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Queens Botanical Garden Hosts Post-Lunar New Year Parade Lantern-Making Workshop


Darcy Hector- Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800 ext. 330


Flushing NY- January 18, 2013- Celebrate the Year of the Snake with Queens Botanical Garden!   On Saturday, February 16 from 1-3pm we are hosting a festive afternoon workshop following Flushing’s annual Lunar New Year Parade.  Join Flora and the QBG contingent as we march in the parade in the morning and then return to the Garden in the afternoon.

We invite all ages to participate in this family-friendly event as we create and decorate traditional paper lanterns in various symbolic colors.  Each lantern’s color symbolizes a different wish for a happy new year.  Participants will choose the color that expresses their wish and decorate a lantern to bring home and celebrate.  

The cost for the workshop is $2 and the Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.   No registration is required and it will be held rain or shine.

Inquiries may be directed to (718) 886-3800, ext. 205 or


Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. For travel directions and more information visit or call (718) 886-3800. Queens Botanical Garden is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.



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