Due to Inclement Weather, Bales & Ales will now be on Sunday, October 1
Celebrate Fall in the City with craft beer, live music, and outdoor fun
This much-loved fall event is back! Celebrate the fall season at NYBG with a wide selection of local breweries. Receive a souvenir sampling cup with your ticket to explore what’s on tap, with unlimited samples of craft beers, ciders, and spiked 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; includes 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, this event will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Limited Tickets Available On-Site
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 for music, games, and lite bites on the lawn, surrounded by autumn’s abundant fall color.
Featuring a line-up of four NYC bands providing live musical sets throughout the afternoon.
A native New Yorker, Sophie is a classically-trained vocalist and songwriter, writing about her personal experiences through a universal lens. She cites inspiration from the sci-fi soundtracks of her childhood, and was recently featured Earmilk magazine.
The Royale Minks
A retro, New York City-based band with evocative lyrics, The Royale Minks’ hallmark is their infectious melodies and high energy performances. Sharing sonic similarities to The B52’s, The Doors, and Fleetwood Mac, The Royale Minks deliver nostalgic sounds of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.
A New York City-based singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Garth. has over 5 million streams on Spotify. He has released three studio albums as well as a visual concert, Live, in Color, in June 2022. Up next for Garth. is his fourth studio project, Coronation, which will be released later this year.
Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
Brooklyn’s Kaleta & Super Yamba Band are fronted by Afrobeat veteran Leon Ligan-Majek. The band have honed their craft performing with a diverse range of artists and have become mainstays across the NYC music scene and globally.
Enjoy favorites like cornhole, giant Jenga, bean bag toss, bocce, and more!
Enjoy a variety of delicious bites for purchase, from off-the-grill offerings to refreshing drinks from Bronx Night Market.
Taste the Harvest: Demos with Broken Bow
Demonstrations at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m.
Clay Family Picnic Pavilion
Learn how Broken Bow Brewery makes their beer, from harvesting to packaging, and the steps in between. Then stay for samples! 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.
A Brewer’s Guide to the Garden
Clay Family Picnic Pavilions
You may enjoy beer, but how well do you know what’s in your glass? Stop by and test your nose at this aroma identification training activity led by Garden staff. From orange to banana to pumpkin, you’ll learn to recognize individual notes in your brew.
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.