Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.


Online Registration:

Please click here to register.

Registration for July & August programs open Wednesday, June 16.

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.



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:

If it appears that you will be closed out of a particular class, please put your name on the waiting list online. You will be notified via phone call or email if any changes occur, and your child has a space in the program.

Refunds will only be applied to multi-session programs if the spot is filled. If the spot in the program is not filled, a credit will be applied to your account. A $25 cancellation processing fee will be deducted from the total refunded or credited.



Make-up Policy:

There are NO make-up classes for single session programs.

A make-up session is only offered for children attending multi-session early childhood programs during the Fall, Winter or Spring. 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.



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. Parents must bring their child to the classroom for their drop-off program. Participants in drop off classes must able to use the bathroom independently.

Due to space constraints in our classrooms, one parent per child is permitted in parent participation classes.



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.

Wednesday
July 24

Backyard Composting Workshop
Adults

Join the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden to learn about composting and its role in your urban garden! Keep your carrot tops, banana peels, and coffee grounds local by turning them into nutrient-rich compost in your own backyard. We will explore easy methods for composting at home or in community spaces. Complimentary childcare available upon request.

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TIME: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm FEE: $10*

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


 

Friday
July 26

Self-Defense Seminar
12 – Adults

Back by popular demand, Coach Butch and Amanda, of Butches Boxing & MMA , and his team will lead this seminar as a basic introduction on self-defense. They will go over true to life scenarios and how to properly escape them, including both the psychological and physical aspects of self-defense, such as, how to defend against someone trying to pin you to the ground, control you by grabbing your hair, etc. You will learn to defend basic punches and review some vital tactics to boost your confidence in your ability to get out of potentially threatening situations. Complimentary childcare available upon request.

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TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm FEE: $10*

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


 

Saturday
July 27

Family Animal Meet & Greet
Ages 3 & up with Adults

Enjoy a family experience meeting animals at APEC! Learn some interesting facts about animals and meet five different animals from APEC’s Animal Collection. Friends are also welcome as part of your party of FOUR. $18 per family of FOUR or less people.

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TIME: 12:30 – 1:30 FEE: $18 per family of FOUR or less people*

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


 

Sunday
August 4

Family Animal Meet & Greet
Ages 3 & up with Adults

Enjoy a family experience meeting animals at APEC! Learn some interesting facts about animals and meet five different animals from APEC’s Animal Collection. Friends are also welcome as part of your party of FOUR. $18 per family of FOUR or less people.

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TIME: 1:30 - 2:30 FEE: $18 per family of FOUR or less people*

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


 

Thursday
August 8

A Dash of Summer - Cooking with Chef Biny
Adults

Join Biny once again as we cook a wonderful light Bengali Summer dish! Together we will make a vegetarian meal of a traditional curry made with Lau- a type of squash, served with rice and a side of vine ripened tomato chutney. Complimentary childcare available upon request.

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TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FEE: $22*

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


 

Thursday
August 15

Upcycled Illuminated Paint and Sip Night
Adults

Brighten cozy summer nights with illuminated wine bottle décor. Your evening includes all supplies, materials, and step-by-step art lesson with Masa Kitani of Creative Scene Inc. Create your light-up wine bottle (wine bottle and lights with batteries included) while sipping wine and enjoying a sampling of light snacks.

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TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FEE: $22*-*

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


 


Ongoing

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.

6:45 PM- 8:00 PM

MondayJune 24, July 29, & August 26

 

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