It's Pride Weekend and what better way to salute pride than Veg Pride! No matter how you self-identify plants are at the root of our food choices and why we are proud of who we are.
**AROUND THE TABLE: STORIES OF THE FOODS WE LOVE is Celebration of the Art and Science of Edible Plants.**
According to NYBG: "Food is at the center of many of life’s most important events. When we gather together for a meal, the dishes we share often tell a story—and we share a bit of ourselves. Explore the rich cultural history of what we eat throughout this multifaceted, engaging exhibition that examines the art and science of foodways and food traditions, many dating back thousands of years.
From global dietary staples such as rice, beans, squash, and corn to the regional spice and flavor provided by peppers, greens, and tomatoes, plants are at the base of all culinary customs. Discover the diversity and beauty of plants that are grown for cuisine around the world. Across NYBG’s 250-acre landscape, uncover the botanical origins of the foods you think you know; gain a deeper understanding of the environmental and social impacts of food choices throughout history; and gather at artist-designed tables that explore the significance of the featured plants, bringing to life inspiring stories of community and survival."
The exhibition is spread around the entire garden. Highlights include the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Bronx Artist-Designed Tables, the African American Garden: Remembrance & Resilience, paintings by Lina Puerta and Art & Science exhibit in the Mertz Library Building Galleries (shhh... one of the nicest bathrooms in NYC).
Transportation #1: We meet at Grand Central Terminal and take the 11:12am MetroNorth train to the Botanical Stop. We arrive at 11:35am and cross the parkway to meet at the ticket counter at 11:45am.
Transportation #2: If #1 doesn't work for you, consult mta.info or citymapper apps for directions. You want to allow enough time to convene at our meeting spot.
Limited veg options at the garden cafe. You can roll the dice if you want but I recommend bringing your own lunch. We can dine in official picnic areas or at the artist designed tables.
**MTA package deal**
This year-round package includes discount rail and an All-Garden Pass, which allows full access to the Garden grounds as well as special exhibitions.
**Accessible Guide to NYBG**