Celebrate Summer Flavor All Weekend Long
These themed weekends bring together food innovators, chefs, and farmers/gardeners for cooking demonstrations, tastings, and participatory gardening opportunities. Festivities include live music, story time readings, and hands-on craft activities for the whole family, leaving guests with a new appreciation for our shared culinary history.
Dive into the art of pickling with a delicious menu of hands-on gardening and culinary education activities throughout the state-of-the-art Edible Academy campus. Roll up your sleeves, don your apron, and dig into fun and enriching workshops all weekend long.
Ongoing; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Enjoy drop-in, hands-on activities throughout the gardens of the Edible Academy.
Dig, Plant, Water, and Harvest
Green Thumb Gardens
Help us plant and tend the crops in our garden.
Meet our Global Gardeners
Meet the Global Gardeners and learn about what they are growing in their gardens.
Pot a pickling mix
Pot up dill, cilantro, and mustard to eat as herbs or grow for their seeds, which are great for making pickling mix.
Join the Pickle Parade!
Explore the Garden using your Pickle Passport, learning all about the parts of a pickle recipe along the way.
Ongoing; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Explore hands-on activity stations in the Solar Pavilion.
Decorate a Garden Tote
Decorate a tote bag with colorful garden- and vegetable-themed stamps.
Make your own garden-fresh “flash pickles,” a refrigerator pickling technique. Then ornament your bag with your own branded label.
Use pickling ingredients to paint a garden souvenir.
Put a pickle on a stick! Craft your own fun new friend: a pickle puppet.
11:30 a.m., 1:30, & 3:30 p.m.
Pauline Gillespie Gossett Overlook Pavilion
Join in on culinary demonstrations presented by local chefs and culinary educators, using seasonal crops from the garden that will inspire chefs of all ages. Be sure to grab recipes to try at home!
Enjoy face painting, yoga in the garden, outdoor games, and learning stations that teach you about pickling around the world.
- Fermentation 101
- Pickling around the world: learn about kimchi, sauerkraut, pickled eggs, and other global culinary traditions—including how brine is used for things beyond pickles
- Face Painting with Sarah Manton
- Garden Yoga with Yogi from the Bronx, Dionne Presinal
- Garden games with Edible Academy staff
Tours & Family Fun
Celebrate Pickling Weekend with tours of NYBG’s vegetable gardens.
Tours of the Edible Academy and Barnsley Beds
11:30 a.m., 2:30, & 4 p.m.
Meet at the Niarchos Foundation Entry Plaza
NYBG Tour Guides lead tours of the campus, sharing information on the sustainable building practices incorporated into the facilities and the innovative programming offered. Tours include the Barnsley Beds, a collection of intensively planted edible gardens, sharing tips on organic gardening techniques and plant selections.
Susan P. and Coley Burke Amphitheater
Join musical guests for a singalong.