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January 2019

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Garden is Open

Monday, January 21, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Queens Botanical Garden is open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 8am to 4:30pm. QBG Visitor & Administration Building and Gift Shop are also open. Parking Garden is CLOSED today.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical Aromatherapy (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, January 24, 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. This event is SOLD OUT. Check out our next Cocktail & Craft event on Wednesday, February 13: qbgvalentines.eventbrite.com Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. TIP: Book ahead for more cocktails and crafts! On Tuesday, February 13, we are hosting Evening Cocktail & Craft: Botanical…

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Winter Family Programs: Winter Trees

Saturday, January 26, 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, 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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Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, January 26, 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. This event is SOLD OUT. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. 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…

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E-Waste Recycling Event

Sunday, January 27, 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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Activity Table

Sunday, January 27, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Drop in to make a CD case terrarium! While supplies last. Free. Drop-in. TIP: This activity complements our E-Waste event! From 12 to 4pm, Lower East Side Ecology Center is collecting your e-waste at the Parking Garden at 42-80 Crommelin Street. Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! Also, 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, 10:00 am to Saturday, February 9, 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, 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, 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 Dye Workshop (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, February 3, 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+. This workshop is SOLD OUT! TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Check out QBG's Art in the Garden…

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Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 9, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

Art in the Garden Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Organic Emergence

Saturday, March 9, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Take one last look at Organic Emergence, meet the artist, and join us for a closing reception. The Artist Talk will take place 4 to 4:30pm. Registration required. Click here for tickets.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrariums

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

Save the date. More details coming soon!

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Children’s Garden Open House

Saturday, March 23, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Free

Join us for our annual Open House, and get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages 2 to 14. Registration is required. Check back soon for more details!

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Children’s Garden Open House

Saturday, March 23, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
FREE

Join us for our FREE annual Open House, and 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, or 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. Children's Garden is…

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April 2019

Corporate Volunteer Day – Book Today!

Thursday, April 4
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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
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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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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

Sunday, April 14, 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
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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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Arbor Fest

Sunday, April 28, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Save the date!  It's a fun-filled celebration of trees and the environment at QBG's Arbor Fest! Enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, such as: BEER & WINE GARDEN • LAWN GAMES • BAR TRIVIA • BOTANICAL DEMOS • GARDENING ACTIVITIES & CRAFTS  

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May 2019

Corporate Volunteer Day – Book Today!

Thursday, May 9
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
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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 30
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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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