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, will host 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 will find its home at the beautiful new home on Third and Prytania. Larry and Deanna Blackburn have generously agreed to set the stage for a relaxing Sunday evening for neighbors to gather for a casual dinner in their garden.

Mark your calendars for Sunday April 24, 5:30  til 7:30, 1432 Third Street.  Tickets will go on sale soon. ($100 pp – GDA members and $125 pp for non GDA members)


Summer Splash  

 Our summer swim and grill parties at Camp Pleasant were great successes with lots of future leaders in swim goggles splashing around.  After  a two year break, we hope to have this event again this year. It is fun to see so many young families getting to know each other.

Minimal cost per person.




Fall Affair  

This year we were so happy to be back at Commander’s Palace with record crowds , no less.. Set your sites on a repeat this Fall.    Benefactor  tickets are $500 per couple or $250 per person, Supporter levels are $350 per couple  /$175 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.


31_27AGhosts 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.  Just before the event, a  T & T map will be sent to those who register.  (This map is not for publication.)

    Trick or Treating Map Request Form




    • All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.   
    • Please adhere to the City’s Covid 19 mandates. 


    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  Minimal cost per person.