Affair: CHIHULY Nights

When: Saturdays, April 29–June 24, 2017 (except June 3); 

Thursdays, July–August 2017; 
Thursdays–Saturdays, September–October 29, 2017 6:30–10:30PM

Hot Spot: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Deets: On CHIHULY Nights, the exhibition is infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory. After sunset, the atmosphere is thrilling: experience the heightened drama and luminous quality of Dale Chihuly’s colors and forms when lit under the evening sky. In the Visitor Center plaza, a rotating lineup of performing artists and musicians provides entertainment while you relax and enjoy shopping, food, and Avión Tequila cocktails available for purchase.

June 10 
Tipsy Oxcart: Electric, sweaty, bumpin’ Balkan music from New York City. A party with Tipsy Oxcart is guaranteed to shake the dance floor all night long!

Sean Blue & Paris: Award of Innovation-winner from the International Jugglers’ Association, Sean Blue has worked with Cirque du Soleil and Race Horse Company, and has taught at the national circus schools of Canada, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Paris, given the nickname “The Hip-Hop Juggler” by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. His combination of style, interactive stunts, witty comedy, and world class juggling talent has been on display at hundreds of venues including The White House and Sesame Street.

June 17 
Funkrust Brass Band: Their sound stems from a unique blend of punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk, Balkan brass and New Orleans second line. Featuring snazzy uniforms, choreography, megaphone vocals and all original compositions, they are a sight not to be missed. Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with the Brooklyn Jumbies

Laura Anderson Barbata, a multidisciplinary New York artist who has spent 15 years working with stilt-walking communities in Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico and Brooklyn, using this storied art form as a platform for contemporary social performance, group participation and activism.

June 24
Music to be announced 
Almanac Dance Circus Theater: Called “The little dance theatre troupe that could” by Philadelphia’s City Paper, the company pursues present performance at the edge of what is possible through playful honesty.

July 6 
Moonshine Falls: A band that bridges the gap between Traditional Bluegrass and the new Blue movement, Moonshine Falls create a harmonious sound that is steeped in tradition. 

Alice Farley Dance Theater: New York based company creates intimate theatrical productions primarily focusing on dance extended through sculptural costuming, illusion, puppetry, stilts and circus skills.

Hint for the Average Socialite: Tickets are available here.

Have a Mastercard? On select evenings in July & August, start your CHIHULY night with an exclusive champagne pre-party in NYBG Shop.

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