King cakes are now on sale in The NOCCA Marketplace!

It’s Carnival time, and in New Orleans, that means king cake! NOCCA’s Culinary Arts department offers a fresh take on this seasonal, sugary treat with the Press Street Gardens Satsuma Almond King Cake. We layer flaky puff pastry with rich almond paste and cream cheese, then add a bright, refreshing,…

August 20: Press Street Gardens’ first-ever Dirt Gala

On Saturday, August 20, from 7pm to 10pm, The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens invites you to its first-ever Dirt Gala! This fun, casual, outdoor event will raise funds to support the Gardens’ programs for students and faculty at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, as well as the general public. Admission…

Fresh veggies and flowers from Press Street Gardens

Press Street Gardens is overflowing with herbs, vegetables, and flowers! This summer we’re relaunching our Community-Supported Agriculture program for serious “eat local” and “decorate local” fans. For one price, you can get a full month of produce, hand-picked flowers, or both, with boxes and bouquets available for weekly pickup. VEGETABLES…

A Weekly Art Market In Press Street Gardens: Saturdays From November 28 – December 19

Join us in Press Street Gardens for a weekly Art Market, hosted by 5 Press Gallery every Saturday from November 28 through December 19. The Art Market will feature work from NOCCA students, faculty, and alumni, as well as artists in our community. You’ll also be able to enjoy delicious…

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…

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…

April 11th – June 13th: 5 Press Gallery & Press Street Gardens Present “Metaphyta”

The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens and 5 Press Gallery present “Metaphyta“, an exhibition exploring artists’ relationship with the plant kingdom. The show includes 2D and 3D works in both traditional and experimental mediums in which plant life plays a role. Works included use flora as a muse for exploration of aesthetic…

Homemade Veggie Galette by Flickr user Memphis CVB

February’s Pie Of The Month: Garden Galette With Fresh Herbs & Vegetables

NOCCA’s Culinary Arts students are baking fantastic pies all year long. For February, they’re getting into the Lenten spirit with a healthy, delicious Garden Galette, made with produce from The NOCCA Institute’s Press Street Gardens. Ingredients include roasted beets, turnips, shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, and shaved Manchego cheese, all served in…