New York Botanical Garden’s 125th Anniversary, NYC

When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hot Spot: New York Botanical Garden, NYC

Deets: The year 2016 marks the 125th Anniversary of the founding of The New York Botanical Garden. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate the defining missions of NYBG. Share your favorite Garden story for a chance to win a lifetime membership to NYBG.

On June 9, NYBG opened its gates for an anniversary celebration unlike any other, featuring jazz, tap, poetry, and a commemorative lighting by the Empire State Building. Learn about the evening's events and see a gallery of the festivities, or view Billy Collins' 125th Anniversary poem dedicated to The New York Botanical Garden.

Hint For The Average Socialite: 

Mastercard Holders: From July 28, 2016 - August 13, 2016 you can celebrate The New York Botanical Garden’s 125th anniversary in VIP style this summer with exclusive access to the World MasterCard & YGC Lounge on two NYBG/125 Evenings. Located in the beautiful Perennial Garden, this private al fresco lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a night of music under the stars, with seasonal snacks and specialty cocktails created by mixologists from Hangar 1 Vodka.

Cardholders can choose from two world class performances. On Thursday, July 28, Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra will play Jazz Age classics steeped in the hot-dance band tradition of the 1920s and early 1930s. And on Saturday, August 13, North Carolina four-piece Mipso will wow the crowd with the conventions of old-style Americana, pulling from bluegrass, folk, country, pop, and other influences for a sound that's all their own. Whichever evening you attend, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the lounge, along with entry to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—which currently features a gorgeous American Impressionist garden. $85 tickets available now!

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