

Contact: yayainc.org

May 13

27th Annual Women of Substance Luncheon

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House

Event Info.: Each year Bridge House/Grace House hosts the Women of Substance Luncheon to honor local female role models for the many women in our substance use disorder treatment program who are striving to become sober and self-sufficient. Three outstanding women from the New Orleans community, who we feel possess the ideals our Grace House women look for in a role model, are chosen as the honorees. The event also recognizes three other individual honorees: a “Richard ‘Buzzy’ Gaiennie Award” recipient, a “Volunteer of the Year Award” recipient and a Grace House “Alumna of the Year” recipient.

Tickets: Table of 10: $1,250; Individual Seat: $125

Location: Audubon Tea Room – 6500 Magazine St.

Contact: 504-821-7134, bridgehouse.org/events/women-of-substance/

May 13

Colors of the Mind, presented by Hancock Whitney & Woodward Design and Build

Benefits: Ochsner Health

Event Info.: The 2022 Colors of the Mind, presented by Hancock Whitney and Woodward Design and Build, is set to take place on Friday, May 13, at the Four Seasons New Orleans. Celebrate the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute at the Colors Ball! The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and entertainment will be provided by DJ Bambam Belonge and Dat Band! Proceeds from this event will support patients and programs of the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and full list of our 2022 sponsors, please visit ochsner.org/colors.

Tickets: $100

Location: Four Seasons New Orleans, 2 Canal St.

Contact: 504-842-8104, ochsner.org/colors 

May 14

ART JAM

Benefits: KID smART

Event Info.: ART JAM is KID smART’s annual family arts festival celebrating creativity and imagination by bringing families from around the Greater New Orleans area together to create works of art! This interactive block party takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2541 Bayou Road and will feature arts activities with local non-profit organizations and artists, food and live entertainment. Best of all, everything is completely free to the public! KID smART is seeking sponsors to help grow the event and reach even more New Orleans families in 2022. In addition to financial support, we welcome in-kind donations of food, art supplies, advertising space, and more. Please contact Heather Nelson at heather@kidsmart.org, if you would like to sponsor or make a donation.

Tickets: Free

Location: 2541 Bayou Rd.

Contact: kidsmart.org

May 14

ART&SOUL

Benefits: NOCCA Foundation

Event Info.: The NOCCA Foundation’s spectacular ART&SOUL gala will take place on Saturday May 14, 2022 at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 600 Homer Plessy Way! Enjoy great food, drinks, entertainment–and your chance to win a brand-new, 2022 Lincoln Corsair! ART&SOUL kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with a patron party, featuring food and drink from NOCCA’s outstanding Culinary Arts alumni and some of our city’s best restaurants and chefs, plus a performance by alum Orlando Gilbert and The Crescent City Connection. Patrons will also be able to place early bids in our silent auction, which includes vacation packages, dining experiences, and of course, stunning original art like Queen’s Blossom, created for ART&SOUL 2022 by NOCCA Visual Arts junior Khalil McKnight. ART&SOUL continues with the gala at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by The Meraux Foundation. Performances by NOCCA alumni Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans and NOCCA’s Alumni All-Stars will get guests on their feet, and one lucky person will win a brand-new Lincoln Corsair in our Lamarque Lincoln Raffle.

Tickets: $100+

Location: 600 Homer Plessy Way

Contact: 504-940-2900, artandsoulnocca.com

May 16

Champions FORE Health Golf Tournament

Benefits: Ascension DePaul Foundation

Event Info.: Ascension DePaul Foundation is excited to formally announce the return of the annual Champions FORE Health Golf Tournament, Monday, May 16th at Bayou Oaks South Course at City Park, beginning at noon! Proceeds from this tournament will help raise critical funds to increase access to health care to members of our community. Additionally, this event will highlight issues affecting men’s health, like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and support our efforts to generate close to $1 million in savings to our overall health system. There will be a morning putting contest with a few sisters from the Daughters of Charity order before the shotgun start at noon. Enjoy good food and great company all in the name of high-quality health care for all.

