An illustration of a conservatory dome in white, with pink, blue, and black flowers visible behind it

The Conservatory Ball 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023

…things come to thrive…in the shedding…in the molting…
by Ebony G. Patterson

 7 p.m.

Attire: Black Tie

The New York Botanical Garden will host its highly anticipated, signature event, The Conservatory Ball, on June 1, 2023. Across the beautiful grounds of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, guests are invited to enjoy a cocktail reception and an elegant evening of dinner and dancing. This year’s Ball will celebrate a major site-specific exhibition by contemporary artist Ebony G. Patterson—the first artist to embed within the institution for an immersive residency. Drawing inspiration from NYBG’s gardens and collections, she will create sculptural and horticultural installations that evoke the natural world while simultaneously using beauty as an invitation to confront larger societal questions.

For more information or to purchase tables and tickets to the Conservatory Ball, please contact the Special Events team at 914.579.1000 or


Ebony G. Patterson


Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bartlett, Jr
Friederike K. Biggs
Georgina Bloomberg
Maureen K. and Richard L. Chilton, Jr.
J. Barclay Collins II
Ravenel Curry and Jane Moss
Gillian Hearst
Sharon Jacob
Jill Joyce
Deborah Goodrich Royce
Tina and Steven R. Swartz
Sigourney Weaver

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