As customary every year, the NYBG hosted their Water Lily Concert Series this summer. The night I attended, the main attraction was a live concert with Gypsy Jazz Caravan and Saxophonist Sedric Choukroun. Before the event, attendees enjoyed after-hours access to the grounds which is always nice (aka lack of crowds). Specifically worth mentioning was the Monet’s Garden and the Conservatory courtyard pools filled with blooming water lilies and lotuses with buzzing dragonflies in tow.
Like on so many other occasions before, I really wished I had a tripod: the sun was setting fast and the wind was blowing more than necessary. But then the band started playing a nice mix of French-inspired tunes and all of a sudden the prospect of a complimentary drink accompanied by gourmet sandwiches and leisurely lounging on the grass was more than enough cure for me.
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