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The Bond of Live Things Everywhere Closing Day Celebration

November 6, 2022

12–3 p.m. | At the Garden

Close out this celebration of art and poetry with an afternoon of conversation with Joshua Bennett, poetry readings by the selected winners of the Youth Poetry Contest, and music—all enjoyed against backdrop of the Garden’s fall beauty.

Poetry Readings by Youth Poetry Contest Winners

1–1:45 p.m.

Joshua, the Poetry Society of America, and NYBG are honored to host the selected winners of the Youth Poetry Contest for readings of their work. The poems explore the writers’ connection to nature and their observations about the trees, plants, and animals in the Garden’s landscape.

Read the Winning Poems

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2–3 p.m.

Come together to celebrate this installation and meet & greet with Joshua Bennett and the featured participants. We invite you to bring your own lunch and picnic under the changing colors of NYBG’s trees. This gathering will be accompanied by the groovy sounds of Bronx-based DJ collective Uptown Vinyl Supreme.

Photo of garden trees in fall