Enjoy festive evenings out at the New York Botanical Garden by experiencing “FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life” after hours.
Stroll through Kahlo’s beloved Casa Azul reimagined in the Conservatory, see rare works in the Art Gallery—and then transport yourself to Mexico without leaving New York via live music and performance art, all enjoyed with a complimentary Modelo Especial draft cerveza or Jose Cuervo Tradicional margarita. There are many ways to enjoy these exclusive evenings, with a varied schedule of performers and events planned for certain dates throughout the run of the series.”
This blockbuster exhibition is the first to examine Frida Kahlo’s keen appreciation for the beauty and variety of the natural world, as evidenced by her home and garden as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork. Featuring a rare display of more than a dozen original Kahlo paintings and works on paper, this limited six-month engagement also reimagines the iconic artist’s famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, her lifelong home in Mexico City.
Accompanying events invite visitors to learn about Kahlo’s life and enduring cultural influence through music, lectures, Frida al Fresco evenings, Mexican-inspired shopping and dining experiences, and hands-on art activities for kids. As a complement to your visit, use the Garden’s new mobile guide to see rare photos and footage, listen to expert commentary, and create your own Frida Selfie to share with friends.
Advance tickets recommended. Each ticket includes one complimentary Modelo Especial draft cerveza or Jose Cuervo Tradicional margarita. Non-Member $35 / Member $25 (Adults 21 and over).
Visit the Shop in the Garden from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and delight in a fiesta of vibrant Mexican colors, with authentic Talavera pottery, tin retablos, Kahlo-inspired shirts, totes, sketchbooks, and more! Be sure to pick up Frida Kahlo’s Garden, the book that accompanies the exhibition, and other official merchandise
You can also enjoy Mexican food and drink inspired by Kahlo’s own recipes. Stop by the Pine Tree Café for Mexican flatbreads, crisp and spicy salads, sweet aguas frescas, and other specialty snacks. The newly opened Hudson Garden Grill will offer a leisurely dining experience with a prix fixe menu influenced by the exhibit. And the Leon Levy Visitor Center will come alive with an outdoor Cantina featuring micheladas, margaritas, Mexican snacks, and more. The Casa Azul Taco Truck will also be serving delicious Mexican fare. Advance reservations for Hudson Garden Grill are recommended.
The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum and, since its founding in 1891, has served as an oasis in this busy metropolis. As a National Historic Landmark, this 250-acre site’s verdant landscape supports over one million living plants in extensive collections. Each year 900,000 visitors enjoy the Garden not only for its remarkable diversity of tropical, temperate, and desert flora, but also for programming that ranges from renowned exhibitions in the Haupt Conservatory to festivals on Daffodil Hill.
The Garden is also a major educational institution. More than 300,000 people annually—among them Bronx families, school children, and teachers—learn about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG’s hands-on,curriculum-based programming. Nearly 90,000 of those visitors are children from underserved neighboring communities, while more than 3,000 are teachers from New York City’s public school system participating in professional development programs that train them to teach science courses at all grade levels.
NYBG operates one of the world’s largest plant research and conservation programs, with nearly 200 staff members—including 80 Ph.D. scientists—working in the Garden’s state-of-the-art molecular labs as well as in the field, where they lead programs in 18 countries.