Garden Party to Benefit the Astoria Food Pantry

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Garden Party to Benefit the Astoria Food Pantry

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

FREE

Live Music – Giveaways – Activities – Fun for all ages!

Please bring non-perishable food items to donate for Astoria Food Pantry.  (High need items include: cereal, oatmeal, canned tuna, cooking oil, ground/instant coffee, diapers, baby wipes and menstrual pads.)

Join host Benham Jones and friends from WFUV, Queens Botanical Garden, and The Astoria Food Pantry, as we take a break from the winter doldrums with a music-filled garden party! Bring food and donations so that Queens families in need won’t be left behind!

This event is free, but donations of non-perishable foods and other high-need items are highly encouraged and appreciated! 

For more info and to RSVP for the event visit wfuv.org/garden

Schedule (subject to change)

Donations Drop-off for the Astoria Food Pantry
Visitor & Administration (V&A) Building Terrace
Non-perishable foods and other high-need items. High-need items include: cereal, oatmeal, canned tuna, cooking oil, ground/instant coffee, diapers, baby wipes and menstrual pads.

WFUV DJ Booth
V&A Building Terrace
 

Botanical Activities & Crafts 

  • Basil Planting – V&A Building Terrace 
  • Tea making with Herbs from the QBG Farm – V&A Building Terrace 
  • Sunflower Seed Musical Instrument Craft V&A Building Meeting Room 

Concession Bar
V&A Building Terrace
 

  • Beer, wine, hard cider, hot beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) 
  • Cookies 

Food Vendor – The Connected Chef
V&A Building Terrace

Live Music Performances by Lily Mao
Visitor & Administration (V&A) Building Auditorium 

  • 12:30-1:15pm
  • 1:45-2:30pm
  • 3-3:30pm

Garden Tours
Meet at the Welcome Table on the V&A Building Terrace
 

  • 1-2pm
  • 2:30-3:30pm

Storytime
V&A Building Meeting Room
 

  • 12-12:30pm
  • 1:15-1:45pm
  • 2:30-3pm

Don’t miss this special event to join WFUV hosts and friends enjoying activities, giveaways, and music that make our world a better place. Plus, get a chance to win a pair of tickets for a live concert this summer at Forest Hills Stadium.

Food and beverages will be available on site for purchase.

More about Garden Party

Benham has been a part of the Astoria Food Pantry since its start at the beginning of the pandemic, and has not stopped working since!  What started as a way to help neighbors in a time of crisis has become an ongoing mission to serve the community as additional challenges make food insecurity an ongoing issue for so many.

WFUV host Alisa Ali will host live music performances by Lily Mao in the Garden’s Helen M. Marshall Auditorium. A vibrant singer, songwriter, and musician, Lily has been a featured artist on NY SLICE, WFUV’s weekday feature that puts the spotlight on songs by local artists.

Attendees are also invited to join Queens Botanical Garden staff for guided tours and botanically themed activities including herb planting, tea making, crafts and storytime for kids, or just stroll around this urban oasis where people, plants, and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs, and real-world applications of environmental stewardship.

For more info and to RSVP for the event visit wfuv.org/garden

Details

Date:
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
https://wfuv.org/garden

Organizer

Queens Botanical Garden
Phone:
718.886.3800
Email:
info@queensbotanical.org
Website:
www.queensbotanical.org

Other

Registration Required
https://wfuv.org/garden

Venue

Queens Botanical Garden
4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
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