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.  We hope to see you at the next one!

 

Halloween:  A Little Different This Year!

Have you ever been Boo’d? Get Ready

It’s always fun to receive a surprise on your doorstep!  This year, instead of hosting our fabulous Trick or Treat through the Streets and the Halloween Under the Oaks party, the ghosts from some of our haunted houses have offered to deliver Boo’s to neighbors.

Do you have any family, friends, or neighbors who you would like the Association to surprise with a Boo….. for both kids and kids-at-heart!

Here is how it works:
-Simply complete the order form by clicking the link below to have boo’s delivered anywhere within our boundaries (Carondelet to Magazine, Louisiana to Josephine)
Kids’ bags include some sweet treats and Halloween goodies
Adult options include:
    – Artisan cheese and charcuterie box prepared by Garden District business, Camp Harmony Gourmet
    -A bottle of Malbec or Australian White Wine
– Delivery days and times will be:
    – Tuesday, October 22, 5pm-7pm
    – Thursday, October 24, 5pm-7pm
    – Tuesday, October 27, 5pm-7pm
    – Thursday, October 29, 5pm-7pm
–  Once you are Boo’d, don’t forget to pay it forward!    Order for someone else, or surprise them on your own homemade  goodie bag and spread the good cheer.  Be sure to post your We’ve Been Boo’d sign in a front window for all to see.
Last date to order: Friday, October 23rd
Note: If no one can be home to receive your delivery, the package(s) will be available for pickup from 8:30 am til 5 pm at the The Spielman Gallery, 1332 Washington Avenue. Please let us know in advance:  gardendistrictno@bellsouth.net or 899-7670.
Registration for order will open on October 5.

Click here to order   

 

Fall Affair – October 4, 2020

The GDA’s annual fundraiser, A Fall Affair, usually offers a wonderful opportunity for neighbors to mingle and celebrate at our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Commander’s Palace.   This year the event, like everything else, will be different, but promises to be fun, nonetheless.

Putting a twist on the norm, the Association is promoting the 2020 Quarantini Edition of the Affair, where residents mix up  their own batch of special brew from a favorite Commanders’ recipe and step out to enjoy the evening in the neighborhood to mingle with distance.

Participants will receive a Commander’s Palace gift card and 2020 Quarantini Edition door hanger to show their support of the best neighborhood in the country!

Benefactor tickets ($250 per person) and Supporter ($175 per person) tickets are available now via our website.  Donations are always welcome… and tax deductible!

Click here to purchase Benefactor or Supporter ticket(s) online with a credit card

FA Benefactor Pledge Form – to print and mail with a check

Click here to make a donation.

 

 

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 Board members and enjoy the presentation of the Terry-Parkerson Award and the Renovator Awards.   Check the calendar; this usually happens in mid May.

Jazz & Juleps

This jazzy Spring, Sunday supper on the lawn is accompanied by jazzy tunes and one of the city’s favorite concoctions, Mint Juleps. Join GDA members and new neighbors for a festive Sunday evening. $75 per person for GDA members / $85 per person for non-member Garden District residents.

Click here for more information about the 2020 event.

*Advanced reservations are required.

 

Summer Splash – Sorry, can’t  happen this year!

Ready for a change of pace? Come kick back by the pool and grab a burger and a snowball.   Join us at Camp Pleasant on a Saturday in  August, 5:30 til 8pm for a family fun-for-all. Advance registration needed.

 

 

$10pp;  free for children under 3.  Reservations held at the door.

Not yet a member of GDA?  Join at the same time and count your admission towards your first year of dues.

 

Halloween:  A Little Different This Year!

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Have you ever been Boo’d? Get Ready
It’s always fun to receive a surprise on your doorstep!  This year, instead of hosting our fabulous Trick or Treat through the Streets and the Halloween Under the Oaks party, the ghosts from some our haunted houses have offered to deliver Boo’s to neighbors.

Do you have any family, friends, and/or neighbors who you would like the Association to deliver Boo’s, for both children and adults?

Here is how it works:
– Complete the form(s) to have boo’s delivered anywhere within our boundaries (Carondelet to Magazine, Louisiana  to Josephine)
– Kids’ bags include some sweet treats and Halloween goodies
– Adult options include:
    – Artisan Cheese and charcuterie box prepared by Garden District business, Camp Harmony Gourmet
    -A bottle of Pinot Noir or Savignon Blanc
– Delivery days and times will be:
    – Tuesday, October 22, 5pm-7pm
    – Thursday, October 24, 5pm-7pm
    – Tuesday, October 27, 5pm-7pm
    – Thursday, October 29, 5pm-7pm
–  Once you are Boo’d, don’t forget to pay it forward!  Post your We’ve Been Boo’d sign in a front window for all to see.   Then order for someone else, or surprise them on your own and spread the good cheer.
– Cut-off date to order is Friday, October 23rd
Note: If no one can be home to receive your delivery, the package(s) will be available for pickup from 8:30 am til 5 pm at the The Spielman Gallery, 1332 Washington Avenue. Please let us know in advance:  gardendistrictno@bellsouth.net or 899-7670.
Registration will open on October 5.

Click here to purchase tickets   

 

Porch Party

Periodically throughout the year, neighbors will join with the Association to hold casual receptions for those new to the neighborhood. The membership committee will be 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 our Membership Chair via gardendistrictno@bellsouth.net

Cost: $10 per person for Non-GDA members and $5 for GDA members.  Pay in advance or at the door.

Click here to reserve your place.

 

* To join the Association, click here