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April 2023

Farm Community Volunteer Day

Tuesday, April 11, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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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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Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families

Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Friday, April 14, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Families fill their Spring Break and celebrate Earth Month with fun outdoor activities! Kids and families visit nature-themed activity stations to create botanical crafts and listen to stories about spring flowers, insects, and animals! Programs will take place near the Children's Garden (subject to change). Family-friendly. Drop-in; Registration recommended Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members –…

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Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families

Wednesday, April 12, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Friday, April 14, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Families fill their Spring Break and celebrate Earth Month with fun outdoor activities! Kids and families visit nature-themed activity stations to create botanical crafts and listen to stories about spring flowers, insects, and animals! Programs will take place near the Children's Garden (subject to change). Family-friendly. Drop-in; Registration recommended Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members –…

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The Compost Mix: Monthly Compost Support

Wednesday, April 12, 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

One event on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 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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Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families

Thursday, April 13, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Friday, April 14, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Families fill their Spring Break and celebrate Earth Month with fun outdoor activities! Kids and families visit nature-themed activity stations to create botanical crafts and listen to stories about spring flowers, insects, and animals! Programs will take place near the Children's Garden (subject to change). Family-friendly. Drop-in; Registration recommended Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members –…

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Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families

Friday, April 14, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until Friday, April 14, 2023

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

Families fill their Spring Break and celebrate Earth Month with fun outdoor activities! Kids and families visit nature-themed activity stations to create botanical crafts and listen to stories about spring flowers, insects, and animals! Programs will take place near the Children's Garden (subject to change). Family-friendly. Drop-in; Registration recommended Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members –…

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Spring Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

Saturday, April 15, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, May 13, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$10 Non-Member; $8 Member (includes 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, April 1, 15, & 29, and May 13, 9:30-10:30am $10 Non-Member; $8 Member* (includes garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. *Not yet a Member? Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits…

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Watercolor Workshop: Spring Blooms

Saturday, April 15, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$35 Non-Member / $30 Member (includes garden admission)

In this seasonal workshop series, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will go out into the garden and use bulb flowers, flowering trees, and other spring blooms as inspiration. All materials provided. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). $35 Non-Member / $30 Member* (includes garden admission) Registration required; walk-ins welcome upon availability Meeting Location: Visitor & Administration Building CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. *Not yet a Member?…

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Compost Giveback

Sunday, April 16, 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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FREE

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 for NYC residents only. All registrants must show proof of ID upon entry; name…

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Brush Painting Workshop with Sungsook Setton

Sunday, April 16, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Included in Garden Admission

Led by celebrated painter and calligrapher Sungsook Setton, who has exhibited across Asia and the United States, participants will learn and practice flower-inspired, traditional Chinese brush painting techniques. This workshop starts off with a docent-led tour highlighting plants in bloom, such as flowering trees, bulb flowers, and more. All materials provided; no prior experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 10 and up (with accompanying adult). Free; included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4;…

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Farm Community Volunteer Day

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

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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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Earth Day

Saturday, April 22

Join us at Climate Arts Festival for Earth Day 2023 from 11am to 4pm. Come spend an empowering day at Queens Botanical Garden as we reflect on our international climate crisis and explore ways to help our planet thrive. Bring the whole family for fun, hands-on activities, art exhibits, music, interactive performances, tours, demonstrations, and more! And be sure to check out our Sustainable Vendor Fair to support local businesses! INCLUDED in admission.  CLICK HERE for more information.

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🌎 Climate Arts Festival 2023

Saturday, April 22, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Celebrate Earth Day with us and learn how to take care of nature, not just for Earth Month, but every day of the year.  Join us for an empowering day as we reflect on our international climate crisis and explore ways to help our planet thrive. Bring the whole family for fun, hands-on activities, art exhibits, music, interactive performances, tours, demonstrations, and more! And be sure to check out our Sustainable Vendor Fair to support local businesses!  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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FREE Tree Giveaway with NYRP

Saturday, April 22, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Parking Garden at Queens Botanical Garden, 42-80 Crommelin St
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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FREE

