“It was great!” –Jill Enevoldsen
“Always a great experience. Thank you!” – Catherine
“In 2 months I will be living on the coast of China for a couple of years. I might go on Lori’s Facebook Group and tell her how things are going if I try to grow herbs like lavender.” –Jessica Chilcoat
Yoga in the Gardens
Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union
- No Late arrivals after 5:50pm
- Pavilion or inside the Crystal Bridge
- Members FREE; Nonmembers $10
- Must be 16 & older
This is a great, all-levels class led by Lisa Woodward. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Classes will meet under the Pavilion as weather permits; when it doesn’t they will meet inside the Crystal Bridge. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!
Thursday, July 7, 6:30pm
Dancing in the Gardens Dance Lessons
- Water Plaza Room
- Members: $10, Nonmembers: $15
- Must be 13 or older
- Deadline by Wednesday, July 6
- Register online
Join 3Sixty Dance Studio for a small group dance lesson in preparation for Dancing in the Gardens. This one hour lesson will give participants one-on-one instruction and break down the steps to help get you prepared for a fun night of line dancing.
Other dates & dance lessons:
- TANGO – Thursday, August 4, 6:30pm, South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge; Limited space available, register by Tuesday, August 2.
- CHA-CHA, Thursday, September 1, 6:30pm, South Lobby of the Crystal Bridge, Limited space available, register by Tuesday, August 30.
Friday, July 8, 7pm dance lesson, 8-10pm dancing
Dancing in the Gardens featuring Line Dance
- Presented by Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings
- Seasonal Plaza by Ice House
- All ages welcome
Join us at the Seasonal Plaza by the Ice House for Dancing in the Gardens. DJ music by Chasen Shaw of PartyBox, and dance instruction by Studio 3Sixty. Enjoy specials from Ice House. All Ages Welcome. IT’S FREE! 7pm Dance Lesson, 8pm Dance. Additional dates: Featured dance-Tango, Friday, August 5 and Featured dance-Cha Cha, Friday, September 2.
Saturdays, July 9 & 30, 10am-2pm
Paddle Boarding in the Gardens
- Gardens’ Lake
- $5 per person for 15 minute session
With help from our friends at the Boathouse District in Oklahoma City, come paddle boarding at the Garden’s lake! $5 per person for a 15 minute session. Other dates: August 20, September 24
Saturday, July 9, 10am – 2pm
Health and Wellness Expo
- Great Lawn
- All ages welcome
Join us as we kick off our health and wellness program at the Gardens, Myriad Life, that will allow you to stay fit and healthy all summer long. Learn all about this program as you enjoy healthy food tastings, try your hand at zumba, paddle boarding, or dancing, and learn about the benefits of practicing mindfulness.
Monday, July 11, 7:30pm
barre3 FREE Workout
- Great Lawn and Bandshell
- FREE, courtesy of barre3
- Bring mat and water
- Final workout, August 1
Grab your yoga mat, water bottle and barre3 buddy and join the summer of #barre3Anywhere.
Thursdays, July 14 to September 22, 5:45-6:45pm
Zumba in the Gardens
- Pavilion or Terrace Room depending on weather
- $5 members, $10 nonmembers
- No pre-registration required
Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. Our instructor is Ashley Johnson, a Zumba instructor at the YMCA and with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Saturday, July 16, 11am–1pm
Painting in the Gardens Series with Wine & Palette
- South Lobby of Crystal Bridge
- Members: $20, call (405) 227-0230 to register
- Nonmembers: $25 register online at www.wineandpalette.com/calendar.asp
Wine and Palette will be at the Gardens to assist in creating a unique piece of art. “Minion Bob” on an 11” x 14” canvas will be our subject in celebration of the screening of “Minions” at SONIC Summer Movies, Wednesday, July 13.
Friday, July 15, 8-11pm
Park After Dark presented by HRG Catering
- Ice House Plaza
- All ages welcome!
Enjoy monthly evenings of fun music by OKC’s most popular band, The Wise Guys. Dance under the stars, have GREAT food by the Ice House and join super fun people! Make it a fun date or bring the family. No reservations required. Follow the Ice House Facebook & Twitter for updates on specials! @icehouseokc. Other dates: Friday, August 19 and Friday, September 23.
