Information regarding upcoming programs, exhibits and events are detailed on this page.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
In a celebration of BK House's connection to Italian and Sicilian history, join us on Thursday, March 16 at 6:00PM for a tasting of Italian wine and food!
Featuring a presentation by Antonio Molesini, an Italian wine specialist for Republic National Distributing Company, participants will learn how to appreciate and savor five wines from Sicilia and Toscana, paired with CICCHETTI (Venetian Tapas) specially created by Chef Glen Hogh, formerly of Vega Tapas Cafe & Catering in Old Metairie.
Doors open at 5:30 for the orchestrated tasting that begins promptly at 6 pm. Tickets must be pre-purchased as seating will be limited to 50 people. The cost is $50, with a reduced price of $45 for museum members.
While not yet blessed and officially open for viewing, participants will get a sneak peak at the annual St. Joseph's Day Altar, a uniquely Sicilian tradition brought by immigrants to New Orleans in the late 19th century.
We are grateful to our partners at Republic National Distributing Company and Vega Catering for providing both food and beverage for this event.
Friday, March 17 - Sunday, March 19, 2023
The Historic BK House & Gardens honors of St. Joseph's Day with an altar every year. Join us in marking this sacred Sicilian tradition, which has been celebrated in the French Quarter since Sicilian immigrants began arriving to the city in the late 19th century.
The altar will open on Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 through from 10 AM – 3 PM. The public will be invited to visit and learn more about this important tradition.
On display will also be examples of suits made for the Black Masking Tradition of New Orleans, as St. Joseph's Day also corresponds with this long-standing celebration of Black and Indigenous culture.
To contribute to the BK House St. Joseph Altar, contact Chris at email@example.com. Contributions from the community are cherished and appreciated!
Sunday, March 19, 2023
In the continued celebration of BK's Italian and Sicilian history, the much-acclaimed Yat Pack will perform a musical Salute to Italian Crooners on Sunday, March 19 at 6pm!
The concert will feature Italian-inspired numbers by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, Perry Cuomo, Bobby Darin and others, as well as memorable Italian classics.
Doors open at 5:30pm with the concert starting at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served, however this is a Bring Your Own Beverage event! We recommend bringing along extra cups with your beverage of choice!
Meet the band:
David Cook (vocals)
Don Delahoussaye (sax)
Mike Kobrin (trumpet)
Larry Villalobos (trombone, vocals)
AJ Dicharry (bass)
Earl Roesch (piano, vocals)
Wally Rabalais (drums, vocals)
This week-long summer camp will explore the past and present day architecture of New Orleans through a variety of fun and engaging, hands-on activities that include games, art, building, and more!
Camp will take place in The Historic BK House & Gardens, a home that was built almost 200 years ago and serves as an architectural marvel of the 19th century. While learning about the master craftsmen responsible for building this house and others, campers will participate in live demonstrations and take numerous field trips around the French Quarter.
This camp is for students ages 8-13. Before and after care will be available as an add on.
There will be four, one week sessions offered.
(Click on each to find the correct Eventbrite page for each session):
After registering through Eventbrite, parents will be sent a camper information form.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (504) 523-7257.