After Dark Parties at the Natural History Museum Last All Summer Long


Whenever I’m planning a party (or designing a hat for some wacky hat night), I always remember that line from the great architect Morris Lapidus. “Too much is never enough.” The Natural History Museum might be living up to his credo with their highly ambitious Summer Nights in The Garden series that starts this Friday.

The Nature Gardens around the museum have been enhanced and expanded greatly in recent years. The three and a half acres of urban wilderness hosts your standard botanical tours, but also offers workshops in screen-printing and pickle making, a toy theater performance, animal visits, and garden-inspired cocktails.

More than a dozen activities are scheduled for four Friday nights through the summer. It’s all free… and there’s a train! (OK, the booze costs a few bucks, but everything else is free and it looks like loads of fun.) Get down to the garden.

Summer Nights in the Garden will take place July 10 & 24, and August 7 & 21.