BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN PRESENTS
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 | 8 AM
February 2 - May 1, 2011
Brooklyn Botanic Garden presents Graceful Perseverance, an exhibition of trees selected from the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum’s collection of nearly 400 bonsai. The plants on view represent trees that have adapted to extremely rugged mountainous conditions, their uncommon, poetic forms taking shape over hundreds of years of survival in inhospitable environments.
February 11, 2011: To celebrate the opening of Graceful Perseverance, the Garden hosts an intimate evening of fine sake tastings, paired with exquisite vegetarian Japanese tapas created by Phillip Gilmour of Bushwick’s Momo Sushi Shack. Julian Velasco, BBG’s bonsai curator, will speak on the art of bonsai and the design of the exhibit, and renowned choreographer Momo Suzuki will present a short program of traditional dance with the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. A reception follows, featuring DJ Saiko Mikan spinning Japanese ‘60s group sounds.
Opening Night Tickets: $75
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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