This Week at NYBG: Family Dinners with Mario Batali’s Chefs, Priceless Budding Masters, and More!
First thing’s first: We have released new tickets for the final two Monet Evenings! If you’d like to wander around the water lily pools and stroll down our recreation of Monet’s grand allée, cocktail in hand, while the sun sets behind the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, then you need to snap up your tickets before they sell out again!
Next up, dinnertime in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden! As part of “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” a robust and interactive space in the Family Garden filled with beds of vegetables and herbs used at Mario’s restaurant kitchens, Family Dinners with Mario Batali’s Chefs pairs the produce from these beds with chefs from Mario Batali’s restaurants. On Thursday, July 26 join Chef Frank Langello of Babbo Ristorante and Chef Cruz Goler of Lupa Osteria Romana for an unforgettable dinner. Want to know what’s on the menu? Annie Novak, Assistant Manager of the Family Garden shows you in the video below.
If you can’t make this week’s dinner, don’t worry. There are two upcoming in August, so plan ahead! On August 2 Chef Alex Pilas of Eataly and Chef Dan Drohan of Otto Pizzeria and Enoteca will be cooking in the Family Garden, and on August 12 Chef Mark Ladner of Del Posto and Chef Dave Pasternack of Esca will be joining us to share their food and merriment. Here are highlights from the dinner on July 15 which featured Chef Andy Nusser of Tarry Lodge and Chef Anthony Sasso of Casa Mono.
Finally, there’s even more family fun on tap this week, as we present Priceless Budding Masters: Imagining Monet: Art and Nature Workshop for Kids on Saturday, July 28. This exclusive MasterCard® experience will give your kids the chance to discover their inner Monet during a hands-on art and nature workshop produced in collaboration with Studio in a School.
Your “Budding Master” will be guided through an entire afternoon of fun by a visiting instructor from Studio in a School and a NYBG Science Educator in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Kids will discover how Impressionist painters drew inspiration from nature; explore the Adventure Garden to observe nature like a scientist; and then create their very own nature-inspired masterpiece and so much more. Full details here.