There’s always something happening in the Garden District. Nestled between the hustle and bustle of the shops and cafes along Magazine Street and the rumbling streetcar on St. Charles Avenue, residents can enjoy a pleasant, old -fashioned type of neighborhood. Walkers, runners, parents pushing strollers, children riding bikes or playing football in the front lawns or splash in the pools. This is life in the District.
There’s always a party or the impromptu garden gathering between friends, and, of course, the tourists that love to wander about for a glimpse at this fabulous architecture that surrounds us. It’s a happening place.
The Association is no stranger to fun-filled parties either. Each year , we hold several events that bring old friends and new neighbors together to share a few drinks and make a few more memories. For more information on each, please click on the list to the left. We hope to see you at the next one!
Annual Membership Meeting and Reception
Each spring, members are invited to gather at a lovely home in the neighborhood for a glass of wine and few nibbles to hear the latest news of the Association, elect new Baord members and enjoy the presentation of the Terry -Parkerson Award and the Renovator Awards. Check the calendar, but this usually happens in mid May.
Ready for a change of pace? Now that school is out, come kick back by the pool and grab a burger. Join us Camp Pleasant on June 17, 2017, 5:30 til 8pm for a family picnic. Advance registration requested after June 1.
$10pp; free for children under 3. Reservations held at the door.
The GDA’s annual fundraiser, A Fall Affair, offers a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to mingle and celebrate at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Commander’s Palace. The Brennan family graciously opens up the restaurant for our special event and always offers a delectable fall menu by Award winning chef Tory McPhail.
Benefactor ($250 per person) and Supporter ($175 per person) tickets are available. And donations are always welcome… and tax deductible!
Click see to see 2016 Fall Affair Invitation
Halloween Under the Oaks:
The GDA hosts an annual Halloween Under the Oaks event with trick-or-treating along a designated safe route from 5:30 til 7:00 pm on October 31, followed by a family party with catering and entertainment from 7:00 til 9:00 p.m. The party is often held on one of our many beautiful yards in the neighborhood. All participants are encouraged to wear costumes….adults, too!
Halloween Ticket Prices
GDA Members: Adults: $15/each Child: $10/each
*GDA Non-Members – Adults: $20/each Child: $15/each
Children under 3: free
Tickets will be mailed to all if order is received prior to Wednesday, October 26. Tickets ordered after that date will be available for pick up at The David Spielman Gallery, 1332 Washington, across from Commander’s Palace. Sorry, no orders will be accepted after Friday, October 28.
All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
*Members ordering tickets for non-member guests must pay the non-member price for the guest. Thanks!
* To join the Association, click here