Registration Information

 

Pre-registration is required for all programs.


Registration for Summer and Fall 2016 (July - December) weekly programs is ongoing.

 

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.



Payment:

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: $6.50/adult with a $50.00 minimum (staff is free)

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

Family and Adult Programs

APEC June

Saturday
July 16

Star Searchers – “Exploring the Night Sky”
Adults, children ages 9 and up

The month of July gives sky observers the chance to see the constellation Scorpio with the red supergiant star Antares that will eventually explode as a supernova. Jupiter the largest planet and its 4 moons will be very exciting to see just as Galileo did 400 years ago. Saturn the ringed planet should be seen low in the sky as well. The summer triangle of Vega, Deneb, and Altair will be shining brilliantly overhead. Seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich will lead each of these interactive astronomy programs. Each program features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, fun and games followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Handout information packet is included. Limited to 20 participants. (although this is an adult workshop, children ages 9 and up are welcome to register as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult). Funded in part by Capital One Bank.

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TIME: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm FEE: $9 Members, $15 Non-Members


 

Thursday
July 28

Turkish Cooking with Sila
Adults

Ms. Sila Asa, Program Coordinator at the Turkish Cultural Center Queens, is back by popular demand. She will show how to prepare some authentic Turkish food. Take home recipes after sharing a wonderful sampling of dishes, including dessert. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm FEE: $15 Members, $21 Non-Members


 

Thursday
August 11

Summer Vegan Picnic Class
Adults

Summer is the season for picnics. Come join “Tastee Vegan” chef, Liza, as she teaches you some easy and delicious vegan picnic recipes, which of course will end with dessert. Participants will be welcome to sample the dishes. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm FEE: $15 Members, $21 Non-Members


 

Saturday
August 13

Star Searchers – “Exploring the Night Sky”
Adults, children ages 9 and up

On August 13th look up in the sky with your eyes you should see a few meteors from the Perseid Meteor shower. Also the great stars of the summer triangle Vega, Deneb, and Altair will glow like diamonds in the night sky. The planets Jupiter and its 4 moons and Saturn with its icy rings should adorn the sky as well. Seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich will lead each of these interactive astronomy programs. Each program features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, fun and games followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Handout information packet is included. Limited to 20 participants. (although this is an adult workshop, children ages 9 and up are welcome to register as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult). Funded in part by Capital One Bank.

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TIME: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm FEE: $9 Members, $15 Non-Members


 

Wednesday
August 17

All Things Royal!
Ages 9 and up

Join us in this workshop featuring royal designs in royal icing. Learn to pipe 2D cupcake toppers and decorate cookies with this versatile decorating medium. This workshop will be led by Selina Sabolboro, confectionary artist and founder of Epic Cake NYC. Limited to 16 participants.

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TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm FEE: $15 Members, $21 Non-Members


 

Thursday
September 8

Make Art After Dark - Freedom Tower with Reflecting Pool @ the 9/11 Memorial
Adults

We must remember as Americans even with great loss we stand united in freedom. In remembrance of our past and the hope for our future to come, join us for an artistic night and create this painting in two hours. Your artistic entertainer, Masa Kitani, from Creative Scene will take you step by step through the process. Spend quality time with your friends, make memories and take home your creations. All supplies and light refreshments included. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm FEE: $26 Members, $32 Non-Members


 

Saturday
September 17

Star Searchers – “Exploring the Night Sky”
Adults, children ages 9 and up

The summer triangle of Vega, Deneb and Altair are overhead. You will be able to see the Northern Cross in the constellation Cygnus the swan. The Big Dipper will be located in the northern skies. The largest planets Jupiter and Saturn many times the size of the earth should be in the southern skies. Also an extra treat the fall constellations will be rising in the east and we should see the furthest object with the naked eye the Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years distant. Seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich will lead each of these interactive astronomy programs. Each program features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, fun and games followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Handout information packet is included. Limited to 20 participants. (although this is an adult workshop, children ages 9 and up are welcome to register as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult). Funded in part by Capital One Bank.

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TIME: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm FEE: $9 Members, $15 Non-Members


 

 

Ongoing

Yoga in the Elements

Nature is the perfect setting for a serene yoga session. Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini creates a multi-level adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellant. Limited to 8 participants. Class will be held indoors if weather is inclement.

Fee: $10m/$16NM per session; register for one, a few, or all!

Saturdays, June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 10, September 17
9:15 am - 10:15 am

 

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 www.facebook.com/APEC.hikers or e-mail the Club facilitator at tom0153 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Mondays, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26
6:45 PM