What: Edible Evenings: A Celebration of Wine, Beer, and Food
Where: Conservatory Kitchen at New York Botanical Garden
When: Thursdays, July 9-August 20, 6-9p.m.
Why: Exhibits you can eat and drink. Nowadays, we’re all adjusting to a new more responsible budget, which means less dining out and more c-c-c-cooking! Head to the Bronx where seven events spanning grilling, slow food, and tropical treats are sure to revive our appreciation for the fruits of Mother Nature’s labor, not to mention prep us for that upcoming dinner party and/or picnic in the park. Some specials on the menu: “A Taste of Arthur Avenue” on July 9, “Botanical Beverages: Beer, Wine, and More” on July 16, and “Summer Desserts: Berries, Pastries, and Chocolate” on July 30. ‘Tis the season to be locavorting.
Cost: Included in $20 NYBG admission fee
How to get there: By Metro-North Railroad: Take the Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station. Walk across Kazimiroff Boulevard to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance. Just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
By Subway: Take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd Station. From the station exit: Take the Bx 26 bus east to the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance, OR walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd to the end (approximately 20 minutes). Turn left onto Kazimiroff Blvd and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance.
Edible Evenings is part of Edible Garden, a summer-long family-friendly celebration of farm to table eating that ends on September 13. For a full listing of Edible Garden events, visit nybg.org.
Photo: Courtesy of New York Botanical Garden
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.