Sep 132016

mid-city-messenger-display-ad-1Friends of City Park takes over the Arbor Room at Popp Fountain from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 16th for their daring fundraiser, Martini Madness! This martini tasting features more than 25 specialty martinis, from classics to one-of-a-kinds! Sip on a Basil Lemon Drop with Henricks Gin, Summer Thyme Blues with Absolut Mandarin, or Cucumber Lime with Svedka Q-Cumber.

Looking for a good old classic? Don’t worry, they got you covered with a ‘make your own martini’ station, where you can choose your own vodka or gin. In addition, 25 local restaurants, including Apolline, Café Henri, Bacchanal, Canal Street Bistro, Manhattanjack, will be serving up samples of their delectable cuisine to ensure a happy belly!

Proceeds will benefit the renovation of the building that houses the New Orleans City Park Police. This structure has had minimal improvements since it was built in the 1920’s and is located between Victory Avenue and Dreyfous Drive. Other projects this event has helped fund include the City Park food truck, Ladybug Rollercoaster station, a new train car for the iconic miniature train, Popp Fountain improvements, the upcoming Marconi bike path, and many more capital projects over the past thirteen years.

Don’t miss out on one of City Park’s most popular events! This event sells out every year, so be sure to purchase your tickets today. Party under the Live Oaks, all while you support this 1,300-acre gem, known as New Orleans City Park!

Ticket Levels:
Before the Madness: enjoy an extra hour of the event as gates open at 7 p.m.
Reserved Table: $400 for 4 admission tickets

Reserved Seating: $200 for 2 admission tickets

General Admission: 8 p.m. gates open and the “Madness” begins
$55 per general admission ticket

$45 per Friends of City Park Member ticket

Limited tickets available and include all food and beverages. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Purchase tickets at friendsofcitypark.com or by calling (504) 483-9369. Please email Jennifer Montgomery at jmontgomery@friendsofcitypark.com with any questions or sponsorship inquiries.

Friends of City Park is a regional, non-profit organization whose mission is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of natural beauty, culture, recreation and education for the public.  

Generous Sponsors of Martini Madness 2016:


Explore City Park is brought to you by Friends of City Park, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds for capital improvement projects in City Park, in partnership with Mid-City Messenger.

Are you interested in other areas of the park or general park history? Let us know what you are interested in and it could be our next tour! Email Friends Executive Director, Casie Duplechain, at cduplechain@friendsofcitypark.com with any interests that you may have!

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