Annual General Membership Meeting
Each Spring, one of our homeowners graciously opens their doors for the Annual membership meeting and reception where awards are given to those who have recently restored or renovated their homes making 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.
This year, Frank and Carli Tessier, 2341 Camp Street, hosted the event on March 24 from 5:30 til 7:30 pm. This event is open to current GDA members only.
Jazz and Juleps
Back by popular demand, this year’s Southern Supper on the Lawn found its place at the beautiful new home on Third and Prytania. Larry and Deanna Blackburn were the perfect hosts for the relaxing Sunday evening as neighbors gathered for a casual dinner in their garden.
Our summer swim and grill parties at Camp Pleasant have always been great successes with lots of future leaders in swim goggles splashing around. After a two year break, this event will come back strong on August 13, 2022. It is fun to see so many young families getting to know each other.
$10pp for GDA members; $12pp for non GDA members. No charge for children under 3.
Last year we were so happy to be back at Commander’s Palace with record crowds. Set your sites on a repeat this Fall as we gather on October 23. Benefactor tickets are $550 per couple or $275 per person. Supporter levels are $400 per couple /$200 per person. And, of course, we are always happy to accept donations at any level.
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 limited to those addresses within the Garden District boundaries: Louisiana to Josephine, Magazine to Carondelet.
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.
The family party under the oaks hosted by Tina and Deryk Jones will be held again this year. Tickets will go on sale on October 1st.
- All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Please adhere to the City’s Covid 19 mandates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimal cost per person.