We’re giving away trees! As part of Climate Arts Festival on Saturday, April 22, Queens Botanical Garden is partnering with New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic to host a free tree giveaway! Native tree species to be distributed include: American Plum, Black Cherry, Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, Honey Locust, Sycamore, Washington Hawthorn, and Willow Oak. Registration with NYRP is required. CLICK HERE to register for a FREE tree.  Pick-Up Location: Parking Garden at 42-80 Crommelin St, Flushing, NY 11355. To learn more about Climate Arts Festival, click…

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Compost Build Community Volunteer Days

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

One event on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 9:30 am

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

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! We will combine over 4,000 lbs of Queens-generated food scraps with equal parts QBG horticulture waste. Volunteers can help by bringing their own food scraps to the build! 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…

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Spring Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

Saturday, April 29, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, May 13, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$10 Non-Member; $8 Member (includes 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, April 1, 15, & 29, and May 13, 9:30-10:30am $10 Non-Member; $8 Member* (includes garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. *Not yet a Member? Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits…

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Pohela Boishakh Community Art Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) and learn how to make masks for Bengali New Year! Artist Prokriti Chattopadhyay will lead a three-hour workshop open to all ages. The group will use paper, rope, and wood to make traditional masks to be worn on the day of the Pohela Boishakh celebration at Queens Botanical Garden. This workshop takes place in the Visitor & Administration Meeting Room. Advance registration recommended; Drop-ins welcome. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Included in garden…

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You Can Garden Too! Planting for Pollinators Workshop

Sunday, April 30, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$25 Non-Member / $20 Member (includes garden admission)

Cultivate your green thumb at Queens Botanical Garden in an introductory workshop on how to create gardens that attract nature's best friends--pollinators! All materials provided. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). $25 Non-Member / $20 Member* (includes garden admission) CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Location: Visitor & Administration Building Auditorium (subject to change) *Not yet a Member? Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, and…

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May 2023

Compost Build Community Volunteer Days

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

One event on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 9:30 am

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

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! We will combine over 4,000 lbs of Queens-generated food scraps with equal parts QBG horticulture waste. Volunteers can help by bringing their own food scraps to the build! 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…

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Farm Community Volunteer Day

Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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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Members-Only Wine & Cheese Evening

Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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FREE

We are happy to invite our Garden Members to our first Members-only event of the season! Please join us for this special evening. Wine, cheese, non-alcoholic beverages, and light refreshments will be served. Please note: this is a QBG Members-only event. RSVP by April 25 by emailing [email protected] or calling 718.886.3800 ext. 250.  Not yet a Member? Join by April 25 to get invited to this special Members-only evening. And that’s not all–QBG Members enjoy unlimited year-round free admission, discounts on select programs,…

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Compost Beautification Community Volunteer Days 2023

Wednesday, May 3, 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, October 25, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost, and gardening. 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. All volunteers must register on Eventbrite. To arrange for a separate large student, private, or corporate volunteer opportunity, please email [email protected].

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Horticulture Community Volunteer Day

Thursday, May 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, November 2, 2023

One event on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 9:00 am

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

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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Pohela Boishakh Celebration

Saturday, May 6, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Come celebrate Bengali New Year at Queens Botanical Garden! We encourage people of all backgrounds to share the joy and experience the customary performing and visual arts of Pohela Boishakh. Join our New Year parade to usher prosperity for all. Special performances by the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) will mark the 30th Anniversary of this beloved cultural organization. বৈশাখী উৎসব আসুন,  কুইন্স বোটানিক্যাল গার্ডেন এর বৈশাখী উৎসবে যোগ দিন।বৈশাখী উৎসবে বাংলা সংস্কৃতির এই  আয়োজন সকল কমিউনিটির বন্ধুরাউপভোগ করতে পারবেন। উৎসবে থাকবে সাংস্কৃতিক অনুষ্ঠান, শিশুকিশোরদের জন্য বৈশাখী আর্ট এবং আনন্দের ব্যবস্থা। সমাজের সকলমানুষের সমৃদ্ধি ওঁ মঙ্গল কামনায় আমাদের সাথে বৈশাখী শোভা যাত্রায়যোগ দিন। অনুষ্ঠানে আরও থাকবে বিপা’র ৩০ বছর পূর্তি উপলক্ষে বিশেষসাংস্কৃতিক পরিবেশনা। SCHEDULE:  1pm: Craft & Storytime in the Auditorium 1:30pm: Performance on the Terrace by Bangladesh Institute of Performing…

