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The Greater New York Gesneriad Society

Welcome! We are a group of houseplant enthusiasts focused on the “Miracle Houseplants,” plants in the Gesneriaceae, a family that includes African violets (Saintpaulia), florist gloxinias (Sinningia), Cape primroses (Streptocarpus), Episcias and many other common houseplants.


Saturday, June 15, 2024
11am @ the AIDS Memorial triangle park,
Greenwich Village, 7th Avenue and 12th
Street, New York City

"Outdoor Meeting to celebrate 65 years

Dear Members: This month we’ll relive the
excitement and frisson of the days of the
lockdown and the pandemic, when we had
outdoor meetings!


Unfortunately, the Center is unable to accommodate us this
month, thus, we’ll have our meeting in the
park again, just like 2020! Bring plants to
show and to sell, and yourselves as we
celebrate 65 years of our Society. That’s
right, as Michael reminds us, our club was
founded 65 years ago in 1959 at a meeting at
the NY Botanical Garden. We certainly
qualify for a discount! Someone is bound to
bring cookies for this happy occasion, and
hopefully beverages. (Raindate: June 22,
11am.) Hope to see you then!


Please note our remaining dates for 2024 are as follows:

june 15

september 21

october 19

november 16

december 14 (members only)


We meet at the LGBT Community Center on 13th Street west of 7th Avenue. It's easily accessible by A, C, E, F, L, 1, 2, 3 trains.  There is a helpful map on our .

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