This Weekend: Through Rose-Colored Lenses

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Peggy Rockefeller Rose GardenThe Rose Garden Celebration kicks off tomorrow! And without a moment to spare—the roses are already at 60% of peak color as of today. Don’t miss the blooms or the entertainment. Click through for full details on performances, tours, food and drink vendors, and expert-led QA sessions. You can even make your own watercolor painting! Please note that there will be no film screenings or performances in Ross Hall this weekend. You’ll find the entertainment outdoors! Book a special festival ticket now for a fun-filled weekend in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.

This weekend only is also Dig! Plant! Grow!: Global Gardens Spring Harvest Celebration. Bring your kids on a culinary journey around the world!

Saturday, June 7

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

Bird Walk – 11 a.m.
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center.
The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert to learn about bird-friendly habitats, migrating species, and birds that make a permanent home at the Garden.

The Rose Garden Celebration

Rose Garden Tours – 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 p.m.
Meet at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.
Immerse yourself in the fragrance, color, and beauty of the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on a tour with a Garden Tour Guide. Learn the differences between Heritage and Modern roses and between floribundas and hybrid teas as well as facts about rose history, cultivation, and folklore.

Music Dance Among the Roses – 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phonograph DJ  11–11:30 a.m.; 4:15–5 p.m. between sets
Travel back in time with the Phonograph DJ Haar as he spins original ragtime, pop, jazz and dance music from the first quarter of the 20th century. Celebrity barber radio host, Michael W. Haar, DJ’s on two antique Phonograph machines. He spins original jazz recordings from 1917-1927 on the players, which are hand-cranked and require the needle to be changed for every record! Mr. Haar can be found cutting hair at Fellow Barber in Soho, New York. He can be heard on WFMU.org and 91.1FM every Tuesday evening, hosting “The Ragged Phonograph Program” as Mike the Barber. Follow him on Instagram: @mikewillcutyou.

Dance Performance of “Grass” by Jennifer Muller/The Works- 11:30 a.m.
Jennifer Muller/The Works performs a piece that made its World Premiere last year at New York Live Arts during their June season, loosely based on Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Jennifer Muller/The Works, now in its 39th year, applies a multi-disciplinary technique that weaves dance, theater and visual arts to create dances that celebrate and illuminate the human spirit. With passion and excellence, The Works has presented its artistry in 39 countries on four continents, electrifying audiences here and abroad, educating youth and serving the community with vital outreach.

From Ragtime to Jazz: The Roots of Pop – 12, 1, 2:30, 3:30 p.m.
Outside the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
Jazz up your afternoon with these live sets of classic tunes. From ragtime and jazz to Broadway and beyond, dance along to favorites by the likes of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more.

About the Artist: Gelber Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York’s hottest vintage events. Their latest project is a new musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep.

Watercolor Painting – Demonstration 1–3 p.m.; Ongoing materials loan
Pick up a palette and let the Garden be your muse. Borrow materials and set yourself up in a number of inspiring shady overlooks at the Rose Garden. Elissa Gore, Botanical Art Instructor at the Garden, will be on site from 1 to 3 p.m. to share tips for helping you create your own masterpiece.

About the Artist: Elissa Gore, MA, is an award-winning landscape painter, has many years of experience teaching college painting and drawing classes.

Raffles for Rose Plants  12:30 2 p.m.
Enter to win a rose plant to take home! Learn how to care for it from one of our experts on site this weekend. Winner must be present at time of drawing to win.

QA Sessions with Rose Gardeners – 1–4 p.m.
At the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden pergola
Our Rose Garden staff will answer your questions on cultivars to try in your garden, the history of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, and more.

At 2 p.m., join Gardener for Public Education, Sonia Uyterhoeven, as she covers standard rose care practice from fertilizing to pruning in the demonstration Life is Rosy. Also come prepared to ask questions on cultivars to try in your garden, the history of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, and more.

Festival Sampling Partners
Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, New York, N.Y. – artisanal chocolates
Naturally Susan’s, New York, N.Y. – natural and organic skin care
Royal Rose’s Syrups, Brunswick, Maine – organic and natural simple syrups
Regal Vegan, Brooklyn, N.Y. – gourmet spreads

Sunday, June 8

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

The Rose Garden Celebration

Rose Garden Tour – 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 p.m.
Meet at the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden.
Immerse yourself in the fragrance, color, and beauty of the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on a tour with a Garden Tour Guide. Learn the differences between Heritage and Modern roses and between floribundas and hybrid teas as well as facts about rose history, cultivation, and folklore.

