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Disability Pride Month

Saturday, July 1, 2023 – Monday, July 31, 2023

Onsite & Online

Join us throughout the month of July as we celebrate the history and contributions of people with disabilities to the botanical world—past and present—as we offer multi-sensory plant activities for all ages, a live performance from Heidi Latsky Dance, tours, and highlights that share how NYBG is proactive in ensuring the Garden is accessible and enjoyable for all.

Don’t miss special Disability Pride Month events and activities at the Garden on July 22!

Vanishing Art Featuring Heidi Latsky Dance

July 22; 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Performing ON DISPLAY, this endurance performance attempts to end the stigma attached to difference by featuring many performers with disabilities. Heidi Latsky Dance is an NYC-based, physically integrated company, creating daring work with people with disabilities since 2006.

a person in a dance pose featuring white decorative tubes in the costume that resemble a flower

Multi-Sensory Table

July 22; 12–3 p.m.
Mosholu Solar Pavilion

Join an NYBG volunteer in exploring plants and their products from the Garden’s collections through this tabletop multi-sensory experience. 

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ASL Magnificent Tree Tour

July 22; 2:30 p.m.
Garden Grounds

What makes a tree notable? It could be its size, bark, uses, or a variety of other features. Some of our trees have been here prior to the Garden’s formal establishment in 1891. This tour, led by an NYBG Tour Guide accompanied by an American Sign Language interpreter, gives visitors who are deaf an enhanced experience.

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Children's Sensory Experience

Throughout July; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Explore our sensory-friendly Peacock and Vulture sculptures in the Children’s Garden in celebration of Ebony G. Patterson’s art, created with sambals and feather dusters for hands-on interaction. Then visit the Greenhouse for a quiet space to see plants and use spray bottles to help with watering.

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Plant Talk

Check out Plant Talk articles that highlight efforts NYBG has taken to ensure the plant world is accessible and enjoyable for all.

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THRIVE Program

Learn more about the THRIVE program, led by Horticultural Therapists from NYBG’s Therapeutic Horticulture program. This program is being offered again this year—visit this link to learn more!