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November 2018

Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 18, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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). Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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Activity Table

Sunday, November 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Art in the Garden Closing Reception: Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium

Sunday, November 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy one last look at the exhibit, Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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GARDEN CLOSED

Thursday, November 22, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 8:00am

Queens Botanical Garden is closed today

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Holiday Sale at QBG Gift Shop

Friday, November 23, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Holiday Sale at QBG Gift Shop through December 2, 2019. Kick off your holiday shopping with unique gifts for everyone! Members receive an additional 10% off on top of discounts. Join today!

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 24, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, November 25, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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December 2018

OPENING DAY: Organic Emergence

Saturday, December 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
FREE

Artist Serkan Altinoz draws upon traditional Turkish paper marbling to create a new technique that integrates enamel paints, chemical solvents, and fire. The series of resulting paintings in Organic Emergence illustrate forms like flowers, butterflies, and fibrous tree-like structures. This exhibit is on view in the Visitor & Administration Building, 8am to 4pm.

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Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Create your own festive holiday wreath and learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum. All materials included. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Register: qbgwreathmaking2018.eventbrite.com This workshop is available on three days: Saturday, December 1, 11am to 12:30pm Saturday, December 8, 11am to 12:30pm Sunday, December 9, 11am to 12:30pm TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! On Sunday, December 1, QBG is hosting "Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas" by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company from 1 to…

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Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas

Saturday, December 1, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Enjoy a special performance of excerpts from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s new production “Navidad,” featuring live music and dance that celebrate U.S. and Mexican Christmas traditions. Learn more about the customs and art forms featured during an intimate discussion with the dancers and musicians. Tickets: qbgnavidad.eventbrite.com Drop-ins welcome upon availability. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! On Sunday, December 1, QBG is hosting a wreath making workshop from 11am to 12:30pm (register in advance or drop in upon availability). Also, check out…

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 1, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Christmas in the Garden

Sunday, December 2, 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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! Schedule: 12 to 5pm - Holiday Crafts • Free 12 to 4:30pm - Photos with Santa • Fee required* $10-15 2:30 to 3pm - The Rough Dozen Acapella Music • Free 3:30 to 4pm - The Rough Dozen Acapella Music •…

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Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 8, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Create your own festive holiday wreath and learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum. All materials included. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Register: qbgwreathmaking2018.eventbrite.com This workshop is available on three days: Saturday, December 1, 11am to 12:30pm Saturday, December 8, 11am to 12:30pm Sunday, December 9, 11am to 12:30pm TIP: There's more to enjoy at the Garden! Check out QBG's current Art in the Garden exhibition, "Organic Emergence" at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery.

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 8, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, December 9, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Create your own festive holiday wreath and learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum. All materials included. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Register: qbgwreathmaking2018.eventbrite.com This workshop is available on three days: Saturday, December 1, 11am to 12:30pm Saturday, December 8, 11am to 12:30pm Sunday, December 9, 11am to 12:30pm TIP: There's more to enjoy at the Garden! Check out QBG's current Art in the Garden exhibition, "Organic Emergence" at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery.

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 9, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 15, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 16, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 22, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 23, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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GARDEN CLOSED

Tuesday, December 25, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 8:00am

Queens Botanical Garden is closed today

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 29, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 30, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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January 2019

GARDEN CLOSED

Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 8:00am

Queens Botanical Garden is closed today

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Winter Family Programs: Plants We Eat!

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$12 per child

Learn all about different plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat. We'll visit the Greenhouse to see edible plants and make hummus for dipping veggies as a healthy snack! Please dress for the weather. Recommended for 4 to 10-year-olds, but all are welcome to attend. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This is not a drop-off program. This is part of the Winter Family Programs Saturday series. Sign up…

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Year of the Pig Community Art Project

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 2, 2019

Free

Make your mark in this community art project celebrating Lunar New Year! Drop in to work on collaborative sculptures to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The project will be displayed in the Garden for QBG’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 9 and for the remainder of February. Please note: this family-friendly activity involves papier maché and paint. Drop-in. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! On each Saturday of this Community Art Project, we are hosting Winter…

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Winter Family Programs: Bugging Out!

