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 Our first summer swim and grill party at Camp Pleasant was  great success with lot of future leaders in swim goggles.  It was fun to see so many young families getting to know each other.  We hope to repeat the event next year.  Look for it this summer!




Commanders21-e1288991045850Fall Affair    Every Fall, the Association plans a fabulous dinner at our favorite Award winning restaurant, Commander’s Palace, to raise money for our year-round operations.   Over the past 25 years, it has become an event not to be missed.  The event is always held on a Sunday in September beginning at 6:00pm with the Benefactor Party in the patio of Commanders.  Supporters join in at 7:00 for cocktails  Dinner, prepared by the internationally famous Chef Tory McPhail, follows

If you would like to participate as a Benefactor ($500 per couple/250 per person), please let us know by calling 525-7608 or sending an email to us in order to be included on the printed materials (  Patron level tickets are $350 per couple/$175 per person.  Of course we are always happy to accept donations if you are unable to join us for the evening.


Fall Membership Meeting   

Over the past three years, we have held a second membership meeting that’s all about business.  Usually held in September, this meeting is a place where the Board updates you on the many projects underway and you share your thoughts, concerns and idea with them.  Of course, we open to hearing from you any any time of the year.




31_27AHalloween Under the Oaks  

The ghosts and goblins come out in full force on Halloween in the Garden District. Costumed kids, moms, dads, dogs and grandparents join in the fun as we trick or treat through the streets at designated houses, then settle in for a fun filled party in a neighbor’s mossy oak-filled yard.  Horseback patrols add a watchful eye throughout the night.  This year’s event will be held on October 31, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices
GDA Members:  Adults: $15/each    Child: $10/each
Children under 3: free

Tickets will be mailed if order is received prior to Friday before the event.  Tickets ordered after that date will be available for pick up at The David Spielman Gallery, 1332 Washington, across from Commander’s Palace.

  • Members ordering tickets for non-member guests: Please  pay the non-member price for the guest.  
  • All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult! 


Porch Party To Welcome New Residents:  

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  Cost: $10 per person for Non GDA Members; $5 for GDA Members