Tuesday, July 19, Run, 8pm & Ride, 9pm
#FullMoonOKC Bike Ride and Run
- Meet at the Band Shell
- Suggested donation of $5 per person
- Run coordinated by Ultramax Sports
- Bike Ride coordinated by Schlegel Bicycles
A favorite Gardens’ health and wellness activity for four years now, join us on full moon nights through October. Runners will do a 5K run, led by Ultramax Sports Oklahoma, through the scenic downtown area as the sun sets. Bring your bike and meet up a for a leisurely one hour ride. Downtown-area routes are specially planned by Schlegel Bicycles and announced on social media. Those who make their $5 suggested donation to the Gardens will be entered in a drawing for gift cards from Red Coyote Running & Fitness and Schlegel Bicycles. Don’t have a bike? Rent a Spokie for $5. The nearest Spokies center is at Reno & Ron Norick Blvd (Robinson). Other dates: Thursday, August 18, Run, 8pm & Ride, 9pm; Friday, September 16, Run, 8pm & Ride, 9pm and Sunday, October 16, Run, 7pm & Ride, 8pm.
Friday, July 22, 7-9pm
Taste of Oklahoma: Dinner
Presented by Nabholz Corp.
- Park House Events Center
- Ages 21 and Older
- Deadline to register: July 20
- Register online www.myriadgardens.org
Join us at the beautiful Park House Events Center for an intimate dinner with a view overlooking the Gardens. Local chefs will treat us to a farm-to-table dinner made with fresh, local ingredients. Limited seating is available; please register by Wednesday, July 20.
Saturday, July 23, 10-11:30am
Alternatives to Sodas: Herbal Syrups and Drinks
- Terrace Room
- Lori Coats, herbalist and plant lover
- Member $8; Nonmember $10
- Register by Tuesday, July 19
The typical soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar- the same amount of sugar you’d get when you eat 10 cookies. Many yummy alternatives are available that can satisfy your craving for something sweet and fizzy. Join us to learn how to grow many of the garnishes found in delicious drinks and then learn how to make (and taste) better-for-you juices, infused waters, and herbal syrups. Participants will each head home with two of their own infusion creations.
Saturday, July 23, 7pm
Great Lawn Concert: Jason Boland and the Stragglers with opening act the Tequila Songbirds
Presented by Ad Astra Foundation
- FREE for General Seating,
- $20 VIP tickets available. Must be 21 & Over. Receive one drink ticket, souvenier cup and front row reserved area seating.
Join us for a music filled night under the stars! The evening will kick-off with the Tequila Songbirds at 7pm and at 8pm our headliner, Jason Boland Band and the Stragglers, will take the stage. Come enjoy some great music, great food in a beautiful scenic backdrop. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. ring a picnic or enjoy food from Ice House or from our line-up of food trucks. Jason Boland is one of the leading lights in the Red Dirt scene, a grassroots movement that mixes honky tonk, outlaw, and contemporary and country.
Thursday, July 28, noon-1pm
Cooking With Kam
- Park House Event Center
- Kamala Gamble and Barbara Mock, premier OKC chefs
- Member $8 ; Nonmember $10
- Register by Friday, July 22.
Life on the go but still want to enjoy healthy, incredibly tasty meals? Each month Kam and Barb will teach us how to make great side dishes from local, seasonal vegetables. The dishes are vegetable-based so you may want to bring a meat. Monthly on-going. Other dates: August 25, September 29
Thursday, July 28, 8:30-10pm
Astronomy Nights In the Gardens
- Presented by Tinker Federal Credit Union
- Great Lawn, FREE
Back by popular demand, members of the OKC Astronomy Club and their telescopes will be returning to the Gardens for summer nights filled with star gazing. Come check out the moon, stars, and planets. Other dates: Thursday, August 25 and Thursday, September 22.
Saturday, July 30, 10am
Gardens Walking Tour
- South Lobby and Garden Grounds
- Free, Walkups Welcome!
- Every last Saturday of the month
Join us to expand your Oklahoma plant knowledge and get great ideas for your yard. Each month changes as the plants grow through the seasons; in July and September we’ll discuss plants for water conservation and in August we’ll highlight plants for color. Can’t make it for the guided tour? Pick up a self-guided handout in our South Lobby.