You may not be able to see Russia from your house, but did you know that you can see the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from the City Park Ferris wheel? Find out for yourself during “June Under the Moon” from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday at the park’s Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.

Partygoers must be 21, but everyone is invited to act like a child on rides, including the Wacky Shack, the Ladybug Roller Coaster and the century-old Carousel. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready for fun.

Tickets are $30 and available online at NewOrleans

Remember to print out your ticket and bring it with you.

Farmers market

The Capstone gardening nonprofit will hold small seasonal Farmers Markets with local growers from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays in June at 5001 N. Claiborne Ave.

The market will feature fresh produce, raw honey and vegetable plants to grow at home. Payment with SNAP EBT and credit/debit cards will be accepted.

Capstone turned 26 blighted and vacant lots in the Lower 9th Ward into productive gardens and orchards. The group provides food at no cost to those who need it and helps people start gardens of their own.

For information, visit or email

Chocolate Sunday

This year’s WYES Chocolate Sunday event will be held at a new venue, but you don’t need to arrive by plane. Enjoy chocolate treats from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Messina’s restaurant at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport terminal, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. VIP entry at 2 p.m. is $50 in advance. For tickets, visit Blue Frog Chocolates at 5707 Magazine St., go to or call (504) 486-5511.

Bawl Crawl is back

The sixth annual 610 Stompers Ball Crawl will take place from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 13, starting at Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St.

Participants must be 21, register and sign a waiver. Tickets are $35 through June 12 and $40 at the door. The event benefits CASA Jefferson, Providence Community Housing and VFW Post 8973.

Be a Stomper for a day for a good cause as you dance under Uptown oaks with stops at The Kingpin, F&M’s, Fat Harry’s, Superior Seafood and Le Bon Temps. Take part in dance-offs and costume contests, including “Back to the Future” and ‘80s attire.

For information and to register, visit

Caregiver classes

Louisiana Wolf Trap, an initiative of Young Audiences of Louisiana, will offer Baby Artsplay on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 9 to July 16 at the Academy of the Sacred Heart Rosary Campus, 4521 St. Charles Ave.

Caregivers of children 12 to 24 months will gather from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and those caring for children 24 to 36 months will gather from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The program teaches caregivers of children 1 to 3 to use performing arts, such as music and drama, to support intellectual, language, social, emotional and physical development.

Cost of the program is $120 for 12 sessions. For information and registration, visit, call (504) 523-3525 or email

Lynne Jensen writes about New Orleans community events and people. Contact her at