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September 2019

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rose Embroidery (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
$30 Non-Member / $25 Member (includes Garden admission)

Celebrate QBG’s blooming Rose Garden and learn to embroider roses onto fabric! Fiber artist, Soraya Navia (@sorayadesignsthings) teaches fundamental embroidery stitches and how to apply them. While enjoying an autumnal cocktail, participants will start off with a tour of QBG’s Rose Garden, then move indoors to complete a stitching sampler, learn tips and tricks, and embroider a frameable rose to bring home. Beginners welcomed; no experience necessary! $30 Non-Member / $25 Member (includes Garden admission) Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon…

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October 2019

Pinhole Camera Workshop with Nancy Paredes (SOLD OUT)

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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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Pumpkin Carving (SOLD OUT)

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. This event is SOLD OUT. Click here for tickets.

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November 2019

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Harvest Wreaths (SOLD OUT)

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. This event is sold out. CLICK HERE for tickets.

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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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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
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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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December 2019

Holiday Card Printmaking

Saturday, December 7, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

In this printmaking workshop with artist Chemin Hsiao, create your own set of holiday cards to give to loved ones. Learn the basics of block printing and create a linoleum cut to print your design onto paper. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials included. Recommended for age 10+. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh-cut pine, fir, and other evergreens. Learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum (weather permitting). $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Recommended for age 10+. All materials included. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Holiday Wreaths

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Create your own festive holiday wreath while sipping on a seasonal cocktail! $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Create your own festive holiday wreath using fresh-cut pine, fir, and other evergreens. Learn about the types of conifers on a visit to QBG's Pinetum (weather permitting). $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Recommended for age 10+. All materials included. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Winter Wellness: Syrups & Salves

Saturday, December 14, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Our Winter Wellness Workshop Series teaches how to make herbal remedies to support wellness and health during the winter season. In "Syrups & Salves," learn about immunity-boosting herbs and make an herbal-infused syrup and topical salve for winter blues. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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January 2020

Evening Cocktail & Craft: Indigo Shibori

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Beat the winter blues with a seasonal cocktail and learn all about indigo. Jess Brey of Dyed in Queens goes over the history of dyeing with indigo, techniques, and more. Each participant will practice shibori techniques and dye cotton bandannas to take home! $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will feature an exclusive peek inside QBG’s Greenhouse and will use plants wintering there as inspiration. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Art in the Garden: Recollections: Highlights from Our Permanent Collection

Friday, January 17, 2020, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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See select works from the first ten years of exhibitions in QBG's art gallery. On view January 17 through March 22, 2020 Visitor & Administration Building Gallery FREE. Drop-in.

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Meet Your Compost Microbes

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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$6

Learn how to create samples and identify active biology living in your compost or soil by using morphology as a guide. We will be using a compound trinocular microscope using three levels of magnifications: 40, 100, and 400. Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. $6 Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Winter Wellness: Breathing & Drinking Teas

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Our Winter Wellness Workshop Series teaches how to make herbal remedies to support wellness and health during the winter season. In "Breathing & Drinking Teas," participants create their own tea and herbal facials and learn how to use dried herbs to soothe and clear their throat, nose, and sinuses. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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February 2020

Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: Fantastic Flowers

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Take a trip through our Greenhouse to inspire your inner scientist and artist! Participants dissect flowers and learn about the function of each part before creating a floral-inspired suncatcher, to bring color into the home for the winter! $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off program; each child must be accompanied by one adult.

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: I Heart Worms

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
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One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We’ll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off program; each child must be accompanied…

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Mid-Winter Break Family Programs: I Heart Worms

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We’ll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. $10 Child Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for multiple children. This is not a drop-off program; each child must be accompanied…

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Winter Wellness: Root Remedies for Detox & Digestion

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Our Winter Wellness Workshop Series teaches how to make herbal remedies to support wellness and health during the winter season. In "Root Remedies for Detox & Digestion," learn how to make an herbal tincture using the roots of herbs and how ‘bitters’ boost the immune system by helping to remove toxins. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Watercolor Workshop: In the Greenhouse

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Learn the basic techniques of painting with watercolors with artist Chemin Hsiao. This class will feature an exclusive peek inside QBG’s Greenhouse and will use plants wintering there as inspiration. $30 Non-Member / $25 Member Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Click here to purchase tickets.

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