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October 2022

Farm Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, October 13, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Corporate Volunteer Day

Thursday, October 13, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 17, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
Group of volunteers smiling at camera in urban farm

Bring your team to enjoy a Corporate Volunteer Day in the Garden. Ideal for groups of up to 15 individuals. Your group will be led by a QBG Horticulture expert on gardening tasks such as raking, mulching, weeding, tree bed maintenance, planting, farming, and more in our beautiful 39-acre urban oasis. Click HERE to inquire!

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Movie Night: Little Shop of Horrors

Friday, October 14, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Flower shop assistant Seymour must keep carnivorous plant Audrey II full on human flesh and blood! Before the film, come see a carnivorous plant demonstration! CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

Saturday, October 15, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Dates: Saturdays, October 1 (postponed due to rain), 15, 22, & 29, and November 5 & 19, 9:30-10:30am Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to register.  PRICING ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry April through October: April through October: Adults…

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Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 15, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday & Sunday, October 15-30
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Pumpkin Patch The quintessential outdoor fall experience! QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch returns Saturdays and Sundays, October 15 – 30! The outdoor Pumpkin Patch at the QBG Farm will be full of harvest-themed photo opportunities and activity stations for seed planting, crafts, autumn-themed book reading, and chalk art! Children (age 4 and older) get to choose their own pumpkin. Be sure to meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm! For adults 21 and older, available…

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Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 16, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday & Sunday, October 15-30
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Pumpkin Patch The quintessential outdoor fall experience! QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch returns Saturdays and Sundays, October 15 – 30! The outdoor Pumpkin Patch at the QBG Farm will be full of harvest-themed photo opportunities and activity stations for seed planting, crafts, autumn-themed book reading, and chalk art! Children (age 4 and older) get to choose their own pumpkin. Be sure to meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm! For adults 21 and older, available…

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Farm Community Volunteer Days

Tuesday, October 18, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Wednesday, October 19, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
volunteers sitting on bags of compost smiling and waving, wearing masks

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 for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Takes place on Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm. We will not meet on Wednesday, November 23.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Individuals welcome…

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Farm Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, October 20, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Corporate Volunteer Day

Thursday, October 20, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 17, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
Group of volunteers smiling at camera in urban farm

Bring your team to enjoy a Corporate Volunteer Day in the Garden. Ideal for groups of up to 15 individuals. Your group will be led by a QBG Horticulture expert on gardening tasks such as raking, mulching, weeding, tree bed maintenance, planting, farming, and more in our beautiful 39-acre urban oasis. Click HERE to inquire!

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Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

Saturday, October 22, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Dates: Saturdays, October 1 (postponed due to rain), 15, 22, & 29, and November 5 & 19, 9:30-10:30am Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to register.  PRICING ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry April through October: April through October: Adults…

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Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 22, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday & Sunday, October 15-30
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Pumpkin Patch The quintessential outdoor fall experience! QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch returns Saturdays and Sundays, October 15 – 30! The outdoor Pumpkin Patch at the QBG Farm will be full of harvest-themed photo opportunities and activity stations for seed planting, crafts, autumn-themed book reading, and chalk art! Children (age 4 and older) get to choose their own pumpkin. Be sure to meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm! For adults 21 and older, available…

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Open House New York Weekend (OHNY) Guided Sustainability Tour

Sunday, October 23, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

Queens Botanical Garden prides itself on our commitment to sustainability. Our sustainability tour will feature various hot spots in the Garden such as our one-acre Farm, our compost sites, and, of course, our beautiful gardens which are 100% pesticide– and herbicide-free. This tour is offered in partnership with Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend, an annual festival that opens hundreds of noteworthy or significant places across the five boroughs to foster discovery and delight for all New Yorkers and deepen…

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Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 23, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday & Sunday, October 15-30
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Pumpkin Patch The quintessential outdoor fall experience! QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch returns Saturdays and Sundays, October 15 – 30! The outdoor Pumpkin Patch at the QBG Farm will be full of harvest-themed photo opportunities and activity stations for seed planting, crafts, autumn-themed book reading, and chalk art! Children (age 4 and older) get to choose their own pumpkin. Be sure to meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm! For adults 21 and older, available…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, October 24, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

One event on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

One event on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, January 9, 2023 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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Farm Community Volunteer Days

Tuesday, October 25, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
volunteers sitting on bags of compost smiling and waving, wearing masks

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 for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Takes place on Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm. We will not meet on Wednesday, November 23.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Individuals welcome…

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Thanksgiving Day – Garden is CLOSED

Thursday, October 27
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Farm Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, October 27, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Corporate Volunteer Day

Thursday, October 27, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 17, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
Group of volunteers smiling at camera in urban farm

Bring your team to enjoy a Corporate Volunteer Day in the Garden. Ideal for groups of up to 15 individuals. Your group will be led by a QBG Horticulture expert on gardening tasks such as raking, mulching, weeding, tree bed maintenance, planting, farming, and more in our beautiful 39-acre urban oasis. Click HERE to inquire!

