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Fiesta de Flores

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:30–8:30 p.m.

On September 20, 2017, 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. Take a tour of the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and surround yourself with fragrance, color, and beauty. Originally designed in 1916, completed in 1988, and beautifully renovated in 2006–2007, this stunning garden now displays nearly 700 varieties, with roses blooming for six months out of the year.

Guided Tours of the Rose Garden

5:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Meet at the Rose Garden entrance; tours are on a first-come, first-served basis
Join exuberant and knowledgeable Garden Tour Guides for a tour of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. This glorious garden has been called an “encyclopedia of roses” and “living catalog” of what can be grown at home.

Cuisine and Beverage Sampling

Bronx Drafthouse
A craft beer bar/restaurant featuring a variety of different draft lines and specializing in traditional American pub food with a Latin influence. Learn more at bronxdrafthouse.com.

Café La Llave
100% pure espresso dark-roasted Cuban coffee, popular among Latin espresso drinkers, with a reputation for quality over 135 years old

Cookies & Sweet Treats
Enjoy cupcakes of dulce de coco, piña colada, and more.

Coqui the Chef
Tania Lopez, owner of Coqui the Chef, teaches youth and adults how to build healthy eating habits through cooking and nutrition classes.  Learn more at coquithechef.com.

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 bronxhavanacafe.com.

Pollo Campero
Authentic Latin chicken. Latin-inspired, fresh chicken recipes is the name of their game. Hand-breaded fried chicken seasoned with Latin spices, citrus Peruvian grilled chicken with freshly squeezed lime, and hand-made empanadas packed with bold flavors. Explore their Latin kitchen at campero.com.

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 portmorrisdistillery.com.

Chef Flora Montes
Let your taste buds come to life as Chef Flora Montes takes you to culinary heights with a Latin twist.

Cash Bar
Wine, beer, and soda

Artisans/Vendors

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.

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

Yarisa Colón Torres
Creates unique handmade cards, journals and collages inspired by the richness of Puerto Rican cultural traditions and history.

Live Art
Drawn Together NYC’s Boris Rasin will digitally sketch black-and-white portraits of you and email the artwork on the spot—a perfect Fiesta de Flores keepsake.

Music

Ray Martinez’ Cuerda y Tambo
A group of outstanding musicians interpreting a wide variety of musical genres.

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

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