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November 2020

Down to Earth Farmers Market

Friday, November 6, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Get your fresh produce from local farmers and area food makers who source locally! Hosted by Down to Earth Market. Adherence to social distance guidelines is required to shop. Please see the flyer below to learn more. SNAP EBT welcome. Health Bucks available. Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC and Seniors checks can be used for fruits and vegetables from June through November. Location: Corner of Main Street & Dahlia Avenue, Flushing When: Every Friday, June 19 - November 20, 8:30am…

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E-Waste Recycling Event

Sunday, November 8, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

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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Down to Earth Farmers Market

Friday, November 13, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Get your fresh produce from local farmers and area food makers who source locally! Hosted by Down to Earth Market. Adherence to social distance guidelines is required to shop. Please see the flyer below to learn more. SNAP EBT welcome. Health Bucks available. Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC and Seniors checks can be used for fruits and vegetables from June through November. Location: Corner of Main Street & Dahlia Avenue, Flushing When: Every Friday, June 19 - November 20, 8:30am…

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Down to Earth Farmers Market

Friday, November 20, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Get your fresh produce from local farmers and area food makers who source locally! Hosted by Down to Earth Market. Adherence to social distance guidelines is required to shop. Please see the flyer below to learn more. SNAP EBT welcome. Health Bucks available. Farmers Market Nutrition Program WIC and Seniors checks can be used for fruits and vegetables from June through November. Location: Corner of Main Street & Dahlia Avenue, Flushing When: Every Friday, June 19 - November 20, 8:30am…

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Garden is CLOSED Thanksgiving 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020
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December 2020

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop (Sold Out)

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 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 QBG's covered Terrace. Please dress appropriately. Recommended for age 10+. $35 Non-Member / $30 Member* Registration required. All materials included. CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits at over 300 gardens, and more. To become a Member…

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Winter Trees Tour

Sunday, December 6, 2020, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Free

Join us to explore the beauty of trees in winter, from the collection of conifer trees in our Pinetum to learning how to identify different trees by their bark, cones, and needles. Free! Registration required.  CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits at over 300 gardens, and more. To become a Member and start enjoying all the benefits,…

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop (Sold Out)

Saturday, December 12, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$35 Non-Member / $30 Member

Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh cut pine, fir, and other evergreens! This workshop will be held outdoors on QBG's covered Terrace. Please dress appropriately. Recommended for age 10+. $35 Non-Member / $30 Member* Registration required. All materials included. CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits at over 300 gardens, and more. To become a Member…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, December 21, 2020, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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Garden is CLOSED Christmas Day 2020

Friday, December 25, 2020
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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, December 28, 2020, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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January 2021

Garden is CLOSED New Year’s Day 2021

Friday, January 1
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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, January 4, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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Grab-and-Go Craft Activity Kit: Make Your Own Bird Feeder! (Available weekends through 1/31)

Saturday, January 9 to Sunday, January 10
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

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

Pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits to take home with you! For January make your own bird feeder! One kit per person. Available on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) on the terrace of the Visitors & Administration Building, while supplies last.

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Monthly Walking Tour Series: Animals in the Winter Garden

Sunday, January 10, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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On this walking tour of the Garden explore signs of animals, insects, their habitats and other seasonal highlights with our knowledgeable staff. $10 Non-Member / $8 Member* / Free with Urban Advantage Student +3 Voucher Registration required. CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits at over 300 gardens, and more. To become a Member and start enjoying all…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, January 11, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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Grab-and-Go Craft Activity Kit: Make Your Own Bird Feeder! (Available weekends through 1/31)

Saturday, January 16 to Sunday, January 17
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

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

Pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits to take home with you! For January make your own bird feeder! One kit per person. Available on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) on the terrace of the Visitors & Administration Building, while supplies last.

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Garden is OPEN Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021

Monday, January 18, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

We are CLOSED on Mondays, except Memorial Day (5/25), Labor Day (9/7), Columbus Day (10/12), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/18/21), and Presidents’ Day (2/15/21). Spend the day at the Garden:  Take In Your Takeout! Support local Flushing businesses! We welcome takeout food in the Garden--Just be sure to discard your trash in proper receptacles. We are conveniently located on Main Street, Flushing, where so many local restaurants like Dumpling Galaxy, Nurlan, HK Cafe, and more, offer up the cuisines…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, January 18, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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On View 1/22-4/4: On the Inside Looking Out by the 2020 AnkhLave Garden Project Fellows

Friday, January 22, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

On the Inside Looking Out by the 2020 AnkhLave Garden Project Fellows On view in the Visitor & Administration Building January 22 through April 4 The annual AnkhLave Garden Project is a fellowship where six Queens-based Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) artists create installations in a natural community space as an alternative studio and exhibition space. For the 2nd annual Fellowship, six female artists of color with immigration journeys to the US had the unique challenge of creating…

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Grab-and-Go Craft Activity Kit: Make Your Own Bird Feeder! (Available weekends through 1/31)

Saturday, January 23 to Sunday, January 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

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

Pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits to take home with you! For January make your own bird feeder! One kit per person. Available on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) on the terrace of the Visitors & Administration Building, while supplies last.

