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.



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

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

 

Thursday
April 19

APEC Green Gala

April 19, 2018
Terrace on the Park
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
52-11 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368
Click here for map and directions


David Schieren - Chief Executive Officer of Sunpower by EmPower Solar
Alice Lee - Business Change Manager for Anthem Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Rosemarie Favuzza - APEC Director of Education

Click here to view our ad sizes and sponsorship levels!

To support the center and purchase sponsorships, please call 718-229-4000.
To purchase tickets, click here.

 

April
2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Spring Into Fitness with Tai Chi - 5 week series
Adults

Join Certified Instructor Elaine Fleischman for Beginner's Tai Chi. Learn exercises to reduce stress and anxiety, create harmony and peace in your life, relieve aches and pains and more. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. Limited to 12 participants.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 pm FEE: $60 Members, $66 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
April 21

Stargazing Wonders – Astronomy Night
Adults, children ages 9 and up

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, 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 15 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).

Highlights for April skies
The Spring stars take over this month. We will be observing the moon this evening with all its craters. We should be able to observe the earth twin planet Venus as an evening star on the horizon. We will observe constellation Orion and the bright stars and clusters in the constellation Leo as well. Last but not least the beautiful open cluster Pleides.

(rain date April 28)

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TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Terrarium Class by luludi living art
Adults

A special Earth Day program!

Creating a mini living world is fun AND healthy and a great way to honor EARTH DAY! In this one-hour workshop we provide the glass, the lush succulents or air plants, soil, an array of mosses and tons of decorative pebbles and items to choose from. We provide fun, hands-on guidance and vision boards to get everyone inspired. At the end we show everyone how to easily care for their new terrariums. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 FEE: $50 Members, $56 Not Yet a Member


Sunday
April 22

Bringing Your Garden to Life Workshop
Adults

Join Ms. Patricia Yoon, Douglaston Garden Club member as she teaches you the basic on how to bring your garden to life using native species over invasive plants. Native seed planting activity will follow a brief power point presentation. Please bring a small container . End this workshop with a hike along our nature trails. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
April 28

Calling All Early Birders!
Adults

Grab your binoculars and join fellow birders in an early morning bird walk as we search for different bird species along the trails of APEC. Led by a seasoned APEC naturalist, we will meet at 9 am. Pre-registration is required. This walk might cover some rough terrain and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility.

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TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 FEE: $5 per person


 

Friday
May 4

HOME MADE SALSA CANNING CLASS
Adults

Laena McCarthy, founder and CEO of Anarchy in a Jar, will share her passion for putting things up with you in this Homemade Salsa Canning Class. In this class you'll learn the simple steps of homemade salsa, from fresh salsa to jarring, sealing and processing. We'll also cover the tools and tricks of preservation, such as safety and shelf-life, as well as various methods and canning history. Finally, we'll sample the delicious fruits of our labor, and you'll get recipes, tips and a jar to take home. Bonus: Laena will teach you the secrets of some of the best salsa in the world, created through her years of obsessive experimentation trying to recreate an infamous salsa from a taqueria in San Francisco. Skill level: beginner; but those with canning skills are welcome to join and learn some new tricks. You will walk away with the ability to: * source and select ingredients * cook and preserve shelf-stable salsa, while maximizing flavor * fill and process jars for shelf-stable salsa * share your homemade jar of salsa with friends! Limited to 25 participants. The proceeds from this class will go towards APEC’s children’s educational programming.

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TIME: 7:00 FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


 

Wednesday
May 9

Movie and Climate Reality Q and A discussion
Adults

Join us for an exciting evening of movie viewing and discussion about the major issues of Climate Change. The issues involving Climate Change are the most pressing environmental issues of the 21st century; all is not lost; we have the capacity to do something about them; come listen, learn and join the global effort to address climate change issues. View the award winning documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (2017) followed by audience discussion and commentary from Climate Reality Project leaders. FREE to all; pre-registration required; seating is limited to the first 40 registrants.

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TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free


 

Saturday
May 12

Spring Bird Walk for Beginners
Ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by adult)

Walk around APEC’s marsh accompanied by Nancy Tognan of the Queens County Bird Club to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese and more. Meet at APEC at 9:30 for a brief orientation; learn to use binoculars and a field guide. Bring binoculars if you have them. This walk will cover some rough terrain and is not suitable for persons with limited mobility. Although this walk is free, pre-registration is required as space is limited. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 9:30 – 11:30 FEE: $5 per person


 

Friday
May 18

Health, Happiness and Home Remedies with Essential Oils
Adults

Yuko Kudo will lead this workshop where you will learn the many uses of essential oils for health, happiness and home remedies. You will have an opportunity to consult with Ms. Kudo about your personalized health and happiness plan and order essential oils with her. Among other things, Ms. Kudo is a Certified Chakra Yoga Teacher from the Giving Tree Studio, Essential Oil Enthusiast and Certified Aroma Touch Practitioner.

