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Fiesta de Flores

Thursday, September 26, 2019

5:30–8:30 p.m.

On September 26, 2019, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fiesta de Flores, a festival at the Botanical Garden commemorating the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. Enjoy the splendor of the Garden while being treated to live music, dancing, food and wine tastings, and much more. Experience NYBG’s largest botanical exhibition ever, Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, with a tour through immersive gardens that highlight native plants of Brazil, and include the renowned landscape architect’s signature curved, patterned pathways, a sculptural water feature, a living wall, and other design elements overflowing with palms, cycads, aroids, bromeliads, elephant’s ears, and more.

Guided Tours of the Brazilian Modern Exhibition

5:45, 6, 6:15, & 6:30 p.m.
Meet at the Garden Terrace Room entrance; tours are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join exuberant and knowledgeable Garden Tour Guides for a tour of Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx.

Cuisine and Beverage Sampling

The official Hip Hop Restaurant & Lounge of NYC Afro-Latin & Caribbean Cuisine. Learn more at

Casa Restaurant & Lounge
A multi-room restaurant serving quality interpretations of classic Latin dishes. Learn more at

Havana Café
The soul of Havana is in the Bronx. Havana Café is as charming, warm, and exciting as the city it is named for. Explore their Cuban cuisine at

Just Jazzy Cakes 212
Evelyn Vargas, founder of the company provides high quality baked goods for all occasions. One of her specialties is a sculpted arroz con gandules cake. Learn more at

Port Morris Distillery
This distillery’s legacy began in the lush mountains of Guayama, Puerto Rico. From these humble roots they are proud to offer the finest distilled spirits lovingly crafted to perfection in the Bronx by their Master Distiller. Learn more at

Shanghai Red Asian Fusion Latin Bistro
Specializing in unique dishes that showcase the flavors of Asian and Latin cuisine served along with handcrafted cocktails in their opulent surroundings.

Cash Bar
Wine, beer, and soda


Olga Ayala Handicrafts (Hecho A Mano)—Functional Art in Polymer
A polymer clay artisan, Olga specializes in original, fully functional home decor items and wearable art (jewelry) made of polymer clay. Each piece is individually handcrafted and is a unique piece of art. 

Milteri Tucker-Concepcion
Author of the first bilingual Bomba Puerto Rican children’s book.

Designs by Sol
Sol Teresa Deliz passion for her heritage and culture influenced her hand painted aprons all inspired by her love of the island of Puerto Rico.  Her one-of-a-kind aprons can be personalized & especially designed.

Juan Carlos Suazo
Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Juan remains deeply attached to his native country and its influence in every aspect of his artwork. He is a self-taught artist currently working with ceramic, making his own version of Afro-Taino folklore masks.

Tanya Torres
Original art on tile and hand-painted jewelry inspired by nature, life, and the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Each piece is made with love in NYC’s El Barrio, with the intention of creating more love, peace, and joy in our world.

Old-Earth Creates by Nanette Sanchez-Velasquez
One-of-a-kind adornments using natural and raw materials inspired by “Mother Earth” (La Madre Tierra).

Music/Live Entertainment

Carlos Jimenez Mambo Quintet
The quintet will transport you back in time to the golden era of the music of Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Bombazo Dance Co.
Bomba ensemble performance under the direction of Milteri Tucker.

Live Art

Floral painting workshop with Sandra Rivera.

For more information and to learn about upcoming events, call the Office of Government and Community Relations at 718.817.8990 or e-mail