Celebrate fall with live music, beer, and outdoor fun
Raise a toast to the flavors of fall with a bevy of local breweries on NYBG’s Daffodil Hill. Purchase a souvenir sampling cup to explore what’s on offer, with unlimited samples of craft beers, ciders, and seltzers available, then join in on lawn games, relax to live music, and grab a bite to eat. While you’re here, don’t miss harvesting and fermentation demos with our visiting brewers—making for the perfect autumn afternoon out!
Advance purchase recommended to guarantee admission; events do sell out.
$50, includes commemorative Sampling Cup and All-Garden Pass
$25, commemorative Sampling Cup; All-Garden Pass free for Members
Tickets are for adults 21 and over. Tickets include all special weekend activities plus All-Garden Pass admission, which includes access to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Tram Tour, and more. In the event of inclement weather, Bales & Ales will be held on Sunday, September 25.
Pick up your NYBG souvenir 4 oz. sampling cup and sample some of the best local craft beers, ciders, and hard seltzers.
Live from the Lawn
Settle down among bales of hay on the lawn for music, games, and lite bites.
Enjoy favorites like cornhole, giant Jenga, bean bag toss, bocce, and more!
Enjoy a variety of delicious bites from off-the-grill offerings to refreshing drinks.
Featuring a line-up of four NYC bands providing live musical sets throughout the afternoon.
- Brass By the Slice
Brass by the Slice is a high energy brass band based in New York City, serving up all of your favorite pop hits. BBTS has been popping up around Manhattan and Brooklyn since May 2021, and have performed at Public Display of Affection Pizza, the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Big Alice Brewery for their monthly Jambalaya, as well as Madison Square Park and McCarren Park. They have also partnered with the clothing company Birddogs, and as the marching band at the end of Two Rivers Theater Company’s production of Three Sisters.
- Break Out the Crazy
Chris Hierro & Katya Diaz have combined forces to create what can only be described as a kaleidoscope of sounds and vibes, hence the name “Break Out The Crazy“. They have now released songs ranging in styles from timeless love songs to tropical and pop/dance.
- Miwa Gemini
It’s hard to describe the music of Miwa Gemini. Much like the name suggests, their sound is mercurial, drawing influences that range from Erik Satie to Beyoncé. Their songs sound as if soaked in a whiskey barrel, dried off a balcony in Paris in the 1920’s, and finally polished by the hustle and bustle of NYC. Their unique blend of watertight harmony is accompanied by a simple yet intricate instrumentation, and their infectious melodies will have you smiling in no time.
- Des & the Swagmatics
Des & the Swagmatics is an Asbury Park based five-piece band on a mission to get your feet tapping and your head shaking. Reborn from the glorious ashes of a storied one-off Prince tribute on Halloween 2014, Des and the Swagmatics pack a blend of R&B, rock, soul, funk and pop sounds that guarantee a dance party. Led by vocal powerhouse Deseree Spinks, the Swagmatics are guitarist Randy Preston, drummer-vocalist Craig Lawlor, keyboardist-vocalist Ray Saada, and bassist Kevin Stryker.
Hand in the Harvest
1, 3, & 4 p.m.
Clay Picnic Pavilions
Learn how Broken Bow Brewery makes their beer from harvesting to packaging, and the steps in between! Grain to glass, Broken Bow’s passion for their craft reflects their commitment to quality, sustainability, and each other. Broken Bow Brewery is a family-owned and operated New York State microbrewery, the first of its kind in the Village of Tuckahoe.
Save with the Young Garden Circle
Are you between the ages of 21 and 40, and want to get more involved at NYBG? Join the Young Garden Circle today for special opportunities to socialize, network, and enjoy the best of the Garden throughout the seasons.
YGC members and their guests may purchase discounted tickets to Bales & Ales and have the opportunity to enjoy our exclusive YGC Sip & Stroll event with access to our private space, scheduled premium beer tasting, and a guided walking tour.