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Kids Tour & Art Workshop with the China Institute***Registration Full

Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Start with a spring family-friendly self-guided tour of the Garden and then create beautiful art with expert educators from China Institute. Children will create their own peony-inspired artworks that they'll be able to take home with them. All materials provided; no prior experience is necessary. Recommended for ages 5 and up (with accompanying adult). Free; included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children…

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Seed to Soil Workshop Series (Virtual)

Monday, May 8, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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One event on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm

FREE

The Seed to Soil Series is a virtual, two-workshop program series intended to equip new gardeners with the knowledge they need to maintain healthy growing spaces. Registrants are encouraged to attend both sessions. The series will cover the following topics: Part 1: Soil Basics & Preparation Monday, May 8, 6-7:30pm Participants will learn the importance of soil composition and health; how the low-till gardening method helps to maintain both; and how to address common challenges and questions they may find…

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Farm Community Volunteer Day

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

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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 Beautification Community Volunteer Days 2023

Wednesday, May 10, 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, October 25, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost, and gardening. 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. All volunteers must register on Eventbrite. To arrange for a separate large student, private, or corporate volunteer opportunity, please email [email protected].

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The Compost Mix: Monthly Compost Support

Wednesday, May 10, 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

One event on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 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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Spring Bird Walks with NYC Audubon

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, May 13, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$10 Non-Member; $8 Member (includes 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, April 1, 15, & 29, and May 13, 9:30-10:30am $10 Non-Member; $8 Member* (includes garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. *Not yet a Member? Membership gets you discounts on select programs, year-round FREE garden admission, parking passes and discounts, reciprocal admissions benefits…

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Storytime & Craft

Saturday, May 13, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 10:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Free; Included in Garden Admission ($0-6)

Drop in for a seasonally themed, family-friendly storytime and craft activities! Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members – FREE* Location: V&A Meeting Room *Not yet a Member? 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…

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Mother’s Day Floral Design Workshop

Saturday, May 13, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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For Mother's Day, learn the art of hand-gathering bouquets for a fresh-from-the-garden look! This workshop makes a great gift for moms and mom-figures! Each participant takes their bouquet home. All materials provided. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). $55 Non-Member / $45 Member* Includes Garden admission. Registration required. Walk-ins welcome upon availability. Location: Visitor & Administration Building Auditorium CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. *Not yet a Member? Membership gives you discounts on select programs, year-round…

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“Our Sonic Love” Musical Performance by Clae Lu & Friends

Saturday, May 13, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Drop in for Our Sonic Love, a lineup featuring queer, trans, gender-non-conforming performers of Asian diasporic identities connecting heritage, culture, and traditions. Ranging from Asian-pop drag sets to cross-cultural musical performances on traditional Asian instruments, and a guided QiGong healing breath session, this performance event celebrates our visibility, community, and connection to our heritage.  This event’s focus is to create a generative and joyful space for us as queer, trans, gender-non-conforming folks of Asian descent. Our gender and sexual identities…

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Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 14, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Happy Mother's Day! The Garden is open today 8am to 6pm. $15 parking is in effect. 

