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Lark in the Park

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mark your calender’s for next year: March 13, 2020!

Thank you for joining us for Lark in the Park 2019! It was a wonderful evening celebrating the 40th anniversary of Friends of City Park and raising funds to benefit the revitalization of Storyland.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cuisine by Messina’s Catering and Events
Entertainment from Helen Gillet + The Merry Antoinettes

8:00 – 11:00 PM
New Orleans’ top restaurants
Festive libations by Goldring Family Foundation
Entertainment by The Songbird of New Orleans, Robin Barnes Casey and Ann Glaviano – Heatwave!



Honorary Chair: Bev Church, Lark 1982

The 2019 co-chairs will be made up of past Lark chair-people from over the years:

Robin Bordelon Borne, Lark 2015
Jennifer Couvillon, Lark 2003
Karen DeBlieux, Lark 2004 & 2006
Margo DuBos, Lark 2012
Andrea Frischhertz, Lark 2014
Dessa Giffin, Board President 2011/2012
Aimee Gowland, Lark 2017
Tania Hahn, Lark 2009
Juli Miller Hart, Lark 2012
Ann Heslin, Lark 2014
Mary Johnson, Lark 2004 & 2006; Board President 2013/2014
Dr. Mary Lupo, Lark 2018
Robert Lupo, Lark 2018
Peggy McCranieLark 2007 & 2008
Jackie Palumbo, Lark 2013; Board President 2015/2016
Jerry Plough, Lark 2000
Nancy Plough, Lark 2000
Emily Ostuw Shaya, Lark 2016
Annie Orillac ThibodeauxLark 2015
Leigh Morgan Thorpe, Lark 2015; Board President 2017/2018
Helen Read Young, Lark 2013
Kimberly Zibilich, Lark 2013

Dress: Cocktail Attire
Attendees must be 21+ years old to attend

Click here to view and bid on the Silent Auction!

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Click here for the sponsor form and details.

Please contact Jennifer Montgomery at or 504-483-9369 for more information and inquiries.

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.  A $2.00 processing fee per ticket will take place for all credit card transaction.

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VIP Party Featured Cuisine by:
Messina's Catering & Events

Acme Oyster House
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Casa Borrega
Cool Brew Coffee
The Columns Hotel
Crescent City Brewhouse
Deanie's Seafood Restaurant
GW Fins
Kolache Kitchen
Lagniappe Luncheonette Catering
Lakeview Harbor
Langenstein’s Supermarket
Magasin Vietnamese Café
Maurice French Pasteries
Morton's The Steakhouse
New Orleans City Park Catering
NOLA Snow, Snoballs
Nothing Bundt Cakes Metairie
Quintin's Ice Cream & Sorbet
The Porch & Patio Wine & Beer Garden
Ralph's on the Park
Restaurant Rebirth
Sassy NOLA
Short Stop Poboys
Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
Swiss Confectionery Inc.
The Station Coffee Shop & Bakery
Tsunami Sushi
Velvet Cactus


Bryan Subaru

Capital One Bank

Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

Hahn Enterprises, Inc.
Hancock Whitney Bank
Jules and Clarice Moise
The New Orleans Advocate
New Orleans Magazine
Ochsner Health System
The Pinckelope Foundation
Renaissance Publishing

Blanchard Systems Inc.
Burkart-Lacey Family
Distressed Rentals & Revival
Dyna-Play, LLC
Leslie and Bill Kramer
Schrenk Ednom & Flanagan

Bayou Tree Service, Inc.
Bourgeois Bennett, LLC
Catalyst Event Solutions
Chehardy Sherman Williams
Margo and Clancy DuBos
Sally Duplantier
Energy Rental Solutions – CAT
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation
Jim Garvey – BESE Member

