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Bales & Ales

October 1, 2023

12–5 p.m. | At the Garden

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.

Non-Member Pricing
$50; includes commemorative Sampling Cup and All-Garden Pass

Member Pricing
$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

A Brewer’s Guide to the Garden

12–5 p.m.
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.

two tiny glasses with "NYBG" printed on them filled with beer, sitting on top of a pumpkin