TAIWAN: A WORLD OF ORCHIDS
Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend filled with art and culture, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY).
See below for related events and programs. Schedule is subject to change. Unless otherwise indicated, events are included with Garden admission. Check back for more details!
***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.
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FLOWER POWER PARTY: ORCHID
Thursday, August 8, 6 to 8pm
Get a first viewing of the Taiwan: A World of Orchids exhibit featuring over 400 potted orchids. Enjoy a special performance by Samba New York! as they create the musical ambiance of a “pagode”—a backyard samba party featuring ballroom dance and interactive instruction. Enjoy offerings from food vendors and alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Play wooden lawn games and create botanical crafts inspired by the World of Orchids exhibit!
Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 9am to 5pm,
Sunday, August 11, 9am to 4pm*
Included with Garden admission
Enjoy a stunning display of orchids and a weekend filled with art and culture, in partnership with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY). Features artwork by Reyna Clarissa, Chien Chun Feng, Ming-Hsuan Lee, Yi-An Pan, and Sandy Yeh.
Note: Free hours are suspended on Sunday, August 11.
$15 parking rate in effect Saturday and Sunday.
*On Sunday, August 11, the exhibit closes at 4pm to dress up for the Post-Exhibit Sale at 4:30pm.
ORCHID ART ACTIVITIES
Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 12 to 4pm
Included with Garden admission • Drop-in
Create botanical crafts inspired by the exquisite beauty of orchids.
EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP: ORCHIDS (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, August 10, 11am to 1pm • $25 Member, $35 Non-Member (includes Garden admission)
Registration required: qbgorchidembroidery.eventbrite.com
Draw inspiration from current exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids and learn to embroider orchids onto fabric! Fiber artist, Soraya Navia (@sorayadesignsthings) will teach fundamental embroidery stitches and how to apply them to a customizable orchid pattern. Using needle and thread, students will complete a stitching sampler, learn tips and tricks, and embroider a frameable orchid plant. Beginners welcome; no experience necessary!
ORCHID CARE DEMONSTRATIONS
Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 1 to 2pm ● Included with Garden admission ● Drop-in
The Orchid Doctor is in! Get tips and tricks of orchid care from resident expert Amanda Dorn. Learn about different varieties and see how to repot them.
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: ORCHIDS
Saturday, August 10, 2 to 4pm • $20 Member, $30 Non-Member (includes Garden admission)
Registration required: qbgwatercolororchids2019.eventbrite.com
In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will use the Taiwan: A World of Orchids exhibit as inspiration.
NAI-NI CHEN DANCE PERFORMANCE
Sunday, August 11, 3:45 to 4:45pm • Included with Garden admission ● Drop-in
World of Orchids will culminate with a lively performance of Chinese dance and music by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company. Nai-Ni Chen will present a production of dazzling props, colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, and fantastic acrobatics in the beautiful garden setting with the fragrance of full bloom flowers. The audience will even learn a few orchid hand gestures and how to dance with colorful ribbons.
POST-EXHIBIT ORCHID SALE
Sunday, August 11, 4:30 to 7pm ● While supplies last ● Prices vary
Take home one of the show’s beauties at our post-exhibit orchid sale! The exhibit will close at 4pm to dress up for the sale at 4:30pm!
Special thanks to Sponsors
Pauline Huang, QBG Board Chair • Amerasia Bank
Gene Wang/Linda Fashion Company • Albert Chiang/Ace Mountings
COTS Travel • Lin + Loveall Foundation • Farina Wang/Central Auto
Sue Ming Wu • Dr. Ber-Yuh Yang • Brooklyn Crafted
Flushing Ice Cream Factory • United Orchids