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

Calendar of Events

Indoor Gardening Workshop: Start your Summer Veggies Indoors
Sunday, March 8, 1:30 to 2:30pm
Fee: $6 per person (children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult)
Advanced registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15200769912/

Grow your green thumb at QBG! Join Fred Gerber, Director of Education Emeritus for an adult workshop on starting your summer vegetables indoors. This program is an introductory workshop that should have something of interest for both the novice and experienced gardener. Advance registration and payment required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15200769912/

 
Children's Garden Family Day sponsored by HSBC
Saturday, March 14, 2 to 4pm
Fee: Free

Get a taste of the Children's Garden program as we plant seeds while learning about gardening and the environment. Plus, have a chance to register early for the Spring Session which starts April 11!

Learn more about the Children's Garden program.

 
Art in the Garden: Botanical Therapeutic Art
Now through April 12 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery (NOTE: Gallery closed Sundays until March 29)
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 11, 2 to 4pm
Fee: Free now through March 31; Free with Garden Admission beginning April 1

Artist Paul Lin blends fine art and traditional crafts with natural materials to create stunning landscapes and portraits. Details

 
March Equinox Craft for Kids
Saturday, March 21, 1 to 3pm
Fee: Free while supplies last - limited to first 30 children

While you enjoy a day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the QBG Craft Table where we'll be making botanically themed items! While supplies last; limited to first 30 children. (Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org

 
MARCH for the Earth
Sunday, March 22, 10am to 1pm (weather permitting)
Fee: Free (advance registration - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201228283/)

Celebrate the vernal equinox - historical Earth Day - by joining us and other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity at QBG.  Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer.  Advanced registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201228283/

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, March 22, 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 fashionable bracelet using materials that come from plants!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
Botanical Art-Making Workshop with Paul Lin
Saturday, March 28, 1 to 4pm
Fee: $15 (includes all supplies)
Advanced registration required - register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botanical-art-making-workshop-with-artist-paul-lin-tickets-15191096980

Join artist Paul Lin as he shares the time-honored tradition of pressed flower botanical art.  This hands-on workshop will introduce participants of all levels to the therapeutic technique of art making, exploration of natural materials, and the importance of composition and design. Advanced registration required - register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botanical-art-making-workshop-with-artist-paul-lin-tickets-15191096980

 
Spring Egg-stravaganza!
Saturday, April 4, noon to 2pm - rain or shine (activities move indoors for rain); no refunds
Pre-registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201538210/
Fee: $5 per child (does not include Garden Admission), supplies limited to first 750 children

Join us for "egg-xellent" fun for the family!  Children can take part in an egg scavenger hunt and old-fashioned games -- plus Flora, QBG's mascot, will be making appearances so don't forget the camera.  

Advanced registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201538210/. Ticket required for each participant. Does not include Garden Admission.

NOTE: NO REFUNDS.  This event takes place rain or shine.  Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.

 
Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Tuesday, April 7, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (limited to first 30 children; 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 (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last). Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

 
Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Thursday, April 9, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (limited to first 30 children; 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 (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last). Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

 
Children's Garden Spring Session sponsored by HSBC
Saturdays, April 11 through June 20 (no class May 23), 9:30am to noon
Fee: $185 non-members / $166 members (discount applies to Family member level and above)
Registration required - email education@queensbotanical.org

The Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12.  Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! April 11 - June 20 (no class May 23 for Memorial Day weekend). Children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015.

$166 Members / $185 Non-Members
Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above.

 
Poetry in the Garden - Haiku Workshop
Sunday, April 12, 1 to 3pm - rain or shine
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (registration is required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201778930/)

Celebrate National Poetry Month at QBG! Using haiku as a point of departure, enjoy a Garden tour to get your creative juices flowing, then take part in a poetry writing workshop.  Registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15201778930/ 

 
Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue
April 14 through July 19 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Opening reception and artist talk: Sunday, May 3, 2 to 4pm

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, April 19, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be potting bulb planters!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
Earth Day Craft & Mini Garden Tour
Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last)

Join us after school to celebrate Earth Day at QBG!  Take a Garden stroll and make a botanically-themed craft. Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

 
NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: Composting in the City
Saturday, April 25, 1 to 3:30pm
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. Registration required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296.

 
Arbor Festival
Sunday, April 26, 11am to 6pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (extra fee for certain activities)

It’s a fun-filled day at QBG’s Arbor Festival. Come enjoy a variety of activities for all ages including a petting zoo, arts and crafts,  live music, facepainting, tours, food and craft vendors, compost demonstrations, and a beer tent!  Details

Craft vendors and artisans -- learn more about participating in Arbor Fest.

(NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect;  discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.)

 
Nature Photography Workshop
Sunday, May 3, 12 to 1:30pm
Fee: $15 per person (limited to 12 participants). Advanced registration required - register at https://eventbrite.com/event/15203235286/

Learn how to take better nature photos with QBG as your backdrop.  Photographer H. David Stein will offer a slide show of examples, and offer pointers on light and composition.  Workshop includes outdoor photography time. Beginning photographers are welcome.  Advance registration and payment required - register at
https://eventbrite.com/event/15203235286/

Participants must bring their own camera. This event is held rain or shine.

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, May 3, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be making handmade floral cards for Mothers Day!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Sunday, May 3, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last)

Bring your nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last). Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

 
Mother's Day Brunch & Children's Craft
Sunday, May 10, 10am to 12:30pm and 12:30 to 3pm
Fee: Additional fee applies; stay tuned for more information

Make mom's day shine with a visit to QBG! Enjoy a light brunch and the QBG Craft Table where children can make botanically themed treats.  More details and fee information soon!

 
Bird & Nature Walk
Sunday, May 17, 11am to noon
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for a stroll through the Garden looking for springtime birds, flowers and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!

 
Family Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Sunday, May 17, 2 to 3:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last)

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited to first 30 children; while supplies last). Schools and groups: contact schoolprograms@queensbotanical.org.

 
World's Fair Train Show
Saturday to Monday, May 23 to 25, 10am to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission (additional fee for train rides and other activities)

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society Inc.  Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden ($5 per person, per ride). Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.

 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Sunday, June 14, 2 to 4pm (while supplies last)
Where: The Shops at Skyview Center, Level B

Join us on Level B where we'll be creating a table top planters for Fathers Day!  Supplies are limited and times/location are subject to change.

 
Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC
July 6 through August 20, 2015
Registration required

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm
7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above.

Click here to learn more and register.


 


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

 

 

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