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Hispanic/Latinx Heritage
Month 2022

Through October 15

On-site & Online

Honoring cultural traditions and botanical heritage

NYBG celebrates Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a lively variety of on-site and digital programs—to spotlight the important contributions and histories of the plants and people making up this diverse community—with educators, gardeners, artists, authors, scientists, and plant tours.

Welcome Video from Oswald Feliz, New York City Councilmember, District 15

Bronx Foodways Oral Histories Project

As part of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, join us in learning from the compelling food stories of Bronx community gardeners, many of Latin American and Caribbean heritage, who have been instrumental in creating, caring for, and cultivating community in these critical spaces. These stories are part of the Bronx Foodways Oral Histories Project, launched in 2021, to preserve the food histories and life experiences of longtime community gardeners and urban farmers across the borough.

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The Bronx Foodways Oral Histories Project is made possible with support from the Mellon Foundation.

From the Shelves of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Enjoy a rotating selection of books highlighting Hispanic and Latinx authors. There are also many inspiring titles in the Children’s Collection, including Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, by Sonia Sotomayor, Puerto Rican Bronx native and first Latina appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hispanic Heritage and Philippine Medicinal Plants: The Personal Story of Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D.

Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D., recent Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in NYBG’s Humanities Institute, discusses her interest in the flora of her family’s homeland, the Philippines.

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Reduce, Reuse, Revitalize!
Create Your Own Planter

Tiffany Gomez is a Bronx-based sustainable artist, designer, and founder of Gomez Design Studio. Join her for a look back on the craft techniques she shared for Earth Day, helping you reduce and reuse at home.