The New Orleans Botanical Garden will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of April beginning Wednesday, April 5 to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique.” Throughout the year, each Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
Located inside New Orleans City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the Works Progress Administration and showcases the Art Deco influences of three renowned talents of the era: architect Richard Koch, landscape architect William Wiedorn, and Enrique Alférez. In October 2015, the New Orleans Botanical Garden unveiled The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden, an 8,000 sq. ft. park featuring 15 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist set within sweeping footpaths surrounded by lush tropical flowers and shrubs.
Each week, “Evenings with Enrique” will feature local musicians playing among the collection of 15 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist. Visitors to the garden will be able to view the work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree.
Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food from La Cocinita food truck.
April 5 Javier Gutierrez, Guitarist and singer from Bolivia
April 12 Oscar Sanchez, Pianist and singer from Honduras
April 19 Patrice Fisher, Harpist and Composer from New Orleans & Frank Comiskey, Pianist and Composer from New Orleans
April 26 Raphael Bas, Guitarist/Singer from France
The New Orleans Botanical Garden (5 Victory Avenue, City Park) will extend its hours every Wednesday during the month of April (April 5, 12, 19 and 26) until 8 p.m.