Celebrate Spring At The Orchid Social

On April 9 in New York City, join Ira Flatow for a Science Friday garden party.

painting of orchids with text that says "the orchid social:"a science friday garden party with ira flatow"Join Ira Flatow in welcoming spring to New York City. On April 9, Science Friday will host a party inspired by Ira’s favorite perennial, the orchid. Enjoy a lively discussion with orchid experts and storytellers over drinks and food. Ira will host an informal panel discussion with Marc Hachadourian, curator of the orchid collection at the New York Botanical Garden, and Susan Orlean, journalist and author of The Orchid Thief, as well as a screening of the Science Friday video Sex, Lies, and Orchids. Guests can mingle over a passion for botany, converse with other orchid enthusiasts, and may even have the opportunity to win an orchid from Ira’s personal collection.

Join us in celebrating spring, and examining the elusive nature of these beautiful flowers.

All tickets include wine from City Winery, beer generously provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and cheese and hors d’oeuvres from Murray’s Cheese. *VIP tickets receive early admission and mingling with Ira Flatow.

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 7pm general admission (6:30pm VIP early admission)
Where: The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014