Press Room

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General Public Relations Inquiries

Melinda Manning
Vice President for Communications

Nick Leshi
Senior Director of Communications

Stevenson Swanson
Associate Director of Public Relations

Patricia Sullivan
Associate Manager of Public Relations

3/9/2023 –

The New York Botanical Garden Expands Celebrated Science Team with Appointments of Internationally Renowned Scholars as New Chief Science Officer, Inaugural Vice President for Urban Conservation Strategy

3/7/2023 –

The New York Botanical Garden Celebrates Women’s History Month, Honoring the
Lives and Accomplishments of Trailblazers in Science, Horticulture, and Education

2/28/2023 –

The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage

2/14/2023 –

The Orchid Show Returns to NYBG for Its 20th Year

2/3/2023 –

NYBG’s 2023 Black History Month Celebration Explores the Enduring Botanical Legacy of the African Diaspora and the Contributions of Contemporary Advocates

12/21/2022 –

NYBG Announces The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage, Opening February 18, 2023, Will Be Designed by Landscape Artist Lily Kwong

11/22/2022 –

NYBG Announces Major Site-Specific Exhibition of New Work by Visual Artist Ebony G. Patterson, Opening Spring 2023

11/16/2022 –

The New York Botanical Garden Celebrates the Holiday Season Day and Night with the 31st Year of the Holiday Train Show® and the Return of NYBG GLOW, New York City’s Largest Outdoor Holiday Light Experience, Expanded for its Third Year

11/10/2022 –

NYBG Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

10/25/2022 –

NYBG Scientist and Colleagues Make the Case That the Ancient Practice of Planting a Mixture of Cereal Grains Could Be a Promising Strategy for Agriculture to Adapt to Harsh Growing Conditions Caused by Climate Change

10/20/2022 –

NYBG Announces Larry Lederman Photography Fellowship

9/15/2022 –

NYBG Celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month through October 15, 2022

9/15/2022 –

The Bond of Live Things Everywhere at NYBG Features a Word and Sound Installation of Black Poetry That Speaks to Our Relationship with the Natural World

8/19/2022 –

Climate Week 2022 at The New York Botanical Garden Features Thought-Provoking Programs, Installations, Self-Guided Tour Opportunities, and More, Emphasizing the Importance of Plants in Helping Solve the Climate and Biodiversity Crises

8/17/2022 –

NYBG Fall-O-Ween Brings Fun Programming for All Ages Celebrating the Autumn Season, September 17 through October 30, 2022

7/25/2022 –

The New York Botanical Garden Celebrates the Holiday Season Day and Night with the 31st Year of the Holiday Train Show® and the Return of NYBG GLOW, N.Y.C.’s Largest Outdoor Holiday Light Experience, Expanded for Its Third Year

7/19/2022 –

African American Garden: Remembrance & Resilience, Part of NYBG’s Exhibition Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love, Explores African American Food and Gardening Histories and Essential Contributions to American Foodways

7/13/2022 –

Author Tony Hillery Will Read from His Inspiring Children’s Book Harlem Grown in a Special Story Time and Book Signing at NYBG’s Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Wednesday, July 20, 2002; 2:30 p.m.

7/5/2022 –

Immersive Installation Conveying the Global Impact of Food Production and Consumption Now on Display at The New York Botanical Garden as Part of Major, Multi-faceted Exhibition

6/28/2022 –

NYBG Scientist and Colleague Call for a New Approach to Studying Lichens to Learn Why They Are So Adaptable and Potentially Gain Valuable Insights into Nature Itself

6/14/2022 –

NYBG’s Juneteenth Weekend Features Gardening Activities, Cooking Demos, Dance Performances, and Fun for the Whole Family, Saturday, June 18 through Monday, June 20, 2022; 12–5 p.m.

6/3/2002 –

Mixed-Media Artwork by Lina Puerta Sheds Light on the Often Overlooked Social and Cultural Impacts of the American Food System and Humans’ Relationship to Nature as Part of NYBG’s Exhibition Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love

6/1/2022 –

Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love Examines the Art and Science of Foodways and Food Traditions and Celebrates Plants as Foundational to All Culinary Customs

5/2/2022 –

NYBG Announces New Chief Advancement Officer

4/19/2022 –

NYBG Selects 30 Bronx Artists to Design and Create Mixed-Media Tables for Its 2022 Exhibition

4/15/2022 –

Renowned Bronx artist Andre Trenier creates representative art for NYBG’s summer exhibition

3/24/2022 –

New York Governor Kathy Hochul Delivers Keynote Address at NYBG’s Women’s History Month Celebration Honoring Bronx Women Community Leaders

3/16/2022 –

Based on More Than a Decade of Research, Field Guide to the Palms of Belize Is Now Available from NYBG Press in Hardcover, Softcover, and Digital Formats

2/23/2022 –

The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope Returns to NYBG

2/10/2022 –

NYBG Announces Major Exhibition for 2022 – Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love

2/1/2022 –

NYBG’s 2022 Black History Month Celebration Honors Barrier-Breaking Pioneers in Environmental Science, Agricultural Education, and the Arts

1/31/2022 –

NYBG The Orchid Show 2022 Tickets On Sale

12/8/2021 –

The Orchid Show Returns to NYBG for Its 19th Year, Showcasing the Bold and Colorful Vision of Famed Floral Designer Jeff Leatham.

11/24/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden’s Newly Expanded Outdoor Color-and-Light Experience NYBG GLOW Returns for Its Second Year on Select Nights This Holiday Season

11/16/2021 –

The New York Botanical Garden’s 30th Annual Holiday Train Show® Features More Than 25 Model Trains Zipping through Displays of New York Landmarks Crafted out of Natural Materials


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