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, January 25, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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Grab-and-Go Craft Activity Kit: Make Your Own Bird Feeder! (Available weekends through 1/31)

Saturday, January 30 to Sunday, January 31
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

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

Pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits to take home with you! For January make your own bird feeder! One kit per person. Available on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) on the terrace of the Visitors & Administration Building, while supplies last.

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Greenhouse Gossip: Succulents & Cacti (Virtual Workshop)

Saturday, January 30, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join us for our Greenhouse Gossip series where we focus on a different plant topic each month through plant care demonstrations, activities, and discussions. In January we are focusing on cacti and succulents, come ready with your own questions! $10 Non-Member / $8 Member* / Free with Urban Advantage Student +3 Voucher Registration required. CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts,…

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February 2021

Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, February 1, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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F&T Group presents Lunar New Year at the Garden (through 2/28)

Saturday, February 6
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, February 28, 2021

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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This year we are celebrating Lunar New Year at the Garden throughout the month of February!  Enjoy festive décor, pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits, and take part in our Plant Sale to bring home a lucky plant for the Year of the Ox! February 6-28. Free! Drop-in. For more: https://queensbotanical.org/lunarnewyear/ HEALTH & SAFETY: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all visitors, you MUST WEAR A MASK and…

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Monthly Walking Tour Series: Spotting Spring in the Winter (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, February 6, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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On this walking tour of the Garden explore early signs of Spring, winter blooms, and other seasonal highlights with our knowledgeable staff! $10 Non-Member / $8 Member* / Free with Urban Advantage Student +3 Voucher Registration required. CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits at over 300 gardens, and more. To become a Member and start enjoying all…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, February 8, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, February 11, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 18, 2021

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff prep for our compost giveaway events. Volunteers will support staff sift and bag finished compost, have great conversations, and learn about the QBG composting process. This is an outdoor event, please dress warmly, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Click here to register! Available dates: February 11, 17, 18; March 18, 23, 25

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F&T Group presents Lunar New Year at the Garden (through 2/28)

Saturday, February 13
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, February 28, 2021

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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This year we are celebrating Lunar New Year at the Garden throughout the month of February!  Enjoy festive décor, pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits, and take part in our Plant Sale to bring home a lucky plant for the Year of the Ox! February 6-28. Free! Drop-in. For more: https://queensbotanical.org/lunarnewyear/ HEALTH & SAFETY: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all visitors, you MUST WEAR A MASK and…

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Garden is OPEN Presidents’ Day 2021

Monday, February 15, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

We are CLOSED on Mondays, except Memorial Day (5/25), Labor Day (9/7), Columbus Day (10/12), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/18/21), and Presidents’ Day (2/15/21). Spend the day at the Garden:  Take In Your Takeout! Support local Flushing businesses! We welcome takeout food in the Garden--Just be sure to discard your trash in proper receptacles. We are conveniently located on Main Street, Flushing, where so many local restaurants like Dumpling Galaxy, Nurlan, HK Cafe, and more, offer up the cuisines…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, February 15, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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Celebrating Black Botanists: The Genius of George Washington Carver

Monday, February 15, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Midwinter Break Virtual Family Series Join us on Zoom for an online family series celebrating Black achievements in the field of the botany. Workshops will feature prominent and relatively unknown historical Black botanists and scientists, demonstrations of their discoveries, and suggested at-home activities inspired by their work. We will also highlight current BIPOC-led organizations that are carrying on the legacy of their achievements. In this first online workshop of the series, we'll explore the work and impact of George Washington…

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Celebrating Black Botanists: Edmond Albius & the Cultivation of Vanilla

Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Midwinter Break Virtual Family Series Join us on Zoom for an online family series celebrating Black achievements in the field of the botany. Workshops will feature prominent and relatively unknown historical Black botanists and scientists, demonstrations of their discoveries, and suggested at-home activities inspired by their work. We will also highlight current BIPOC-led organizations that are carrying on the legacy of their achievements. In this online workshop, we'll explore the work and impact of Edmond Albius. Born into slavery, Edmond…

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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Wednesday, February 17, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 18, 2021

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff prep for our compost giveaway events. Volunteers will support staff sift and bag finished compost, have great conversations, and learn about the QBG composting process. This is an outdoor event, please dress warmly, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Click here to register! Available dates: February 11, 17, 18; March 18, 23, 25

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Celebrating Black Botanists: Dr. Marie Clark Taylor, Historic Woman of Botany

Wednesday, February 17, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Midwinter Break Virtual Family Series Join us on Zoom for an online family series celebrating Black achievements in the field of the botany. Workshops will feature prominent and relatively unknown historical Black botanists and scientists, demonstrations of their discoveries, and suggested at-home activities inspired by their work. We will also highlight current BIPOC-led organizations that are carrying on the legacy of their achievements. In this online family workshop, we'll explore the work and impact of Dr. Marie Clark Taylor, the…

