An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou

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NORFOLK, VA– Spend An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou in celebration of Norfolk Botanical Garden’s 75th Anniversary on Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at Chrysler Hall located at 201 East Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510.

Dr. Maya Angelou – Friday, June 21, 2013

An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou - June 21, 2013 at Chrysler Hall

Norfolk Botanical Garden is honored to host Dr. Maya Angelou on June 21, 2013 at Chrysler Hall. Tickets are available through Ticket Master or at the Chrysler Hall box office. Ticket prices range from $44.00 to $79.00 per person. For more information and other NBG 75th Anniversary events visit www.nbg75.org.  Groups of ten or more may purchase tickets at a 10% discount.  Reduced group rate tickets are available through the Chrysler Hall box office only.

Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is known as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, bestselling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou’s unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race.  Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics. The above description and additional biographical information can be found on her official website http://mayaangelou.com/.

A group of more than 200 African American women and 20 men cleared dense vegetation and planted the first azaleas. In just one year, thousands of azaleas, rhododendrons, shrubs and trees were planted. The Garden is presently an oasis of more than 40-themed gardens encompassing 155 beautiful acres.  It is a diverse garden with stunning plant collections that can be explored by tram, boat, or walking tours. 2013 is a time to celebrate the dedication of the WPA workers and the accomplishments of the Garden over the last 75 years! Come celebrate Norfolk Botanical Garden’s 75th Anniversary – 75 years and still growing!

About Norfolk Botanical Garden
Norfolk Botanical Garden represents an oasis of more than 40 themed gardens encompassing 155 beautiful acres.  From stunning plant collections to WOW- World of Wonders: A Children’s Adventure Garden, this diverse natural beauty can be explored by tram, boat, or walking tours. The Garden is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is recognized as a Virginia Historic Landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Virginia Green attraction, and is managed by the Norfolk Botanical Garden Society supported by the City of Norfolk. Admission is $11 for Adults, $10 for seniors and military, $9 for ages 3-17, 2 and under are free.  For more information, visit www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org.