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Macaroni Kid: “Register Your Toddler Now for YALA Baby Artsplay!”

Young Audiences of Louisiana’s series, Baby Artsplay! Presented by The Helis Foundation, engages families with toddlers through 30 minute interactive online sessions. In collaboration with Ogden Museum, the upcoming sessions will feature works of Southern art. This series focuses on sensory play, language development, learning about body part, movement and more!


April 15 – Workshop #1 – My Five Senses (Sensory Play) Develop your child’s awareness of the five senses through play…

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OffBeat: “Evenings With Enrique Features Musicians In City Park’s Botanical Garden”

On select Wednesdays through May 5, local musicians will perform Latin music among the collection of 14 sculptures by the famed Mexican-American artist Enrique Alférez in the New Orleans Botanical Garden at City Park. Admission to the garden and “Evenings with Enrique” concerts are free for Louisiana residents courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Guests should enter through Oscar J. Tolmas Building  at 5 Victory Avenue. Mojitos, nonalcoholic beverages, and Latin food will be available for sale. No outside food or beverages are allowed…

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MyNewOrleans: “‘Enrique Alférez: Sculptor’ Celebrates Noted New Orleans Public Artist”

For nearly 70 years, sculptor Enrique Alférez helped shape the visual landscape of New Orleans. His figurative sculptures, monuments, fountains and architectural friezes, bas-reliefs and carvings grace dozens of spaces and structures from City Park to the Central Business District, and from Algiers Point to Lakefront Airport.It’s difficult to drive even a few miles around the Crescent City without encountering Alférez’s striking creations.

For the first time, the life and work of this preeminent artist has been celebrated in book form— Katie Bowler Young’s “Enrique Alférez: Sculptor,” now available from The Historic New Orleans Collection…

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HoumaToday: “Louisiana Children’s Museum to reopen May 29 after closing last summer due to COVID”

After closing down almost entirely to the public last summer due to the pandemic, the Louisiana Children’s Museum will reopen May 29.

Julia Bland, the museum’s CEO, said in a statement that she is “counting down the days” until children and adults could once again gather together in the New Orleans City Park-based museum’s indoor and outdoor settings as the city and state continue to loosen gathering and capacity restrictions.

“Our children’s lives have been filled with uncertainty, anxiety, fear, and loss from being in and out of school, away from friends, teachers, and caregivers, and separated from grandparents, family members and others,” Bland said…

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