Ways to ENGAGE

Edith and Edgar Stern, the founders of Longue Vue, were devoted to bettering the lives of the citizens of New Orleans. As such, they were major contributors to causes that advanced the City, committing their wealth and resources to voting rights and equal access to sophisticated healthcare, housing, and superior educational opportunities.

As stewards of the Stern family legacy, all of us at Longue Vue take our responsibility to our community seriously. Whether you join us for a program or tour, to volunteer, to picnic with your family, or just to find respite and wellness in our gardens, we want every member of the New Orleans community to find a time and a reason to make Longue Vue your own.

See below for a list of recurring programs and opportunities for engagement here at Longue Vue beyond our daily House and Garden Tour offerings.

Wellness Classes

Promote health and wellness at our weekly yoga and tai chi classes, suitable for all levels of experience.

Children’s Programs

We offer educational, interactive garden programming for children of all ages, plus gardens-based birthday parties and group bookings for school groups and Girl Scouts.

Twilight at Longue Vue

Twilight at Longue Vue is a series of casual, open-air showcases for local musicians across all genres, the first and third Wednesday evening of each month during daylight savings time.

Volunteering

Dig alongside our staff at our weekly Garden Volunteer dates. Seasonal Junior Garden Volunteer opportunities are available for middle and high schoolers.

Garden Workshops

Book a private workshop led by Director of Gardens Amy Graham by visiting the link above, or purchase tickets for one of Amy’s monthly workshops listed here.

Creative Residencies

Learn about current and former Creative Residents here at Longue Vue, read about the history and inspiration behind these partnerships, and find out how to apply for our upcoming guest curator opportunity within this program.

Longue Vue hosts events to celebrate many seasons, occasions, and causes with our community.

Visit the link above to view photos from our recent Family Equality Day,

and check out the list below to save the dates of upcoming events.

Saturday, October 29: Fall Fest – Join us for a beautiful fall afternoon of crafts, treats, and costumes!

Saturday, December 3: Merry Market – Our annual outdoor marketplace features local vendors, festive crafts, and photos with Santa. 

Featured Community Project: Cultivating Communities

Since 1999, students from the Waldo Burton Memorial School have participated in Longue Vue’s Cultivating Communities outreach initiative. Cultivating Communities develops skills in gardening, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. Through this year-long program, students learn about growing vegetables and herbs, marketing and selling produce at farmers markets, cooking and culinary careers, and local nonprofit organizations. The program culminates in a presentation of a check to a nonprofit selected by the students. Contact Amy Graham, Director of Gardens, at (504) 293-4718 to find out more or to designate a donation to this important program.

Stay tuned for updates regarding upcoming markets, both at Longue Vue and in the community, where you can support our Cultivating Communities students by purchasing their produce, flower arrangements, and other student-grown and student-made products!