• Summer Fun Continues at BK House This July

    Wine & Food Pairings, Fabulous Concert & Kids Camp Announced
     
     
    This Historic BK House & Gardens, located at 1113 Chartres Street is pleased to present a varied line-up of activities for all ages this July.
     
    Wine and food aficionadas will be treated to a refreshing and informative evening on Thursday, July 11, entitled, Everything’s Coming Up Rose’. The event will take place from 6- 8 pm in the beautiful, air-conditioned Grand Salon and will begin with the Cuban sounds of Victor Campbell at 5:30.  Friends do indeed serve friends Rose’ and we expect this event to sell out.! Tickets are $50 for BK Members and $45 for non-members. Reservations must be made at www.bkhouse.org.
    On Sunday, July 14, BK will feature the incredible Kristin Diable in Concert in the Grand Salon. Kristin will be accompanied by Jonny Campos of Los Bayou Ramblers. The performance begins at 6 pm; doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $30 for nonmembers and $25 for members and are available at www.bkhouse.org.  Light refreshments will be served but guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages of choice, openers, and extra cups.
    July programming will also appeal to children ages 7-13 who are invited to participate in "Making History", a historical arts and crafts camp that will provide a hands-on journey through time, allowing them to explore the vibrant history of New Orleans while creating arts and crafts. The fun, informative camp will take place July 1-5, and July 15-19 and will feature two components: first, an off-site adventure as campers embark on guided tours of iconic sites around New Orleans; and second, a maker's space where children use the trips as inspiration for the day's crafts, enabling campers to create meaningful and historically relevant mementos to take home. Additionally, campers will receive a time traveler's notebook to document their experiences, complete with recipes, instructions, and explanations, ensuring that the memories of their journey will last a lifetime. Registration is a must!  Each class is priced at $275 per child.  Register at 
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    Moving into August and beyond, expect additional programs and concerts, including the premier of the Quarter Kaleidoscope project in partnership with VCPORA on August 24 and an exciting Fall Series for the ever-popular Rhythm & Roses concerts in the Parterre Garden.  Concert dates will be September 27, October 4, 18 and 25, and November 1.  Presented by BK benefactor and neighbor, James Douglas Hislop, each evening will feature fabulous entertainment as well as cocktails for purchase, with proceeds dedicated to the on-going maintenance of the historic garden.
     
    BK House will also host a symposium on September 14, entitled, “Beautiful Spaces: New Orleans Gardens” and the annual Soiree in the Vieux Carre fundraiser on September 29.  For more information and membership information, visit www.bkhouse.org. Membership features discounted admission to many Museum programs.
     
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    About The Historic BK House & Gardens: Now distinguished as a National Historic Landmark, the house 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 on the property, as well as influences of the French Quarter neighborhood. A new interpretative program is underway to better reflect the heritage of the site. Membership, events, grants, donations, and fundraising activities generate revenue needed for on-going restoration and future capital improvement projects.
     
     
     
     
     
     

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