Evenings with Enrique

Enjoy Art & Free Outdoor Entertainment Every Wednesday in April at the New Orleans Botanical Garden

Guests of all ages may safely enjoy viewing outdoor historic sculptures, a garden tour, food and entertainment every Wednesday in April in The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Botanical Garden (NOBG) to celebrate the bi-annual event “Evenings with Enrique.” During “Evenings with Enrique,” NOBG will safely welcome visitors into The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden to view the sculptures under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the live oak trees while enjoying music from local Latin artists. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and food from the “Kitchen in the Garden.” Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden is free every Wednesday for Louisiana residents.

“Evenings With Enrique” Free Admission Event Dates*:

  • April 7, 2021

  • April 14, 2021

  • April 21, 2021

  • April 28, 2021

  • May 5, 2021

  • Hours of free admission to New Orleans Botanical Garden: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Special Programming: 5–8 p.m.

  • *Admission is free for Louisiana residents

WHERE: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 5 Victory Avenue, New Orleans City Park (Enter through the Oscar J. Tolmas Building)


Sculptor Enrique Alférez was a Mexican-American artist known for his art-deco work. He was active during the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and his sculptures can still be found throughout New Orleans, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, and City Park. In October 2015, the NOBG unveiled The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden, an 8,000-sq.-ft.-park featuring Alférez’s sculptures set within sweeping footpaths surrounded by lush tropical flowers and shrubs.

Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing and are required to wear a facial covering.