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FOC Film Series

All Films at 6:30pm at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old US Mint. Short Q&A with historians and filmmakers after each screening. Tickets $15 G.A., $10 Members 

April 26 | 1970 JazzFest Films with Jon Pult moderating and Band in a Pocket Playing



Member Lecture Series Schedule

We want to thank our membership for their continued support and the best way we can do thank that is to offer talks on topics in 2022-2023 we think would be of interest to you! The lectures will be an hour long and start at 6 p.m. All lectures will be on Zoom and when you sign up below you will receive a link to the zoom the morning of the lecture.

Signup for Members is free and if you are not a member and would like to attend the cost is $10 for each lecture.

To become a member CLICK HERE

April 11 | From Medieval to Modern: The Americanization of Mardi Gras in New Orleans | Derek Wood

April 18 | The Fests before the Fest | Al Jackson and Dave Thomas


Adult History Class: The Neighborhoods of New Orleans 

May 15 – The French Quarter and Faubourg St. Marie with Dr. Charles Chamberlain (4pm-6pm)

May 16 – DownRiver Neighborhoods with Dr. Charles Chamberlain (4pm-6pm)

May 17 – Garden District, Uptown and Carrollton with Joyce Miller (6pm-8pm)

May 22 – Midcity, Broadmoor and the Lakefront with Dr. Karen Leathem (6pm-8pm)

May 23 –New Orleans Suburbs with Dr. Charles Chamberlain (4pm-6pm)


Have you ever wondered why your neighborhood is shaped the way it is or how it got its name?

Friends of the Cabildo is proud to announce its annual Adult History Class: Neighborhoods of New Orleans. The five-session class will breakdown the neighborhoods of New Orleans from the French Quarter to Bayou St. John to Carrollton.

Historians Charles Chamberlain, Karen Leatham and Joyce Miller will lecture on these historic neighborhoods and tell the stories of their founding, the culture and the people.

5 Class Tuition: Members $40 | $65 Non Members

To become a member CLICK HERE

FOC Concert Series presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation 


All Concerts at 7 p.m., Doors 6:30 p.m.

The Iguanas – April 21st (Friday) $20 Members / $30 GA

Tickets: 100 Tickets/Show

2023 Spring Fundraiser: Rum Rendezvous

Thursday, May 18 | 5:30 pm | Tickets $150

As a port city, New Orleans enjoys a varied history with imports, especially of spirits. How does rum factor into the culture of our region? Learn this and more at the Friends of the Cabildo’s first-ever Rum Rendezvous. Guests will be guided through an exclusive six-course tasting featuring a variety of rums personally procured by cocktail expert Wayne Curtis, author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails. Wayne will share both history and tasting notes of these limited and rare spirits. Held on the 2nd floor of the historic Napoleon House, doors open at 5:30 p.m. with rum cocktails, bites, and the music of Charlie Halloran and the Tropicales, with the tasting following at 6:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available below. Proceeds benefit the FOC’s mission to support the educational, exhibits and collection efforts of the Louisiana State Museum properties in New Orleans.

Event Sponsors: Villere & Co: Investment Strategy & Wealth Management 



Neighborhood & Cultural Tours

Reservations are required and limited to 15 total guests on the tours | Tickets $25 G.A. | $20 Members

Marigny Part II Tour | Sat. May 21 | 10am | Departure: Hotel Peter and Paul (2317 Burgundy Street)

Garden District Tour | Fri. March. 31 | 10am | Departure: 1452 Jackson Avenue (riverside corner of Prytania Street)

Carrollton Tour | Fri. April 7 | 10am | Departure: La Madeline (601 S. Carrollton Avenue)

Bywater Tour | Fri. April 14 | 10am | Departure: Hotel Peter and Paul (2317 Burgundy Street)

Marigny Part I Tour | Sat. May 7 | 10am | Departure: Hotel Peter and Paul (2317 Burgundy Street)

Esplanade Ridge Tour | Friday May 12 | 10am | Departure: Pagoda Cafe (1430 N. Dorgenois Street)

Treme Tour | Sun. May 14 | 10am | Departure: Treme Coffee House (1501 St. Phillip Street)

Lower Garden District Tour | Fri. May 19th | 10am | Departure: Muses Statue (Corner of Prytania and Terpsichore Streets

Louisiana State Museum Second Thursday Lecture Series Sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo

Zoom Reservation Only | Use the Link Below to Sign Up

Event Date: Thursday, April 13th, 6 p.m.

Join us from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for an evening with Janis F. Kearney as she discusses her new book, Only on Sundays: Mahalia Jackson’s Long Journey (WOW Publishing, 2022). This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cabildo as part of the Second Thursday Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public but registration is required. The program will take place on Zoom on Thursday, April 13, 2023, 6:00–7:30 p.m. CDT.

Yoga at the Cabildo

Designed for all levels of practice, for travelers and residents alike, Yoga at the Cabildo is set in a light-filled gallery of one of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings. 701 Chartres Street New Orleans, LA 70116

Every Saturday 

9:00 a.m. at the Cabildo
$20 Donation for Non-Members, $10 FOC members
Mats are available at no cost

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