• 2022 Women's Business Alliance: Historic BK House & Gardens

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    Name: 2022 Women's Business Alliance: Historic BK House & Gardens
    Date: October 6, 2022
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Join the New Orleans Chamber at our monthly premier women-only networking event, the Women's Business Alliance hosted by:

    Network over cocktails at our monthly informal meet & greet exclusive to the ladies of the Chamber. 
    *Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres and Happy Hour Priced Drinks*
    *Pre-Registration is highly encouraged*


    Women's Business Alliance are women-only events to empower women to speak up and discuss today's issues with other women.

    The Historic BK House & Gardens was built in 1826, purchased by noted author Frances Parkinson Keyes in 1948 and restored under her loving care. Programming has evolved in the last several years to focus on the seven families who lived in the house, as well as influences of the French Quarter neighborhood. A new interpretative program is underway to better reflect the heritage of the site. The Soirée, along with grants, donations, initiatives such as the Support-A-Potty campaign, and fundraising events will help generate the more than $400,000 needed for on-going restoration and future capital improvement projects.

    Back by popular demand, the Historic BK House & Gardens is again hosting a festive evening affair that brings together French Quarter neighbors, donors and community supporters who are committed to maintaining this significant cultural treasure. The second annual Soirée in the Vieux Carré will take place from 5:30-8:30 pm on Sunday, October 9, throughout the historic property at 1113 Chartres Street. The evening will feature the Nayo Jones Experience in the Courtyard and John Rankin in the Parterre Garden, as well as cocktails and a delicious Sunday supper by Palate New Orleans in the beautiful interior of the house. 

    This year’s event, which happens after the Saints game, will raise funds to support the restoration of the courtyard-facing façade. The 2021 Soiree enabled the nonprofit organization to begin the ongoing restoration of the Ursulines or Garden-facing façade, progress for which can be viewed by the general public and passers-by. Work includes restoration to the original 1826 windows and fabrication of period appropriate paneled shutters, as well as masonry and stucco repairs to match the Chartres Street façade. The laborious process started in July of this year and plans are to reveal the final product as well as repairs to the Keyes library and a new bathroom at this year's event.

    For more information on The Soirée in the Vieux Carré and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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    Historic BK House & Gardens
    1113 Chartres Street
    New Orleans, LA 

    Uber/Lyft is encouraged.  French Quarter Street Parking and Nearby Lots only.
    Date/Time Information:

    Thursday, October 6th
    5:00 - 7:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    Paige Davis, Director of Events & Membership Development

    FREE for Members
    $10 for Non-Members
    Registration will close at 12pm day of the event.
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