It’s time for Totally Tomatoes Weekend at NYBG, part of the ongoing exhibition, Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love.

Photo NYBG.

Celebrate Summer Flavor All Weekend Long at this celebration of  all things tomato with a menu of hands-on gardening and culinary education activities throughout the state-of-the-art Edible Academy campus. It includes gardening at the Howell Vegetable Garden, hands-on activites at the Maker Station, culinary demonstrations, totally tomatoes adventures as well as tours and family fun.

Demonstration at NYBG. Photo Ben Hider.


Gardening at the Edible Academy. Photo NYBG.

Dates: August 20–21, 2022, from 12-5 p.m.

Visit the African American Garden to sample a healthy hibiscus drink, known by many names throughout different countries: Bissap in West Africa, flor de Jamaica in Central America, and sorrel throughout the Caribbean. The version served is called sorrel or “red drink” in African American tradition; a recipe from Dr. Jessica B. Harris that is made from dried hibiscus, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.