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Fiesta de Flores at Home

Through October 15


Celebrate the traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean

Join NYBG’s Fiesta de Flores annual event reimagined this year with exciting digital programs you can enjoy at home in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Throughout the month we will feature the vibrant cultural traditions and fascinating botanical heritage of the plants and people of Latin America and the Caribbean region, with musical performances, scientist stories, and—of course—flowers!

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Welcomes You to Fiesta de Flores

Bombazo Dance Co. from the Rose Garden

Bombazo Dance Co. performances are a popular highlight of Fiesta de Flores. Bomba celebrates the rich cultural history of Puerto Rico’s African roots within Hispanic culture.

Garden Sets: Doreen Montalvo

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Doreen Montalvo plays selections from her album American Soul/Latin Heart against the lush backdrop of the Home Gardening Center.

Journey through Peru: Zoom Webinar

September 24; 1 p.m. EDT

NYBG scientist Dr. Fabián Michelangeli will share a special introduction to his 2018 expedition to Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park in Peru. Watch this first-hand account of his search for plants in the princess flower family (Melastomataceae), one of the most diverse plant families in the tropics. Learn more about NYBG’s efforts to understand and conserve Earth’s plant life. Then enjoy a Q&A with Fabián about his fieldwork.


Photo of Fabian Michelangeli in the field

Garden Sets: Doreen Montalvo

Join us for a special Garden Set by Doreen Montalvo with songs from her new album, American Soul, Latin Heart. A Bronxite, she is an original cast member of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. She performed on Broadway in Mrs. Doubtfire and On Your Feet, and can be seen in the upcoming film version of In the Heights. You can also hear Doreen’s voice in Disney’s Moana.

A photo of the musician Doreen Montalvo