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October 2018

Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our 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. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, October 26, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 16, 2018

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 16 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street, Flushing.

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Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our 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. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities are included with garden admission.  

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Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 27, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 28, 2018

One event on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:00am

QBG's ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back and bigger than ever to bring you the quintessential fall family experience every weekend in October and on Columbus Day! Reserve admission to the Patch and your pumpkins today! Click here to purchase tickets. Does not include Garden admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Rain or shine. MORE ABOUT THE PATCH: Choose a 3-hour window for the whole family to spend at the Patch, where you can pick out the perfect pumpkins to carve as…

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Activity Table

Saturday, October 27, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

Sunday, October 28, 9:30 am to 10:30 am
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One event on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 9:30am

Included with Garden admission

Register for one or all five free nature walks in this 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. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Included with Garden admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 28, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, October 28, 2018

One event on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 11:00am

QBG's ever-popular Pumpkin Patch is back and bigger than ever to bring you the quintessential fall family experience every weekend in October and on Columbus Day! Reserve admission to the Patch and your pumpkins today! Click here to purchase tickets. Does not include Garden admission. Drop-ins welcome upon availability. Rain or shine. MORE ABOUT THE PATCH: Choose a 3-hour window for the whole family to spend at the Patch, where you can pick out the perfect pumpkins to carve as…

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15-Minute Mini Garden Photo Sessions

Sunday, October 28, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Sign up for a 15-minute mini photo session by professional family photographer Eryn Hatzithomas (www.ehatziphoto.com). Receive eight (8) photos to remember this time in your life. Photos are taken in QBG’s Pumpkin Patch, a wonderful, harvest-themed backdrop and setting. In case of rain or inclement weather, an alternative indoor location for photos will be provided. Ideal for couples and individual families for family portraits of three to seven people. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Includes Garden admission. Drop-ins…

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Halloween at the Garden

Sunday, October 28, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, QBG’s friendly mascot! Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags! Schedule: 12 to 4pm: Trick or Treat Trail 12 to 4pm: Craft Activities 12 to 4pm: Face Painting (additional fee) 12 to 4pm: Carnivorous Plant Display by Midtown Carnivores 1 to 2pm: Magic Show 2:30 to 4pm: Costume Dance Party Included with Garden admission. Drop-in. $10 parking rate in effect. TIP:…

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November 2018

Horticulture Volunteer Days

Thursday, November 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00am

Help keep QBG clean, green, and growing! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational day where you will learn gardening basics and work hands-on with our plants. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Required registration opens one month prior to each volunteer day: 2018qbghortvolunteering.eventbrite.com Includes Garden Admission

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Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, November 2, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 16, 2018

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 16 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street, Flushing.

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Pumpkin Smash 2018

Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Lou Lodati Park, 41-15 Skillman Ave
Long Island City, 11104 United States
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Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds! You smash them--and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. #pumpkinsmash2018 Pumpkin Smash 2018 takes place at Lou Lodati Park: 41-15 Skillman Ave, Long Island City, NY 11104

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Art of Indoor Bonsai Workshop

Saturday, November 3, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Students learn about bonsai traditions, artistic design principles, bonsai horticulture, and both short and long-term maintenance. Each participant will leave with a finished bonsai potted into a bonsai pot, working with a tropical or sub-tropical tree that can grow well in apartments. All materials included, recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Fall Community Volunteer Day

Sunday, November 4, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Roll up your sleeves and keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities. Registration required. Click here to register.

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Hanging Planter Macramé Workshop

Sunday, November 4, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Learn the basics behind macramé, textile produced by knotting. Join Melissa Taylor of terra + twine to get an idea of what it takes to design your own piece. This class will focus on creating a hanging planter and QBG will provide a selection of ideal plants for you to design your piece around! Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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15-Minute Mini Garden Photo Sessions

Sunday, November 4, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Sign up for a 15-minute mini photo session by professional family photographer Eryn Hatzithomas (www.ehatziphoto.com). Receive eight (8) photos of your family with beautiful fall foliage as your backdrop. In case of rain or inclement weather, an alternative indoor location for photos will be provided. Ideal for couples and individual families for family portraits of three to seven people. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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Activity Table

Sunday, November 4, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, November 9, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 16, 2018

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 16 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street, Flushing.

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, November 11, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Evening Cocktail & Craft: Terrarium Open Bar

Thursday, November 15, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

In our last Evening Cocktail & Craft event of the year, create your own miniature world from an assortment of plants, containers, and tiny décor!All materials provided. Adults 21+ only. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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Farmer’s Market Fridays Hosted by Down to Earth Markets

Friday, November 16, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 16, 2018

Visit the Down to Earth Markets every Friday until November 16 to purchase fresh produce from the farmers market. The market is located corner of Dahlia Avenue and Main Street, Flushing.

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Zero-Waste Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 17, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This Thanksgiving show gratitude to the earth (and your wallet) by joining our special guest from All.Things.Cooked to hear kitchen tips for a zero waste Thanksgiving, from carrot top to turkey bone. We’ll demo delicious and eco-friendly recipes and share our favorite ways to waste-proof your holiday. All.Things.Cooked is a cooking experiment that upcycles kitchen surplus to appreciate food nose to tail, root to stem. Presented by NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden. Registration required. Click here to…

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Floral Design: Holiday Centerpiece

Sunday, November 18, 11:00 am to 1:00 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 included. Recommended for adults and children ages 10+ (accompanied by participating adult). Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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Activity Table

Sunday, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Art in the Garden Closing Reception: Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium

Sunday, November 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy one last look at the exhibit, Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium. Registration required. Click here to purchase tickets. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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Activity Table

Saturday, November 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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December 2018

Activity Table

Saturday, December 1, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 8, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 15, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 22, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Saturday, December 29, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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Activity Table

Sunday, 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 Sunday, December 30, 2018

Family-friendly botanically themed arts and crafts activities. Included with Garden admission. Drop-in.

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