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$12 per child

Bugs are all around us! Come explore the world of bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, building your own insect, and looking for bug homes in the Woodland Garden. Please dress for the weather. Recommended for 4 to 10-year-olds, but all are welcome to attend. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. These are not drop-off programs; each child must be accompanied by one adult. Drop-ins…

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Year of the Pig Community Art Project

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 2, 2019

Free

Make your mark in this community art project celebrating Lunar New Year! Drop in to work on collaborative sculptures to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The project will be displayed in the Garden for QBG’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 9 and for the remainder of February. Please note: this family-friendly activity involves papier maché and paint. Drop-in. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! On each Saturday of this Community Art Project, we are hosting Winter…

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Aromatherapy

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Learn all about the different uses and healing properties of aromatic oils, create household products, and sip on botanically infused cocktails from herbs you can grow in your own backyard! All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. TIP: Book ahead for more cocktails and crafts! On Tuesday, February 13, we are hosting Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentines. Make a valentine for your special someone and let your love-light shine!…

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Winter Family Programs: Winter Trees

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$12 per child

Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for take home! Program concludes with a walk through the Pinetum. Please dress for the weather. Recommended for 4-10-year-olds, but all are welcome to attend. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. These are not drop-off programs; each child must be accompanied by one adult. Drop-ins are welcome…

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Year of the Pig Community Art Project

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 2, 2019

Free

Make your mark in this community art project celebrating Lunar New Year! Drop in to work on collaborative sculptures to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The project will be displayed in the Garden for QBG’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 9 and for the remainder of February. Please note: this family-friendly activity involves papier maché and paint. Drop-in. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! On each Saturday of this Community Art Project, we are hosting Winter…

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Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! From 11am to 12pm, we welcome families to take part in our Winter Family Program, Winter Trees ($12 per child) and 12 to 1pm, join us for a community art project celebrating…

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E-Waste Recycling Event

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! In partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Learn which items are accepted: https://www.lesecologycenter.org/programs/ewaste/ewaste-faq/ Drop-off location: QBG Parking Garden at 42-80 Crommelin Street TIP: There's more to enjoy at the Garden! Check out QBG's current Art in the Garden exhibition, "Organic Emergence" at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery.

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February 2019

Lunar New Year Plant Sale

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 am to Saturday, February 9, 2019, 4:00 pm
Varies

Bring home a lucky plants for the Lunar New Year! From jade plants to peace lilies you’ll find out more about these auspicious beauties all week in the shop. Members receive 10% of QBG Shop purchases, join today to start enjoying benefits.

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Winter Family Programs: Tabletop Gardening

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$12 per child

You can garden in the winter too! Participants will get to learn about all the different way to grow plants and even plant a few to take home! Class concludes with a visit to the Greenhouse. Please dress for the weather. Recommended for 4-10-year-olds, but all are welcome to attend. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. These are not drop-off programs; each child must…

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Year of the Pig Community Art Project

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 2, 2019

Free

Make your mark in this community art project celebrating Lunar New Year! Drop in to work on collaborative sculptures to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The project will be displayed in the Garden for QBG’s Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 9 and for the remainder of February. Please note: this family-friendly activity involves papier maché and paint. Drop-in. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! On each Saturday of this Community Art Project, we are hosting Winter…

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Winter Blues: Indigo DyeWorkshop

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn the elements in creating an indigo vat as participants make one together as a group. Learning about indigo history, techniques, and more from Jess Brey of Dyed in Queens. Each participant will test out shibori techniques on one silk scarf and one pocket square (provided) before dyeing them blue and taking them home! All materials provided. Recommended for ages 16+. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Check…

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at QBG with crafts, performances, and activities for the whole family! Drop-in. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Check out QBG's Art in the Garden exhibition, "Organic Emergence," at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. Free.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Valentines

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Craft a valentine for your special someone and let your love-light shine with a botanical cocktail! We'll create collages out of pressed flowers and learn how to make your own plantable seed paper. All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. TIP: More cocktails and crafts! Earlier in the season, on Thursday, January 24, we are hosting Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Aromatherapy, where you learn all about the different uses…

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February Break Family Programs: George Washington Carver Workshop

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
$10 per child

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 to create a healing lotion to take home. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins are welcome upon availability. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. These are not drop-off programs;…

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February Break Family Programs: Storytime & Craft

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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. Drop-in. Free. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Check out QBG's Art in the Garden exhibition, "Organic Emergence," at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. Free.

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February Break Family Programs: I Heart Worms!

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
$10 materials fee

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. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins are welcome upon availability. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. These are not drop-off programs; each child must be accompanied by one…

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February Break Family Programs: Bugging Out!

Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
$10 per child

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. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins are welcome upon availability. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. These are not drop-off programs; each child must be accompanied by one adult. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Check out QBG's Art in the…

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March 2019

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrariums

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Save the date. More details coming soon!

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April 2019

Corporate Volunteer Day – Book Today!

Thursday, April 4, 2019
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One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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Corporate Volunteer Day – Book Today!

Thursday, April 11, 2019
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One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Save the date. More details coming soon!

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Corporate Volunteer Day – Book Today!

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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May 2019

Corporate Volunteer Day – Book Today!

Thursday, May 9, 2019
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One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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Corporate Volunteer Day – Book Today!

Thursday, May 16, 2019
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One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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