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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Spring Gala “For the Birds” with Randall Poster, Edwina von Gal and Special Guests

June 7, 2022


5:30 pm

10:30 pm

Celebrating the opening of For the Birds, a special exhibition on the wonders of birds and their habitats

Honorary Chair
Randall Poster
For the Birds Creative Producer

Gala Chairs
Courtney and Ian Broadwater
Keisha and Troy Dixon
Adam and Sylvana Durrett
Mimi and Whitten Morris

Guest Hosts
Ulla Johnson
Edwina von Gal

Special Performance by
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

Strolling Cocktails
Dinner on Cherry Esplanade

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 2022 Spring Gala celebrates the opening of For the Birds, a multidisciplinary exhibition and program series that showcases birdhouses by artists of international renown devised to bring attention to the conservation and protection of birds and their habitats.

“For the Birds: The Birdsong Project” is a singular, prodigious undertaking by our honorary gala chair, Randall Poster. During the most isolating times of COVID-19, Poster, like many, sought out nature as a respite. The wonder of birds inspired him to gather friends and colleagues to celebrate and protect birds and their habitats. Spring 2022 will see the release of “The Birdsong Project,” a 20-album set of recordings celebrating birds by 200-plus contributors, including musicians, poets, visual artists, historians, and actors.

For the Birds at Brooklyn Botanic Garden includes an installation of artist-made birdhouses, beautiful signs and interpretation, education programs for children and adults, and a series of public events. By visiting, participating in programs, and observing the birds all around them in the Garden, visitors will broaden their understanding of conservation action for birds and green spaces. For the Birds will underscore that the existence of all birdlife rests on the preservation of plants and ecosystems.

Tickets range from $500 to $2,500; tables for ten start at $10,000. Proceeds from the Spring Gala provide essential support for the Garden—sustaining collections, programs, and the well-being of our community and staff.

The evening’s menu will be designed and prepared by Patina Restaurant Group. Each course will feature fresh ingredients that were sustainably grown and harvested.

Festive botanical attire encouraged. Tickets held at the door. Complimentary parking provided for cocktails and dinner guests.

For more information, contact Brooklyn Botanic Garden at

Brooklyn Botanic Garden


New York


United States

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