Tickets: $150 single player | $600 foursome

Location: Bayou Oaks at City Park – South Course, 1040 Filmore Ave.

Contact: 504-212-9509, ascensiondepaulfoundation.org/special-events/champions-fore-health-golf-tournament

May 18

Battle of the Models

Benefits: You Night Events

Event Info.: Battle of the Models – 1980’s Rock Glam theme. This is a high-energy event where graduates of our Runway Empowerment Program go “heel to heel” against Industry Professional Models in a Runway showdown. “Battle of the Models” features alums who have graduated from You Night’s Runway Empowerment Program. The professional runway models are from Chic Nouvelle Modeling Agency. It is a high-energy show, full of theatrics, that always gets the crowd on their feet. Local celebrity judges will rate the models on a variety of competition criteria. There will be three runway battles and at the end, one team will be crowned battle champions, winning the coveted crystal stiletto trophy. You Night alums have won 5 out of 5 times against the professionals. The event this year will be held at the Castine Center in Mandeville – 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on June 18th.

Music: Crowd Pleasers (DJ)

Tickets: $40-$50 per ticket

Location: Castine Center – Pelican Park 63550 Pelican Dr. 

Contact: 877-591-5936 x1; younightevents.com

May 20

PRC’s 43rd Julia Jump presented by Landis Construction

Benefits: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Event Info.: Jump back in! The PRC’s Julia Jump presented by Landis Construction, one of the most exciting charitable galas of the year, returns with a fantastic lineup of food, drinks and entertainment. Chaired by Vivian Grandal and Ashleigh Taylor, the 43rd Julia Jump and Patron Party will take place May 20 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel. The party raises money to support the PRC’s critical work preserving New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity. We are thrilled to celebrate our spring gala in the incredible adaptive reuse of the former World Trade Center, now home to the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences.

Tickets: $125-$300

Location: The Four Seasons, 2 Canal St.

Contact: 504-581-7032, prcno.org

May 20

Annual Guardian Angel Award Gala

Benefits: Project Lazarus

Event Info.: Project Lazarus’ Annual Guardian Angel Award Gala takes place on Friday, May 20 and will celebrate some of our most impactful and passionate volunteers as Guardian Angels Jane Wilbert, who served as our Assistant Director in the 1990’s and has continuously shared her accounting skills, and Gary Schiro, who has chaired our Bon Appétit fundraiser since 2015 and elevated it to incredible new heights. This year’s Gala will also honor Cleveland Guillot, Jr., and celebrate the life of our beloved Executive Director Steve Rivera, who passed away unexpectedly just a year ago.

Tickets: $175 per individual ticket

Location: 600 Carondelet St. 

Contact: 504-949-3609 ext. 503, projectlazarus.net

May 20

Suits & Salads Luncheon

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans

Event Info.: The 12th Annual Suits & Salads Luncheon will be held Friday, May 20th at the Higgins Hotel New Orleans. The program will feature a keynote speech, highlight the 2022 Client of the Year success story and award the Volunteer of the Year. ALG Style will be presenting a festive fashion show showcasing styles from local boutiques to round out the program.

Tickets: $150

Location: 1000 Magazine St.

Contact: 504-891-4337 ext. 4, bidpal.net/suitsandsalads

May 21

Imagination Gala

Benefits: Ochsner Health

Event Info.: You are invited to Ochsner Health’s Imagination Gala, benefitting Ochsner Hospital for Children! The inaugural event will take place on Saturday, May 21 at Mardi Gras World. The evening will feature cocktails and cuisine, games, entertainment by Jessie’s Girls and ways you can support our pediatric patients and their families! For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and full list of our 2022 sponsors, please visit ochsner.org/imaginationagala.

Tickets: $250

Location: 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl.

Contact: 504-842-8104, ochsner.org/imaginationgala

May 25

Business Hall of Fame

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans

Event Info.: The event will feature a reception, plated dinner and awards presentations. The dinner will begin with a procession of past and current honorees by induction year. Presentations will be on video as well as live.

