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NYBG The Orchid Show: Lily Kwong’s ‘Natural Heritage’
February 18 - April 23
Acclaimed artist Lily Kwong, the designer for The Orchid Show’s 20th year, presents a meditative and captivating design inspired by her ancestral connections to the natural world. Kwong’s vibrant and fantastical vision will envelop visitors in thousands of orchids, allowing them to reconnect to nature amidst picture-perfect beauty.
Don’t miss this chance to be immersed in a mesmerizing array of orchids, enfolded into rolling mountains throughout the historic Enid A Haupt Conservatory, and to feel enwrapped in this one-of-a-kind experience.
A former student in NYBG’s Adult Education program, Lily Kwong works at the intersection between landscape, wellness, and art, connecting people to nature through transformative projects and site-specific botanical art installations. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Domino, Forbes, Fast Company, and more, and her designs have been featured in New York City at the High Line and Grand Central Station, as well as in venues and gardens around the world.
Select Saturdays, March 18 and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22 AND new dates (Fridays, April 14 and 21); 7–10 pm; 21+
Join NYBG as New York City’s most spectacular after-dark outings return and enjoy signature cocktails, music, drop-in art making with Calligraphy & Cocktails, and a myriad of food and beverages for purchase.
Live from the Garden: Bloom Thru by ADÀI
7, 8, and 9 pm
Internationally acclaimed musician ADÀI invites visitors into the bright and bold world of The Orchid Show: Natural Heritage with a mix of high-energy, contemporary beats, vocals, and instrumentals. Featuring ADÀI, with musicians and dancers, Bloom Thru is a 45-minute stage show told in three acts, beginning with traditional tunes blended with modern, Asian-fusion electronic dance music. ADÀI is an electropop producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter performing in New York City and Beijing. Starting in 2017, ADÀI established herself in the Chinese pop music industry, with more than 60 million streams across Chinese platforms.
Cocktails & Calligraphy
Pine Tree Café Tent
In this hands-on workshop, an artist from the New York Chinese Cultural Center demonstrates Chinese
calligraphy and ink brush painting, featuring Chinese characters inspired by The Orchid Show: Natural
Heritage. Founded in 1974 as a non-profit cultural and educational institution, the center is dedicated to
deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture through the arts in the global and local
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