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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
Intergenerational Garden
Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting
Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest

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.

Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Parking Garden entrance on Crommelin Street
Rain or shine

Join us for the 12th Annual "After the Holidays" E-waste Event at QBG in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and sponsored by TekServe.   It's the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Help us meet their goal of collecting 100 tons this January by spreading the word to your friends and neighbors! 

A list of acceptable materials can be found here. For more information contact

Recycled & Repurposed Children’s Crafts
Sunday, January 11, 1 to 3pm
Fee: Free (while supplies last)

After dropping off items at the E-Waste Event, join us in the Education Building where we’ll be making children’s crafts out of recycled and repurposed items.

Master Composter Certificate Course with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden
Application deadline: February 8, 2015.

Class dates and time:
8 Mondays, 6 to 9 pm -- March 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11.

Field trips:
2 weekend days in Spring 2015, details TBA

The Master Composter Certificate Course is a wonderful way to become more involved in the composting community in Queens and to share your love for composting with others! You will gain a deeper understanding of composting in NYC and support in creating a compost-related project of your design. Master composters play a vital role in educating New Yorkers about the joys of composting in the city. To apply, use the online application. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 8, 2015.

Learn more about becoming a Master Composter.

Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 14, 11am to 1pm

Join QBG for the 18th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby.  To register, email

Celebrate Black History Month -- George Washington Carver Workshop
Tuesday, February 17, 1:30 to 3pm
Fee: $5 per child (advance registration and payment required -- see below)

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played an important role in his early life and about his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering and medicine. Paint with plants, and plant a peanut to take home for further observation. Advance registration and payment required --

Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Thursday, February 19, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free (while supplies last)

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).

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—

Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 21, 1 to 4pm
Fee: Free (while supplies last)

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to QBG for children's craft activities and celebrate the Year of the Sheep!

NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop
Wednesday, February 25, 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 or call 718-539-5296.


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



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