Queens Botanical Garden - Where people, plants, and cultures meet
Calendar of Events

NYC Compost Project: Food Scrap Drop-off at Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market
Fridays 8:30am to 12pm (Closed July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July) through November 20
Corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street
Fee: Free

Residents are welcome to bring their residential fruit and vegetable waste and fall leaves to the Farmers Market each Friday.  Food scraps will be turned into compost and used to nourish the soil on the QBG Farm.  Find out what to bring here and on the online FAQ sheet.  Please contact us with any questions at compost@queensbotanical.org or at 718-539-5296

 
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
Sunday, July 12, 10am to 5pm
Special tickets required for evening performance

Day 1
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 by Son Chande - a Colombian coastal band - and dance performances throughout the afternoon. Plus, children can enjoy Storytime & Craft from 2 to 3:30pm (while supplies last).  Musical performances are part of our "Music in the Garden" series and are sponsored by

Day 2
Sunday, July 12, beginning at 10am in Jackson Heights
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Special tickets required for evening performances
Join QBG and the Silleteros in Jackson Heights for the parade on 37th Avenue from 69th to 86th Street. After the parade, come back to QBG for a day of music and culture with musicians and artists,  various food and craft vendors, and a special ticketed comedy show in the evening.  The contact numbers for ticket purchases are 347-623-7472, 347-232-0475, 908-422-6367 and 201-588-0829.

 
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).

 
Farmers Market Friday
Every Friday, June 19 through November 20 from 8:30am to 4pm

Get fresh produce from the Farmers Market!  Every Friday, June 19 to November 20, from 8:30am to 4pm on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Art in the Garden: Ross Barbera's "Landscape & Flower Paintings”
July 21 through October 25 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Fee: Free with Garden Admission


Painter Ross Barbera’s exhibit explores the visual interaction between streams, ponds and bodies of water with their surrounding landscape environments.

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Children's Garden Fall Sessions sponsored by HSBC
September 12& 20, October 3 & 25

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 10/1/2015). Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, Sept 12, 2 to 4pm
Sunday September 20, 2 to 4pm
Saturday, October 3, 2 to 4pm
Sunday, October 25, 2 to 4pm

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.

 
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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