by Evelyn J. Mocbeichel
The New York Botanical Garden’s (NYBG) popular annual orchid exhibition opened for its 17th year. The Orchid Show: Singapore, was developed in partnership with Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay. The show pays tribute to Singapore, One of the World’s Greatest Orchid Cultures, with Orchid-Adorned Elements Inspired by the Arches and Super trees of Two of the Island Nation’s Horticultural Attractions .Two iconic architectural elements inspired by these sites will be featured as part of a horticultural tribute to one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures. The exhibit is set in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a stunning glass, crystal-like structure houses thousands of orchids in every shape, color, and size surround you, climbing to the sky on towering structures and suspended from curving arches. The Orchid Show: Singapore runs through April 28, 2019.
NYC’s most spectacular evening outings are back, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore with them. Step into one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark. This event is for adults over 21 because alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. They take place on April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, with entry times at 7 through 8 pm. Guests will be able to step into the color and nightlife of Singapore, one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark in the Conservatory. Sip a Singapore Sling and purchase a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform throughout the night, and explore the kaleidoscope of orchid varieties from the “City in a Garden” and beyond.
Orchid Evening Entertainment
Visitors can also experience the sights and sounds of Singaporean nightlife with Chua Yun Chun and her dance company as they take turns performing urban choreography to the sounds of musical artist DJ Eli Tyler. Chun was born on the sunny island of Singapore and has been dancing freestyle for 8 years professionally. She performed as a finalist in numerous dance competitions and in 2010, she won Best Dancer at Singapore Best Dance Crew. Now based in New York City, she has performed in Off-Broadway productions like Double It, as well as full dance productions like Estado Ingravitto choreographed by Ashle Dawson. She has also danced on Good Morning America, ABC Live, and for companies such as the New York Times (Times Square), PureWow, Pastry Sneakers, and at Lincoln Center Summerstage, NYC Dance Parade and at Brooklyn Arts Museum.
Information: For tickets or information about any of these events or future exhibits at the NYBG visit www.nybg.org or call 718.817.8700. The NYBG is located at 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126