City Park has been providing a space for all people in New Orleans to learn, play, exercise, and more for over 170 years through self-generated activities and philanthropic support from the public. During 2020, the pandemic made the importance of communal effort to preserve the park very clear. Friends of City Park is a non-profit organization that understands the importance of preserving natural beauty. The organization's mission is to maintain and increase the value of City Park as a place of recreation for everyone in the city. Thanks to Friends and their sustaining effort, City Park has made many necessary improvements in accessibility, replanting, and refurbishing attractions despite being hit by many storms.
The time for the fan-favorite park fundraiser, Martini Madness, is arriving soon, and you're invited! Presented by Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, the event will take place on September 10 at the Arbor Ann Room at Popp Fountain in City Park. This year, the event will be a mission-based cocktail party. Enjoy fun cocktail stations with themed cocktails with ties to the park. Other highlights will include cuisine from top New Orleans restaurants, entertainment by The Essentials, and raffle packages!
Sponsors of the event can enjoy early entry as well as the VIP and Sponsor Lounge from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit friendsofcitypark.com to view the different levels of sponsorship and the marketing opportunities that they pair with. The deadline to fill out the sponsorship form is August 20.
To purchase tickets for Martini Madness, and help keep City Park a place to be enjoyed by all, visit one.bidpal.net.