Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon presented by IBERIABANK
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon presented by IBERIABANK Rescheduled to October 1, 2020.
With the health and safety of our community in mind, Friends of City Park and the New Orleans Town Gardeners announce that our annual fundraiser, the Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon presented by IBERIABANK, has been rescheduled for October 1, 2020.
The postponement of our event follows the recommendations of public health officials and mandates set for the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana to slow the spread of COVID-19. We know this is a trying time and we thank IBERIABANK, our generous sponsors, donors, patrons, volunteers and guests for their support.
Proceeds from the Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon provide crucial resources for the management and protection of City Park’s magnificent trees, as well as community projects of the New Orleans Town Gardeners. All current sponsors and tickets will be honored for the rescheduled event date.
We are all being challenged today like never before. As we navigate these unfamiliar times, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.
Bob Becker, City Park’s CEO, says “While staying indoors is critical during this time, if you go outside to get air, exercise, or walk your dog, we implore you to listen to the CDC’s recommendations for cleanliness and social distancing. City Park’s open spaces are accessible for passive solitary recreational use only. Most facilities, bathrooms, playgrounds, and work-out equipment areas are closed.
Now, more so than ever, parks are vital to our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We need you to do your part in keeping the community’s collective health in mind, so let us all do our part to use them in a way that respects each other and the public health guidance.”
Again, we thank you for your support and our hearts are with you during this difficult time. We look forward to sharing a wonderful lunch with you soon, but until then, take care.
Friends of City Park and The New Orleans Town Gardeners, a member of The Garden Club of America, invite you to join us at the Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon presented by IBERIABANK.
Proceeds from the 2020 fundraiser will benefit the management and protection of the Park’s magnificent and much celebrated live oak trees – the backbone of our historic New Orleans City Park, as well as the community projects of The New Orleans Town Gardeners. Current support projects of the NOTG include Grow Dat Youth Farm and the Edible Schoolyard, two nutritional-centric non-profits, which educate over 3,000 of our public-school children.
2020 Patron Chairmen:
This year the HOP Hat Luncheon will be Thursday, October 1, 2020, at the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain in City Park. Please don your creative chapeau and join us for a glass of bubbles around Popp Fountain, followed by a gourmet luncheon, and live auction. It’s an event not to miss!
Patron Party: 11am – 12pm
– Premier Parking
– Golf Cart Shuttle
– Champagne Reception
– Red Carpet Photos
Luncheon: 12pm – 2pm
– Live Auction
– Cuisine by City Park Catering
– Wine from Republic National Distributing Company
Unable to attend this year? If you would still like to make a meaningful donation to preserving City Park’s trees and to community projects, click here to make a donation.
All ticket sales are final, there will be no exchanges or refunds. In the event of cancellation please regard your ticket purchase as a donation to Friends of City Park. Payment can be made via check through the Friends of City Park office at 1 Palm Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124.
2020 CommitteePenny Autenreith
Jane Scott Hodges
Betsy Nalty Simmons
Elizabeth Kelleher Roberts
The New Orleans Advocate