Fiesta de Flores at The New York Botanical Garden

On September 21, 2016, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fiesta de Flores, a festival at the Botanical Garden commemorating the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. Enjoy the splendor of the Garden while being treated to live music, dancing, food and wine tastings, and much more. Take a tour of the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. Surround yourself with fragrance, color, and beauty. Originally designed in 1916, completed in 1988, and beautifully renovated in 2006–2007, this stunning garden now displays nearly 700 varieties, with roses blooming for six months out of the year.

Guided Tours of the Rose Garden

5:45, 6, 6:15, 6:30, & 6:45 p.m.
Meet at the Rose Garden entrance; tours are on a first-come, first-served basis
Join exuberant and knowledgeable Garden Tour Guides for a tour of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. This glorious garden has been called an “encyclopedia of roses” and “living catalog” of what can be grown at home.

Cuisine and Beverage Sampling

Brotherhood Winery
Enjoy wine tasting by America’s Oldest Winery.

Classic and modern Mexican cuisine. Explore their Mexican cuisine at

Cookies Sweet Treats
Enjoy cupcakes of dulce de coco, piña colada and more.

Havana Café
The Soul of Havana is in the Bronx. Havana Café is as charming, warm, and exciting as the city it is named for. Explore their Cuban cuisine at

Pollo Campero
Authentic Latin Chicken. Latin-inspired, fresh chicken recipes is the name of their game. Hand-breaded fried chicken seasoned with Latin spices, citrus Peruvian grilled chicken with freshly squeezed lime and hand-made empanadas packed with bold flavors. Explore their Latin kitchen at

Port Morris Distillery
This distillery’s legacy began in the lush mountains of Guayama, Puerto Rico. From these humble roots they are proud to offer the finest distilled spirits lovingly crafted to perfection in the Bronx by their Master Distiller. Learn more at

Taco Mix
Creating authentic tacos with an everlasting evolution of diversity.

Cash Bar
Wine, beer, and soda.

Music, Live Entertainment and Activities

Ray Martinez' Cuerda y Tambo
This is a group of outstanding musicians interpreting a wide variety of musical genres. The repertoire includes enchanting rhythms from the Caribbean such as swinging Mambos, Cha Cha Cha, and Latin Jazz.

Floral Workshop by: Darcie Garcia
Darcie has worked in the floral industry for over 25 years. One of her most recent works was assisting the White House floral team in decorating for the Singapore State Dinner in July, 2016.

Live Art
Artists Giannina Gutierrez and Marthalicia Matarrita


Olga Ayala Handicrafts (Hecho A Mano)—Functional Art in Polymer
A polymer clay artisan, Olga specializes in original, fully functional home decor items and wearable art (jewelry) made of polymer clay. Each piece is individually handcrafted and is a unique piece of art.

Juan Carlos Suazo
Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Juan remains deeply attached to his native country and its influence in every aspect of his artwork. A self-taught artist, he is currently working with ceramic making his own version of Afro-Taino folklore masks.

Old-Earth Creates by Nanette Sanchez-Velasquez
One-of-a-kind adornments using natural and raw materials inspired by "Mother Earth" (La Madre Tierra).

Tanya Torres
Original art on tile and hand-painted jewelry inspired by nature, life, and the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Each piece is made with love in NYC’s El Barrio, with the intention of creating more love, peace, and joy in our world.

For more information and to learn about upcoming events, call the Office of Government and Community Relations at 718.817.8990 or email at