Become a member (online or using our PDF Form) to enjoy discounts on programs and products, be invited to members only events and support the Center.

To browse our current programs for all ages, Please click here.

(718) 229-4000 or email us

Shop at our online store for APEC apparel.

     

228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, NY 11362
(718) 229-4000

(having trouble with a GPS? Try using Little Neck as the town instead)

APEC is located just east of the Cross Island Parkway on Northern Blvd. in Northeast Queens. We are a one story green building with parking behind the Center.

Public Transportation: Flushing Line (7 train) to Main St.; Q12 bus to Northern Blvd. (East). APEC has a bus stop right in front of the Center. It is the first building on the right after the Cross Island Parkway. The LIRR stops at Bayside (Port Washington line), and you can walk south to Northern Blvd. and catch the Q12 bus.


APEC Building

Visit the Alley Pond Environmental Center for a living – learning experience in environmental education in New York City.Our nature trails traverse ponds, salt marshes, forests and meadows where visitors will see shore birds, migrating flocks, and a variety of small animals. Or, visitors can attend one of APEC's many nature oriented programs for children and adults. Please explore our website to learn more.

APEC is dedicated to establishing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the environment and to preserving nature in an urban setting.


The building is open 7 days a week, except for major holidays. Monday - Friday APEC is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and we have varying hours on the weekend. Call ahead if coming in on a weekend. Please check the APEC calendar for closures. Walking trails are open from dawn to dusk, year ‘round.

Parking and entrance to the building and grounds is free, but we do have a suggested donation of $5 per person. You can contribute right at the front desk of APEC if you wish to do so!

 

Saturday
October 19

Flour Dough Sculpture Making
Ages 7 and up (parent participation)

Join Master flour dough artist, Xun Ye, for this unique workshop in traditional Chinese flour dough sculpture. Participants will learn basic dough art techniques to create their own animal or flower sculptures. Ye will also share a brief history of this art form and will demonstrate the sculpting of a child’s face. All materials included.

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TIME: 1:00-2:30 FEE: $5*

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


Annual Membership Meeting
Open to the APEC Community

A brief Membership Meeting with Elections will be held. Come to learn more about our upcoming move and our new building project status. Meet the Artist – Brad Shur - during light refreshments

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TIME: 4:00 pm FREE, but spots are limited


Cardboard Explosion!
Ages 5 and up (parent participation for children under 12)

Join us for a one-of-a-kind puppetry experience! “Cardboard Explosion!” brings four original stories to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. With help from the audience, puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters, then brings them to life right before your eyes. Get ready to outsmart dragons, choose-your-own superpower, and train adorable animal sidekicks in this fun, energetic, participatory show.

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TIME: 4:30 pm FEE: $5*

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!