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Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

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

One event on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Dates: Saturdays, October 1 (postponed due to rain), 15, 22, & 29, and November 5 & 19, 9:30-10:30am Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to register.  PRICING ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry April through October: April through October: Adults…

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Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 29, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday & Sunday, October 15-30
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Pumpkin Patch The quintessential outdoor fall experience! QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch returns Saturdays and Sundays, October 15 – 30! The outdoor Pumpkin Patch at the QBG Farm will be full of harvest-themed photo opportunities and activity stations for seed planting, crafts, autumn-themed book reading, and chalk art! Children (age 4 and older) get to choose their own pumpkin. Be sure to meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm! For adults 21 and older, available…

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Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 30, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Saturday & Sunday, October 15-30
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map

Pumpkin Patch The quintessential outdoor fall experience! QBG’s ever-popular Pumpkin Patch returns Saturdays and Sundays, October 15 – 30! The outdoor Pumpkin Patch at the QBG Farm will be full of harvest-themed photo opportunities and activity stations for seed planting, crafts, autumn-themed book reading, and chalk art! Children (age 4 and older) get to choose their own pumpkin. Be sure to meet and take pictures with the friendly costumed nature creatures roaming the Farm! For adults 21 and older, available…

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Halloween at the Garden

Sunday, October 30, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Come for a festive, spooky afternoon of Halloween fun! Little ones show off their Halloween costumes, walk our Trick-or-Treat Trail, make crafts, and enjoy live performances—including a magic show! Adults 21+ can enjoy harvest beers and ciders for purchase at the Beer & Wine Garden. Meet our Compost team to learn about the creepy-crawly organisms that turn our food scraps into black gold! And be sure to support local businesses at our vendor fair!

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November 2022

Farm Community Volunteer Days

Tuesday, November 1, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Wednesday, November 2, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
volunteers sitting on bags of compost smiling and waving, wearing masks

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 for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Takes place on Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm. We will not meet on Wednesday, November 23.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Individuals welcome…

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Horticulture Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, November 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Blooming trees at Garden

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing! Join QBG's horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects, including weeding, watering, pruning, planting, mulching, and more! Explore the beauty of QBG’s ever-changing scenery as our flowers bloom, trees grow, and community comes together. This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the…

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Farm Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, November 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

Saturday, November 5, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Included in Garden Admission

In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Dates: Saturdays, October 1 (postponed due to rain), 15, 22, & 29, and November 5 & 19, 9:30-10:30am Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to register.  PRICING ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry April through October: April through October: Adults…

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Horticulture Community Volunteer Days

Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Blooming trees at Garden

Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and growing! Join QBG's horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects, including weeding, watering, pruning, planting, mulching, and more! Explore the beauty of QBG’s ever-changing scenery as our flowers bloom, trees grow, and community comes together. This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the…

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Pumpkin Smash 2022 at Lou Lodati Park, LIC

Saturday, November 5, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Lou Lodati Park, 41-15 Skillman Ave
Long Island City, 11104 United States
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Bring Pumpkins, Jack-o-Lanterns, and Gourds for a Smashing Good Time! You smash them and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Join us for refreshments, activities, and more! FREE. Registration recommended; drop-ins welcome! Rain or shine. Location: Lou Lodati Park, 41-15 Skillman Ave, Long Island City, NY 11104 CLICK HERE to register. Can't make it? You can bring your jack-o-lanterns to a food scrap drop-off site near you! For a map of…

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Naming the Ghost: Literary Reading by Emily Hockaday

Saturday, November 5, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join us for a special poetry reading by Emily Hockaday as she shares parts of her book "Naming the Ghost," a collection of poems about a new mother and her day-to-day life after a mysterious ghost has taken to haunting her and her family. The book is firmly rooted in Queens, with poems frequently taking place in Forest Park and other natural areas. Hockaday will be joined in conversation by author Sokunthary Svay and will invite audience members to engage…

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Ewaste with LES Ecology Center

