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.