Wait, wasn’t Monday the new Saturday? Now we’re left with the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden—within “America’s largest Victorian-style glasshouse” (do we live on the edge around here or what?)—which returns for a six-week engagement to exhibit and sell thousands of lovely botanical specimens. And then the James Beard Foundation tries to get us back in the drinking spirit with a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition—a fact that still pisses Rudy Giuliani off—featuring cocktails by a fellow named David Wondrich, author of the book Imbibe! Burp!
[The Orchid Show, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, 718-817-8700, www.nybg.org; James Beard prohibition event, Black Duck, 122 East 28th Street, 6:30 p.m., 212-627-2308]