Tag Archives: Queens

5th Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC H2O Ridgewood Reservoir Public Meeting
Join us to make your voice heard to protect the Ridgewood Reservoir’s unique ecology. The NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be holding a public meeting to discuss the proposed Ridgewood Reservoir wetlands delineation. NYC H2O encourages all Ridgewood Reservoir neighbors and enthusiasts to attend this meeting and speak in favor of the […]
by Ashley Brown
3rd Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own […]
by Truly Johnson
2nd Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands
Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from […]
by Truly Johnson
28th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
E-Waste Recycling Event: Queens Botanical Garden
Bring your working and non-working electronics to one of the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s 15th Annual After the Holidays E-waste Collection Events. Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games. https://www.lesecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1_21_18_92nd-Street-Y..pdf  
by isil
27th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
E-Waste Recycling Event: Ridgewood
Bring your working and non-working electronics to one of the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s 15th Annual After the Holidays E-waste Collection Events. Materials accepted include working and non-working computers, TVs, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, audio/visual equipment, as well as cell phones and video games. https://www.lesecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/1_21_18_92nd-Street-Y..pdf
by isil
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