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NYBG Pride

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Join us virtually throughout the month of June to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, its history, and its contributions to the plant world. Programs include a conversation about the role of LGBTQ+ people in botanical science, a dance performance with The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, an account of the ecological history of Fire Island, a family storybook reading of Julian Is a Mermaid, and more.

Welcome from U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres

Congressman Ritchie Torres of the Bronx delivers welcoming remarks on the importance of Pride Month.

Queering Botanical Science: A Discussion in Celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Join us for a look back on this important conversation that brought the role of the LGBTQ+ community in the development of botanical science to the forefront, presenting and facilitating a broader understanding of the history of modern botany. Watch the 2020 webinar here, then read a recap of the event.

Children’s Story Hour:
Julian Is a Mermaid

Kids can join NYBG’s Teen Explainers for a virtual reading of the book Julian is a Mermaid, by Jessica Love. After the story, stick around for a hands-on activity that demonstrates how to craft a botanical crown to wear in celebration of Pride Month.