Current Exhibitions and Special Events

May 16 – November 1

FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life

FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life will focus on the iconic artist's engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. The exhibition will be the first solo presentation of Kahlo's work in New York City in more than 10 years, and the first exhibition to focus exclusively on her intense interest in the botanical world.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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May – November

Frida al Fresco

Enjoy these festive nights out at the Garden by experiencing FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life after hours. Transport yourself to Mexico without leaving New York via live music performances, Kahlo-inspired items from Shop in the Garden, an outdoor Tequila Bar, and delicious Mexican fare inspired by Kahlo's own recipes, all enjoyed with a complimentary cerveza.

Location: Leon Levy Visitor Center

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A Million Stories, a Million Visitors

After more than a century at the forefront of New York City's cultural landscape, The New York Botanical Garden now serves as home to decades of moments and memories, each one an important scene in the ongoing story that defines this iconic institution. In honor of that story, and in celebration of our upcoming 125th anniversary in 2016, NYBG strives to introduce a landmark number of annual visitors to the Garden—welcoming 1.25 million people to this urban oasis in 2015.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

What's Wonderful in Summer

Experience the Garden's renowned landscapes, collections, and architecture through a variety of themed tours and nature walks, enjoying summer in a lush landscape of bright greenery.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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Curator's Spotlight

In this Garden-wide series of small installations, NYBG's curators highlight special selections from their gardens and collections, providing a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of the plant world as seen through the lens of those who cultivate it.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Included in any All-Garden Pass

An Ongoing Program

MetLife Healthy Families Program

The Garden, with support from MetLife Foundation, has developed The MetLife Healthy Families Program to expand nutrition education and opportunities for exercise at the Garden. The program includes Heart Smart, which provides free information and activities at our weekly Greenmarket to promote cardiovascular health.

Location: Throughout the Garden

An Ongoing Exhibition

Join us at upcoming family-friendly cultural activities and programs as part of "It's Your Garden," a new program of community outreach presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Location: Throughout the Garden

Upcoming Exhibitions and Special Events

April – October

The Edible Academy Programs

The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden is home to the Edible Academy programs. Together they bring plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen; daily, family-friendly activities; and hands-on gardening.

Location: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

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July 11 & 12

¡Viva la Frida! Weekend

Bring your Frida fashion savvy for a fun-filled celebration of the life, style, and spirit of Frida Kahlo. Enjoy live mariachi performances by the women of Flor de Toloache, join in a Frida Look-Alike Contest (children and Diegos welcome!), and craft your own flower crown as you take in the fun with Frida impersonators.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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July 16

Frida al Fresco LGBT Night

LGBT @ NYBG is a series of events celebrating the LGBT community and its allies. Join us for a special Frida al Fresco evening and enjoy mingling with friends, colleagues, and families, or meeting someone new.

Location: Throughout the Garden

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Sundays, July 19, August 9, and September 13

Family Dinners with Mario Batali's Chefs

Enjoy a garden-to-table meal prepared by chefs from the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group's acclaimed restaurants. Each dinner features a three-course, family-style menu designed by a featured chef using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Also enjoy hands-on gardening and craft activities alongside live cooking demonstrations by top chefs in the outdoor Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen. Programming geared for kids ages 4 to 12.

Location: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

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September 18

Native Plant Summit

The Northeastern U.S. hosts a rich diversity of native plants, many of which play essential roles for humans and the environment. Alarmingly, a number of these species are declining, often becoming imperiled as a result. This symposium will address our dearth of knowledge by bringing together experts and interested members of the public to present and discuss the state of the area's plant species.

Location: In Ross Hall

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November 21, 2015 – January 18, 2016

Holiday Train Show

Marvel at model trains zipping around New York landmark replicas in the warm Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, stroll the spectacular grounds, enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family, and get your holiday shopping done, too!

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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February 27 – April 17, 2016

The Orchid Show

During this stunning annual Garden tradition, explore an expanded showcase of magnificent orchids inside the Haupt Conservatory before stepping outside to enjoy a complementary schedule of events and activities.

Location: Enid A. Haupt Conservatory

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