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November 2019

Farmer’s Market Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, November 22, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 22, 2019

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Shop locally sourced produce, brought to you by local farmers and Down to Earth Markets. Every Friday, now through November 22, 2019. Located on the corner of Main Street and Dahlia Avenue. For more information about Down to Earth Markets, visit www.downtoearthmarkets.com or call 914.923.4837.  

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DIY: Make a Worm Bin

Saturday, November 23, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic soil amendment. In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to set up an indoor worm bin, and go over basic worm care. Participants are welcome to bring their own container, and we'll provide the tools to transform it into a worm habitat. To do this, you'll need to bring your own plastic storage container with lid (at least 3 gallons). Presented…

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Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 24, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece. All materials included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). $40 Non-Member / $35 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece. All materials included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). $40 Non-Member / $35 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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December 2019

Holiday Card Printmaking

Saturday, December 7, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

In this printmaking workshop with artist Chemin Hsiao, create your own set of holiday cards to give to loved ones. Learn the basics of block printing and create a linoleum cut to print your design onto paper. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials included. Recommended for age 10+. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh-cut pine, fir, and other evergreens. Learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum (weather permitting). $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Recommended for age 10+. All materials included. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Christmas in the Garden

Sunday, December 8, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee required), tree lighting, holiday crafts, and blowout sales at QBG Shop FREE • Drop-in. QBG thanks Christmas in the Garden Sponsors:  

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Holiday Wreaths

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Create your own festive holiday wreath while sipping on a seasonal cocktail! $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh-cut pine, fir, and other evergreens. Learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum (weather permitting). $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Recommended for age 10+. All materials included. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Winter Wellness: Syrups & Salves

Saturday, December 14, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Our Winter Wellness Workshop Series teaches how to make herbal remedies to support wellness and health during the winter season. In "Syrups & Salves," learn about immunity-boosting herbs and make an herbal-infused syrup and topical salve for winter blues. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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January 2020

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Beat the winter blues with a seasonal cocktail and learn all about indigo. Jess Brey of Dyed in Queens goes over the history of dyeing with indigo, techniques, and more. Each participant will practice shibori techniques and dye cotton bandannas to take home! $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will feature an exclusive peek inside QBG’s Greenhouse and will use plants wintering there as inspiration. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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E-Waste Recycling Event

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! This event is hosted in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn which items are accepted by clicking here: https://www.lesecologycenter.org/programs/ewaste/ewaste-faq/ FREE. Drop-in. Drop-off location: QBG Parking Garden at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY, 11355.

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Art in the Garden: Recollections: Highlights from Our Permanent Collection

Friday, January 17, 2020, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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See select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG's art gallery. On view January 17 through March 22, 2020 Visitor & Administration Building Gallery FREE. Drop-in.

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Meet Your Compost Microbes

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$6

Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. We will be using a compound trinocular microscope using three levels of magnifications: 40, 100, and 400. Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. $6 Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Winter Wellness: Breathing & Drinking Teas

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Our Winter Wellness Workshop Series teaches how to make herbal remedies to support wellness and health during the winter season. In "Breathing & Drinking Teas," participants create their own tea and herbal facials and learn how to use dried herbs to soothe and clear their throat, nose, and sinuses. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Celebrate the Year of the Rat at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family! Welcome the New Year with a plant from our Lucky Plant sale! FREE. Drop-in. Click here to register. Check back for the schedule of activities. Learn more: www.queensbotanical.org/lunarnewyear

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February 2020

Storytime & Craft

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. FREE. Drop-in. Click here to register.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: George Washington Carver Workshop

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and creating a healing lotion to take home. $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off…

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Storytime & Craft

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. FREE. Drop-in. Click here to register.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: Fantastic Flowers

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Take a trip through our Greenhouse to inspire your inner scientist and artist! Participants dissect flowers and learn about the function of each part before creating a floral-inspired suncatcher, to bring color into the home for the winter! $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off program; each child must be accompanied by one adult.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: I Heart Worms

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
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One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We’ll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off program; each child must be accompanied…

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Storytime & Craft

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. FREE. Drop-in. Click here to register.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: I Heart Worms

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We’ll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off program; each child must be accompanied…

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Storytime & Craft

Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under. FREE. Drop-in. Click here to register.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: Bugging Out!

Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Bugs are all around us! Come explore the world of bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and searching for bug homes in the Woodland. $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off program; each child must be accompanied by one adult.

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Winter Wellness: Root Remedies for Detox & Digestion

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Our Winter Wellness Workshop Series teaches how to make herbal remedies to support wellness and health during the winter season. In "Root Remedies for Detox & Digestion," learn how to make an herbal tincture using the roots of herbs and how ‘bitters’ boost the immune system by helping to remove toxins. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will feature an exclusive peek inside QBG’s Greenhouse and will use plants wintering there as inspiration. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Susan’s Sweet 16

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Support the Garden and celebrate Executive Director Susan Lacerte’s Leap Year Birthday! Tickets: $60+ Check back for ticket information.

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March 2020

Compost Giveback

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist but please come prepared to fill and carry out bags of compost. We will provide shovels and empty 7.5 gallon sandbags. Before receiving compost, all registrants must attend a brief info session about using compost. Each registrant is limited to four bags of compost. The compost is made from food scraps and yard waste collected locally and processed at QBG.…

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Children’s Garden Family Day

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. See how worms wiggle, touch and discover the QBG plant collection, create your own tasty and healthy trail mix, plant your own seedling in the Children’s Garden, and do a garden-wide scavenger hunt. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages 2 to 14. This event takes place both indoors and outdoors. FREE. Drop-in. Check back for registration information. Children’s Garden is sponsored by…

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Compost Giveback

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist but please come prepared to fill and carry out bags of compost. We will provide shovels and empty 7.5 gallon sandbags. Before receiving compost, all registrants must attend a brief info session about using compost. Each registrant is limited to four bags of compost. The compost is made from food scraps and yard waste collected locally and processed at QBG.…

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April 2020

Garden Wedding Showcase

Saturday, April 25, 2020, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Planning a wedding, shower, party, or private event? See if QBG is the venue for your special occasion! At our Garden Wedding Showcase, meet the Garden’s friendly event staff, enjoy delicious tastings prepared by our fantastic preferred caterers, get an exclusive look at the Wedding Garden, and tour our beautiful 39 acres. $15 per person (includes Garden admission). Registration required. Check back for registration information.

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