Museums & Exhibitions
900 Camp St. Each Sunday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the Contemporary Arts Center, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. cacno.org. 11 am–5 pm.
Longue Vue House and Gardens
7 Bamboo Road. On the 1st Sunday of every month, free admission for Louisiana families. Bring a picnic, explore the children’s Discovery Garden, and stroll the gardens. Reservations required. longuevue.com. 1–5 pm.
6500 Magazine St. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, Orleans Parish residents with ID proof of residency get free admission with up to four guests to Audubon Zoo. audubonnatureinstitute.org. 10 am–5 pm.
Free Admission to NOMA
One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park. Each Wednesday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the New Orleans Museum of Art, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. noma.org. 10 am–5 pm.
5 Victory Ave. Each Wednesday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the New Orleans Botanical Garden, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. neworleanscitypark.com/botanical-garden. 10 am–8 pm.
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
1 Canal St. On the 1st Thursday of each month, Orleans Parish residents with ID proof of residency get free admission with up to four guests to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. audubonnatureinstitute.org. 10 am–5 pm.
Free Admission to Ogden Museum
925 Camp St. Each Thursday, Louisiana residents receive free admission to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, courtesy of The Helis Foundation. ogdenmuseum.org. 10 am–5 pm.
Gretna Farmers Market
739 Third St., Gretna. Open each Saturday, enjoy fresh local produce and crafts, rain or shine, under the covered Gretna Market Building. gretnala.com/visitors/farmers-market. 8:30 am–12:30 pm.
Music & Learning
New Orleans Museum of Art
Thurs. July 22 & Fri., Aug. 27
Book Club (In-Person)
This group meets monthly to discuss fiction and nonfiction books related to art in NOMA’s collection and exhibitions. Contact NOMA’s Curator of Education, Tracy Kennan, at email@example.com or 504.658.4113. July 22, Estelle: A Novel by Linda Stewart Henley; Aug. 27, There There by Tommy Orange. Noon.
Concerts from the New Orleans Jazz Museum
Wednesdays & Thursdays
Jazz Foundation of America Presents (Virtual) Enjoy live jazz performances. Tune in every Wednesday & Thursday. facebook.com/nolajazzmuseum/live. 2–3 pm.
Virtual Concert: Piano Hour. Join for these virtual concerts featuring a different artist each week. facebook.com/nolajazzmuseum/live. Fridays, 3–4 pm.
New Orleans Public Library
What If? – Speculative Fiction Short Story Club (Virtual)
Discuss two stories in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, horror, alternate history, and/or weird fiction. Registration required. nolalibrary.org. July 3 and Aug. 7, 11:30 am–1 pm.
Virtual Creative Writing Workshop
Writers will create, share, and critique original works while learning to develop their own voice and style. Registration required. nolalibrary.org. July 24, Aug. 14, and Aug. 28, 1–3 pm.
SAT July 10 & 24
Yarn Arts Craft Circle (Virtual)
Share skills and techniques to learn from and with one another while working on your own yarn and thread arts projects. Registration required, nolalibrary.org. Free. 3:30–4:30 pm.