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October 2019

Pinhole Camera Workshop with Nancy Paredes

Saturday, October 19, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Experience the magical beginnings of photography by building your own pinhole camera from recyclable material with Nancy Paola Paredes of QBG's current art exhibit, Marbles in the Valley. By learning to use light and exposure, participants will photograph the Garden with their built cameras and develop their exposures into fixed images. Students will leave the workshop with a handmade camera, photos, and a fundamental understanding of photography. Recommended for participants age 10+. Included in Garden admission. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome…

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ASP Compost Windrows (CANCELLED)

Saturday, October 19, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
$6 Non-Members / FREE for Members (includes Garden admission)

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Ready to take your compost operation to the next level? In this workshop you'll learn everything you need to make compost using the method of aerated static piles. This system reduces the time you spend turning piles by pushing air through your compost pile. Led by Operations Coordinator, Aleks, you'll get the insider view of compost operations here at QBG. Presented by NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden.

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Activity Table

Saturday, October 19, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Drop-in. Included in Garden admission. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.

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Audubon Bird Walk

Sunday, October 20, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
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One event on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Included in Garden admission. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. CLICK HERE to register. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with…

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Activity Table

Sunday, October 20, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Drop-in. Included in Garden admission. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.

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Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan

Sunday, October 20, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Sitar and tabla master, Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan, presents a Fusion of East Meets West. This unique performance bridges the gap between cultures through a blend of Indian classical and folk music with flamenco, jazz, rock, and western percussion. Instruments include sitar, tabla, voice, and violin. Drop-in. Included in Garden admission. CLICK HERE to register. This performance is part of our Music in the Garden series: www.queensbotanical.org/musicinthegarden. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden…

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Day

Wednesday, October 23, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at QBG’s 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. Registration required. Click here to register. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Be sure to check out QBG's "What to See, What to…

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Farm Open Hours

Wednesday, October 23, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Included with Garden admission

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, the farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. The organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants. Drop-in. Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Go to the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery to see "In Full Bloom," featuring three artists presenting work…

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Corporate Volunteer Day (Booked!)

Thursday, October 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Pumpkin Carving

Thursday, October 24, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Join us for a Halloween-themed Cocktail & Craft to learn techniques on how to carve your own pumpkin. Sip on an autumnal cocktail and local pumpkin ales while you carve! $30 Non-Member / $25 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Click here for tickets.

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Farmer’s Market Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, October 25, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 22, 2019

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Shop locally sourced produce, brought to you by local farmers and Down to Earth Markets. Every Friday, now through November 22, 2019. Located on the corner of Main Street and Dahlia Avenue. For more information about Down to Earth Markets, visit www.downtoearthmarkets.com or call 914.923.4837.  

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Audubon Bird Walk

Saturday, October 26, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 9:30 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Included in Garden admission. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. CLICK HERE to register. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with…

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Activity Table

Saturday, October 26, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

Family-friendly botanical themed arts and crafts activities. Drop-in. Included in Garden admission. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.

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Halloween at the Garden

Sunday, October 27, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Everything you need to celebrate Halloween: trick or treat trail, seasonal crafts, performances including a magic show, a carnivorous plant display, and a costume dance party. Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags! $6 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) / FREE for Members Sunday free hours suspended. Drop-in.

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Farm Open Hours

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

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Included with Garden admission

Drop in at QBG Farm & Compost to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, the farm demonstrates the link between composting and sustainable farming in the heart of Queens. The organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants. Drop-in. Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! Go to the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery to see "In Full Bloom," featuring three artists presenting work…

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Corporate Volunteer Day (Booked!)

Thursday, October 31
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

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

Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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November 2019

Farmer’s Market Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, November 1, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 22, 2019

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Shop locally sourced produce, brought to you by local farmers and Down to Earth Markets. Every Friday, now through November 22, 2019. Located on the corner of Main Street and Dahlia Avenue. For more information about Down to Earth Markets, visit www.downtoearthmarkets.com or call 914.923.4837.  

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Pumpkin Smash at Lou Lodati Park

Saturday, November 2, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
0 (FREE)

Do something fun with your pumpkin after Halloween! The smashed gourds will be turned into compost that will help revitalize soil in city parks and green spaces. Don’t let your pumpkins and gourds haunt a landfill, visit Pumpkin Smash 2019! Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. Location: Lou Lodati Park, 41-15 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11104

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Audubon Bird Walk

Sunday, November 3, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Included in Garden admission

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat. Included in Garden admission. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. CLICK HERE to register.   ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students…

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Music in the Garden: Cover Story (CANCELLED)

Sunday, November 3, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Cover Story Doo Wop is a real New York City doo-wop group that sings on the streets and parks of New York City. With four singers and an upright bass, Cover Story gives new life to the top hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s!

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Horticulture Volunteer Day

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

One event on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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.   Participants must be 16 year of age or…

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Harvest Wreaths

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Create your own festive holiday wreath and learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum. All materials included. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Farmer’s Market Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

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

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 22, 2019

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Shop locally sourced produce, brought to you by local farmers and Down to Earth Markets. Every Friday, now through November 22, 2019. Located on the corner of Main Street and Dahlia Avenue. For more information about Down to Earth Markets, visit www.downtoearthmarkets.com or call 914.923.4837.  

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Watercolor Workshop: Autumn Leaves

Sunday, November 10, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

In this seasonal series of classes, learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao and use colors of fall as inspiration. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Corporate Volunteer Day (Booked!)

Thursday, November 14
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:00 am

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

Perfect for a Corporate Volunteer Day or team-building activity! Attention Companies! We can tailor an experience for your group involving a hands-on seasonal work activity. Complete your package with great add-ons such as lunch, happy hour, professional photography to capture your team’s service or social experience, and more. Activities generally take place 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm on weekdays. Recommended for a group of 20 individuals. To learn more and book today, go to www.queensbotanical.org/corporate-volunteer

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Farmer’s Market Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, November 15, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 22, 2019

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Shop locally sourced produce, brought to you by local farmers and Down to Earth Markets. Every Friday, now through November 22, 2019. Located on the corner of Main Street and Dahlia Avenue. For more information about Down to Earth Markets, visit www.downtoearthmarkets.com or call 914.923.4837.  

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Farmer’s Market Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, November 22, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 22, 2019

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

Shop locally sourced produce, brought to you by local farmers and Down to Earth Markets. Every Friday, now through November 22, 2019. Located on the corner of Main Street and Dahlia Avenue. For more information about Down to Earth Markets, visit www.downtoearthmarkets.com or call 914.923.4837.  

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DIY: Make a Worm Bin

Saturday, November 23, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Learn how worms work their magic, converting kitchen scraps into a rich organic soil amendment. In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project will introduce composting, demonstrate how to set up an indoor worm bin, and go over basic worm care. Participants are welcome to bring their own container, and we'll provide the tools to transform it into a worm habitat. To do this, you'll need to bring your own plastic storage container with lid (at least 3 gallons). Presented…

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Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 24, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece. All materials included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). $40 Non-Member / $35 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Try your hand at creating your own holiday centerpiece! Participants will be introduced to tips and techniques used by pros, and take home their own centerpiece. All materials included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). $40 Non-Member / $35 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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December 2019

Christmas in the Garden

Sunday, December 8, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family! Christmas in the Garden returns to Queens Botanical Garden with live musical performances, photos with Santa (fee required), tree lighting, holiday crafts, and blowout sales at QBG Shop

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