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Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Through October 15

On-site & Online

Celebrate the traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean

Join NYBG’s celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month this year with a mix of on-site and digital programs. Throughout the month we will feature the vibrant cultural traditions and botanical heritage of the plants and people of Latin America and the Caribbean region, with musical performances, scientists’ stories, and—of course—flowers!

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez Welcomes You to Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

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.

Bombazo Dance Co. from the Rose Garden

Enjoy the 2020 performance from Bombazo Dance Co. Bomba celebrates the rich cultural history of Puerto Rico’s African roots within Hispanic culture.

Garden Sets: Doreen Montalvo

To honor Doreen Montalvo’s memory, take a look back at her 2020 Hispanic Heritage Month performance, where she played selections from her album American Soul/Latin Heart against the lush backdrop of the Home Gardening Center.

Journey Through Peru with Dr. Fabián Michelangeli

Enjoy special access to last year’s webinar with NYBG scientist Dr. Fabián Michelangeli and a Q&A after about his career and work in Peru.

Ballet Hispánico Performance Features

October 9 & 10

Join us for contemporary dance demonstrations featuring Ballet Hispánico.

More information on performance dates and times.

Photo of Ballet Hispanico dancers

Plant Talk: Blog feature on Lucrecia Novoa

Get to know Puppeteer and founder of Mascara Viva, Lucrecia Novoa. Lucrecia Novoa is an artist and cultural educator. She uses a combination of masks, puppets, costumes, storytelling, and dance to interpret the folk traditions of many cultures.

“When I teach mask making, my goal is to help the students realize that the masks are not merely decorative objects in the galleries. The masks can be part of their character, and the people can bring this character to life.”

Read the full Blog Post

A life-size skeleton puppet surrounded by several children wearing puffy jackets during the night


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