Registration Information


Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Registration for Summer 2016 classes will be available for online registration beginning at 1PM on Tuesday, May 31.

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: $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


June 18

Star Searchers – “Exploring the Night Sky”
Adults, Children ages 9 and up (children must be accompanied by adult)

Jupiter again dominates the sky as the largest planet in the solar system. See the first star of summer the blue giant star Vega. You will be able to locate the summer triangle Vega, Deneb, and Altair. A great celestial site is the northern cross in the constellation in Cygnus the swan. Observe the best double star in the sky Albeireo. See the bright star Spica along with hundreds of galaxies in the Virgo galaxy cluster. We will see the ring nebula a planetary nebula of a star in old age as the star sheds its outer layers in the constellation Lyra. 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. (rain date June 25)

Click here to register

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



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 10 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
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 or e-mail the Club facilitator at tom0153 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Mondays, June 27
6:45 PM