It's spring! Join Wired NY members for a trip to the wilds of the Bronx, for “The Orchid Show: Cuba in Flower.” Bring your cameras, and your noses. Old Havana and the Cuban countryside are in bloom inside the magnificent Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. "The Orchid Show: Cuba in Flower" is an oasis of beauty, fragrance, and the intrigue of the tropical island nation. Cuban-born, Palm Beach-based designer Jorge Sánchez has re-created the charm of the city of Havana, infused with Caribbean rhythm and romance. Other things to see at the NYBG are: A World of Plants Find your retreat at The New York Botanical Garden. The tropics are closer than you think! Let the living beauty of A World of Plants rejuvenate you as you explore misty rain forests and dry deserts. With more than an acre inside the stunning glass Conservatory, there is plenty of room for you to relax and enjoy a day of tranquility. The Presence of Trees: An Exhibition of Photography by Larry Lederman Larry Lederman’s poetic images on display were mainly taken at The New York Botanical Garden and in Westchester County. They take a fresh look at trees in the landscape and reveal their beauty and structure during all seasons. View this unique photography exhibition in the Garden’s Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery. Plants and Fungi: Ten Current Research Stories Free Audio Tours are available for the orchid show. Pick up a wand in the Leon Levy Visitor Center, or dial in with your cell phone. Remember, it is probably a federal crime to take any orchids home in your backpack. (Use a shoulder bag)> Directions via Public Transportation: By Metro-North Railroad Take the Metro-North Harlem local line to Botanical Garden Station. Walk across Kazimiroff Boulevard to the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Just 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan! Also convenient from other locations. By Subway Take the B, D, or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd Station. From the station exit: Take the Bx 26 bus east to the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. OR walk eight blocks down the hill on Bedford Park Blvd to the end (approximately 20 minutes). Turn left onto Kazimiroff Blvd and walk one block to Mosholu Gate entrance. Admission is $20 per person. A review from Time Out NY is at
http://newyork.timeou.... I will be at Grand Central Station to ride up on Metro North. Anyone who wants to join me there is welcome. A train leaves GCT at 12:25, and arrives 19 minutes later. A round trip off-peak ticket is $9.98 if you buy it online. It's $10.50 if you buy it at the station. Please leave time to purchase the train ticket if you buy it there. I will be at the kiosk with the clock, in the center of the waiting room at noon. My cell number is[masked], if you need to call to locate us, or are running late.