By day, the New York Botanical Garden’s “Orchid Show” features poetry readings and plant care instructions amid a showcase of chandelier-like hanging orchid designs and walkways packed with colorful blooms. By night (on select spring weekends), the show includes a special Orchid Evenings component. Wander through the walkways and greenhouses to admire the orchids by moonlight, stop for a lipstick touchup courtesy of a Guerlain makeup artist, or drop by the Pine Tree Café to enjoy dinner and live music. The $35 tickets ($25 for NYBG members) include one specialty cocktail, beer, or glass of wine.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.; April 17-19, 10 a.m. Starts: March 28. Continues through April 11, 2015