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Calendar of Events

Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist
Now through Sunday, January 17, in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Fee: Free with Admission
Artist's Reception: Sunday, October 26, 2 to 4pm

From landscapes to portraits to modern abstraction, Elaine Hajian's work consistently expresses the artist's vision through myriad styles and mediums.

 
HSBC Children's Garden Fall Sessions
September 13 & 21, October 4 & 26

Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun.  Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore QBG's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce. Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 10/1/2014). Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, Sept 13, 2 to 4pm
Explore QBG’s beautiful Herb Garden while learning about the many uses of these plants. Make an herb project to take home.

Sunday September 21, 2 to 4pm
Come cook at QBG!  We will check out our harvest and make some fresh snacks with vegetables grown in the Garden. Plant some greens or herbs to take home for a winter harvest.

Saturday, October 4, 2 to 4pm
All about honeybees! Learn about our local resident bees at QBG. Taste some of their honey and make a rolled beeswax candle to take home.

Sunday, October 26, 2 to 4pm
Help us put our vegetable beds to sleep and learn about the seasonal changes!  Plant something in the garden as well as something to take home. Take a walk around the Garden to see the changing leaves and make a leaf collage.

Per Session: $20 non-members / $15 members
4 Sessions: $75 non-members / $55 members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above.

Click here for more information and to register.

 
Farmers Market Friday
Every Friday, now through November 21 from 8:30am to 4pm

Get fresh produce from the Farmers Market!  Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30am to 4pm on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street. Our farmers accept the following benefits: SNAP/food stamps (EBT) for each $5 spent in food stamps the shopper gets $2 coupon (Health Bucks) they can use for produce; FNMP checks; WIC-VF (WIC fruit and vegetables)

 
QBG Craft Table
Sunday, October 26, 2 to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

While you enjoy a day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the QBG Craft Table where we'll be making botanically themed items!  While supplies last.

 
JAZZ: The Music of Our Lifetime! Featuring the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quintet
Sunday, October 26, 4 to 5:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Listen to internationally and nationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Carl Bartlett, Jr. and his Quintet perform America's original art form -- jazz.  Featuring classic standards to creative/modern original tunes from his debut CD, "Hopeful," the concert will also include audience Q&A and a discussion on the elements of jazz that make it brilliant and cathartic music.  Join us for an exciting, educational, and very enriching experience!

 
The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority: Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World
Now through Saturday, November 1
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

This exhibit explores trade, travel, and tourism and the Port Authority's role in strengthening the economy of the region.

 
Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Saturday, November 1, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free

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

 
Three-Day Teacher Professional Development on Sustainability
Saturdays, November 8, 15, 22, 2014, 10am to 4pm
Fee: Free

QBG will be offering a three day workshop integrating STEM, literacy, and mathematics under the umbrella focus of sustainability. Increase your own understanding of sustainability while engaging in common core related work that can be brought back to your own classroom. As we the explore overall concepts related to sustainability, a special focus will be placed on energy, water, and waste. Teachers who attend this workshop will receive materials for classroom use.

For more information please contact TeacherEducation@queensbotanical.org.  To apply please visit http://bit.ly/SustainabilityPD.  Applications will be reviewed beginning September 2014 and we will update you on your status at that time.

 
Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Saturday, November 15, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free

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

 
Floral Arranging Workshop
Saturday, November 22, 1 to 2:30pm
Fee: $20 per person; registration required - see below

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece!  Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros.  Fee includes materials.  Registraton required - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/floral-arranging-workshop-tickets-12476069259

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, November 23, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be creating and decorating autumn table centerpieces made from natural materials!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 7, 1pm to 5pm
Fee: Free (additional fee for craft activities, while supplies last)

Get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of family fun including a Garden tour, botanical crafts (additional fee), musical performances, appearances by Santa, as well as our Holiday Marketplace.  Plus, join us for our Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30pm.

 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop
Thursday, December 11, 6 to 8pm
Fee: $5 per person

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively. Registration is required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296.

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

Join us on Level B where we'll be making winter-themed pendants for keychains or necklaces!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families
Thursday, February 19, 2 to 4pm
Fee: $5 per child

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms! Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty! Registration required—compost@queensbotanical.org


 


Compost workshops and programs are funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Recycling & Sustainability.

 


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