Programs

The vibrant culture and style of Frida Kahlo’s Mexico come to life at the Garden, highlighting the influences behind the artist’s famed work through dance, music, food, and film. Delight in the spirit of the exhibition during festivities and events that recall the inspired life lived by this beloved artist.

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Family Adventures

Thanks to all who visited during our FRIDA KAHLO exhibition in 2015! While the show has concluded, you can still enjoy it through our FRIDA KAHLO Mobile Guide.





Frida's Fall Harvest


September 29–November 1; Tuesdays–Fridays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, and Monday, October 12;
10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Saturdays beginning October 17; 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.


Frida-inspired activities continue in fall! Experience the delights of the season with hands-on activities and harvest-themed displays featuring perennial favorites such as pumpkins and gourds of all sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as corn stalks and hay bales artfully arranged throughout the landscape in the Adventure Garden.







Gone Batty! Live Bat Encounter


October 10–12 (Columbus Day Weekend); 1 & 3 p.m.


Back by popular demand, this family-friendly wildlife demonstration brings you face-to-face with different bats such as the endangered Rodrigues bat and the Malayan flying fox. Learn about the important role bats play in pollination, especially for the Agave plants of Mexico. Pick up easy practices to help make your backyard a refuge for these important mammals.


Rob Mies, conservation biologist, bat expert, author, and executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, shares information concerning the benefits of bats, the need for their conservation, and what can be done to help these unique mammals. He invites everyone to step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their benefits, habitats, and nocturnal strategies. batconservation.org





Frida for Families: A Spooky Nighttime Adventure


October 23; 6:30–9:30 p.m. (timed entries at 6:30 & 7:15 p.m.) SOLD OUT

In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden
(Please note: the Conservatory and Art Gallery will be closed during the event)


The whole family can enjoy the Frida experience on a night out at the Garden! Capture a photo with larger-than life skeletons that celebrate Día de los Muertos. Grab a Con Edison flashlight as you travel along the Whole Foods Market® Trick-or-Treat Trail after dark. Listen for critters of the night or sit in on a spooky ghost story. For those who dare, see the giant pumpkin displays illuminated in the darkness and journey along the meandering Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail.

View a list of Spooky Nighttime activities.

Adults and kids of all ages: Non-Member $20 / Member $15
Advance tickets recommended
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Cooking with Frida


Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays; 2 & 4 p.m.


Hands-on activities in the Edible Academy’s Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden bring together children and their families to experience the colors, textures, smells, and tastes of Frida Kahlo’s Mexican kitchen. Cooking demonstrations feature recipes inspired by those Frida served to family and friends, using nutritious, garden-based ingredients. Visitors can explore and tend to the plant staples of Mexican cuisine growing throughout the Family Garden: beans, tomatoes, peppers, chiles, herbs, and more!

View weekly recipes from Cooking with Frida.




Win an All-Inclusive Mexican Getaway ($8,000 value)


Text "NYBG FridaFamily" to 56512


Enjoy a relaxing seven-night beach retreat with your family (two adults, two children aged 15 years and under) at either Club Med Cancun Yucatan or Club Med Ixtapa Pacific. Round trip airfare, meals and beverages, and select activities included.


Promotional support provided by and





Frida for Families: A Spooky Nighttime Adventure


Take part in a number of events and activities during the evening, and enjoy live entertainment, food, and more.


  • Enjoy the antics of Lucrecia Novoa's Día de los Muertos skeletons welcoming you at the Visitor Center.
  • Pick up your treat bag at the Visitor Center and decorate it with Mexican- and Frida-inspired stamps.
  • Stop by the Visitor Center Cantina to purchase snacks and beverages.
  • Dance along to Mexican music by Rana Santacruz at the Visitor Center.
  • Go trick-or-treating along the Whole Foods Market® Trick-or-Treat Trail.
  • Listen to ghost stories and traditional Día de los Muertos tales at the Clay Pavilions.
  • Dissect owl pellets in the Discovery Center to find out what owls eat for dinner.
  • Celebrate the seasonal monarch migration to Mexico by making your own monarch butterfly rings.
  • Express yourself creatively at Frida's Puppet Theater.
  • Whip up some imaginary culinary creations in La Casita Azul.
  • Grind cacao, which grows in Mexico, and compare the taste of nibs and chocolate beside the Casita Azul.
  • At the Dodge Activity Center, decorate your Día de los Muertos skull with spooky accoutrements.
  • Visit the giant pumpkin displays and walk out along the Mitsubishi Wild Wetland Trail if you dare!
 

Cooking with Frida


Hands-on activities in the Edible Academy's Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden bring together children and their families to experience the colors, textures, smells, and tastes of Frida Kahlo's Mexican kitchen. Cooking demonstrations feature recipes inspired by those Frida served to family and friends, using nutritious, garden-based ingredients. Visitors can explore and tend to the plant staples of Mexican cuisine growing throughout the Family Garden: beans, tomatoes, peppers, chiles, herbs, and more!


Find your favorite recipes below, and check back throughout the run of FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life for new and delicious suggestions!


Recipes:


 
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