Guests at the Winter Wonderland Ball

Special Events

From elegant black tie evenings to unique networking opportunities, NYBG’s Special Events provide critical operating support to the Garden and offer brand visibility to a sophisticated audience. For information about sponsorship opportunities or an event please contact or sign up to join our mailing list.

Safety is our priority, and, as the pandemic continues, our events will evolve as needed to meet the current health guidelines. Please check back often for updates.

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The Conservatory Ball

June 2, 2022

We hope you will Save The Date for the upcoming Conservatory Ball celebrating Around the Table: Stories of the Food We Love on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

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Watercolor illusration of pink, yellow, and white peony flowers on a blue sky background with a light grey illustration of the dome of the Conservatory in the background.

The Collectors’ Plant Sale and Silent Auction

May 18, 2022

Shop a selection of garden favorites specially curated by NYBG’s esteemed horticulturists.

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Orchid Dinner

February 24, 2022

One of the most enchanting events of the winter season, The Orchid Dinner is famous for its magnificently curated display of orchid centerpieces and tablescapes orchestrated by the most illustrious decorators, designers, and florists.

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Photo of patrons to the Orchid Dinner in the Plaza ballroom

Winter Wonderland Ball

Friday, December 10, 2021

The Winter Wonderland Ball remains NYC’s most fashionable party of the holiday season, featuring a wintry cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing with one of New York’s most prominent DJs.

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Guests in formal dress in a dim, blue-tinged room. Fairy lights dangle from metal-rimmed plain chandeliers on the ceiling.

Celebrate Fall: The Garden Party

October 6, 2021

Join NYBG in celebration of Deborah and Chuck Royce and their long-standing leadership and support of the Garden.

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light purple chrysanthemum flowers

Spring Gala

June 3, 2021

Join us to celebrate Cosmic Nature, the Garden’s upcoming exhibition in which internationally renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama will takeover NYBG’s 250-acres with her iconic polka dots and immersive artwork.

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