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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
Susan's Fab 14th Birthday Bash!
Intergenerational Garden
Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting
Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest
 
 

Calendar of Events

Music in the Garden: Klezmer Music by Alicia Svigals & Friends
Sunday, July 27, 6:15 to 7:45pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for an evening with renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a co-founder of the Grammy winning band "The Klezmatics," who is widely considered to be the world's foremost living Klezmer fiddler.  Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allee and feel free to dance to the Eastern European strains of her exuberant music.  Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings and in association with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

 
Art in the Garden: Harvesting our History -- The Story of Queens Botanical Garden
Tuesdays through Sundays, now through September 28 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Drawing on materials from the QBG archives, public archives and private collections, Harvesting Our History looks back to QBG's roots, marks its growth, and looks ahead to its continuing flowering. Details.

 
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)

 
NYC Compost Project Information Table at the New York Hall of Science
Wednesday, July 30, noon to 3pm
Where: NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368

Visit the NYC Compost Project information table at the New York Hall of Science while watching Mosa Mack, a brand new animated show about science! NYC Compost Project staff and volunteers will be on hand to chat about the importance of reducing our organic waste and repurposing it into compost, an amazing amendment for our urban soils. We'll answer your burning compost questions, give away free compost tip-sheets, and have a LIVE demonstration worm bin on display. Learn more about this event.
 
The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World
Tuesday, August 5 through Saturday, November 1
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

This exhibit shows how major improvements at LaGuardia Airport were timed with both the openings of the 1930 and 1964 World's Fairs.  See how the Port Authority helped connect Queens to the greater metropolitan area.

 
HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session
July 7 through August 21, 2014
Registration required

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). 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 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members -- SOLD OUT
July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members -- SOLD OUT
August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above.

Click here to learn more and register.

 
NYC Compost Project Information Table at Smokey Bear's Birthday Bash at Alley Pond
Saturday, August 9, noon to 3pm
Where: 76th Avenue between Springfield Boulevard and 226th Street
Queens, NY 11364
Fee: Free

Visit the NYC Compost Project information table at Smokey Bear's 70th Birthday Bash at Alley Pond! Compost Project staff and volunteers will be on hand to chat about the importance of reducing our organic waste and repurposing it into compost, an amazing amendment for our urban soils. We'll answer your burning compost questions, give away free compost tip-sheets, and have a LIVE demonstration worm bin on display. We will also be making "compost cookies" that you can take home and feed to your favorite plant or tree! For more information about the event contact Andrew Snyder, DEC Regional 2 Environmental Educator, at 718-482-6404.

 
Boy Scout Troop 17 of Elmhurst's 100th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, August 9, 1 to 4pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join Boy Scout Troop 17 in celebrating their 100th anniversary of continuously serving the youths of the community since 1914 with fun outdoor activities, exhibits and historical displays of the Troop and Scouting.

 
The Garden of Tomorrow Art Competition
Submissions accepted through August 31, 2014

Where do you envision QBG 50 years from now?  75 years from now?  What might the landscape or cityscape of the future Queens look like?  Inspired by the World's Fair anniversaries, this art competition is looking for your vision of the future.  Learn more!

 
Music in the Garden: The Ebony Hillbillies
Saturday, August 16, 6:15 to 7:45pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for an evening with The Ebony Hillbillies, NYC's only African-American string band, who keep alive an important legacy that was a key element in the genesis of all-American music.  This inventive ensemble inspires heartstring tugs and toe taps in fans of all types of music -- pop, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, jazz and more, paying homage to the traditional and including a mix of tasty originals.  Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allee and enjoy this exhilarating band.  Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings.

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, August 17, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be making a flower and leaf press to preserve your favorite flowers and leaves before summer ends!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop
Tuesday, August 19, 5:30 to 7:30pm
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.

 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop
Tuesday, August 19, 5:30 to 7:30pm
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 red wiggler worms, 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 to register.
 
Mid-Autumn Treat & Tea at QBG
Saturday, September 6, 1 to 4pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (additional fee for some activities)

Join us for an afternoon featuring tea demonstrations, moon cakes for sale, storytelling, children's crafts and a teabag making workshop (additional fee applies; supplies limited).

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, September 7, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be making botanical textbook or notebook covers!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
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.

 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Fall Lawn Care
Saturday, September 13, 11am to 1pm
Fee: $5 per person; registration is required

Fall is a critical time for lawn care. Join QBG’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296 to register.
 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Compost Workshop at the Douglaston Library
Tuesday, September 16, 4 to 6pm
Where: Douglaston Library, 249-01 Northern Boulevard
Fee: Free; registration required

Kitchen scraps, leaves, yard trimmings and even weeds turn into garden gold through composting! Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden to learn the basics of outdoor and indoor composting. Topics will include: the benefits of compost for your soil, how to get started with indoor or outdoor bins, how to monitor and maintain your system, and how to harvest and use the finished product. To register, please call the library at 718-225-8414.

 
Community Volunteer Day
Saturday, September 27, 10am to 1pm

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 garden activities. Registration required by Monday, September 22 - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

 
From Ashes to Flowers: Designing a World's Fair Garden
Sunday, September 28, 2pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission; registration required

Join us for a deeper look into QBG's origins at the 1939 World's Fair with Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky (former QBG staff member), the leading expert on this topic and Executive Director of the New Haven Museum. Registration required – email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org.

 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Composting in the City
Saturday, October 4, 10am to 1pm
Fee: $5 per person

Join the NYC Compost Project to learn how to reduce your waste and create "black gold" for your garden by composting leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings and weeds. This workshop will cover the essentials of outdoor composting in an urban setting. As a fall focus, we will discuss how to compost leaves and how to use mulch to protect and improve your garden’s soil. Registration required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296.

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, October 5, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be making dried lavender sachets decorated with Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbons and glitter!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 19, 11am to 6pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (additional fee for Pumpkin Patch and other selected activities)

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family!  Music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts and beer.  More details soon!
 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop
Wednesday, October 22, 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.

 
JAZZ: The Music of Our Lifetime! Featuring the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quintet
Sunday, October 26, 4 to 5pm
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 a brilliant and cathartic music.  Join us for an exciting, educational, and very enriching experience!

 
Storytime @ 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).

 
Storytime @ 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).

 
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.

 
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.


 


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

 

 

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