Take a trip to Mexico and step inside iconic artist Frida Kahlo's studio at The New York Botanical Garden's Frida al Fresco Evenings. This after-hours event allows you to experience the FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life exhibit accompanied by live music, performance art and a complimentary draft cerveza or traditional margarita. You'll have the chance to see rare Kahlo works focusing on the artist's connection to the natural world. Then get transported to Kahlo's famed garden and studio at the Casa Azul, reimagined in the Conservatory. This feast for the senses is topped off with the surrounding natural beauty of the Botanical Garden. There are special events throughout the run, including a Frida and Diego lookalike contest and more.
July 16 — LGBT Night & Frida/Diego Lookalike Contest
NYBG is a member of NGLCCNY and proud to partner with them for the LGBT @ NYBG series. Break out your finest floral garlands and fabulous fabrics and let Frida be your muse during NYBG’s Frida Look-Alike Contest. Dress up and compete against other Frida and Diego look-alikes for a chance at a gift bag from Shop in the Garden, all while enjoying the food, music, and fun of Frida al Fresco evenings. Participants will be judged on the creativity and accuracy of their outfits by Garden staff as well as audience appreciation. Pre-registration is required. Learn more http://www.nybg.org/frida/frida-lookalike-lgbt.php.
Please note the following closing times:
The Art Gallery (where the Kahlo paintings are) closes at 8:30pm.
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and Garden closes at 9:30pm.