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Calendar of Events

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)

 
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.

 
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.

 
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 4:45pm. Details.

 
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.

 
Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Sunday, January 11, 2015
10am-4pm
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 info@lesecologycenter.org

 
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.

 
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 sromar@queensbotanical.org.

 
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 -- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-black-history-month-george-washington-carver-childrens-workshop-tickets-14001132765

 
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

 
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).

 
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 compost@queensbotanical.org 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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