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Calendar of Events
Children's Garden
Arbor Fest
Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch
Rose Gala
Art in the Garden
Music in the Garden
March Madness
Craft Group
Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting
Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest
 
 

Calendar of Events

World's Fair Train Show
Saturday to Monday, May 23 to 25, 10am to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (additional fee for train rides and other activities)

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society Inc.  Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden ($5 per person, per ride). Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.

 
Children's Garden Sneak Peek!
Saturday, May 23, 1 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for a sneak peek of our engaging Children's Garden program and sign up your little gardener for the summer session!

 
Music in the Garden: The New York Exceptions
Saturday, May 23, 3 to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for a lively performance of popular music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s! This doo-wop band will have you singing and dancing to your favorite oldies! Sponsored by Astoria Bank.

 
Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue
Now through July 19 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Opening reception and artist talk: Sunday, May 3, 2 to 4pm

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations. Details.

 
Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s
Sundays, May 31 & June 7, 10 to 11am
Fee: $30 per child (includes Garden Admission)
Advance registration required: https://gardenbuds.eventbrite.com

Discover and explore the wonders of nature with your young gardener. Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening! Each Bud must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to space limitations, no more than two adults can attend per family). Advance registration required: https://gardenbuds.eventbrite.com

 
Volunteer at QBG Farm
Wednesdays: weekly, June through October
Saturdays: June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, and October 31
Time: 9am to Noon
Registration required: bit.ly/qbgfarmvolunteer

Spend a morning on QBG Farm and learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Email farm@queensbotanical.org or call 718-886-3800 ext 260 with any questions.  Registration required: bit.ly/qbgfarmvolunteer

 
Plants We Eat - Tour & Activity
Saturday, June 6,1 to 3pm
Fee: $5 per person
Advance registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plants-we-eat-tour-activity-tickets-16620323836

Do you eat your fruits and vegetables?  Join QBG's Education staff for a tour of the Garden as we explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat. Includes a seed planting to take home! Advance registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plants-we-eat-tour-activity-tickets-16620323836

 
Community Volunteer Day
Sunday, June 7, 10am to 1pm
Advance registration required

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Advance registration required by Monday, June 1 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-volunteer-day-tickets-16507448222

 
Rose Gala
Thursday, June 11, 6 to 9pm
Individual tickets: $300

Join us as we honor Tai Wang of WAC Lighting for her support of Queens Botanical Garden and of the greater Queens community.

Proceeds from the event will help support all our gardens and programs.  Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities, journal ads or tickets, or email Annette Fanara at afanara@queensbotanical.org.

 
Gardening Workshop for Families -- Tour & Vegetable Planting
Saturday, June 13, 1 to 3pm
Fee: $5 per person
Advance registration required: https://familygardeningworkshop.eventbrite.com

Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.  Participants will take home a seasonal planting. Advance registration required: https://familygardeningworkshop.eventbrite.com

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, June 14, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be creating a table top planters for Fathers Day!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Sunday, June 14, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission(while supplies last)

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

 
Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas
Sunday, June 14, 2:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Seating is extremely limited - first come, first served.

The highly acclaimed Quintet of the Americas will return with a program themed The Melting Pot, featuring the premiere of "Variable Winds" by Flushing composter Daniel Ott, as well as works by other Queens composers. Sponsored by Astoria Bank.

 
What's the Buzz about Bees?
Saturday, June 20, 1 to 3pm
Fee: $5 per person
Advance registration required: https://buzzaboutbees.eventbrite.com

Celebrate our winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop!  Take a tour of QBG's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home. Advance registration required: https://buzzaboutbees.eventbrite.com

 
Summer Solstice
Sunday, June 21
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

The perfect outing for Father's Day, this celebration will include Summer Solstice themed crafts for the kids and garden tours for all ages. Relax and renew at QBG and welcome the new season!

 
Bug & Butterfly Tour
Saturday, June 27, 1 to 3pm
Fee: $5 per person
Advance registration required https://bugbutterflytour.eventbrite.com

Explore QBG on this special tour in search of our favorite critters and beautiful butterflies!  Plus create a butterfly feeder to take home.  Advance registration required https://bugbutterflytour.eventbrite.com

 
QBG Farm Tour
Saturday, June 27, 2 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Registration required: qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils.  Registration required:  qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

 
Container Gardening Workshop for Adults
Sunday, June 28, 1 to 3pm
Fee: $15 per person
Advance registration required: https://containergardeningworkshop.eventbrite.com

Learn planting techniques used by the pros to create a beautiful table-top planter of annuals.  Fee includes all materials. Advance registration required -- https://containergardeningworkshop.eventbrite.com

 
International Mud Day
Sunday, June 28, 1 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Celebrate International Mud Day by rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty!  Meet earthworms and other decomposers by exploring a compost bin.  Learn about the important role these creatures play in our environment.

 
Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC
July 6 through August 20, 2015
Registration required

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015)
. Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Click here to learn more and register.

 
Teacher Professional Development: Using Plants to Teach
Monday through Saturday, July 6 to 11, 9am to 4pm
Teachers grades K-8
36 hours -- 3 "P" credits
Fee: $200 + $125 ASPDP fee for Professional Credits

Explore plants, plant diversity and ecology via inquiry-based & project based science teaching to: 1) increase your science knowledge and 2) reflect upon the pedagogical models used within the course to better your own teaching practice.  Use an immersion method for learning to learn about botany and ecology and then stop and examine the ways in which your learning took place.  P credits available. Details.

 
Festival de las Flores
Saturday, July 11, 11am to 6pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to QBG in an afternoon celebration.  See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

 
Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Saturday, July 11, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (while supplies last)

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

 
Summer Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Sunday, July 19, 10am to 4pm
Drop-off Location: QBG Parking Garden on Crommelin Street

Join us for a summertime E-waste Event at QBG in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.   It's the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors and let's all help keep our city clean!  For more information contact info@lesecologycenter.org. After dropping off items at the E-Waste Event, children can make crafts out of recycled and repurposed items.

 
Recycled & Repurposed Children’s Crafts
Sunday, July 19, 1 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (while supplies last)

After dropping off items at the E-Waste Event, join us to make children’s crafts out of recycled and repurposed items.

 
Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest
Saturday, July 25
Two sessions: Noon to 3pm or 4 to 7pm
Tickets: $35 Early Bird (must purchase by July 24--https://qbgbrewfest.eventbrite.com)
$50 at the gate

Raise a glass at our second annual Brew Fest!  Enjoy a selection of craft beers from local and international breweries, plus food and live music.  Tickets required, ages 21+ only.  Early bird tickets for $35 through July 24 at https://qbgbrewfest.eventbrite.com ; $50 at the gate.  Sponsored by

 
QBG Farm Tour
Saturday, July 25, 2 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Registration required: qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils.  Registration required:  qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

 
Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Saturday, August 8, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (while supplies last)

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

 
Taiwan: A World of Orchids @ QBG, featuring "The Moment"
Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 9am to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Enjoy a display of stunning orchids and a day filled with art and culture, featuring contemporary music, dance and art in partnership with the Taiwanese American Arts Council.

 
QBG Farm Tour
Saturday, August 29, 2 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Registration required: qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils.  Registration required:  qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

 
QBG Farm Tour
Saturday, September 26, 2 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Registration required: qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils.  Registration required:  qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

 
QBG Farm Tour
Saturday, October 31, 2 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Registration required: qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils.  Registration required:  qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com


 


 

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