SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT. 4 & OCT. 5
- REFRESH COMMUNITY FARM BUILD: 10 a.m., 300 N. Broad St. at Conti. Pitch in and help build the new farm for neighbors to grow their own vegetables and produce. (740) 504.1181, email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 4
- CEMETERY & HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM TOUR: 12:30 p.m., departs from Basin Street Station, 501 Basin St. The Hermann-Grima House and Save Our Cemeteries team up to present a tour of St. Louis No. 1 cemetery, plus the Hermann-Grima House, which features it annual 19th century funerary and mourning customs tour. $30. (504) 525-5661.
- GROWING LOCAL NOLA OPENING EVENT: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., 1750 Carondelet St. Celebrate the opening of the Recirculating Farms Central City food and farm center with food, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. Free. (504) 475-4823, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LAFITTE GREENWAY EXPO: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Ave. Learn from the Friends of Lafitte Corridor about progress on the 2.6 mile Greenway that will connect the French Quarter to Mid-City. Free. www.folc-nola.org.
- FRERET MARKET: Noon to 5 p.m., Freret at Napoleon. Outdoor market offers more than 90 vendors of food, art, crafts, live music and flea market finds. Free. www.freretmarket.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 7
- NEW ORLEANS OLD GARDEN SOCIETY MEETING: 7 p.m., John Calvin Presbyterian, 4201 Transcontinental Dr., Metairie (Fellowship Hall on Glendale). Stephanie Bruno talks about gardens she has profiled. Free. www.neworleans-oldrose.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8
- HARRISON AVENUE MARKETPLACE: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lakeview Grocery parking lot, 801 Harrison Ave. Outdoor market features food, arts and crafts, activities for children, live music and more. Free. www.harrisonavenuemarketplace.org.
FRIDAYS, OCT. 10—NOV. 21
- MOURNING AND BURIAL CUSTOMS TOUR: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pitot House Museum, 1440 Moss St. Meet at the Pitot House then walk to the cemetery; return to Pitot House for a tour that highlights mourning customs. $30. (504) 482-0312.
FRIDAY, OCT. 10— SUNDAY, OCT. 12
- GENTILLY FEST: Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., Sunday noon to 7 p.m., Pontchartrain Park. Celebrate all that Gentilly has to offer with food, music, kids activities and more. Free. www.gentillyfest.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 10
- AT HOME IN THE VIEUX CARRÉ: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., 900 Royal St. Visit a grand home at the opening reception of this annual series of informal gatherings showcasing the residential qualities of the French Quarter. Refreshments. $10. www.vcpora.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 11 & SUNDAY, OCT. 12
- CITY PARK FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, New Orleans Botanical Garden. Plant and garden products for sale, children’s activities, food and refreshments, educational talks. $8. (504) 658-6900.
SATURDAY, OCT. 11
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Free. (504) 269-3982, email@example.com.
- FAUBOURG ST. MARY TOUR: 9 a.m., departs from main entrance of the WWII Museum. Explore the history of New Orleans’ Central Business District with a walking tour sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo. $25 by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
- SCHOOLYARD AND FAMILY GARDENING: 10 a.m., Parkway Partners, 1137 Baronne St. Kiki Fontenot of the LSU AgCenter discusses schoolyard and backyard gardens. Free. (504) 620-2224, www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.
SUNDAY, OCT. 12
- NEW ORLEANS MUSIC HISTORY TOUR: 9:30 a.m., departs from rear gates of Old U.S. Mint, on Barracks Street. Led by friends of the Cabildo’s trained guide. $25 by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 18
- GERTRUDE JEKYLL & THE COUNTRY HOUSE GARDEN: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Longue Vue House & Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Landscape historian and author Judith Tankard explores Jekyll’s gardens and her legendary theories on color, planting and design. $35 by advance registration. (800) 913-6565, ext. 201, www.royal-oak.org/lectures.
- OCH ART MARKET: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Indoor and outdoor market showcasing arts and crafts, flea market finds, food and refreshments. Free. (985) 250-0378, www.ochartmarket.com.
- BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS WALKING TOUR: 10 a.m., departs from rear gates of Old U.S. Mint, 400 block of Barracks Street. $25, by advance registration only. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
- LOUISIANA IRIS SALE: 10 a.m. to noon, Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road. Select from 100 cultivars of locally grown irises to benefit the Greater New Orleans Iris Society. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 18 & OCT. 19
- SECRET GARDENS OF THE VIEUX CARRÉ: Noon to 4 p.m., 527 St. Philip St. Annual self-guided tour of French Quarter courtyards and patios presented by Patio Planters. $20. (888) 756-6250, www.patioplanters.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 21
- THIRD TUESDAY IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park. Join members of the Master Gardeners and Greater New Orleans iris Society as they plant and dig irises. Free. (504) 866-2381, www.louisianairisgnois.com.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT. 25 & OCT. 26
- GHOSTLY GALLIVANT TOURS: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., departing every half-hour from 1850s House on Jackson Square. Take a tour of the Vieux Carré with “ghosts” of New Orleanians past. $25 by advance registration. (504) 523-3939, www.friendsofthecabildo.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 25
- ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Palmer Park (S. Carrollton at S. Claiborne). Market features art and crafts vendors, plus food, music and a kids’ tent. Free. (504) 523-1465.
- PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 612 Piety St. Indoor and outdoor market offers festive array of creative art, jewelry, crafts, vintage clothes, collectibles and more. Special “Mirliton Festival” market. Food available. Free. (504) 269-3982, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BYWATER MIRLITON FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mickey Markey Park, 700 Piety St. The neighborhood festival pays homage to the mirliton with live music, food, arts and crafts. Presented by the Bywater Neighborhood Association. Free. www.bywatermirlitonfestival.com.
- REFRESH COMMUNITY FARM RIBBON CUTTING: Noon to 5 p.m., 300 N. Broad St. Celebrate the completion of the community farm with food, live music and fun activities. Free. (740) 504.1181, email@example.com
SUNDAY, OCT. 26
- FETE MARIGNY: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Washington Square Park. The annual festival celebrates Faubourg Marigny’s French heritage with music, crafts and children’s activities. Presented by the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. Free. (504) 948-1859, www.faubourgmarigny.org.
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