Sunday, November 6, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Parking Garden at Queens Botanical Garden, 42-80 Crommelin St
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! This event is hosted in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. FREE. Drop-in. Rain or Shine! Drop-off location: QBG Parking Garden at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY, 11355. This drop-off event accepts the following working and non-working consumer electronic equipment: Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes) Monitors (CRT and flatscreen) Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.) Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.) Tablets and e-readers Components (hard drives,…

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Farm Community Volunteer Days

Tuesday, November 8, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
volunteers sitting on bags of compost smiling and waving, wearing masks

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 for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Takes place on Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm. We will not meet on Wednesday, November 23.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Individuals welcome…

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The Compost Mix: Monthly Compost Support

Wednesday, November 9, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 3:00 pm

FREE

Do you have questions about your compost? Are you an aspiring composter but don't know where to start? Or would you like to connect with composters near to you? Sign up for a 10-minute virtual session during this event which occurs the second Wednesday of each month. Occurs the second Wednesday of each month, 3 to 4pm. CLICK HERE to register.

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Farm Community Volunteer Days

Thursday, November 10, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 10, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
+ Google Map
FREE
Volunteers planting/weeding at urban farm

Help prepare the QBG Farm to grow produce that we distribute to food pantries in supporting our communities with food relief. Join QBG's Farm staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with plants. Make new friends and put your green thumb to good use in a variety of seasonal projects. Depending on the season and need, garden activities might include raking, mulching, weeding, planting, garden bed maintenance, pruning, harvesting, and more. Volunteers…

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Corporate Volunteer Day

Thursday, November 10, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 17, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Bring your team to enjoy a Corporate Volunteer Day in the Garden. Ideal for groups of up to 15 individuals. Your group will be led by a QBG Horticulture expert on gardening tasks such as raking, mulching, weeding, tree bed maintenance, planting, farming, and more in our beautiful 39-acre urban oasis. Click HERE to inquire!

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

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

One event on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, November 21, 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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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Wednesday, November 16, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE
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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 for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Takes place on Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm. We will not meet on Wednesday, November 23.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Individuals welcome…

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Corporate Volunteer Day

Thursday, November 17, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 17, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Group of volunteers smiling at camera in urban farm

Bring your team to enjoy a Corporate Volunteer Day in the Garden. Ideal for groups of up to 15 individuals. Your group will be led by a QBG Horticulture expert on gardening tasks such as raking, mulching, weeding, tree bed maintenance, planting, farming, and more in our beautiful 39-acre urban oasis. Click HERE to inquire!

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Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

Saturday, November 19, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
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One event on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Included in Garden Admission

In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Dates: Saturdays, October 1 (postponed due to rain), 15, 22, & 29, and November 5 & 19, 9:30-10:30am Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to register.  PRICING ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry April through October: April through October: Adults…

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Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 20, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Try your hand at creating a floral holiday centerpiece to take home and display! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by the pros. All materials and garden admission included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). Please note: This workshop takes place indoors, where masks are required. Registration is required. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Pricing: $65 Non-Member / $55 Member* Does not include parking. *Not yet…

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, November 21, 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

One event on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

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One event on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

One event on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, November 21, 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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Thanksgiving Day – Garden is CLOSED

Thursday, November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of November, repeating indefinitely

Happy Thanksgiving! The Garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, November 27, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh cut pine, fir, and other evergreens! Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). Please note: this workshop will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Dress for the weather! If it is cold weather, the workshop may be moved indoors, where masking is required. All materials included. Registration required. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. $45 Non-Member / $40 Member* CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Does not include parking. *Not…

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Sunday, November 27, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh cut pine, fir, and other evergreens! Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). Please note: this workshop will take place outdoors, weather permitting. Dress for the weather! If it is cold weather, the workshop may be moved indoors, where masking is required. All materials included. Registration required. Drop-in participants are welcome upon availability. $45 Non-Member / $40 Member* CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Does not include parking. *Not…

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Compost Bagging Community Volunteer Days

Wednesday, November 30, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE
volunteers sitting on bags of compost smiling and waving, wearing masks

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 for the weather, wear sunscreen, bring water or snacks, and dress comfortably. QBG staff will provide gloves. FREE. Registration required. Takes place on Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm. We will not meet on Wednesday, November 23.  CLICK HERE to sign up.  Individuals welcome…

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December 2022

Winter Wonder Weekend

Saturday, December 3 to Sunday, December 4
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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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 and outdoor Holiday Market! Enjoy a selection of beverages at the Holiday Bar for purchase.

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Compost Build Volunteer Days

Monday, December 5, 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

One event on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9:30 am

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

One event on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, November 21, 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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