Lilac Weekend

Sat May 6, 2023 - Sun May 7, 2023
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Repeating every days through May 7, 2023.
11:00am to 3:00pm ET
Age: All
Price: Included in All Garden Pass
The New York Botanical Garden

The Burn Family Lilac Collection showcases this favorite American garden shrub in all of its glorious forms, colors, and scents. Stop by to smell the different specimens, catch a performance by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and join a community mural project to paint by numbers.

Spring Stoop & Window Box Demonstrations
Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 8, 2023; 11am–2pm
On Daffodil Hill
Learn how to beautify a stoop or a window box through a guided demonstration with Materials for the Arts.

Community Mural Project
Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2023; 11am–3pm
At the Mosholu Entrance
Create a Bronx Community Mural that will be on public display throughout the year. Designed by Lady K Fever, this color-by-number project is a collaborative creation of a Bronx-inspired mural for all to enjoy. Pick up a paint brush and showcase your artistry. L

Bronx Arts Ensemble Performance
Saturday, May 6, 2023; 2pm
This one-hour performance is presented by members of the Bronx Arts Ensemble and features a repertoire inspired by the natural world.

NYBG Farmers Market Preview
Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2023; 10am–3pm
At the Mosholu Entrance
Enjoy a preview of the NYBG Farmers Market, running every Wednesday, May 31– October 25, 2023. Purchase a variety of locally grown produce, fresh baked goods

Bird Tour
Saturday only, May 6, 2023; 11am
Meet at the Leon Levy Visitor Center Reflecting Pool
Join an expert bird guide from NYC Audubon for a tour of NYBG’s diverse landscape to learn why this unique green space is such a vital haven for a great variety of avian species year-round. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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