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December 2021

Winter Wonder at the Garden

Saturday, December 4, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Season's greetings with fun for the whole family! Celebrate the best of December with free live musical performances, a tree and menorah lighting, holiday crafts, a tree tour, selfies with Santa (donations welcome), and sales at the QBG Shop! Enjoy a selection of beverages at the Holiday Bar for purchase. Dress for the weather! This event is mainly outdoors on the covered Terrace at the Visitor & Administration Building, Wedding Garden Plaza, Oak Allee, and Entrance Plaza. FREE. $10 parking…

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Compost Beautification Community Volunteer Days

Sunday, December 5, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Free
Volunteers building compost

Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost and gardening. This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE! Click here to register! Registration required. Takes place on Sundays, 10am-12pm or 1-4pm.   

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, December 5, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 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! This workshop will be held outdoors on Sunday, December 5 (two sessions available) and Saturday, December 11 on the covered terrace at Queens Botanical Garden. Please dress for the weather. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). All materials included. Registration required. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. $35 Non-Member / $30 Member* CLICK HERE for tickets.  Does not include parking. *Not…

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, December 5, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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! This workshop will be held outdoors on Sunday, December 5 (two sessions available) and Saturday, December 11 on the covered terrace at Queens Botanical Garden. Please dress for the weather. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). All materials included. Registration required. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. $35 Non-Member / $30 Member* CLICK HERE for tickets.  Does not include parking. *Not…

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 11, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 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! This workshop will be held outdoors on Sunday, December 5 (two sessions available) and Saturday, December 11 on the covered terrace at Queens Botanical Garden. Please dress for the weather. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). All materials included. Registration required. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. $35 Non-Member / $30 Member* CLICK HERE for tickets.  Does not include parking. *Not…

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Winter Family Outing: Winter Trees (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, December 11, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Experience winter’s splendor with outdoor garden activities and a nature walk. This program is recommended for 4 to 12-year-olds. This is a fully outdoor, socially distanced program. Please dress for all weather. Masks are required for the full duration of this event. Ticket includes one child with one adult. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This is NOT a drop-off program. Adults should plan to participate with children.  CLICK HERE for tickets. Click here for tickets using…

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Compost Beautification Community Volunteer Days

Sunday, December 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Free
Volunteers building compost

Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost and gardening. This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE! Click here to register! Registration required. Takes place on Sundays, 10am-12pm or 1-4pm.   

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, December 13, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project staff on our epic compost build days! Volunteers will experience a large-scale compost operation and get firsthand experience building a compost windrow. Volunteers will help empty bins of food scraps, remove contaminates, chop whole foods, and assist to maintain a clean space, all while having great conversations and a fun time. Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Compost seasonal volunteer. Click here to register! Available…

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Crafting with Compost: Repurposing Your Holiday Recyclables

Saturday, December 18, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the QBG Compost Team in creating festive holiday décor using sustainable materials. Create your own dried orange ornaments and recycled paper snowflakes! This family friendly event is a great way to add holiday cheer to your home without adding waste to a landfill. Appropriate for all ages. Takes place indoors in the QBG Auditorium so please note QBG's health and safety protocols. FREE. Registration required. Parking rates in effect. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. Click HERE to register!…

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Christmas Day – Garden is CLOSED

Saturday, December 25

We’re CLOSED on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25. Have a wonderful holiday! 

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Compost in the Classroom: Incorporating Compost into Lesson Plans

Wednesday, December 29, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Are you interested in adding compost to your curriculum? Have you considered worms as a class pet? Join the QBG Compost Team for an online discussion of compost and how it connects with students as they learn about environmental stewardship. We'll come to you live from QBG to demonstrate our on-site composting process and how it relates to the kind of backyard or indoor composting that can be done at your school. FREE. Online Event. Registration required. Click HERE to…

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January 2022

New Year’s Day – Garden is CLOSED

Saturday, January 1, 2022

We’re CLOSED on New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1. Have a wonderful holiday! 

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, January 3, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project staff on our epic compost build days! Volunteers will experience a large-scale compost operation and get firsthand experience building a compost windrow. Volunteers will help empty bins of food scraps, remove contaminates, chop whole foods, and assist to maintain a clean space, all while having great conversations and a fun time. Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Compost seasonal volunteer. Click here to register! Available…

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New Year, New Compost: Compost 101 Workshop

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Ring in the new year with compost! This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to improve their composting skills or lower their food waste in 2022. Join the QBG Compost Team on their active compost demonstration site to learn tips and troubleshoot issues. This workshop will have both indoor (QBG Auditorium) and outdoor components, so please dress appropriately and note QBG's health and safety protocols. FREE. Registration required. Parking rates in effect. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. Click HERE…

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Winter Family Outing: Making Scents of Herbs

