French Quarter Citizens’ Annual Gala To Fundraise At ‘Moonlight Magic At The Monastery’
NEW ORLEANS – French Quarter Citizens (FQC) is planning an exciting fundraising evening at the historic North Rampart Street Monastery, once home to the cloistered Carmelite nuns, on Friday, Nov. 3.
“Moonlight Magic at the Monastery” will support the organization’s efforts to preserve the French Quarter and protect it from the daily impact of nine million visitors each year, graffiti, large vehicles and crime.
Sponsors and patrons are invited to attend an exclusive pre-party from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., with the gala event to follow from 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
This year, FQC will welcome Coleman E. Adler II, president of Adler’s Jewelry, as the 2017 Honorary Chair and Peter Trapolin, FAIA, founding principal of Trapolin-Peer Architects, as the 2017 Honoree. Both play important roles as preservationists and philanthropists in the community and have made impactful contributions towards the preservation of the French Quarter, organizers said.
The evening will include live music from the Y’at Pack, dancing, food presented by local restaurants and an open bar featuring specialty cocktails and premium liquor. Generous businesses from throughout the city, and especially the French Quarter, have donated art, dining, hotel stays, jewelry and more for a live and silent auctions, organizers said.
The French Quarter, with its well-preserved architecture, fascinating history and unique culture, is considered a jewel in the crown that is New Orleans, FQC reps said. The French Quarter is a fundamental aspect of New Orleans' cultural identity and historical significance. Since 1994, FQC has worked with perseverance, determination and diligence to accomplish its mission to preserve the quality of life in the Vieux Carré neighborhood, to preserve its historical character and architecture, to focus attention on the problems confronting our neighborhood and contribute in their resolution, and to work with other organizations in achieving these goals, FQC reps said.
The preservation and protection is the responsibility of not only the residents, property owners and businesses of the Quarter, but of all New Orleanians and others passionate about its future, FQC reps said.
Ticket are $125, $250 for patrons.
Sponsorships range from $500 to $10,000.