Tickets: Tables – $3,500 & $5,000/Tickets – $350 each or $700 per pair

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St.

Contact: 504-569-8658, jagno.org

May 28

Secret Garden Tours of the French Quarter

Benefits: Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre 

Event Info.: The tour event offers the allure of private and historic French Quarter gardens otherwise closed to the public. The self-guided walking tour reveals how garden designers take advantage of small spaces and provides access to the cool and private hideaways suited to the Louisiana climate in styles of early Spanish and French architecture. Multiple courtyards will be opened for a self-guided walking tour Saturday, May 28, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  

Tickets: $30 (children under 10 are free)

Location: French Quarter

Contact: 225-287-5200, patioplanters.net

June 1

Juleps in June

Benefits: One Book One New Orleans

Event Info.: Juleps in June is One Book One New Orleans’ annual thank-you party for supporters, community partners and volunteers. OBONO looks forward to raising a glass to those who have contributed their time, talent, or dollars, because all are necessary to carry out our vision of making New Orleans a more literate city, one book at a time. Guests can look forward to a wide variety of food, entertainment by the Joy Clark Trio, and of course, mint juleps!

Tickets: Free with membership

Location: Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar, 1114 Constance St.

Contact: onebookonenola.org

June 7

Empower 2022

Benefits: Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Event Info.: The event will feature 2-3 keynote vignettes, a panel discussion as well as mentor round circles led by City Business Women of the Year.

Tickets: Tickets and Tables are available

Location: The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St.

Contact: 504-569-8658, jagno.org

June 7-12

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Benefits: The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Event Info.: The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has announced tickets are now on sale. Events will have limited attendance; however, some events will have additional time slots added. “We’ve created several ticket packages to help guide our guests through the best experience that fits their needs,” said Joey Worley, NOWFE President. “With varying levels, everyone can find something to fit their budget and their schedule.”

Tickets: visit website for a range of options

Location: Multiple

Contact: nowfe.com

June 11

New Orleans Heart Ball

Benefits: American Heart Association

Event Info.: Together, we are relentlessly focused on the heart of our community. Through the Heart of New Orleans and Heart Ball campaign, we celebrate our collective success in driving change, funding science and improving behaviors – no matter where, or how, we gather. That means taking our efforts beyond the ballroom, working every day to help every heart. In more than 150 communities across the country, Heart of New Orleans and Heart Ball supporters unite with a shared purpose to raise the critical funds we need to ensure our work continues. Throughout our campaign we celebrate our milestones, we thank our sponsors and we honor our heroes. We come together to achieve something bigger than ourselves. We live fierce and fight for all.

Tickets: $200

Location: 601 Loyola Ave.

Contact: 504-872-3498, neworleansheartball.heart.org 

June 11-12

PRC Shotgun House Tour presented by Entablature Design + Build & Entablature Realty

Benefits: The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

Event Info.: The Preservation Resource Center’s Shotgun House Tour, presented by Entablature Design + Build & Entablature Realty, throws open the doors to beautifully renovated private residences that showcase the livability and versatility of New Orleans’ beloved shotgun houses. The tour is self-guided and walkable.

Tickets: Advance ticket sales: $25 for PRC members, $30 for nonmembers; Day-of-the-event ticket sales: $35

Location: Audubon Riverside neighborhood, Uptown New Orleans

Contact: 504-581-7032, prcno.org

July 8-9

Shop for Success

Benefits: Dress for Success New Orleans

Event Info.: Dress for Success New Orleans will host the “Shop for Success” Fundraiser on July 8th & 9th. The fundraiser will be held in their space at 1700 Josephine Street, Suite 102, allowing supporters to shop Dress for Success New Orleans’ excess inventory! Dress for Success New Orleans will open its stockroom doors to allow thrifty shoppers to shop amazing deals guilt-free. All women’s sizes are available from 0 to 28 and inventory prices range from $5-$20. This Shop for Success fundraiser will also raise more awareness about the many free programs DFSNO offers that impact the lives of local women.

