Calendar | This Week's Programs

Featured Programs

For more events and activities during your visit, view our calendar above.


Holiday Poetry Walk
Ongoing
In the Leon Levy Visitor Center and along Perennial Garden Way

Co-presented with the Poetry Society of America

Stroll through the Leon Levy Visitor Center and Perennial Garden Way to read train-inspired poems by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Poetry will be displayed in the landscape and will be accompanied by a free cell phone audio tour. Learn more about Billy Collins here.

Watch Billy Collins' reading at NYBG from November 23.

Discover more on the NYBG's collaboration with Billy Collins in this article from The New York Times.

The event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

To explore the verse of Billy Collins at home, download his anthology of selected seasonal works here.

Seasonal Serenades
Saturdays and Sundays, December 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29
1:30 & 3:30 p.m.
In the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Celebrate the holiday spirit and enjoy live a cappella music, mixing classic and contemporary holiday favorites with current popular and alternative songs. After the 3:30 p.m. performance, don't miss the Holiday Tree Lighting at 4 p.m.! Performance times are subject to change; please consult the daily program during your visit. See the performance schedule.

Classic Holiday Film Festival
Saturdays and Sundays, December 14, 15, 21, 22 & 28
2:30 p.m.
In the Ross Hall

Cap off your Holiday Train Show visit with a trip to the movies. Enjoy some of the most cherished holiday film classics as they were meant to be seen—on the big screen. And it's included in the price your Garden admission! See the schedule.

Special Holiday Tours

Winter Plant & Tree Tour
Sunday, December 29, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Sundays in January at 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Plants of the Winter Solstice
Saturday, December 28, 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Landmarks of the New York Botanical Garden: The LuEsther T. Mertz Library Building
Saturday, December 21, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 28, 2:30 p.m.
Meet in the Orchid Rotunda of the Library Building

Landmarks of the New York Botanical Garden
Sunday, December 22, 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays in January at 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center

Tropical Houses & Desert Collections Tour
Weekdays throughout January at 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the entrance to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory