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July 2019

Flower Power Party: Dahlia

Thursday, July 18, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Join QBG for our Flower Power Parties, a once-a-month celebration of culture, flowers, and food! On Dahlia Night, we are celebrating the culture of Mexico! Featuring a performance by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Calpulli presents the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance and live music. Enjoy offerings from food vendors and alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Create your own flower crown (for a fee), or flower print handkerchief (for a fee), and other botanical crafts inspired…

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Soil Science: Facts & Field Tests

Saturday, July 20, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Aggregates, soil texture, the rhizosphere – what on Earth are we talking about? Facts & Field Tests provides a foundation for your soil explorations. Learn how soil scientists describe soils and what qualities are necessary for healthy plants and ecosystems through easy-to-replicate field tests. This workshop is presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. FREE for Members / $6 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) Click here to register. TIP: Spend the day at…

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Macramé Planter

Thursday, July 25, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Sip on a summer cocktail and learn the basics of macramé, textile produced by knotting. Join Melissa Taylor of terra + twine to learn how to design your own piece. This class will focus on creating a hanging planter. QBG will provide a selection of ideal plants for you to design your piece around! All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. $25 Member / $35 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) Click here to purchase tickets.

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August 2019

Food Scrap Paints

Thursday, August 1, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Learn how to make paint from your food scraps, then compost them! Participants will extract color from food scraps, such as, avocado rinds and pits, beet peels, and onion skins, and create designs on paper and fabric. This workshop is presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden and Dyed in Queens. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. $8 Member / $10 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) Click here to purchase tickets. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! -…

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First Weekend: Pollinators

Saturday, August 3, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Learn about plants in the garden that are native to different climates, including those in the Seasonal Bed, where there is a display of cacti and succulents, and other seasonal highlights. Schedule: 11am to 12:30pm: Storytime & Craft (drop-in; included with Garden admission) 1 to 2pm: Seasonal Tour (drop-in; included with Garden admission) 2 to 4pm: Bee Inspired! Workshop 2 to 4pm: Activity Table (drop-in; included with Garden admission) ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid…

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Bee Inspired! Workshop

Saturday, August 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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Learn the what, how, and why of honeybee creations. Participants taste local honey and make household items with bee products beeswax candle and salve. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. $20 Member / $30 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) Click to purchase tickets. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! - From June 12 through September 2, take selfies throughout the Garden with "Grown Up Flowers," larger-than-life, inflatable flowers by PLAYLAB, INC. (Included with Garden admission; Drop-in.) - Through August 25, go…

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First Weekend: Pollinators

Sunday, August 4, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Learn about plants in the garden that are native to other climates, including those in the Seasonal Bed, where there is a display of cacti and succulents, and other seasonal highlights. Schedule: 11am to 12:30pm: Storytime & Craft (drop-in; included with Garden admission) 1 to 2pm: Seasonal Tour (drop-in; included with Garden admission) 2 to 4pm: Activity Table (drop-in; included with Garden admission) ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through…

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Drawing in the Garden with Amber Vittoria

Thursday, August 8, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Included with Garden admission

Join artist Amber Vittoria for observational drawing and botanical illustration out in the Garden. Participants will be able to take home their artwork and contribute a drawing to a community exhibit that will be on view as part of "In Full Bloom" in July and August. This event was rescheduled from June 20 to August 8 because of thunderstorms. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. Included with Garden admission. Click here to register. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is…

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Embroidery Workshop: Orchids (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
$25 Member / $35 Non-Member (includes Garden admission)

Draw inspiration from current exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids and learn to embroider orchids onto fabric! Fiber artist, Soraya Navia (@sorayadesignsthings) will teach fundamental embroidery stitches and how to apply them to a customizable orchid pattern. Using needle and thread, students will complete a stitching sampler, learn tips and tricks, and embroider a frameable orchid plant. Beginners welcome; no experience necessary! All materials provided. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. $25 Member / $35 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) Click here…

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Watercolor Workshop: Orchids

Saturday, August 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. This class will use the Taiwan: A World of Orchids exhibit as inspiration. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. $20 Member / $30 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) Click here to purchase tickets. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! - Check out current exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids, a stunning display of orchids. Located in the Visitor & Administration Building. (Included with Garden admission;…

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Post-Exhibit Orchid Sale

Sunday, August 11, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
Prices Vary

Take home one of the show’s beauties at our post-exhibit orchid show! The exhibit will close at 4pm to dress up for the sale at 4:30pm! Prices vary. TIP: Spend the day at the Garden! - Check out current exhibit Taiwan: A World of Orchids, a stunning display of orchids. Located in the Visitor & Administration Building. (Included with Garden admission; Drop-in.)

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111 Rooftops of NYC: Book Talk and Walk

Thursday, August 15, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Join author Leslie Adatto and photographer Clay Williams for a discussion of their new book, 111 Rooftops in New York That You Must Not Miss. As part of the talk, learn about the sustainable design elements and native planting strategies on a tour and reception on QBG's Green Roof! Books will be available for sale and signing. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. Click here to register. ***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry.…

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Rainforest Terrarium

Thursday, August 22, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

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. Adults 21+ only. Registration required. Drop-in upon availability. $25 Member / $35 Non-Member (includes Garden admission) Click here to purchase tickets.

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