MARCH FOR THE EARTH Volunteer DaySunday, March 20, 10am to 1pm
Free, Registration Required: qbgmarchfortheearth.eventbrite.com
We welcome individuals and groups to join us on the vernal equinox—historical Earth Day—for a day of volunteering and unity at QBG. Light refreshments will be available.
Children’s Garden Spring Sessions (ages 4 to 10)10-Class Series: Saturdays, April 2 through June 11 (skips May 28), 2 to 4pm
$185 / $166 for members, Registration Required: springchildrensgarden.eventbrite.com
The Children’s Garden sponsored by HSBC offers hands-on discovery for children ages 4 to 10 in this 10-class series. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, explore QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and prepare the food they’ve grown! Participants must be 4 years old by 1/1/2016.
Storytime & CraftSunday, April 10, Sunday, April 24, Saturday, May 14, Sunday, May 29, 2 to 3:30pm
Free with Admission
Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Generously sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.
Bird Walk with New York City AudubonSaturday, April 9; Sunday, April 24; Saturday, May 7; Sunday, May 22; Saturday, June 4; 9 to 10am
Free with Admission, Advanced Registration Preferred; walk-ins welcome: qbgbirdwalks.eventbrite.com
Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like seeds and insects to eat, water and shelter.
Poetry in the GardenSunday, April 17, 1 to 4pm
Free with Admission, Registration Required
Haiku WorkshopSunday, April 17, 1 to 2pm
Free with Admission, Registration Required: qbghaiku.eventbrite.com
Celebrate National Poetry Month at QBG by participating in a writing workshop using nature as muse and haiku as a point of departure.Nature Poetry ReadingSunday, April 17, 2 to 4pm
Free with Admission, Registration Required: qbgpoetry.eventbrite.com
In honor of National Poetry Month, QBG partners with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts to bring you a special nature themed poetry reading by the Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella, accompanied by renowned poets from Queens. Includes Garden tour and reception.
Arbor FestSunday, April 24, 11am to 6pm
Additional fees may apply
It’s a fun-filled day at QBG’s Arbor Fest! Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, face-painting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent! Learn more at Click here to learn more.
PLEASE NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; free parking and admission passes not valid on event days except for QBG Members.
Spring Recess Activity TableTuesday, April 26 through Friday, April 29, 1 to 3pm
Stop by our activity table!
QBG Farm & Compost Spring Series: Spring Soil HealthSaturday, April 30, 10am to Noon
$5 per person, Registration Required: springsoilhealth.eventbrite.com
Spring is here and it’s time to prepare for the growing season! Join QBG Farm staff to learn how to grow healthy plants and care for your soil. Learn about soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and get planning tips.
Art in the Garden: Closing ReceptionSunday, May 1, 2 to 4pm
Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Free with Admission
Meet the artists Buddingh’ and Reid, and take one last look at their exhibit, Portraits of Tall Friends.
Garden Buds (ages 2 to 3)4-Class Series: Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 9 to 10am OR Saturdays, May 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10 to 11am
$60 / $54 for members, Registration Required: gardenbuds2016.eventbrite.com
Tailored to teach the youngest gardeners, these classes let children discover the wonders of nature through exploration that includes hands-on work and play in the garden. Kids get to harvest and taste what they plant! Must be accompanied by an adult.
Mother’s Day BrunchSunday, May 8, 10am and 1pm
$20 per child, $25 per adult, Registration Required: qbgmothersday.eventbrite.com
Make mom’s day shine with an unforgettable visit to QBG! Enjoy a catered brunch and a stroll around the Garden.
QBG Farm & Compost Spring Series: Compost Tea and CookiesSaturday, May 14, 10am to Noon
$5 per person, Registration Required: composttea.eventbrite.com
This advanced composting class will show participants how to make a batch of compost tea, an aerated brew of finished compost in water. Making actively aerated compost tea creates an explosion of beneficial bacteria and fungi found in compost. Compost tea can be applied to plants as a foliar spray or soil soak. Come enjoy tea and (edible!) cookies with us in this informative session.
Music in the Garden: Quintet of the AmericasSunday, May 15, 2 to 4pm
Free with Admission, Seating is limited—first come, first served.
The highly acclaimed Quintet of the Americas returns with “A Celebration of Nature,” featuring Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” Amy Rubin’s “Trois Oiseaux,” Adashi’s “Song of the Birds and March of the Gypsies,” Nicholas Scarim’s narrated “A Garden at Night,” and music by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, James Cohn, Villa-Lobos, William Grant Still, as well as short pieces from Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, and Mexico.