Nights | Concerts

Chihuly and Jazz Nights at NYBG

Dates TBD
NYBG’s exciting new collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center brings together two of America’s foremost cultural institutions in a series of evening concerts. Coinciding with NYBG’s major CHIHULY exhibition, enjoy world-class jazz on the Conservatory Lawn with performances in June and July.

Non-Member Adult $65/ Member $55 | GET YOUR TICKETS

Advance purchase recommended.



NYBG is a member of NGLCCNY and proud to partner with them and the Loft for the LGBT @ NYBG series. LGBT @ NYBG is an initiative that hosts events throughout the year to celebrate the LGBT community. Stay tuned for upcoming events during the Holiday Train Show®.

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Festive Treats and Signature Drinks

Drink Special for Friday, Dec. 16 & Saturday, Dec. 17:

The Nutcracker
Hazelnut liqueur
Ginger ale
Lemon juice



An unforgettable part of New York City culture, experience the exciting art of these talented performers.

Street Dancing
Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 2, 3, 16, 17, 23, 30
In the Visitor Center

Energetic and inspiring, the Cartier Williams Dance Theatre performs original works that are a unique blend of tap, hip-hop and classical dance. Founder Cartier Williams has danced for Presidents, performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, and the Tonight Show, and has shared the stage with tap legends Gregory Hines and Savion Glover.

Stilt Walking and Buugeng
Along Perennial Garden Way and in Conservatory Tent

Be transported to a magical snow kingdom as a stilt-walking snow queen strolls among you, and become entranced by the buugeng, an LED spectacle.

Ice Sculpting Demonstration
In the Visitor Center

Expert ice carvers from Okamoto Studio take ordinary blocks of ice and transform them into holiday works of art right before your eyes.


The Pine Tree Café hosts a rotating lineup of musicians.

The Lovesome
November 19, December 2, 16, 23 & 30, 2016 and January 7
Upscale and always tasteful, The Lovesome performs soulful Jazz and vintage R&B from the 40’s to the 70’s in a classic, effervescent style. Anchored by the lush vocals of Kelsey Jillette, the group plays songs made famous by Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Etta James, and Frank Sinatra (to name but a few) in a romantic, danceable, and engaging style.

The Smoke Rings
November 26, December 3 & 17, 2016
The Smoke Rings evoke the elegance and charm of the Swing Era. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book. The rhythm section is comprised of Alex Levin (piano), Scott Ritchie (bass), and Ben Cliness (drums).

Love, Charley
January 14, 2017
The Gilded Age—the era of Gatsby, flappers, speakeasies, and fun—inspires Love, Charley, New York City’s romantic jazz and swing band. Be transported back in time to the era when dance music crackled on gramophones and the radio, and New York was a hotbed of jazz. Centered around the lush vocals and ukulele of Martina, Love, Charley sparkles with champagne melodies and dance rhythms.


Upgrade Your Bar Car Night Experience with the Young Garden Circle Lounge

December 16 & January 7
$100 per person | Get Tickets | Become a YGC Member
Experience Bar Car Nights like a VIP with your own private entrance to the Conservatory featuring skip-the-line access. Also enjoy an open bar featuring beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail, and light bites in an exclusive space in the Conservatory. The Young Garden Circle Lounge is brought to you by the Young Garden Circle, a community of art and garden enthusiasts ages 21-40. Join today and gain complimentary admission to the Young Garden Circle Lounge during both evenings, in addition to many other events hosted throughout the year and special member benefits. Learn more about the Young Garden Circle.