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October 2017

Activity Table

Sunday, October 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

Wednesday, October 11, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Saturday, October 28, 2017

Free

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Registration required: bit.ly/NYCCP_qbg_Vol

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, October 11, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One event on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00am

Free

Drop in at the QBG Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

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Farmer’s Market

Friday, October 13, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 17, 2017

Free

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

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Sifting Saturdays

Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:00am

Free

For the last stage in the composting process, sift cured compost that will be used on the farm at QBG to enrich the soil. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: bit.ly/NYCCP_qbg_Vol

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Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
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One event on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:30am

Free with Admission

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Registration required: qbgbirdwalks2017.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Saturday, October 14, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Storytime & Craft

Saturday, October 14, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

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. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

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Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 15, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family! We’ll have live music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, tours, composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, beer & wine tent, the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch, and more. Admission: $12 Adults; $10 Children; FREE for Members. Pumpkin Patch and select activities require additional fees. Food and beverage not included. Free hours are suspended. $10 event parking rate in effect. Free parking and admission passes not valid on event days, except for…

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Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Saturday, October 28, 2017

Free

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Registration required: bit.ly/NYCCP_qbg_Vol

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, October 18, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One event on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00am

Free

Drop in at the QBG Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

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Farmer’s Market

Friday, October 20, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 17, 2017

Free

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
$6

Autumn is here, and it’s time to put the garden to bed for the season. Join QBG Farm & Compost staff to learn how to care for your soil during fall and winter. We’ll discuss soil testing, cover crops, mulch, and compost application. Registration required: prepwintergarden.eventbrite.com

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Henna by Henna Darling

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Walk away with your own henna design painted on your hand for $5-10. Learn the botanical and cultural importance of henna and how it is prepared during demonstrations at 1 & 2:30pm.  

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Activity Table

Saturday, October 21, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan

Saturday, October 21, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Sitar and tabla Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian classical musician who has performed with Stevie Wonder and has released three historic CDs produced by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Enjoy Maestro Khan’s blend of Indian classical and folk music as he is joined by his fusion group “East Meets West” and presents music that reflects heritage that can be traced back to the sixteenth century. Sponsored by Astoria Bank and Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

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Farm Open Hours

Sunday, October 22, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One event on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00am

Free

Drop in at the QBG Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Find out more »

Dyed in Queens Demonstrations

Sunday, October 22, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free with Admission

Artist in residence Jess Brey experiments with QBG-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques to create art.

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Activity Table

Sunday, October 22, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Storytime & Craft

Sunday, October 22, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

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. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Find out more »

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Saturday, October 28, 2017

Free

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Registration required: bit.ly/NYCCP_qbg_Vol

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, October 25, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One event on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:00am

Free

Drop in at the QBG Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants.

Find out more »

Farmer’s Market

Friday, October 27, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 17, 2017

Free

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

Find out more »

Farm and Compost Volunteer Days

Saturday, October 28, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 25, 2017

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Saturday, October 28, 2017

Free

Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Registration required: bit.ly/NYCCP_qbg_Vol

Find out more »

Activity Table

Saturday, October 28, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

Sunday, October 29, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 9:30am

Free with Admission

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Registration required: qbgbirdwalks2017.eventbrite.com

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CANCELLED: Halloween at the Garden

Sunday, October 29, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

***Due to the increasingly inclement weather for Sunday, October 29, we are cancelling Halloween at the Garden. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe, everyone! ⛈️⛈️⛈️ COSTUME DANCE PARTY • CRAFTS • MAGIC SHOW • FACE PAINTING Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, dance at the costume party, get your face painted, and meet and take pictures with Flora, QBG’s friendly mascot! Show off your Halloween costume and walk the Trick-or-Treat Trail*! *bring your own trick-or-treat bag!

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Activity Table

Sunday, October 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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November 2017

Horticulture Volunteer Day

Thursday, November 2, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Registration required: 2017qbgvolunteerdays.eventbrite.com

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Farmer’s Market

Friday, November 3, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 17, 2017

Free

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

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First Saturday Member Sale

Saturday, November 4, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00am

One event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00am

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00am

QBG Members get an extra 10% off on top of their usual 10% discount; that's 20% off in total! Discount does not apply to food and already discounted items. See QBG Shop clerk for more details.

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Pumpkin Smash 2017 at Lou Lodati Park

Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Lou Lodati Park, 41-15 Skillman Ave
Long Island City,11104United States
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Free
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Seasonal Garden Tours

Saturday, November 4, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Saturday, November 4, 2017

Free with Garden Admission

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

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Handmade Greeting Card Workshop

Saturday, November 4, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Hand craft unique greeting cards using beautiful papers and embellishments. Each participant will make two styles of cards. Registration required: handmadegreetingcards.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 4, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Live Painting & Performance

Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Observe Shahryar Shahamat as he creates site-specific, life-sized paintings, inspired by the ambiance of the Garden and a live musical performance.

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Help Puerto Rico – CHARITY COMEDY SHOW with Laff Lab

Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Stand Up for Puerto Rico! Join Laff Lab for a night of laughter. All proceeds (except parking) go to Paz Para La Mujer. Tickets are $10 each, please visit the Eventbrite to learn more.

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Community Volunteer Day

Sunday, November 5, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Roll up your sleeves and keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Includes bagel breakfast. Registration required: fall2017communityvolunteering.eventbrite.com

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Seasonal Garden Tours

Sunday, November 5, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, November 5, 2017

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Free with Garden Admission

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Find out more »

CANCELLED: Dyed in Queens Demonstration

Sunday, November 5, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free with Admission

This workshop has been cancelled. Check back soon for future demonstrations! Artist in residence Jess Brey experiments with QBG-grown botanicals to extract natural dyes! Observe her process as she pushes plants to their limit by applying resist and mordant techniques to create art.

Find out more »

Activity Table

Sunday, November 5, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Farmer’s Market

Friday, November 10, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 17, 2017

Free

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

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Leaf Crunch 2017 at Forest Park

Saturday, November 11, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Forest Park, Park Lane S and Myrtle Avenue
Richmond Hill,11418United States
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Registration Required
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Wedding Garden Open House

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing,NY11355

Planning your wedding or special event? See the Wedding Garden in all its fall glory on Saturday, November 11 from 1 to 3:30pm! We're welcoming couples and event planners to join us for a friendly open house in this space, normally closed to the public for private events. Come meet our staff, tour the beautiful garden, and learn about how you can make it the location of your wonderful wedding or special event. ***BY RESERVATION ONLY; limited space available. Contact…

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 11, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Storytime & Craft

Saturday, November 11, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

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. Recommended for ages 10 and under. Sponsored by the World Flower Children’s Foundation.

Find out more »

Activity Table

Sunday, November 12, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Farmer’s Market

Friday, November 17, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 17, 2017

Free

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 17 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located along Dahlia Ave off Main Street, Flushing.

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Zero-Waste Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 18, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$6

This Thanksgiving, show gratitude to the earth (and your wallet) by joining us for a workshop that teaches you kitchen tips for a Zero-Waste Thanksgiving, from carrot top to turkey bone. We’ll demonstrate delicious and eco-friendly recipes and share our favorite ways to waste-proof your holiday. Registration required: zerowastethanksgiving.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Saturday, 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 Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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