Moonlight Magic at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans


Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Susan Guillot, President of French Quarter Citizens and Peter Trapolin, 2017 Honoree

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Coleman Adler II, 2017 Honorary Chair and Rodney Villarreal, French Quarter Citizens Gala Chairman

Our annual Gala, the most important fundraiser, supports our organization’s efforts to preserve the French Quarter and protect it from the daily impact of over nine million visitors each year, graffiti, large vehicles, crime and developers.

We had a delightful evening of live music from The Y’at Pack, dancing, ample seating, fabulous food presented by some of our very best local restaurants, and fabulous  music clubs – Little Gem Saloon, BB King’s, House of Blues

and our wonderful restaurants Red Fish Grill, Tableau, Mandina’s, Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Doris Metropolitan, Koboshi ,

 and delectable pastries with  –  Maple Street Patisserie and Maurice’s Pastries,  coffee from Arrow Café, and a Pineapple Cilantro Margarita from El Gato Negro, an open bar featuring a variety of exciting specialty cocktails and premium liquor and a live and silent auction.

Sponsors and patrons enjoted an exclusive pre-party from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m., with the Gala event following from 7:30 until 11:00.

Coleman E. Adler II, President of Adler’s Jewelry, will serve as the 2017 Honorary Chair. 

Peter Trapolin, FAIA, Founding Principal of Trapolin-Peer Architects, will serve as our 2017 Honoree.

Coleman E. Adler II and Peter Trapolin play important roles as preservationists and philanthropists in our community and have made effectual contributions towards the preservation of the French Quarter.


French Quarter Citizens, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit neighborhood action group and every dollar goes directly to protecting The Quarter.