Registration Information


Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Registration for Fall 2017 begins on June 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm.


Online Registration:

Please click here to register.

APEC is only able to accept in person or phone registrations Monday - Friday. You can register online at any time.

Please pay careful attention to the age range of the program you are registering for. Program fees are non-refundable. In the event that you register your child for a class that is not age appropriate, we will contact you to discuss transferring your child to an age appropriate program or hold the credit for a future class.


If registering by phone or online, you must pay by credit card. If you are registering in person, we prefer payment by cash or check (payable to APEC).

Waiting List:

If it appears that you will be closed out of a particular class, please put your name on the waiting list online. Additional classes may be added. You will be notified if that occurs.

Missed Classes:

No refunds or credits will be given for any programs. You may give your spot to another child if the child is the appropriate age for the program. Please phone APEC to let us know the switch of names.

Make-up Policy:

A make-up session is only offered for children attending multi-session programs during the regular school year. Only ONE make-up program is available, regardless of how many classes a child misses. At the start of the semester, parents will be given a handout with the make-up class date. In order to attend the make-up session, you must notify the Early Childhood Coordinator at (718) 229-4000 ext. 207 to sign up for the class. Notification is required so adequate staff and materials are prepared. Make-up classes are not available for summer programs.

Age Requirement:

Your child MUST reach the required age for a particular program either before or during the month that he/she begins that program. All programs are drop-off unless otherwise noted. Participants in drop off classes must be able to use the bathroom independently .

Trial Classes:

APEC does not offer trial classes. Try one of our one-time weekend programs! They are an accurate representation of how we run our weekly programs.

APEC Senior GroupsAPEC offers 1 hour programs for Senior Citizen Groups both on and off site.

On site fees: $7.50/adult with a $50.00 minimum (staff is free)

Off-site Outreach: varies depending on number of programs and location


Date to be determined

Turkish Cooking with Ms. Sila

Join Ms. Sila Asa, Program Coordinator at the Turkish Cultural Center in Queens, for this hands on adventure into Turkish Cooking. Sila will take you step by step in how to prepare sultans kebab, made with chicken or beef, potatoes, peas and carrots wrapped with phyllo dough along with a few other authentic dishes TBD. Take home recipes after sharing a wonderful meal together including a sampling. Please call for menu. Limited to 15 participants.

TIME: 7:00 pm FEE: $20 Members, $26 Not Yet a Member


August 15

APEC’s Book Circle

BOTM: The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright - survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. Our book circle is for adults who enjoy a variety of books, and lively discussions over light refreshments in a pleasant setting. We will meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please pre-register if you plan on joining us as from time to time we will be outside of APEC.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 Free


September 12

APEC’s Book Circle

BOTM: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – a riveting psychological thriller. Our book circle is for adults who enjoy a variety of books, and lively discussions over light refreshments in a pleasant setting. We will meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please pre-register if you plan on joining us as from time to time we will be outside of APEC.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 Free


September 14

Bengali Cuisine

Join Biny in the APEC kitchen as she transports you to Bangladesh through its colorful and flavorful cuisine! Born and raised in Queens, NY – she has been an avid cook with a passion for all things food for over 10 years, recently offering cooking classes out of her own home kitchen. We will be cooking a traditional chicken curry – and you’ll be surprised to learn that it involves no actual “CURRY”. To have along with this, we will prepare a classic DAAL or lentil soup that is served over rice and is a staple of the Bengali diet. Rich in vitamins and nutrients, this meal provides a hearty welcome to your palate. We will also enjoy some hot Chai tea – very different from what you may order from the coffee shop and some yummy Bengali sweets! Let’s get cooking with #binyskitchen at APEC! Limited to 12 participants.

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TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FEE: $25 Members, $31 Not Yet a Member



APEC Hiking Club and Trail Crew

Our Hiking Club is for adults, and we will explore local areas suited for easy to moderate hikes. We will also contribute to the muscle required to develop a Trail Crew to benefit the Environmental Center. APEC membership is required, and we will also be members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference (requiring additional dues). The Club covers these extra costs by chipping in $2 per monthly outing that you attend. The Conference will guide us in how we develop the trail crew. We intend to whistle while we work, so come out for the fun.

We will have a monthly informational meeting to discuss plans for upcoming hikes, monthly outings and other opportunities, in addition to the regular weekly hikes planned by the group (weather and season permitting). Plan to join us to see what we are up to on the dates listed below! APEC Hikers takes advantage of the fine weather and longer days by scheduling weekly hikes for its membership. To learn more about these hikes and our regular outings, please visit or e-mail the Club facilitator at tom0153 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

6:45 PM- 8:00 PM

Monday June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24


Adult Citizen Science Club

Galileo studied changes in the surface of the sun. Charles Darwin noticed differences in the beaks of Galápagos finches. People noticing loss of crows heralded West Nile disease.

We challenge you to carefully observe and document something that interests you, be it a pattern, a change, or a trend that’s happening now or that occurred in the past.

You can use a variety of techniques to make and record your observations, such as photography, video, drawing, data visualization, note-taking—any method that helps you share what you’ve seen in a way that tells a story, suggests a possible explanation, or raises further questions. Be curious, and make us curious too.

All you have to do is: Attend our meetings! Help start this club off on the right path.

meetings are on the Second and Fourth Sundays of the Month at 10:00am at APEC