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BK House Announces Summer 2024 Events

NEW ORLEANS – The Historic BK House & Gardens as the calendar of events unfolding with something for everyone in the treasured French Quarter Museum, located at 1113 Chartres St.

Moving into July, wine and food aficionadas will be treated to a refreshing evening, entitled, Everything’s Coming Up Rose’ on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. Friends do indeed serve friends Rose’ and this is the perfect opportunity to sample five incredible varietals, curated by Sommelier Wes Kohler-Bergene. Wines will be paired with dishes created by Chef Glen Hogh, formerly of Vega Tapas in Old Metairie and Café Sbisa in the French Quarter.  The wine and food experience will take place in the beautiful, air-conditioned grand ballroom and will begin with the Cuban sounds of Victor Campbell. Tickets are $50 for BK Members and $45 for non-members. Doors will open at 5:30 and the event is 6-8 p.m. Limited availability; reserve your place early at

On Sunday, July 14, BK will feature the incredible Kristin Diable in concert in the grand ballroom.  The performance begins at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $30 for nonmembers and $25 for members and are available at  Light refreshments will be served but guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages of choice, openers, and extra cups.

June and July programming will also appeal to children ages 7-13 who are invited to participate in “Making History”, a historical arts and crafts camp that will provide a hands-on journey through time, allowing them to explore the vibrant history of New Orleans while creating arts and crafts. The three separate camp weeks, June 24-28, July 1-5, and July 15-19 will feature two components: first, an off-site adventure as campers embark on guided tours of iconic sites around New Orleans; and second, a maker’s space where children use the trips as inspiration for the day’s crafts, enabling campers to create meaningful and historically relevant mementos to take home. Additionally, campers will receive a time traveler’s notebook to document their experiences, complete with recipes, instructions, and explanations, ensuring that the memories of their journey will last a lifetime. Registration is a must!  Each class is priced at $275 per child.  Register at

For details about upcoming BK House events, such as the September 29 Soiree in the Vieux Carre annual fundraiser and membership information, visit Membership features discounted admission to most museum programs.

Past Summer Events:

Chess enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Paul Morphy Quick Chess Tournament on Saturday, June 8, from 12 – 4 p.m. in the very house built by Morphy’s grandfather Joseph La Carpentier in 1826.  Players will have an opportunity to compete in a tournament and to take home cash prizes. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter. The event is co-sponsored by the Downriver Chess Club and The Chess Cave.  Tickets are $10 if purchased by June 6 and $15 at door.  Participation is limited to 40 players. Pre-registration is highly encouraged to guarantee a slot. Visit

On Thursday, June 13, Frank Perez, executive director of the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana, will present on New Orleans focused LGBT+ literary contributions.  The informative presentation entitled Queer Letters: Homosexuality in New Orleans Literature” will take place in the beautiful, air-conditioned parlor at 6 p.m.  Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $15 for non-members, or $10 for members and may be purchased at

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