Jackie Clarkson will receive the Green Spirit Award from Parkway Partners at its Feast with the Stars patron party, from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the lobby of Whitney Bank, 228 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans.

The Parkway Partners board selected Clarkson because of her advocacy for the New Orleans landscape, recognizing that it reflects the health and vitality of the city. Clarkson is well-known for her work with Brechtel Park and Federal City in Algiers, but she has supported numerous green projects, including tree-planting efforts, restoration of Joe W. Brown Park in New Orleans East after Katrina, the Crescent Park in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans Recreation Department parks and others.

Parkway Partners will hold its jazz brunch gala, Feast with the Stars, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tickets to the jazz brunch gala and patron party are available at www.parkway partnersnola.org or by calling (504) 620-2224.