Mertz Library Humanities

Honeybee Hotel

Friday, October 26, 2018

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Honeybee HotelThe Waldorf Astoria’s Rooftop Garden and the Heart of New York City

Uncovering the honeyed history of the iconic Waldorf Astoria, Leslie Day explores the transformation of its rooftop garden from a place of leisure to an innovative beekeeping center, cultivated by executive chef David Garcelon. Introducing numerous honeybee hives to this landmark’s rooftop garden inspired a community to utilize the urban environment to provide meals, services, and educational opportunities for guests at the Waldorf Astoria and people living in the surrounding areas.

About the Speaker

Skilled urban naturalist and author Leslie Day offers educational nature walks throughout New York City and teaches courses at The New York Botanical Garden. She has also written a popular series of books about the natural world in the middle of the Metropolis, including Field Guide to Neighborhood Birds of New York City, Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City.

Leslie Day