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November 2017

Zero-Waste Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 18, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$6

This Thanksgiving, show gratitude to the earth (and your wallet) by joining us for a workshop that teaches you kitchen tips for a Zero-Waste Thanksgiving, from carrot top to turkey bone. We’ll demonstrate delicious and eco-friendly recipes and share our favorite ways to waste-proof your holiday. Registration required: zerowastethanksgiving.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 19, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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 provided. Registration required: 2017holidaycenterpiece.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Sunday, November 19, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 25, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Sunday, November 26, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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December 2017

First Saturday Member Sale

Saturday, December 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00am

One event on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8:00am

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00am

QBG Members get an extra 10% off on top of their usual 10% discount; that's 20% off in total! Discount does not apply to food and already discounted items. See QBG Shop clerk for more details.

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Seasonal Garden Tours

Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, November 5, 2017

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Free with Garden Admission

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 2, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Christmas in the Garden

Sunday, December 3, 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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, garden tour, holiday crafts, New York Cares coat drive, workshop (fee required), and blowout sales at QBG Shop! Admission: FREE; $10 event parking rate in effect. Schedule of activities: 12 to 4:30pm - Photos with Santa • Fee required* 12 to 5pm - Holiday Crafts • Free 1 to 3pm…

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Seasonal Garden Tours

Sunday, December 3, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, November 5, 2017

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Free with Garden Admission

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Sustainable Lawn Care

Wednesday, December 6, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free

Get a crash course on organic lawn management in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn appropriate timing, application quantities, and techniques for using compost in lawn care. Then they’ll head outside with our staff to try it themselves! Hear from the Horticulture experts on the practices used at QBG to keep our lawns pesticide and herbicide free. Registration required: sustainablelawncare.eventbrite.com

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Wine and Shine

Thursday, December 7, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Make your own garden-themed menorah from terra cotta pots and learn how to roll your own beeswax candles. You’ll leave with a set of candles for all eight nights of Chanukah. Sip some wine and nibble on jelly donuts while you’re at it. Note: This event is Kosherstyle. Registration required: qbgwineandshine.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 9, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 10, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Caring for Annual Plant Beds

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free

QBG Horticulture and Compost team up to get the Garden ready for the cool weather. The annuals have been removed and the perennials cut back. Now we will apply a method of no-till soil amending to enrich our soil for next year’s blooms. Learn how to prepare your annual plant beds by adding shredded leaves and compost. Participants will be helping us with the work—dress for the weather! Registration required: annualplantbeds.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 17, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 23, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 24, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 30, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Sunday, December 31, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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January 2018

Seasonal Garden Tours

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, November 5, 2017

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Free with Garden Admission

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

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Activity Table

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Seasonal Garden Tours

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, November 5, 2017

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Free with Garden Admission

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Find out more »

Activity Table

Sunday, January 7, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Opening Day: “Hope”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Art in the Garden: "Hope" by Laura Fantini opens today and is on view through Sunday, April 29. In “Hope,” Laura Fantini’s intricately detailed pencil drawings of seeds, which she has collected throughout NYC and Italy, explore the fundamental power of seeds, new beginnings, and growth.

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Winter Family Program

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00am

$10

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each Saturday will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather! Sign up for single sessions or all four. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This…

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Lunar New Year Community Art Project

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Free

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

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Activity Table

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Henna Workshop I

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

In this introductory class, learn about the botanical and cultural importance of henna. Participants will see the hennaplant, learn to prepare henna paste and try their hand at practicing this unique art form. Participants are encouraged to register for Henna Workshop II to further develop their technique. Registration required: hennaqbg1.eventbrite.com

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Activity Table

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Master Composter Certificate Course at QBG

Monday, January 15, 2018, 12:00 am

The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Program is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community based compost projects across all five boroughs. The course requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, two field trips, 30 hours of compost-related fieldwork, and a final project. Find more information and the application at: bit.ly/mastercompostercertificate

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Winter Terrariums

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$15 - $18

Build a tiny green world and bring some delight into your home this winter. All materials provided, including container, plants, and care sheet. Warm up while you work with a botanical cocktail. Registration required: winterterrariums.eventbrite.com

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The Climate Reality Project Presentation

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing,NY11355
Free

The Climate Reality Project was founded in 2011 by former Vice President Al Gore to amplify the message about climate change—its causes, consequences, and solutions. Climate Reality presentations are available world-wide, offered for free by trained presenters. Join us for an eye-opening presentation and a discussion about how everyone can engage to help solve the climate crisis. Special presenters: Monica Weiss, Dan Hanson Registration required: climaterealityprojectatqbg.eventbrite.com

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Winter Family Program

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00am

$10

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each Saturday will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather! Sign up for single sessions or all four. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This…

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Using Your Brown Bin Best

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Free

Have you recently received your curbside Organics Collection kit? Do you have questions about how to separate your waste and keep your bin neat? Come learn tips and tricks for keeping your trash, recycling, and organics areas clean and easy to manage. Are you in a building of 10+ units and want to enroll? First check your area is receiving service at bit.ly/organicscollection. Then come to our workshop to learn more! Registration required: brownbinbest.eventbrite.com

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Lunar New Year Community Art Project

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Free

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

Find out more »

Activity Table

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Activity Table

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Winter Family Program

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00am

$10

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each Saturday will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather! Sign up for single sessions or all four. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This…

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Lunar New Year Community Art Project

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Free

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

Find out more »

Activity Table

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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Henna Workshop II

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ln this class learn how to control the henna cone and other techniques of applying henna. You will become familiar with the unique characteristics of various regional styles. You will also learn the basic elements that make up a henna design, and how you can create your own. Beginners are welcome but are encouraged to also register for Henna Workshop I. Registration required: hennaqbg2.eventbrite.com

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E-Waste Recycling Event

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 4350 Main Street
Flushing,NY11355

Responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets! In partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Read the frequently asked questions to learn what to and not to bring.

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Activity Table

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every weekend from 2 to 4pm stop by our activity table to create something appropriate for all ages!

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February 2018

Winter Family Program

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00am

$10

Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each Saturday will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature walk around the Garden. Bundle up and dress for the weather! Sign up for single sessions or all four. Ticket includes one child. Please purchase separate tickets for each child. This…

Find out more »

Lunar New Year Community Art Project

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Free

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

Find out more »

Seasonal Garden Tours

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until Sunday, November 5, 2017

One event on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Free with Garden Admission

On the first weekend of each month, explore seasonal garden highlights with our knowledgeable staff on a tour from 1 to 2pm. Plus, every weekend from 2 to 4pm, check out our activity table!

Find out more »
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