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Experience winter’s splendor with outdoor garden activities and a nature walk. This program is recommended for 4 to 12-year-olds. This is a fully outdoor, socially distanced program. Please dress for all weather. Masks are required for the full duration of this event. Ticket includes one child with one adult. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This is NOT a drop-off program. Adults should plan to participate with children.  CLICK HERE for tickets. Click here for tickets using…

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The Compost Mix: Monthly Compost Support

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Bring questions and meet fellow composters at our monthly virtual gathering where QBG's Compost Team talks all things compost. Do you have questions about your compost? Are you an aspiring composter but don't know where to start? Or do you just want to meet people who are also excited about food scraps? Join The Compost Mix, an hour-long virtual space to receive technical assistance from QBG's Compost Team and share experiences with your fellow composters. This virtual event will happen…

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Garden is Open

Monday, January 17, 2022, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Garden is OPEN on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy free admission on this day.

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Crafting with Compost: Food Scrap Painting Workshop

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Tap into your natural creative side using paints and dyes made from organic materials! From vegetables to flowers, explore horticultural hues to express yourself through art. Materials will be provided. This workshop will take place indoors in the QBG Auditorium so please note QBG's health and safety protocols. FREE. Registration required. Parking rates in effect. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. Click HERE to register! Note: This event is indoors. Showing proof of vaccination and photo ID is required to…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, January 24, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project staff on our epic compost build days! Volunteers will experience a large-scale compost operation and get firsthand experience building a compost windrow. Volunteers will help empty bins of food scraps, remove contaminates, chop whole foods, and assist to maintain a clean space, all while having great conversations and a fun time. Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Compost seasonal volunteer. Click here to register! Available…

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Level Up: Steps to Becoming a Food Scrap Drop-Off Site (FSDO)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join the QBG Compost Team to learn about NYC's food scrap drop-off program and how you can take part in it! Do you want to bring composting to your community? Are you a business owner, organization, or civic group interested in hosting a food scraps drop-off? Join QBG Compost Team's Outreach Coordinator, Luisa Mojica, for an overview of New York City's food scrap drop-off program, how it benefits residents and neighborhoods, and what steps you can take to be part…

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February 2022

Winter Family Outing: Celebrating Black Botanists & the Legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver

Saturday, February 12, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Experience winter’s splendor with outdoor garden activities and a nature walk. This program is recommended for 4 to 12-year-olds. This is a fully outdoor, socially distanced program. Please dress for all weather. Masks are required for the full duration of this event. Ticket includes one child with one adult. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This is NOT a drop-off program. Adults should plan to participate with children.  CLICK HERE for tickets. Click here for tickets using…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, February 14, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project staff on our epic compost build days! Volunteers will experience a large-scale compost operation and get firsthand experience building a compost windrow. Volunteers will help empty bins of food scraps, remove contaminates, chop whole foods, and assist to maintain a clean space, all while having great conversations and a fun time. Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Compost seasonal volunteer. Click here to register! Available…

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Presidents’ Day – Garden is Open

Monday, February 21, 2022, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Garden is OPEN on Presidents' Day. Enjoy free admission on this day.

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March 2022

Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, March 7, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

Join the NYC Compost Project staff on our epic compost build days! Volunteers will experience a large-scale compost operation and get firsthand experience building a compost windrow. Volunteers will help empty bins of food scraps, remove contaminates, chop whole foods, and assist to maintain a clean space, all while having great conversations and a fun time. Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Compost seasonal volunteer. Click here to register! Available…

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Winter Family Outing: Bugging Out!

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Experience winter’s splendor with outdoor garden activities and a nature walk. This program is recommended for 4 to 12-year-olds. This is a fully outdoor, socially distanced program. Please dress for all weather. Masks are required for the full duration of this event. Ticket includes one child with one adult. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This is NOT a drop-off program. Adults should plan to participate with children.  CLICK HERE for tickets. Click here for tickets using…

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Winter Family Outing: Kitchen Gardening

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Experience winter’s splendor with outdoor garden activities and a nature walk. This program is recommended for 4 to 12-year-olds. This is a fully outdoor, socially distanced program. Please dress for all weather. Masks are required for the full duration of this event. Ticket includes one child with one adult. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This is NOT a drop-off program. Adults should plan to participate with children.  CLICK HERE for tickets. Click here for tickets using…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, March 28, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project staff on our epic compost build days! Volunteers will experience a large-scale compost operation and get firsthand experience building a compost windrow. Volunteers will help empty bins of food scraps, remove contaminates, chop whole foods, and assist to maintain a clean space, all while having great conversations and a fun time. Tip: This is a recommended event to attend if you are also interested in becoming a Compost seasonal volunteer. Click here to register! Available…

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