St. Charles Avenue’s Registry of Charitable Events: November
“Dancing for the Arts”
Benefits: Young Audiences of Louisiana, Inc.
Event Info.: This gala features celebrity dancers, a dancing competition, cocktails, a live art auction, and fine fare hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies Camille Whitworth. Vote for your favorite dancer in advance online or at the gala! Funds raised through sponsorships, ticket sales, voting and the live art auction benefit YALA’s afterschool and early learning arts education programs.
Location: Theater at Harrah’s New Orleans
“Magnolia Moonlight Gala”
Benefits: Magnolia Community Services
Event Info.: Over 600 guests are expected to dance the night away to the sounds of The Benchwarmers and the raucous entertainment of the Pussyfooters, while enjoying a silent auction, a wine pull, a Krewe of Tucks 2020 Mardi Gras membership raffle and food from some of the area’s most beloved restaurants and caterers.
Location: Whitehall Plantation Grounds
“Son of a Saint Annual Gala”
Benefits: Son of A Saint
Event Info.: This annual gala, which regularly sells out, raises significant portion of the organization’s operating budget and is known for an impressive program of speakers and music.
Tickets: $350/Ticket; $500/VIP Patron Party Ticket
Location: The Ritz-Carlton
“Jazz and Joie de Vivre”
Benefits: French Quarter Citizens
Event Info.: The evening will feature cuisine provided by many of New Orleans’ finest restaurants, along with an open bar, dancing, the jazzy music of New Orleans’ own Phillip Manuel and both live and silent auctions presided over by Angela Hill.
Tickets: $125/Ticket; $250/Patron Ticket
Location: Orleans Ballroom of Bourbon Orleans Hotel
“Touch a Truck”
Benefits: Junior League of New Orleans
Event Info.: With the purchase of a single ticket or group discount for a large family, children and adults receive an up-close look at their favorite “big trucks” and the opportunity to meet the people that protect, serve and build the Greater New Orleans area.
Tickets: $15/Ticket; $60/Family Pack; Advance Purchase Discounts Available
Location: Pontchartrain Center
“Touro Infirmary Foundation Gala”
Benefits: Touro Infirmary Foundation
Event Info.: This annual celebration and award ceremony honors the Judah Touro Society Award recipient with a cocktail event, a Patron Party, a seated dinner, the award ceremony and an After Party reception geared towards Touro Tomorrow, the Touro Foundation’s young professionals group and Touro Employees. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Judah Touro Society.
Location: NOCCA Institute
18th annual “New Orleans Kidney Walk”
Benefits: National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana
Event Info.: The Kidney Walk invites dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, the medical and business communities and the general public to participate in an inspiring, community-based special event while raising funds for the programs and services offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana (NKFL). The non-competitive two-mile walk presents opportunities for the medical community to share information and services that focus on new treatment options and prevention of kidney disease along with the awareness of the need for organ donation.
Location: Audubon Park’s Newman Bandstand, Shelter #10
Benefits: Musical Arts Society
of New Orleans
Event Info.: This event is the annual gala and primary fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. The evening will include a champagne reception, a salon recital by a world-renowned pianist and a dinner.
Tickets: $250/Ticket; $150/Young Patron (40 and under) Ticket
“SOUPer Bowl Gala”
Benefits: The Salvation Army
Event Info.: This annual event will feature a sit-down dinner with music and a program.
Location: The Audubon Tea Room
“Strikes for Sight”
Benefits: Southern Eye Bank
Event Info.: This evening of bowling, zydeco music, food, beverages, spirited competition and prizes will allow participants a unique experience, as each game will include several blindfolded rounds (or “blindfolded frames” for the bowling buffs out there). Eighteen teams of up to six players will compete for prizes and the opportunity to claim the title of 2019 Strikes for Sight Vision Champion.
Tickets: $40/Ticket; $250/Team
Location: Rock ’n’ Bowl
Benefits: The National WWII Museum
Event Info.: The annual ball will be a lavish reception featuring cocktails and culinary creations by The American Sector Restaurant & Bar, live music, entertainment and dancing, as well as unlimited access to the museum’s amazing pavilions and exhibit galleries throughout the evening.
Location: The National WWII Museum
Contact: 528-1944 extension 363
Benefits: The Green Project
Event Info.: Derived from “salvage” and “creations,” “Salvations” is a Salvage Design Competition that culminates in a one-night exhibition and auction celebrating all things salvage and benefiting the Green Project. The evening event features furniture, lighting and art handmade by local designers and is complimented by sustainable food, craft beverages and live music.
Location: Marigny Opera House
“Moonlight & Miracles”
Benefits: Ochsner Health System
Event Info.: Help the Ochsner Cancer Team celebrate a “World of Hope” at this event where black tie is preferred for men, and cocktail and formal attire preferred for ladies. Complimentary valet parking is provided on Superbowl Drive off Poydras Street at Gate A.
