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Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

Brazilian Modern- The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard

Free with admission

Immerse yourself in the lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.

In the Children’s Adventure Garden (Weekdays 1:30–5:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–5:30 pm), learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists. Pot up a fantastic philodendron plant, design a playful sculpture inspired by the bold colors and geometric shapes used by Burle Marx, and compare plants growing in the Bronx and Brazil to understand more about plant diversity.

Features Saturday concerts with Brazil’s unique mix of indigenous, European, and African rhythms, from jazz and Tropicália to chamber music and interactive capoeira and samba, forró, and maculelê demos on select Sundays.

Artes Brasileiras! Music

Listen to Brazil’s unique mix of indigenous, European, and African rhythms, from jazz and Tropicália to chamber music in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden), learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and…

Artes Brasileiras: Samba New York!

See performances by NYC’s largest team of samba musicians, dancers, and capoeira artists in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden, learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.

Artes Brasileiras: Nego Gato

See an energetic, elaborately costumed troupe that reflects 500 years of African-Brazilian music and dance in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden, learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.

Artes Brasileiras: ABADÁ-Capoeira Bronx

See interactive demonstrations of highly energetic Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. In the Children’s Adventure Garden), learn about the native plants of Brazil and become inspired plant lovers and designer-artists.

Arthur Avenue

Experience Little Italy in the Bronx with a variety of food vendors, filled-to-order cannolis and old-school atmosphere. We love the prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, eggplant parm and roasted peppers at Mike’s…

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Dinosaur Safari

Visit the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time in a wagon on a guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals…

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Family Art Project: Root Among the Stars

The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens overlooking the Hudson River hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings. Using cardboard, wood and light, create a constellation,…

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Artes Brasileiras! Music

Listen to Brazil’s unique mix of indigenous, European, and African rhythms, from jazz and Tropicália to chamber music in conjunction with garden-wide exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto…

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