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Lark In The Park Gala In New Orleans To Benefit Friends Of City Park

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Historic City Park Carousel in New Orleans (Photo Credit: nolasocialite.com)

Friday, March 14th’s Lark in the Park gala will be held to support the efforts of the Friends of City Park. Specifically, funds will benefit the upkeep and repair of the Historic City Park Carousel.

At the Pavilion of the Two Sisters, the evening will kick off with a Sponsor and Patron Party from 7 – 8p.m., followed by gala festivities from 8 – 11:30p.m. Attendees will enjoy dishes and libations from over a dozen restaurants, as well as musical entertainment by local favorite Flow Tribe.

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City Park (Photo Credit: Visit New Orleans Facebook)

The evening’s raffle will feature two sought-after prizes – 2014 Subaru Forester (from Bryan Subaru) and a red Vespa LX 150 (sponsored by Terminix). Raffle tickets are $75 and $25 respectively, and of limited quantities. Please click here to purchase.

Dating from 1906, the Historic City Park Carousel features beautiful hand-carved animals (some over one-hundred and twenty-five years old). With fewer than one-hundred of these wooden carousels nationwide, the attraction holds a special place in New Orleans history, continuing to entertain adults and children alike.

A non-profit organization, the mission of Friends of City Park is to “maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of, natural beauty, culture and education for the public.” Efforts include organization of Celebration in the Oaks, upkeep of the Botanical Garden and Popp Fountain, and more.

WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014 from 8 – 11:30 p.m.

Pavilion of the Two Sisters
101 Victory Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124

General Gala: $90/Member, $100/Non-Member
(Guests 21-25 Years Old at $75/each)
Please click here to purchase tickets.

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