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A Weekend of Verse in Honor of Mexican Independence

Posted in Programs and Events on September 14 2015, by Lansing Moore


Help us kick off a new season of FRIDA KAHLO: Art Garden, Life this weekend at NYBG with a festive celebration of Mexican independence! This Wednesday, September 16, is Mexico’s Independence Day. On September 19 & 20, come to the Garden for ¡Viva México! An Independence Day Celebration, with two days of live music and dance, whimsical puppets, film screenings, and a very special poetry reading with Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

The talented and popular performers of Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York’s “first and only established female mariachi band,” return to the Garden along with the traditional dancers of Calpulli Danza Mexicana for a fun-filled weekend of live performances. Internationally-known Bronx artist Lucrecia Novoa joins the festivities with her larger-than-life Monarch Butterfly puppets. Break out your creative side and make your own flower crown inspired by Frida at this public workshop on the Conservatory lawn! At Shop in the Garden, watch women artisans from Oaxaca demonstrate their age-old techniques in weaving and embroidery.

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This Weekend: The Garden Gets Some Color

Posted in Around the Garden on July 11 2014, by Lansing Moore

hemerocallis fulva daylilyThis humid week is finally giving way to a pleasant weekend, and it is the perfect time to visit NYBG! Groundbreakers continues to guide visitors through the monumental history of America’s gardening culture, and the summer season brings more color to the grounds each day.

Come check out the Perennial Garden and Seasonal Walk as they enter new and ever-beautiful stages of growth. Admire the lotus blossoms and water lilies emerging in the reflecting pools outside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Enjoy a summer walk beneath the pleasant shade of trees in the Native Plant Garden or the Thain Family Forest. There is a wealth of ways to enjoy the Garden this summer for people of all ages. Upcoming after-hours events include Jazz Age Evenings and Family Dinners with Mario Batali’s Chefs. For this weekend’s program offerings, read on!

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