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Music in the Garden

All performances are FREE with Garden Admission thanks to our sponsors Astoria Bank and Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

No tickets required.

Performance locations vary (and may be indoors or outdoors dependent on weather). Seating is limited—first come, first served. Beach chairs are allowed at Arboretum performances only. QBG reserves the right to change performance location without notice.

2016 Spring-Summer Season

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
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

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! 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

Queens Botanical Garden thanks Astoria Bank and Kupferberg Center for the Arts for their generous support of Music in the Garden programming.


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