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Calendar of Events

Volunteer at QBG Farm
Every Wednesday through October, 9am to Noon
Every last Saturday: August 29, September 26, and October 31, 9am to Noon
Registration required

Spend a morning on QBG Farm and learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil to grow healthy food in NYC. Tasks vary by day, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting, and composting activities. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Email farm@queensbotanical.org or call 718-886-3800 ext 260 with any questions. Registration required: bit.ly/qbgfarmvolunteer

 
Fall Sessions at Children's Garden Sponsored by HSBC
Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 20, 2 to 4pm
Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 25, 2 to 4pm
Registration required; $20 per child per class, or $75 for all four classes, member discounts apply

Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun. The Children's Garden Sponsored by HSBC offers hands-on learning for children, as they plant, harvest, and cook vegetables. Their knowledge and imagination will grow--along with their produce! Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 10/1/2015). Click here for more information and to register.

Pricing
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.

 
Celebrate NYC Honey Week! What's the Buzz About Bees?
Saturday, September 12, 1 to 3pm
Registration required; $5 materials fee


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: thebuzzonbees.eventbrite.com
 
Shakespeare in the Garden: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
September 12, 13, 19 & 20, 5pm
Free with Garden Admission

Alex Schirling presents William Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With the entire Garden as their stage, the players will lead the audience through a world of magic and awe, inspired by the beautiful setting.

 
Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s (toddlers)
Series 1: Thursdays, September 17 and 24, 10 to 11am
Series 2: Sundays, September 20 and 27, 10 to 11am
Registration required; $30 per child

Discover and explore the wonders of nature with your young gardener. Each class will focus on a different topic and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening! Each Bud must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to space limitations, no more than 2 adults per child can attend). Registration required: gardenbuds.eventbrite.com

 
QBG Craft Tables at The Shops at Skyview Center
​Where: 40-24 College Point Blvd, Level D
Sunday, September 20 (times/location subject to change; while supplies last)


Mid Autumn Festival—Leaf Rubbing Prints: Design a print using autumn leaves and crayons.
 
Storytime & Craft @ QBG
Sunday, September 20; Saturday, October 17; Saturday, October 31, 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 World Flower Children’s Foundation.
 
Community Volunteer Day
Saturday, September 26, 10am to 1pm
Free with Garden Admission; Registration required

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in keeping QBG green and clean! Led by QBG staff, individual and group volunteers will participate in a variety of garden activities. Registration required by September 21; go to fallvolunteerday.eventbrite.com.

 
QBG Farm Tour
Saturday, September 26, 2 to 3pm
Free with Garden Admission; Registration required

Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils.  Registration required:  qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

 
Watercolor Painting Workshop: Botanicals
Sunday, October 4, 1 to 3pm
Registration required; $10 materials fee—does not include Garden Admission


Try your hand at watercolor painting using botanicals as your muse. Join artist and professor Ross Barbera as he leads a workshop focusing on this delicate technique of painting. Adult workshop for beginners and up. Registration required: watercolorbotanicals.eventbrite.com.
 
Art in the Garden: Ross Barbera's "Landscape & Flower Paintings”
July 21 through October 25 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Free with Garden Admission

Painter Ross Barbera’s exhibit features intimate flower portraits and explores the visual interaction between bodies of water with their surrounding environments.

 
Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 18, 11am to 6pm
Free with Admission (additional fee for Pumpkin Patch and some other activities)


A fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! Enjoy live music, old-fashioned games, nature and garden walks, composting demos, craft and food vendors, petting zoo and pony rides, beer tent and the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch!
 
QBG Craft Tables at The Shops at Skyview Center
Where: 40-24 College Point Blvd, Level D
Sunday, October 20 (times/location subject to change; while supplies last)


Fall Fashion Finds—Fall Fashion Pendants: Create a pendant using botanical materials.
 
Art in the Garden: Closing Reception
Sunday, October 25, 2 to 4pm
Free with Admission

Meet the artist Ross Barbera and enjoy one last look at his Landscape & Flower Paintings exhibit.

 
Art in the Garden: A Score in Graphite and Blue / To Walk a Minute More
October 27 through January 2016 in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery
Free with Admission


Artist Mayen Alcantara presents a series of drawings and sound installations that translate the movement recorded on walks with Queens residents. To create each piece, Alcantara and a Queens resident wear devices that act like seismographs tracing movement and gestures into markings, which Alcantara then turns into sheet music ribbons for participants to hand-crank through music boxes.
 
Children's Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 31, 12 to 4pm; Parade 1 to 1:30pm
Free with Admission


It’s QBG’s first-ever Children’s Halloween Parade!
Show off your costumes and join us at a festive parade through the Garden’s Main Grounds. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bags! Participants will get to make a botanical craft. Recommended for children between the ages of 3 and 10.
 
QBG Farm Tour
Saturday, October 31, 2 to 3pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Registration required: qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

Join QBG Farm staff on the last Saturday of the month for a guided tour of our ¾ acre farm where we grow produce, and compost food scraps to help rebuild our soils. Registration required: qbgfarmtour.eventbrite.com

 
NYC Compost Project: Food Scrap Drop-off at QBG Farmers Market
Fridays through November 20, 8:30am to 12pm
Corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street

Residents are welcome to bring their residential fruit and vegetable waste and fall leaves to the Farmers Market each Friday. Food scraps will be turned into compost and used to nourish the soil on the QBG Farm. Find out what to bring here and on the online FAQ sheet. Please contact us with any questions at compost@queensbotanical.org or at 718-539-5296.

 
Farmers Market Fridays
Fridays through November 20, 8:30am to 4pm

Get fresh produce from the Farmers Market! Every Friday, June 19 to November 20, 8:30am to 4pm, on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street.

 
Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece
Sunday, November 22, 1 to 2:30pm
Registration required; $20 materials fee


Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros. Registration required: holidayfloraldesign.eventbrite.com.
 
QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center
Where: 40-24 College Point Blvd, Level D
Sunday, November 22 (times/location subject to change; while supplies last)


Autumn Holiday Centerpiece: Create an arrangement using seasonal materials.

 



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