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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, February 18, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, February 18, 2021

One event on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff prep for our compost giveaway events. Volunteers will support staff sift and bag finished compost, have great conversations, and learn about the QBG composting process. This is an outdoor event, please dress warmly, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Click here to register! Available dates: February 11, 17, 18; March 18, 23, 25

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Celebrating Black Botanists: Percy H. Gentle, Plant Collector & Botanist

Thursday, February 18, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Midwinter Break Virtual Family Series Join us on Zoom for an online family series celebrating Black achievements in the field of the botany. Workshops will feature prominent and relatively unknown historical Black botanists and scientists, demonstrations of their discoveries, and suggested at-home activities inspired by their work. We will also highlight current BIPOC-led organizations that are carrying on the legacy of their achievements. In this online family workshop, we'll explore the work and impact of Percy Gentle, a relatively unknown…

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Celebrating Black Botanists: Plants We Owe to Enslaved Africans

Friday, February 19, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Midwinter Break Virtual Family Series Join us on Zoom for an online family series celebrating Black achievements in the field of the botany. Workshops will feature prominent and relatively unknown historical Black botanists and scientists, demonstrations of their discoveries, and suggested at-home activities inspired by their work. We will also highlight current BIPOC-led organizations that are carrying on the legacy of their achievements. So many of the plants we eat and enjoy everyday - sweet potato, rice, peas, cassava -…

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F&T Group presents Lunar New Year at the Garden (through 2/28)

Saturday, February 20
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, February 28, 2021

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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This year we are celebrating Lunar New Year at the Garden throughout the month of February!  Enjoy festive décor, pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits, and take part in our Plant Sale to bring home a lucky plant for the Year of the Ox! February 6-28. Free! Drop-in. For more: https://queensbotanical.org/lunarnewyear/ HEALTH & SAFETY: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all visitors, you MUST WEAR A MASK and…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, February 22, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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F&T Group presents Lunar New Year at the Garden (through 2/28)

Saturday, February 27
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, February 28, 2021

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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This year we are celebrating Lunar New Year at the Garden throughout the month of February!  Enjoy festive décor, pick up one of our free monthly seasonal craft activity kits, and take part in our Plant Sale to bring home a lucky plant for the Year of the Ox! February 6-28. Free! Drop-in. For more: https://queensbotanical.org/lunarnewyear/ HEALTH & SAFETY: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all visitors, you MUST WEAR A MASK and…

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Greenhouse Gossip: Common Tropicals (Virtual Workshop)

Sunday, February 28, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join us for our Greenhouse Gossip series where we focus on a different plant topic each month through plant care demonstrations, activities, and discussions. In February we are focusing on tropical houseplants, come ready with your own questions! $10 Non-Member / $8 Member* / Free with Urban Advantage Student +3 Voucher Registration required. CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal…

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March 2021

We Heart Worms Art Contest: Submissions Due March 1st!

Monday, March 1
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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We Heart Worms Art Contest Submissions Due March 1st! This Valentine season we want to show some love to worms with our "We Heart Worms Art Contest." Who is Eligible? Students between grades PreK - 12th-grade Students can submit multiple submissions. Submit HERE. Art Categories: Worm at Work Images: any images or photos pertaining to worms working to decompose food waste Mixed Media: any artwork inspired by worms. Entries in this category can be drawings, paintings, collages, music, sculpture, costumes,…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, March 1, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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Grab-and-Go Craft Activity Kit: Sunflower Seed Planting! (Available weekends through 3/28)

Saturday, March 6 to Sunday, March 7
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, March 28, 2021

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

Visit the Garden and pick up this month's free seasonal craft activity kit to take home with you! For March, grow your own sunflowers with our seed planting kit! One kit per person. Available on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) on the terrace of the Visitors & Administration Building, while supplies last.

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Compost Giveback Event

Saturday, March 6, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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It’s time to get your garden started and we're giving away FREE compost to celebrate! The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist and load 7.5 gallon bags of compost into your vehicle. The compost is made from residential food scraps collected locally and processed at QBG. Limit of 5 bags per registrant. This event takes place in QBG’s Parking Garden at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY. Compost is…

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Monthly Walking Tour Series: Early Spring Bulbs and Ephemerals

Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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On this walking tour of the Garden explore early Spring bulb flowers, blossoms and other seasonal highlights with our knowledgeable staff! $10 Non-Member / $8 Member* / Free with Urban Advantage Student +3 Voucher Registration required. CLICK HERE to register. *Not yet a Member? Starting at just $40, Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits at over 300 gardens, and more. To become a Member and start enjoying all the…

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E-Waste Recycling Event

Sunday, March 7, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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E-Waste recycling is back! 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: 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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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, March 8, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, June 28, 2021

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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