Aloha NYC: New York Botanical Garden Celebrates Culture of Hawaii

August 5, 2018 Last Updated: August 6, 2018

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is offering programs centered around the music, food, and culture of Hawaii.

Every weekend through Oct. 28, activities and events will be offered, including hula, music, and film. The programming complements an exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works from Hawaii (running through Oct. 28) and the flora that inspired them.

Arts and crafts will be the focus during Celebrate Hawaii Weekends, which showcase the cultural heritage of Hawaii. (Aug. 18–19; Oct. 27–28). If music is your interest, plan your visit for Aug. 18–19, when music and dance will fill the gardens, from hula to performances by musicians including Willie K, Led Ka‘apana, Kamakakēhau Fernandez, and Kapono Na’ili’ili.

In addition, Aloha Nights offer after-hours viewing of the O’Keeffe exhibit, live music, hula lessons, and traditional artisan demonstrations of kapa and lei making; guests will get to craft their own lei pin. Hawaiian fare is available from the STARR events Poke Truck. (Sat. Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m., $28 for members, $38 for non-members). NYBG.org