Apple pie

October Pie Of The Month: Granny Smith Apple & Bacon

For October’s Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are merging two amazing tastes: the crispness of Granny Smith apples and the rich, smokiness of bacon. If you like a little savory with your sweet, the Granny Smith Apple & Bacon pie is like the holy grail of desserts….

'Home' by Jamie Nguyen

Through October 31 In 5 Press Gallery: Forthcoming: Young Artists of NOCCA

Forthcoming: Young Artists of NOCCA is an exhibition of current work by NOCCA Visual Arts students. The show is on view through October 31 in The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery, located at 5 Press Street. Forthcoming includes selections from the annual NOCCA student-curated, year-end exhibition that took place in May 2015;…

Press Street Gardens' CSA program

Press Street Gardens’ CSA Program Offers Weekly Assortments Of Herbs, Veggies, And Flowers

The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens is overflowing with herbs, vegetables, and flowers! Recently, the Gardens launched a Community-Supported Agriculture program for serious “eat local” (and “decorate local”) fans. For one price, you can get a full month of produce or hand-picked flowers, with boxes and bouquets available for pickup every…

NOCCA's Culinary Arts students (pic by Elizabeth McMillan)

Saturday Brunch With NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Students

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students mean business! Join tomorrow’s star chefs in Press Street Gardens on Saturday mornings from 8am to 1pm. They’ll serve a great breakfast from The Boxcar food truck, with treats picked right from the Gardens!

Thomas Q. Sims, Jivamukti yoga instructor

Saturday Mornings In Press Street Gardens: Yoga With Thomas Q. Sims

Start your weekend with some yoga and meditation, led by certified Jivamukti instructor Thomas Q. Sims in Press Street Gardens on Saturday mornings from 9am-10am. Classes are $8 per person, with a small surcharge for credit card payments. Students should bring their own mats and anything else they like to…

Jacob Reptile & papier-mâché Halloween masks

5 Press Gallery’s Arts Classes For Adults: Papier-Mâché Mask-Making & Experimental Film

The NOCCA Institute and 5 Press Gallery are excited to announce three great autumn workshops taught by talented NOCCA Visual Arts alumni. Miro Hoffman, an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center, will lead short and in-depth classes in experimental filmmaking, while Jacob Reptile helps everyone get into the Halloween spirit with…

PSS cooking classes, fall 2015

Become a NOCCA student for a night as Press Street Station offers its first cooking classes!

Ever wanted to become a NOCCA student? This fall, you can! Study the Culinary Arts for a night at The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Station restaurant, and walk away with the skills you need to wow family and friends at your next get-together. Our first three classes are: TERRIFIC TAILGATING…

NOCCA Institute board 2015-2016

The NOCCA Institute Welcomes 11 New Board Members For 2015-16

The NOCCA Institute welcomes 11 new members to its board of directors for 2015-16: Dwayne Bernal (engineer), Ted Bloch III, M. D. (psychiatrist), Kimberly Despeaux (Entergy), Hunter Hill (IberiaBank), Rachel Van Voorhees Kirschman (harpist, LPO), Al Kropog (Capital One), Zachary H. Kupperman (entrepreneur and attorney), Tiffany Oestreicher (Oestreicher Properties), Lynes…

Boston Cream Pie by Flickr user "I Believe I Can Fry"

September Pie Of The Month: Banana Boston Cream Pie

For September’s Pie of the Month, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are going retro, baking a beloved twentieth-century classic: a Banana Boston Cream Pie. For those who’ve had it, the taste will bring back fond memories of family dinners and favorite local restaurants. If you’ve never experienced it before, you’re in for…


September 3-19: Decadent Prix-Fixe Dinners With Chef James Cullen In Press Street Station

Let them eat cheesecake! The NOLA Project kicks off its 2015-2016 season with a production of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette in NOCCA’s Nims Black Box Theatre. To celebrate, Press Street Station’s Chef James Cullen has dreamed up a decadent prix-fixe, pre-show dinner, fit for a king (or in this case,…

White peaches

August Pie Of The Month: White Peach With Butter Pecan Streusel

For our first Pie of the Month of the 2015-2016 school year, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking a special, decadent late-summer treat: a White Peach Pie with Butter Pecan Streusel. Enjoy it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop your favorite ice cream. The deadline for placing your…

5 Press Gallery in the NOCCA Marketplace

Select Items From 5 Press Gallery Now Available Online

You already know that The NOCCA Institute’s 5 Press Gallery features fantastic original artwork from NOCCA faculty and alumni. But did you also know that we offer a growing array of prints, bowls, vases, and other items that make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions? Now, you can order some…

Press Street Gardens (photo by Elizabeth McMillan)

Order Fresh Veggies & Flowers From Press Street Gardens

Press Street Gardens is in the middle of growing season, and our rows are overflowing with herbs, vegetables, and flowers. Beginning August 1, serious “eat local” (and “decorate local”) fans can take home some of those goodies by participating in our Community-Supported Agriculture program. For one set price, subscribers will…

Anna Koeferl, "Volatile", featured in Crystalline at 5 Press Gallery

Now On View In 5 Press Gallery: Crystalline

5 Press Gallery presents Crystalline, an exhibition of paintings and installation that explores the visual abstraction of erosion. The show includes works that mimic natural forces and highlight the ephemeral qualities of decay. This beautiful exhibition features work from three recent graduates of NOCCA’s Visual Arts program: Greta de la…

Plessy v. Ferguson historical marker

June 6 & 7: Celebrate The Legacy Of Civil Rights Pioneers Homer Plessy & The Citizens’ Committee

This Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, please join the Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, The NOCCA Institute, and their community partners for Plessy Day. Through a series of events, we’ll celebrate the efforts of Homer Plessy and the Citizens’ Committee to challenge legal segregation in the 1890s. These gatherings will…