 Music Dance Among the Roses – 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phonograph DJ- 11–11:30 a.m.; 4:15–5 p.m. between sets
Travel back in time with the Phonograph DJ Haar as he spins original ragtime, pop, jazz and dance music from the first quarter of the 20th century. Celebrity barber radio host, Michael W. Haar, DJ’s on two antique Phonograph machines. He spins original jazz recordings from 1917-1927 on the players, which are hand-cranked and require the needle to be changed for every record! Mr. Haar can be found cutting hair at Fellow Barber in Soho, New York. He can be heard on WFMU.org and 91.1FM every Tuesday evening, hosting “The Ragged Phonograph Program” as Mike the Barber. Follow him on Instagram: @mikewillcutyou.

Dance Performance of “Grass” by Jennifer Muller/The Works- 11:30 a.m.
Jennifer Muller/The Works performs a piece that made its World Premiere last year at New York Live Arts during their June season, loosely based on Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Jennifer Muller/The Works, now in its 39th year, applies a multi-disciplinary technique that weaves dance, theater and visual arts to create dances that celebrate and illuminate the human spirit. With passion and excellence, The Works has presented its artistry in 39 countries on four continents, electrifying audiences here and abroad, educating youth and serving the community with vital outreach.

From Ragtime to Jazz: The Roots of Pop –12, 1, 2:30, 3:30 p.m.
Outside the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden
Jazz up your afternoon with these live sets of classic tunes. From ragtime and jazz to Broadway and beyond, dance along to favorites by the likes of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more.

About the ArtistGelber Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York’s hottest vintage events. Their latest project is a new musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep.

Watercolor Painting – Demonstration 1–3 p.m.; Ongoing materials loan
Pick up a palette and let the Garden be your muse. Borrow materials and set yourself up in a number of inspiring shady overlooks at the Rose Garden. Elissa Gore, Botanical Art Instructor at the Garden, will be on site from 1 to 3 p.m. to share tips for helping you create your own masterpiece.

About the Artist: Elissa Gore, MA, is an award-winning landscape painter, has many years of experience teaching college painting and drawing classes.

Raffles for Rose Plants – 12:30 2 p.m.
Enter to win a rose plant to take home! Learn how to care for it from one of our experts on site this weekend. Winner must be present at time of drawing to win.

QA Sessions with Rose Gardeners– 1–4 p.m.
At the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden pergola
Our Rose Garden staff will answer your questions on cultivars to try in your garden, the history of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, and more.

At 2 p.m., join Gardener for Public Education, Sonia Uyterhoeven, as she covers standard rose care practice from fertilizing to pruning in the demonstration Life is Rosy. Also come prepared to ask questions on cultivars to try in your garden, the history of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, and more.

Festival Sampling Partners
Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, New York, N.Y. – artisanal chocolates
Naturally Susan’s, New York, N.Y. – natural and organic skin care
Royal Rose’s Syrups, Brunswick, Maine – organic and natural simple syrups
Regal Vegan, Brooklyn, N.Y. – gourmet spreads
Wonder Lee, Bronx, N.Y. (Sunday only) – wearable art – Demos at 12:45 1:45 p.m.

Ongoing Children’s Programs

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden

Family Adventures: Focusing on Nature 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
Children will explore the art of garden photography and will even have the opportunity to become garden photographers themselves. Through a series of stops within the Garden, they will see the world through a new lens as they learn how observations in science and nature have been recorded throughout time. They will also receive tips about perspective, scale, and framing when taking photographs.

Dig! Plant! Grow!: Global Gardens Spring Harvest Celebration — 1:30–5:30 p.m.
June 7 8
n the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
Travel globally while eating locally! Celebrate the end of spring with our Global Gardeners in this special weekend of salad cooking fun. Travel to China, Korea, Ireland, Italy, and the Caribbean in visiting each Global Garden plot, earning stamps in your Garden Passport as you learn and explore.

Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens – 1:30 – 6 p.m.
Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
Kids can explore with Mario’s Menu Mystery game, featuring favorite vegetables and herbs from nine of his restaurants’ kitchens, including Otto and Del Posto.

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