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Music in the Garden

Queens Botanical Garden's verdant landscape is the perfect location to enjoy music under the stars.  We are honored to welcome superb artists celebrating the diverse cultures and performance styles that make Queens such a unique borough. All performances part of this series are Free with Garden Admission, seating is limited—first come, first served.

Upcoming Performances:

Sunday, July 24, 3:30 to 4:30pm
High and Mighty Brass Band
Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences. Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB is known as “a party in progress!” Sponsored by Kupferberg Center for the Arts.


Sunday, August 28, 3:30 to 4:30pm

¡Retumba!
¡Retumba! a multi-ethnic, all-female music and dance ensemble, interweaves traditional rhythms, and beautiful ancient melodies with its very own unique interpretation of the music and dance of Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Sponsored by Astoria Bank.

 

Past Performances:

Sunday, May 15, 2 to 4pm
Quintet of the Americas

The highly acclaimed Quintet of the Americas returns with “A Celebration of Nature,” featuring Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” Amy Rubin’s “Trois Oiseaux,” Adashi’s “Song of the Birds and March of the Gypsies,” Nicholas Scarim’s narrated “A Garden at Night,” and music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, James Cohn, Villa-Lobos, William Grant Still, as well as short pieces from Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Mexico.

Sunday, June 26, 3:30 to 4:30pm
Rebolú 
Enjoy Afro-Columbian music sponsored by Astoria Bank during the Festival de las Flores celebration! The colorful Colombian tradition of creating silletas or large medallions constructed from flowers, comes to QBG in an afternoon celebration. See and take pictures with completed floral creations, enjoy bilingual storytime and crafts, and sample delicious Colombian foods. Celebration and concert are Free with Garden Admission, Admission does not include food and beverage. Sponsored by Astoria Bank.
 


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