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Taiwan: A World of Orchids
Members Picnic
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Harvest Fest + Pumpkin Patch
Halloween at the Garden

Arbor Fest

Thank you for coming to Arbor Fest! See you next year!

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11am to 6pm

It’s a fun-filled day at QBG’s Arbor Fest! Celebrate Earth Week with a variety of activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, bouncy houses, face painting, games, garden tours, food and craft vendors, beer garden, and more!

ADMISSION: $10 Adults & Seniors; $8 Children (ages 4-18); Free for Children age 3 and under; Free for Members. Admission includes all attractions; food and beverage NOT included.

PLEASE NOTE: Free hours are suspended on this day. Event parking rate of $10 in effect. Free parking and admission passes not valid on event days, except for QBG Members.  Cool Culture is accepted on this festival day. QBG does not accept reciprocal garden memberships on event days. IDNYC sign-up is suspended on festival days. IDNYC sign up is suspended on festival days (click here for details).

SCHEDULE (subject to change):
11am - 12pm         Bird and nature Walk
                                 V&A Terrace
  11am - 4pm         Learn about compost!
                                 Farm & Compost Site       
  11am - 5pm         Petting Zoo, children's crafts*, face painting*, seed planting*, bounce houses, and games  
  12pm - 6pm         Beer Garden
              12pm        Compost ASP Tour. NYC Compost staff will show you how our Aerated Static Pile (ASP)
composts large volumes of organic waste materials.
                                 Blue Trailers
 12 + 1:30pm        Storytelling with Puppeteer Janice Buckner
                                Performance Stage
                1pm        Garden Tour with Executive Director, Susan Lacerte
                                V&A Terrace
          1 - 2pm        Get "buzzed"! Beekeeper Urte is here to tell you all about bees!
                                Bee Garden
          1 - 4pm        Bubble Performance by Bubbleton Bubbles
                                Performance Stage Area
                2pm       Tree Walk with arborist Frank Buddingh’
                               V&A Terrace
                3pm       Farm and Compost Tour
                               Farm & Compost Site
                3pm       Gallery Tour of "Portraits of Tall Friends" exhibit with Artist Carol Reid
                               V&A Gallery
    3 + 4:30pm      Musical Performances by BOO-YAH! ft. members of West End Blend
                               Performance Stage


THANK YOU to our event sponsors: Resorts World Casino, Joe's Crab Shack, New York Life, and Assemblymember David I. Weprin.

Click here to download the Arbor Fest Map/Schedule.


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