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May 2018

Floral Design Workshop: Mother’s Day Bouquet (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, May 12, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

For mom or with mom! Learn the art of hand-gathering bouquets for afresh-from-the-garden look. Each participant will take a bouquet home. All flowers and materials provided. This event is SOLD OUT, registration is required. Tickets do not include garden admission; click here for admission rates

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Mother’s Day Mini Photo Sessions

Sunday, May 13, 9:15 am to 1:15 pm

Make Mother’s Day memorable with colorful family portraits at Queens Botanical Garden! Sign up for a 15-minute mini photo session by professional family photographer Eryn Hatzithomas (www.ehatziphoto.com). Receive six (6) photos to remember this special occasion. Ideal for individual families of three to seven people. Photos are taken in QBG’s Wedding Garden, an exclusive space that is normally closed to the public for private events. In case of rain or inclement weather, an alternative indoor location for photos will be…

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Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, May 13, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Treat mom to a delicious farm-to-table brunch at QBG! Featuring a sumptuous menu by local caterers, guests will enjoy freshly made hot dishes, muffins, scones, fair trade coffees, teas, and a complimentary glass of wine. Enjoy a stroll around the Garden. 10am and 1pm sessions available • Members: $55 Adult, $28 Child; Non-Members: $60 Adult, $30 Child (Ticket price includes garden admission) Purchase tickets: qbgmothersday2018.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Sunday, May 13, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, May 16, 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 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: farmcompostvolunteering2018.eventbrite.com Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, May 16, 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 31, 2018

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

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Art in the Garden: Our Botanical World Opening Reception

Friday, May 18, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meet the artists and view the exhibit. Registration required: ourbotanicalworldopening.eventbrite.com Ticket price does not include garden admission; click here for admission rates

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Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
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One event on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30am

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this 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: qbgbirdwalks2018.eventbrite.com Ticket price does not include garden admission; click here for admission rates

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Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Discover the wonders of the fungal kingdom! Learn about the basics of fungal biology and the role of fungi as decomposers. Participants will then learn how compost may be applied as a substrate to cultivate beneficial fungi. Finally, participants will be guided in assembling their own coffee-and-cardboard mushroom starter kit to take home. Registration required: qbgmycoculture.eventbrite.com Ticket Price: $6 Ticket price includes garden admission.

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Activity Table

Saturday, May 19, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Activity Table

Sunday, May 20, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

Sunday, May 20, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

QBG welcomes back the Quintet of the Americas for their seventh annual concert at the Garden. Their 2018 performance, “Americans in Paris and Back Again” will feature selections from American composers, including George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Quincy Jones. Quintet of the Americas is included with garden admission.

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, May 23, 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 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: farmcompostvolunteering2018.eventbrite.com Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, May 23, 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 31, 2018

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

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Horticulture Volunteer Days

Thursday, May 24, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00am

Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational day where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Required registration opens one month prior to each volunteer day: 2018qbghortvolunteering.eventbrite.com Includes Garden Admission

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, May 26, 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 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: farmcompostvolunteering2018.eventbrite.com Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Activity Table

Saturday, May 26, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

Sunday, May 27, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30am

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this 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: qbgbirdwalks2018.eventbrite.com Ticket price does not include garden admission; click here for admission rates

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Activity Table

Sunday, May 27, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, May 30, 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 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: farmcompostvolunteering2018.eventbrite.com Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, May 30, 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 31, 2018

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

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Horticulture Volunteer Days

Thursday, May 31, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00am

Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational day where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Required registration opens one month prior to each volunteer day: 2018qbghortvolunteering.eventbrite.com Includes Garden Admission

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June 2018

Drag Queen Story Hour

Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Included with Garden Admission

Join Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) in the Garden for a morning of stories, movement, and crafts. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Activity is included with Garden admission.

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Seasonal Tours: Pride at QBG

Saturday, June 2, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

Included with Garden Admission

Taking inspiration from the colors and symbolism of the Pride flag, explore the Garden through the different colors of the rainbow. Included with Garden admission.