Tickets: Free to attend. Inventory prices range from $5-$20

Location: 1700 Josephine St., Suite 102

Contact: 504-891-4337 ext. 4, bidpal.net/dfsno

Tentatively in July 2022

Big Wig Ball

Benefits: Sylvain Society

Event Info.: Patrons dress in costumes and wigs according to the ball’s theme. Winners of the costume contest are chosen as judges for the contest the following year. Silent auction and raffle prizes are also popular. Proceeds benefit Student Night Out at the Opera.

Tickets: $55.00

Location: n/a

Contact: 504-529-2278, neworleansopera.org/category/sylvain/ 

July 15

Opening Night Party

Benefits: The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane

Event Info.: The Opening Night Party for the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane will celebrate the opening of Henry IV by William Shakespeare. The party will include edibles and libations for the attending patrons, students, faculty and staff of Tulane and the New Orleans public.

Tickets: $100/person

Location: Lupin Theatre, Tulane University

Contact: 504-865-5117, neworleansshakespeare.org

July 16

Mr. Legs XXII

Benefits: Bridge House/Grace House

Event Info.: Mr. Legs is one of Bridge House/Grace House’s largest fundraisers and features male contestants who show a little leg for charity. As a parody of a beauty pageant, Mr. Legs contestants don costumes and perform on stage for a few minutes each, entertaining the crowd. Events such as Mr. Legs allow Bridge House/Grace House to provide its services. Contestants solicit funds before and during the event. The title of “Mr. Legs” is awarded to the contestant that raises the most money. Prizes are also awarded for 1st and 2nd runner up. Celebrity Judges select winners from various categories. The event also features complimentary food from local restaurants, a silent auction and raffle. An open bar is available to all guests from 6 – 8 p.m.; VIP ticket holders have an open bar from 6 – 10 p.m. in the VIP area only.

Tickets: $50 GA ($65 at the door)/$100 VIP

Location: Generations Hall – 310 Andrew Higgins Dr.

Contact: 504-821-7134, bridgehouse.org/events/mr-legs/

July 19

WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES

Benefits: WYES

Event Info.: WYES Kicks off the 29TH Year of SEASON OF GOOD TASTES. Local Restaurants Donate Dinner in Support of Local PBS Member Station WYES-TV WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES announces its 29th year of wine tasting dinners at seven of New Orleans’ iconic restaurants. This season, from January 2022 through July 2022, guests can select restaurants that highlight a wide variety of cuisines —everything from Crawfish Cakes to Gulf Seafood Uttapam to Korean Slow Cooked Duck to Crispy Braised Lamb to Bread Pudding Beignets. Each dinner is specially created by the chef to pair with the wines being served that evening. These popular dinners quickly sell out. Dinner prices vary from $100-$150 and include tax and gratuity. WYES SEASON OF GOOD TASTES is possible through the support from our generous sponsors: Caire Hotel & Restaurant Supply, Thompson Meats, Community Coffee and A.J.’s Produce Co. Inc.

Tickets: $100-$150

Location: 7 participating restaurants

Contact: wyes.org/events/ 

July 22-24

New Orleans Spirits Competition (NOSC) Presented by Tales of a Cocktail

Benefits: Local bartenders and restaurants

Event Info.: The New Orleans Spirits Competition is an international spirits competition that aims to bring wider recognition to fine spirits among top-flight bartenders worldwide. The competition was founded and is administered by three spirits industry veterans: Andrew Faulkner (managing partner), Wayne Curtis (lead judge) and Matt Sharpe (director of operations). Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is pleased to be a presenting partner for this new global call for recognizing spirits. Held this year in coordination with Tales of the Cocktail’s 20-year anniversary, the competition is open to all classes of spirits, domestic and international — whiskey, gin, brandy, baijiu, vodka, rum, agave spirits, liqueurs – as well as the emerging class of non-alcoholic spirits. Registration for this year’s event is now open, with a deadline of May 10 for international entrants, and June 24 for domestic producers. 

Tickets: n/a

Location: throughout New Orleans

Contact: nolaspiritscomp.com