Queens Botanical Garden - Where people, plants, and cultures meet
Calendar of Events

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. Details.

 
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.

 
Music in the Garden: The New York Exceptions
Saturday, May 23, 3 to 5pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

Join us for a lively performance of popular music from the 50s, 60s, and 70s! This doo-wop band will have you singing and dancing to your favorite oldies!

 
Plants We Eat - Tour & Activity
Saturday, June 6,1 to 3pm
Fee: $5 per person
Advance registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plants-we-eat-tour-activity-tickets-16620323836

Do you eat your fruits and vegetables?  Join QBG's Education staff for a tour of the Garden as we explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat. ludes a seed planting to take home! Advance registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plants-we-eat-tour-activity-tickets-16620323836

 
Community Volunteer Day
Sunday, June 7, 10am to 1pm
Advance registration required

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. Advance registration required by Monday, June 1 - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-volunteer-day-tickets-16507448222

 
Rose Gala
Thursday, June 11, 6 to 9pm
Individual tickets: $300

Join us as we honor Tai Wang of WAC Lighting for her support of Queens Botanical Garden and of the greater Queens community.

Proceeds from the event will help support all our gardens and programs.  Click here for more information about sponsorship opportunities, journal ads or tickets, or email Annette Fanara at afanara@queensbotanical.org.

 
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.

 
Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas
Sunday, June 14, 2:30pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Seating is extremely limited - first come, first served.

The highly acclaimed Quintet of the Americas will return with a program themed The Melting Pot, featuring the premiere of "Variable Winds" by Flushing composter Daniel Ott, as well as works by other Queens composers.

 
Summer Solstice
Sunday, June 21
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

The perfect outing for Father's Day, this celebration will include Summer Solstice themed crafts for the kids and garden tours for all ages. Relax and renew at QBG and welcome the new season!

 
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.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

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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