Queens Botanical Gardens and Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (TECO-NY) present a weekend-long exhibit of stunning orchid displays, and installations and performances showcasing contemporary Taiwanese American arts
WHO:

Susan Lacerte – Executive Director, Queens Botanical Garden
Pauline Huang – Event organizer, QBG Trustee, and President and Marketing Director at United Custom Service, Inc.
Karen Chu – Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO-NY)
Regina Forlenza – Public Programs Manager, Queens Botanical Garden
Luchia Meihua Lee – Exhibit Curator, Taiwanese American Arts Council’s (TAAC)

WHAT:

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG), in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO-NY), will announce a weekend-long exhibit Taiwan: A World Orchids at QBG, building on the success of last year’s inaugural event. From Friday to Sunday, August 21 to 23, 9am to 5pm, the exhibit will feature a stunning display of orchids, including over 250 pots containing exquisite Taiwanese orchids. Accompanying the flower exhibit will be Taiwanese American Arts Council’s (TAAC) “The Moment,” an arts program that encompasses the work of over 30 artists, whose installations and performances aim to engage attendees and showcase the best of contemporary Taiwanese American arts. The event is free with Garden admission ($4 for adults; $3 for seniors; $2 for students and children; free for QBG members). The weekend program will also be graced with appearances by Flora, the QBG mascot, and will end with an orchid sale on Sunday, August 23 from 5:15 to 6pm, while supplies last.

WHERE:

Queens Botanical Garden
Terrace at the Visitor & Administration Building
43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
WHEN:Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Press check-in: 10:30-11am

Conference: 11am-12pm

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:       

Representatives from QBG and partners

Small preview of orchid displays at conference
RSVP: Contact Anne Tan-Detchkov at atan-detchkov@queensbotanical.org or 718-886-3800 ext. 213


About Queens Botanical Garden
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters.

Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus and onsite parking is available. For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.