Lilac Weekend and Fourth Annual Plein-Air Invitational

Repeats every day until Sun May 05 2019.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Event Info
FREE with garden admission
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All ages

Every year, to help mark the Garden’s rites of spring, distinguished plein-air artists from throughout the Northeast gather across the grounds in a public display of painterly talent and nature appreciation.

Activities include:

Plein-Air Drop-In and Draw
Everyone is an artist! Draw inspiration from the Garden as a plein-air artist would. Drop in, grab a stool and materials and create an image of the Garden to take home. Instructors Mark Leibowitz (Saturday) and Naomi Campbell (Sunday) offer guided tips every half hour.

Lilac Garden Tours with Q&A
11am, 12, 1, 2, & 3pm
Meet at the entrance to the Lilac Collection

Plant Raffle
At the entrance of the Lilac Collection
Enter to win a lilac bush to take home. Learn how to care for it from one of the experts on site. Winner must be present at time of drawing to win.

Live Music among the Lilacs
Sunday, 1, 2, & 3pm
String Quartet by so&so
so&so (symphony orchestra and select others) is a curating collective whose symphony-centric performances feature young professional, top-caliber musicians from all over the world. For its debut season, NY-based so&so has partnered with the Brooklyn Landmark, Brooklyn Army Terminal, and Hartford Ballet to present a variety of projects including symphony performances, opera and original ballet.

New York Botanical Gardens
2900 Southern Boulevard
10468 Bronx , NY 40° 51' 40.9068" N, 73° 52' 51.456" W
New York