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Activity Table

Saturday, June 2, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Storytime & Craft

Sunday, June 3, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11:00am

Bring your little nature lovers to QBG to hear seasonally-inspired stories that will open their imaginations to the different natural worlds found at QBG; followed by a botanically themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under (accompanied by adult). Storytime & Craft is included with Garden admission.

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Seasonal Tours: Pride at QBG

Sunday, June 3, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

Included with Garden Admission

Taking inspiration from the colors and symbolism of the Pride flag, explore the Garden through the different colors of the rainbow. Included with Garden admission.

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Activity Table

Sunday, June 3, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, June 6, 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 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: farmcompostvolunteering2018.eventbrite.com Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, June 6, 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 31, 2018

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

Find out more »

Horticulture Volunteer Days

Thursday, June 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00am

Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational day where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Required registration opens one month prior to each volunteer day: 2018qbghortvolunteering.eventbrite.com Includes Garden Admission

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Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

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

One event on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30am

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this 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: qbgbirdwalks2018.eventbrite.com Ticket price does not include garden admission; click here for admission rates

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Activity Table

Saturday, June 9, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens presents:TWIST & SPROUT!

Sunday, June 10, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A family-friendly FREE event—all about healthy living! FREE admission courtesy of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, June 13, 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 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: farmcompostvolunteering2018.eventbrite.com Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, June 13, 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 31, 2018

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

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Rose Gala

Thursday, June 14, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Honoring Maria A. Grasso, Chief Operating Officer, Flushing Bank For tickets, journal ads, and sponsorship, visit queensbotanical.org/rosegala or call 718.886.3800, ext. 330.

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Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, June 15, 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 16, 2018

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 16 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street, Flushing.

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Activity Table

Saturday, June 16, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Activity Table

Sunday, June 17, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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Plants of the Arab World Walking Tour

Sunday, June 17, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Included with Garden Admission

Join QBG staff as we explore the stories and histories of plants and trees native to the Arab world from papyrus to QBG’s historic blue atlas cedar trees. Registration required: arabplantswalkingtour.eventbrite.com Tour is included with Garden admission.

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Teas of the Arab World Tasting Table

Sunday, June 17, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Included with Garden Admission

Sample and learn about different tea traditions of the Arab World. Tasting is included with Garden admission.

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Music in the Garden: Zikrayat

Sunday, June 17, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Inspired by the golden age of Egyptian musical cinema in the 1940’s through 60’s, Zikrayat delights with a wide ranging repertoire of Egyptian music and original compositions. See exciting belly dance numbers in the style of Raqs Sharqi, featuring dancer Sultana Taj. Included with Garden admission.

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, June 20, 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 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Registration required: farmcompostvolunteering2018.eventbrite.com Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, June 20, 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 31, 2018

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

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrarium

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

Create your own rainforest with miniature tropical plants in a closed glass container. Enjoy a tropical cocktail while you plant your tiny ecosystem. All materials provided. $20 Member; $25 Non-Member (includes Garden admission). Adults 21+ only. Registration required: qbgcocktailandcraft.eventbrite.com

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Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, June 22, 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 16, 2018

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 16 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street, Flushing.

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Community Volunteer Day

Saturday, June 23, 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. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Refreshments will be served. Registration required: communityvolunteer519.eventbrite.com Community Volunteer Day is included with garden admission.

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Art in the Garden: Our Botanical World Photo Walk with Professional Women Photographers

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join members of Professional Women Photographers as they lead a photo walk around QBG. This tour of garden highlights is open to all camera types, including smart phones, as well as all ages and skill levels. Get shooting tips while exploring the best blooms. Participants age 18 and older can enter photos in QBG’S “People, Plants, Cultures” photo contest for a chance to win free family membership and tickets to Harvest Fest 2018! Learn more about the contest. Included with…

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Activity Table

Saturday, June 23, 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, October 31, 2018

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Activity Table is included with Garden admission.

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