Tickets: $400+/ Ticket; Sponsor
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
“Boudin, Bourbon & Beer”
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info.: Last year, almost 5,000 people attended the South’s biggest boudin bash to savor creative dishes from more than 70 of the country’s best chefs. In addition to top culinary talent, the event will feature bars stocked with a variety of local craft beers from Abita Beer and bourbon cocktails from Buffalo Trace. The bars will also feature premium spirits, fine wines and more provided by sponsors Au Bon Climat, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Landmark Vineyards and FIJI Water. Guests can also enjoy a cigar-tasting tent hosted by sponsor Nat Sherman, as well as a silent auction curated by featured chefs.
Tickets: $135/Ticket In Advance
Location: Champions Square
“Carnivale du Vin”
Benefits: Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Event Info.: This annual event is a nationally recognized charity wine auction that brings together the top names in food, wine and entertainment to benefit children’s causes. The black tie evening closes with music and dancing – and more wine.
Location: The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
“Southern Dominican Gala 2019”
Benefits: Southern Dominican Province, USA
Event Info.: This annual gala will offer auction items and food from many of the best New Orleans’ restaurants, with entertainment by The Big Easy Boys.
Tickets: $140/Ticket; $5,000+/Tables of 10
Location: Copeland Tower, Metairie
Contact: 837-2129 extension 8
“Just Say YAYA”
Event Info.: The theme of this year’s annual gala is “ARTrepreneur,” celebrating YAYA’s unique program of visual arts and entrepreneurship training! There will be food and drinks from some of New Orleans’ best restaurants, live music, glassblowing demonstrations, artwork for sale including ceramics, sculpture, paintings, YAYA chairs and more.
Tickets: $50/Ticket; $150/Patron Ticket; Sponsorship Levels Available
Location: YAYA Arts Center
Contact: 529-3306, YAYAInc.org
“Odyssey 2019: Mystère Louisiane”
Benefits: The New Orleans Museum of Art
Event Info.: This annual event celebrates and enhances NOMA in an evening of unparalleled elegance. Critically important to our treasured museum and the wide community it serves, “Odyssey” raises the funds necessary to support NOMA’s nationally recognized exhibitions and educational programs.
Location: New Orleans Museum of Art
Contact: 658-4163, NOMA.org/event
“Fête des Fromages”
Benefits: New Orleans Jazz Museum
Event Info.: The French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Gulf Coast region is excited to host the 2019 Fête des Fromages, a celebration of artisan cheeses from all over the world. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand, products and services to industry experts, culinary professionals and enthusiastic cheese aficionados throughout the New Orleans area and beyond.
Location: New Orleans Jazz Museum
Benefits: New Orleans Jewish
Event Info.: Center Celebration 2019 is the JCC’s annual fundraising event. Funds from this event support the many programs and services offered for the community.
Tickets: Various Packages Available
“CADA Family Feud”
Benefits: CADA Prevention & Recovery
Event Info.: Fundraising teams of five compete against each other in a “Family Feud”-style game for a chance at prizes and bragging rights. A silent auction, raffle, buffet dinner and libations will be offered.
Location: Theater at Harrah’s
Benefits: Eden House
Event Info.: Featuring country artist singer/songwriter Elizabeth Lyons, with cuisine, cocktails and libations from local restaurants. All proceeds go to furnishing the second Eden House.
Tickets: $250/Patron Ticket; $200/Ticket; $100/Under 30 Ticket
Location: Home of Darryl Byrd and Kara Van de Carr
“Historic Houses Society Gala”
Benefits: Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses
Event Info.: Every fall HGGHH celebrates the Historic Houses Society with a special gala. This top-level museum membership directly supports the mission of preservation. This year’s gala will take place at a historic Garden District home that also embodies the spirit of preservation. Guests will revel in the beautiful setting for the evening while enjoying top local fare, libations and live music.
Tickets: Historic Houses Society membership
“Celebration in the Oaks Preview Party”
Benefits: New Orleans City Park
Event Info.: This soirée will kick off the light festival with a first glimpse of the lights and exclusive access to the Botanical Garden and Train Route.
Location: City Park
Benefits: Louisiana Museum Foundation/Louisiana State Museum
Event Info.: Co-Chairs Jane Scott and Philip Hodges, the Louisiana Museum Foundation and Louisiana State Museum with present the “2019 Founders Ball” featuring the opening of the exhibition, “Chasing the Butterfly Man,” and honoring the legacy of Joy Nalty Hodges. The Butterfly Man was an early 19th century cabinetmaker about whom there’s an aura of mystery, so to play on this theme this costumed ball will also feature a period “whodunit.” Cabinetmaker, 1810-1825.
Tickets: $300/Member Ticket; $350/Non-Member Ticket
Location: Cabildo, Louisiana
“Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital New Orleans”
Benefits: Audubon Zoo
Event Info.: Larger than life, silk-lighted replicas of some of the zoo’s most popular animals, nightly live entertainment, delicious holiday treats, craft tent and more.
Tickets: $10/Member Pre-Sale Ticket; $15/Non-Member Pre-Sale Ticket; $13/Member Ticket at Door; $18/Non-Member Ticket at Door
Location: Audubon Zoo