Pat and Elaine Gootee
Goldring Family Foundation
Constance Gray Gowland
Sue and Mike Guarisco
Inside Publications
International Coffee Corporation
Iris Floral & Event Design
Lamar Billboards
Louisiana CAT
Louisiana Seafood Board
Lupo Enterprises
Cathy and Mark McRae
Meyer Engineers, LTD
Nalley & Dew, APLC
Pinnacle Employment, Inc.
Richard’s Disposal, Inc.
Lori and Bobby Savoie
Jackie and Bruce Shreves
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects
Donna and Will Tregre

Carol and Harold Asher
Shon and Charlie Baker
Michelle and Brian Barkemeyer
Benefit Analyst, LLC
Cuyler Boad and Anne Teague Landis
Vivian and Richard Cahn
Robert and Leida Caluda
Carimi Construction & Development, LLC
Crescent Sterling, LTD/W. Howard Thompson
Daul Insurance Agency, Inc.
Karen and Peter DeBlieux
Destination Kitchen, LLC
Diabetes Management and Supplies

Lynette and Terry DuFrene
Marcie and Emeric duQuesnay
A E DuVernay III
Bart and Cherise Farris
Dessa and David Giffin
Joe Giarrusso
Gulf Coast Bank
Rick and Kathy Harris
HCA MidAmerica Division
Ann Heslin/Fabulous Fetes LLC
Denise and Bill Hoffman
ITC4 Promos
Keith and Mary Johnson
Laitram, LLC
Kate and Thomas Lalla
John Lapworth
LeCorgne Consulting, LLC
Legier & Company, apac
Rebecca Maisel
Martin Insurance Agency
Renee and Paul Masinter
McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC
Freda and Mark Montgomery
Steve and Yvette Pettus
Plush Appeal, LLC
Sherard Fabacher & Sons Electric Co, Inc.
Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman
Ann Duffy and John Skinner
Liz and Poco Sloss
Smith & Fawer, LLC: Randall A. Smith
Tom and Kathleen Smith
Leigh Morgan Thorpe
Gretchen and Rodger Wheaton
Helen and Tim Young

Auction Donors

Ace Hotel New Orleans
Alert Transportation
ALG Style
American Cancer Society, Friends of Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge
American Luxury Limousines
Anytime Fitness Freret
The Audubon Group at Morgan Stanley
Austin Allen James
The Austin Winery
Avery Island Tour – Joey and Buzzy Brown
Basics Underneath Fine Lingerie
Bayou Oaks at City Park
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights
C3 Presents
Caitlin Bella Art and Interiors
Catahoula Hotel
The Civic Theatre
The Court of Two Sisters
Cristy Cali
Crossfit Roux
Cure Co.
Delta Festival Ballet
Emeril Lagasse Foundation
Etre, Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center
Fore! Kids Foundation – Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Grace Yoga & Pilates
Guero’s Taco Bar
Hai Hospitality, Uchi and Uchiko
Halley Hastings
Herbsaint Restaurant & Bar
Hilltop Shoppe
Hola Guava
Hotel San Jose
Hour Blast Lakeview
Keith Eccles Studios
Kelly Boyett
Kendra Scott Jewelry
Krewe of Argus
Krewe of Tucks
Logan Ledford Art
Louisiana Cat
Love Swimming
Luca Falcone Custom Clothiers
Lux Salon
Machete in the Sky
Metal Fusion Inc./King Kooker
Mignon Faget, Ltd.
Mimosa Handcrafted
New Orleans Athletic Club
New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation
New Orleans Fashion Week
New Orleans Steamboat Company/Gray Line Tours
NOLA Couture
NOLA Gifts & Decor
Nola Pilates & Xtend Barre

Odd Duck
Old New Orleans Rum
Page Goss Art
The Parker Barber
The Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar
Penguin Ice Skating
Plush Appeal, LLC
Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers
The Red M Studio
Revive The Lakeview Hair Salon
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
Rock ‘n’ Bowl/Ye Olde College Inn
Royal Sonesta New Orleans
The Ruby Slipper Cafe
Saint Claude
Southwest Airlines
St. James Cheese Company
St. Roch Market
Swirl Wine Bar & Market
Uptown Fitness
Windsor Court Hotel
Zasu and Robin and Scott Borne