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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

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.

 
The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority: Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World
Now through Saturday, November 1
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

This exhibit explores trade, travel, and tourism and the Port Authority's role in strengthening the economy of the region.

 
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)

 
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, 10am to 1pm
Fee: $5 per person; registration required - email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296

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.
 
What's the Buzz About Bees?
Saturday, September 13, noon to 1:30pm
Fee: $5 per person; registration required - see below

Celebrate our winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop!  Take a tour of QBG's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home. Registration required - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-the-buzz-about-bees-tickets-12475351111

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

 
From Ashes to Flowers: Designing a World's Fair Garden
Sunday, September 28, 2:30pm
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.

 
Art in the Garden: The Evolution of an Artist
Tuesday, September 30 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.

 
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.

 
En Plein Air Art Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2 to 4:30pm
Fee: $5 per person; registration required - see below

In an introductory class appropriate for all ages, participants will use the Garden as their muse and hone their artisitc skills with charcoal and pencil drawing.  Taught by exhibiting artist Elaine Hajian.  Materials are provided or bring your own. Registration required - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/en-plein-air-art-workshop-tickets-12475525633

 
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. Details.
 
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 5:30pm
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 brilliant and cathartic music.  Join us for an exciting, educational, and very enriching experience!

 
Storytime & Craft @ 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).

 
Three-Day Teacher Professional Development on Sustainability
Saturdays, November 8, 15, 22, 2014, 10am to 4pm
Fee: Free

QBG will be offering a three day workshop integrating STEM, literacy, and mathematics under the umbrella focus of sustainability. Increase your own understanding of sustainability while engaging in common core related work that can be brought back to your own classroom. As we the explore overall concepts related to sustainability, a special focus will be placed on energy, water, and waste. Teachers who attend this workshop will receive materials for classroom use.

For more information please contact TeacherEducation@queensbotanical.org.  To apply please visit http://bit.ly/SustainabilityPD.  Applications will be reviewed beginning September 2014 and we will update you on your status at that time.

 
Storytime & Craft @ 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).

 
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.

 
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 4:30pm.

 
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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