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Compost Build Community Volunteer Days

Monday, May 15, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 9:30 am

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

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! We will combine over 4,000 lbs of Queens-generated food scraps with equal parts QBG horticulture waste. Volunteers can help by bringing their own food scraps to the build! 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…

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Seed to Soil Workshop Series (Virtual)

Monday, May 15, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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One event on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm

FREE

The Seed to Soil Series is a virtual, two-workshop program series intended to equip new gardeners with the knowledge they need to maintain healthy growing spaces. Registrants are encouraged to attend both sessions. The series will cover the following topics: Part 1: Soil Basics & Preparation Monday, May 8, 6-7:30pm Participants will learn the importance of soil composition and health; how the low-till gardening method helps to maintain both; and how to address common challenges and questions they may find…

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Farm Community Volunteer Day

Tuesday, May 16, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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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 Beautification Community Volunteer Days 2023

Wednesday, May 17, 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, October 25, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost, and gardening. 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. All volunteers must register on Eventbrite. To arrange for a separate large student, private, or corporate volunteer opportunity, please email [email protected].

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Storytime & Craft

Saturday, May 20, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 10:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Free; Included in Garden Admission ($0-6)

Drop in for a seasonally themed, family-friendly storytime and craft activities! Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members – FREE* Location: V&A Meeting Room *Not yet a Member? 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…

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Walking Tour: Tulips, Roses & Wampum – The Seal of Queens in Flowers

Saturday, May 20, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour to explore the botanical heritage of Queens through its Native American, Dutch, and English colonial histories. $10 Non-Member / $8 Member* (includes garden admission) Meeting Location: Visitor & Administration Building Terrace Registration required; walk-ins welcome upon availability. *Not yet a Member? 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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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

Sunday, May 21, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Quintet of the Americas, Queens-based woodwind quintet, presents a rich program inspired by nature to celebrate spring featuring Ala Arusha – Mother Earth, a new commission by Shanyse Strickland, Summer Music by Samuel Barber, Hudson Valley Quintet by Chris Kaufman using live music and recorded sounds from nature, plus other works inspired from the USA and Brazil. This event takes place indoors in the Visitor & Administration Building Auditorium. Advance registration recommended; walk-ins welcome upon availability. Limited capacity.  CLICK HERE…

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Compost Build Community Volunteer Days

Monday, May 22, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
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One event on Monday, February 6, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 5, 2023 at 9:30 am

One event on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 9:30 am

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

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! We will combine over 4,000 lbs of Queens-generated food scraps with equal parts QBG horticulture waste. Volunteers can help by bringing their own food scraps to the build! 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…

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Farm Community Volunteer Day

Tuesday, May 23, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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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 Beautification Community Volunteer Days 2023

Wednesday, May 24, 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, October 25, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost, and gardening. 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. All volunteers must register on Eventbrite. To arrange for a separate large student, private, or corporate volunteer opportunity, please email [email protected].

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Storytime & Craft with Guest Vivian Sangsukwirasathien

Saturday, May 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Free; Included in Garden Admission ($0-6)

Inspired by the Chinese tradition of showing care by giving and receiving flowers, this week's storytime and flower crown-making encourages us to take the time to slow down and create moments where we can reflect on themes of reciprocity and care. This event is supported by A4's What Can We Do?'s microgrant.  Included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under)…

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Memorial Day – Garden is Open

Monday, May 29
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day last of May, repeating indefinitely

Queens Botanical Garden is open on Memorial Day.

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Farm Community Volunteer Day

Tuesday, May 30, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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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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Visita guiada: Tour de Compostaje en Español/Spanish Compost Tour

Tuesday, May 30, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Acompáñanos en un recorrido dirigido a la comunidad hispano hablante a través de las diferentes etapas del proceso de elaboración de abono en el Jardín Botánico de Queens. Esta es una oportunidad para aprender algunos de los conceptos básicos de la técnica de compostaje a mediana escala en el medio urbano, en donde exploraremos los elementos necesarios para hacer el abono que distribuímos a la comunidad. Gratis: El ingreso al jardín es gratuito para los participantes del tour; indique a…

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Compost Beautification Community Volunteer Days 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 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, October 25, 2023

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Join the NYC Compost Project Staff to care for our compost demo site by weeding, mulching, planting, applying compost, and gardening. 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. All volunteers must register on Eventbrite. To arrange for a separate large student, private, or corporate volunteer opportunity, please email [email protected].

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June 2023

Horticulture Community Volunteer Day

Thursday, June 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, November 2, 2023

One event on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 9:00 am

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

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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