Fall Soil HealthSaturday, October 22, 10am to 12pm • FREE with Garden Admission
Registration required: fallsoilhealth.eventbrite.com
Autumn is here and it’s time to put the garden to sleep for the season. Join QBG Farm staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application.
Monarch Workshops for Teachers and the General CommunitySaturday, October 29, 9am to 3pm
Registration required: registration form
Parking not included
Hosted by the Metropolitan Monarch Alliance, The Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Teacher and Community Workshop will provide both educators and individuals from the general community with the training and the equipment to create monarch butterfly habitat, raise monarchs indoors, and conduct citizen science to help inform monarch protection efforts. Click to learn more.
Halloween at the GardenSunday, October 30, 12 to 4pm • FREE with Garden Admission
Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, QBG’s friendly mascot! Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags! Add Caribbean flair to your Halloween costume by making your own carnavale mask with guest artist Manuel Macarrulla. Click to learn more.
Storytime & CraftSunday, October 30; Saturday, November 12; Sunday, November 27; 2 to 3:30pm
Free with Garden admission for August through October dates; Free for November dates
Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Generously sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.
Horticulture Volunteer Days
November 3, 9 to 12pm and December 1, 1 to 4pmRegistration Required, registration opens one month before each event hortvolunteerdays.eventbrite.com
Held monthly through most of the year, each Horticulture Volunteer Day is an opportunity to work right alongside our seasoned gardeners learning specialty skills. Activities change depending on the time of year and might include anything from pruning roses and weeding flower beds to planting fall bulbs and preparing the garden for winter. Come join us to refine your skills or learn something new! QBG Presents: Music Together® with MUSIC AND MESundays through December 4 (no class on 11/27), 45-minute classes, 10:30 to 11:15am
Visit our website or call us at 718.229.0033 to schedule your free trial class
Registration required: MusicTogetherwithMusicandMe.com
This 11-class Music Together Song Collection is led by Music Together® with MUSIC and ME, licensed provider of the internationally beloved Music Together® program where families with babies, toddlers, and pre-kindergartners, explore song, dance, play, and have fun through music and movement. Parents and caregivers actively participate in these classes. Registration includes CD, digital download, songbook, new parent guide, and access to online Music Zone learning. Sibling discounts available.
QBG Farm & Compost Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Registration required: queensbotanical.org/support/volunteer
Compost Workdays—Fridays, September through October, 9:30 to 11:30am
At the compost site, spend the morning making compost from food scraps recovered from NYC residents. You’ll learn QBG’s compost recipe and make a 3-yard batch in our aerated static bin system, using residential food scraps accepted at our Queens based drop-off locations.
Pumpkin SmashSunnyside Greenmarket-Lou Lodati Park • Skillman Ave & 43rd Street • Queens, NY 11104
Saturday, November 5, 10:30 to 1:30pm (rain or shine)
Bring Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Gourds for a Smashing Good Time! You smash them--and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Join us for refreshments, live music, games, pumpkin pie raffles, and more! Click to learn more.
Art in the Garden: Fantasías y carnavalesNow through Sunday, November 13
Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Free with Garden admission through October, Free starting November
Artist Manuel Macarrulla exhibits hand-crafted masks, drawings, and paintings inspired by carnivals and fantasies that incorporate nature and animal imagery, as well as his Dominican heritage.
Mask-Making Workshop—Sunday, October 30, 12 to 4pm Free with Garden admission
As part of QBG’s Halloween at the Garden event, add Caribbean flair to your Halloween costume by making your own carnavale mask with Manuel Macarrulla.
Closing Reception—Sunday, November 13, 2 to 4pm • Free
Meet Macarrulla and take one last look at Fantasías y carnavales. Refreshments will be served.
Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth MarketsFridays through November 18, 8:30am to 4pm
Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, Flushing
Floral Design Workshop: Holiday CenterpieceSunday, November 20, 1 to 2:30pm • $25 materials fee
Registration required: floraldesign.eventbrite.com
Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece.
Christmas in the Garden & Tree LightingSunday, December 4
Get into the holiday spirit! Live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee required), garden tour, holiday crafts, tree lighting, and blowout sales at QBG Shop! Click to learn more.