Fall Affair This year we are so happy to be back at Commander’s Palace. Set your sites on Sunday, November 21, 2021. If you would like to participate as a Benefactor ($500 per couple or $250 per person), Supporter levels are $350 per couple /$175 per person. Of course, we are always happy to accept donations at any level.
PLEASE NOTE: We have reached our maximum capacity for this event. Please check back in a few days to see if additional seats become available. Thanks you for your patience!
Halloween Under the Oaks
The popular BOO will happen once again this year. If you are new to this concept, it’s simple: Just register to send a ‘Boo’ or ‘Booze’ package to your friend, family or neighbor within the Garden District and we will deliver the gift for you as a surprise. The gift packages are for kids and adults: candy and trinket bag; bottle of wine; or charcuterie snack box. Deliveries will be made between October 25-29 and will be limited to those addresses within the Garden District boundaries: Louisiana to Josephine, Magazine to Carondelet. SORRY, SOLD OUT!
Ghosts and goblins come out in full force on Halloween in the Garden District. Costumed kids, moms, dads and grandparents join in the fun as we trick or treat through the streets at designated houses. Horseback patrols add a watchful eye throughout the night. This year’s event will be held on October 31, from 5:30 p.m til 7:30 p.m. On October 27/28, a T & T map will be sent to those who register. (This map is not for publication.)
- All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Please adhere to the City’s Covid 19 mandates.
Annual General Membership Meeting In May, one of our homeowners graciously opens their doors for the Annual membership meeting and reception where awards are given to those who have recently renovated their homes and made a significant impact on the immediate neighborhood. New board members are elected and updates on recent activities are shared. Our highest Award called the Terry-Parkerson Award is often presented to an individual or group who has followed in the footsteps of the Association’s founders to preserve, enhance and protect the neighborhood through their stewardship over an extended period of time.
Summer Splash ( Sorry, not this year!) Our summer swim and grill parties at Camp Pleasant were great successes with lots of future leaders in swim goggles splashing around. It was fun to see so many young families getting to know each other. We hope to repeat the event soon!
Fall Neighborhood Meeting This year with local elections in the wings, the Association will hold a forum for both City Council- District B and Council at Large on Monday, November 8 at Louise S. McGehee School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:15; Forum begins at 6:30.
A forum for the runoff candidates for both races will be on December 2nd, 6:30 at McGehee School Auditorium. Please save the date.
Periodically throughout the year, neighbors will join with the Association to hold casual receptions for those new to the neighborhood. The membership committee is on hand to answer questions about the Association and the area.
If you are new to the area, please let us know so we can add you to the list for the next event. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Cost: $10 per person for Non GDA Members; $5 for GDA Members