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TIME: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm FEE: $6 Members, $12 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
May 19

Stargazing Wonders – Astronomy Night May
Adults, children ages 9 and up

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, 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 15 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). Highlights for the May skies Ursa major stalks high across the northern sky. Once we locate the big dipper we follow a line to the next major star the red giant in Arcturus, in the constellation Bootes, and we keep following the sky to the blue brilliant star Spica in the constellation Virgo the home of 2500 galaxies. We should be able to observe the evening star Venus and see the giant planet Jupiter on the eastern horizon. We will observe the moon as well. (rain date May 26)

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TIME: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Saturday
June 2
World Environment Day

World Wildlife with Animal Embassy
Adults, and Children ages 5 and up

Animal Embassy will take families on a journey around the globe with incredible live Animal Ambassadors! We will explore their diverse habitats and discuss some of the conservation issues and challenges they face. Animal Ambassadors will include animals such as a Eurasian Eagle Owl or an Eclectus Parrot, a Solomon Islands Monkey- Tailed Skink, a South American Milk Snake or Australian Green Tree Python, a Red Foot Tortoise, and an African Bullfrog or a New Caledonian Giant Gecko. For the softer side of nature, we’ll learn about a domestic Rabbit or African Crested Porcupine. Animal Embassy enables people of all ages to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive live animal presentation!

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TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 FEE: $8 Members, $14 Not Yet a Member


Outragehiss Pets
Ages 7 and up

John Tarrant created OUTRAGEHISSS…PETS as an exciting and safe way for kids to discover, imagine, and explore the world of animals. As an animal lover and avid herpeticulturist, John shares his love and knowledge of wildlife through educational and fun presentations that both delight and inform audiences of all ages.

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TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 FEE: $8 Members, $14 Not Yet a Member


World Environment Day Guided Walk
All Ages

Explore the ecodiversity of APEC’s nature trails with a free guided nature walk. Observe the biotic and abiotic features that characterize Alley Pond Creek and surrounding estuary, as well as our forested ecosystem.

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TIME: 3:00-4:00 FREE


Concert for the Environment Featuring the band: Gathering Time
Adults, and children ages 10 and up

Finish off World Environment Day with a folk-rock celebration! Gathering Time was voted best band runner-up (and top folk band) in the 2011 Long Island Press readers' poll, Gathering Time is like a high-energy Peter, Paul & Mary or a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, with various parts of The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and America mixed in; a head-turning folk-rock harmony trio described recently as "getting a whole beehive-full of buzz" on the northeast regional folk scene.

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TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 FEE: $15 per person

 

Saturday
June 9

Calling All Early Birders!
Adults

Grab your binoculars and join fellow birders in an early morning bird walk as we search for different bird species along the trails of APEC. Led by a seasoned APEC naturalist, we will meet at 9 am. Pre-registration is required. This walk might cover some rough terrain and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 FEE: $5 per person


 

Friday
June 22

Turkish Cooking with Ms. Sila
Adults

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.

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


 

Saturday
June 23

Stargazing Wonders – Astronomy Night June
Adults, children ages 9 and up

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, 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 15 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).

Highlights for the June skies
In the June skies is the peak month for the largest planet in the solar system Jupiter because it is closest to the Earth, and be high in the sky for all to view its belts and zones and the 4 Galalean moons. We will observe the red giant star Arcturus in the constellation Bootes and we should begin to see the brilliant first summer star Vega, and the best double star in Cygnus Albireo. We should be able to see the moon and all its craters as well.

(rain date June 30)

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TIME: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 


Ongoing

Novel Nights
Adults

We will meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, to discuss books in a casual setting over light refreshments. At our first meeting in January, our book pick will be announced. Books will then be chosen by members. For further information, contact info@alleypond.com

March 21         Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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FEE: FREE

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Page Turners Book Circle
Adults

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.

April 18 – Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
May 16 – The Tea Planters Wife by Dinah Jeffries
June 20 – Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

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TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FREE


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

Monday March 26, 2018, April 30, May 21, June 25

 

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.

Beginning Sunday, October 8th, 2017 we will meet the Second and Fourth Sundays of the Month at 10:00am at APEC