Tag Archives: Queens

20th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Using Your Brown Bin Best
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 […]
by Truly Johnson
17th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Climate Reality Project Presentation
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 […]
by Truly Johnson
6th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainable Lawn Care
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 […]
by Truly Johnson
11th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Farm Open Hours
Drop in at the Queens Botanical Garden Farm to see what’s growing! Founded in 2013, QBG Farm demonstrates the link between sustainable farming and composting in the heart of Queens. Our organically managed farm produces a diversity of herbs, fruits, vegetables, and other beneficial plants. This event repeats every week on Wednesday between 6/7/2017 and 10/25/2017.
by jianzhi
4th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Farm and Compost Volunteer Days
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. […]
by jianzhi
16th Aug 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Outdoor Cinema: Romance & Cigarettes (USA)
Romance & Cigarettes (USA) Directed by John Turturro; 2005, 115 min. Actor extraordinaire John Turturro directs a down-and-dirty (leave the kids at home) musical love-hate story. James Gandolfini stars as Nick Murder, a Queens construction worker and family man, who lusts after an oversexed lingerie clerk (Kate Winslet) as his seething wife (Susan Sarandon) goes […]
by jianzhi
4th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Fourth of July at our Flagship Farm!
A few of our favorite neighborhood pals cooking up some tasty eats, local brews made right here in LIC, our DJ buds spinning tunes, oh and fireworks. Lots of fireworks. The main show will be set off over the east river and we’ll catch that with view of the Manhattan skyline as the backdrop, but […]
by chad
14th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Farm and Compost Volunteer Days
Join the NYC Compost Project and lend a hand at our sustainable farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Learn how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, but may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.
by Luke McGinty
3rd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
National Learn-to-Row Day: Free Basic Rowing Lesson
Join Row New York for National Learn to Row day on June 3, 2017, for a totally free event, and learn the basics of a sport that will stay with you for a lifetime. We’ll introduce you to basic rowing techniques and get you out on the water. Bonus: explore our beautiful boathouses on tours being offered throughout the day. You can choose from two of our boathouse locations: the Meadow Lake Boathouse in Queens and the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse in Manhattan. Our Queens boathouse invites any person with a disability to join us for adaptive rowing sessions.
by Angie Koo
1st Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Horticulture Volunteer Days
Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and grow! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants. Registration is required. Registration opens one month prior to the event date.
by jianzhi
13th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Bike Tour of Rockaway
Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a bike tour of the Rockaways. Help us celebrate spring by going outside and exploring New York City together by bike. We will meet at the RISE Center and explore some of the local neighborhoods of Rockaway. Along the way, we will meet local neighbors and explore this unique coastal […]
by Marlyn Marrero
1st Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Jamaica Bay Park Tree Planting
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest in Jamaica Bay Park! Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Space is limited and registration is required for this event.
by Angie Koo
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Resiliency Speaker Series: Composting 101
As part of its Resiliency Speaker Series, join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the New York City Compost Project to learn how to compost in your backyard or community garden.  This workshop will cover compost recipes, elements, basic tools and site designs in order to successfully compost your garden waste and food scraps. It will also […]
by Marlyn Marrero
18th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Dune Planting
Come join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a community volunteer day culminating in a celebration of the land and water. For this dune planting we will be restoring native plants to create a natural protective buffer of dunes along the East End of the Rockaways. Adults and kids alike are welcome to participate in this […]
by Marlyn Marrero
4th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
10th Annual Panorama Challenge
Doors open at 5pm, the game starts at 6. General Admission: $15 online, $20 at the door The City Reliquary and Queens Museum Members/Adopt A Building purchasers: $12 online, $15 at the door The Panorama Challenge quizzes participants about our city while laser­-wielding judges point out clues on the Panorama. The evening’s MC Matt Apter […]
by Michael Raineri
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden: I Heart Worms for Families
Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5 and up) to the life of indoor composting (red wiggler) worms. Make heart-shaped compost cookies for your plants; be prepared to get your hands dirty! Purchase worm bin materials from us ($10 material fee), and we’ll help […]
by Michael Raineri
11th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
esa Fashion Week DIY Party
In partnership with the NYC Fair Trade Coalition, esa invites you to come celebrate Fashion Week at its DIY party! Bring all your unwanted (doomed for landfill) clothes back to life. Tranform your t-shirt into something new like a tank or tote bag at our t-vamp station, learn to embroider your name with New York’s […]
by Michael Raineri
9th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Alligators in the Sewers Day
Thursday, February 9th is Alligators in the Sewers Day, an unofficial annual holiday. It was on this date back in 1935 that a live 125-pound alligator was pulled from the New York City sewer system! The encounter was written up in the New York Times the following day, giving birth to NYC’s greatest (true!) urban […]
by Michael Raineri