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!


April 4

APEC’s Annual Green Gala

Alley Pond Environmental Center is a nonprofit organization in Queens enriching New York City community members on sustainability and the need to work together to save our planet.

APEC has been an educational hub for environmental studies for over 40 years! Our environmental education programs service more than 53,000 children per year. We also offer family and adult programs to over 20,000 adults per year.

This year, our annual Green Gala is April 4, 2019 and we would like your support. There are several options in which you may contribute to supporting our center, including:
• Providing a prize to raffle at our Gala Silent Auction
• Buying an advertisement in our Green Gala Journal
• Participating in the 50/50 Raffle
• Attending our Green Gala on April 4, 2019

We hope we can count on you to support this event which allows us to continue to offer the environmental education programs for more than 72,000 children and adults per year.

Click here to purchase tickets, sponsorships, or journal ads!


May 1

Alley Creek and Little Neck Bay Clean Water Update
Open to all

A Review of Issues and Solutions for Rainwater and Sewage Management Affecting Our Local Water and Shorelines Representatives from the -New York City Department of Environmental Protection, -Natural Resources division of New York City Parks and the -SWIM (Storm Water Infrastructure Matters) Coalition of clean water advocates will hold a community exchange of news, information and future plans for our Northeast Queens Watershed

Click here to register

TIME: 6:30 pm Free