Registration Information

 

Pre-registration is required for all programs.


Registration for Fall 2016 (through December) is ongoing.

Registration for Winter 2017
(January - March 2017) opens online on
Tuesday, December 6
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: $6.50/adult with a $50.00 minimum (staff is free)

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

Saturday
February Session

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Certified master yoga instructor, Mike Mancini, will lead this one hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle. Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

February 4, 11, 25

Click here to register for the Februrary Session

TIME: 9:15 – 10:15 am FEE: $30 Members, $48 Not Yet a Member per session
or $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member per class


Wednesday
February 22

Melt Away the Winter Blues Paint Afternoon
Adults, children ages 8 and up

Join artistic entertainer, Masa Kitani, from Creative Scene, as she takes you step by step through the process of creating this beautiful winter scene on canvas. All supplies and light refreshments included. This workshop is geared towards children as well as for adults to enjoy. Limited to 20 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm FEE: $22 Members, $28 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
February 25

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

Walk around Oakland Lake accompanied by Nancy Tognan of the Queens County Bird Club to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese and more. Oakland Lake never complete freezes due to all of the spring water that constantly feeds into it. As a result, it becomes a freshwater duck magnet when other ponds are frozen. Meet at APEC at 9:30 for a brief orientation; learn to use binoculars and a field guide. Bring binoculars if you have them. Although this walk is free, pre-registration is required as space is limited. Limited to 20 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:30 am – 11:30 am FREE


Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Certified master yoga instructor, Mike Mancini, will lead this one hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle. Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
March Session

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Certified master yoga instructor, Mike Mancini, will lead this one hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle. Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

March 4, 18, 25

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 – 10:15 am FEE: $30 Members, $48 Not Yet a Member per sessions or $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member per clas


 

Saturday
March 4

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Certified master yoga instructor, Mike Mancini, will lead this one hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle. Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Wednesday
March 15

Novel Nights
Adults and Teens

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 frther information, contact info@alleypond.com

Click here to register

TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM FEE: FREE


 

Saturday
March 18

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Certified master yoga instructor, Mike Mancini, will lead this one hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle. Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


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

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city, now in its 20th year, will be led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich. Each program 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 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). (rain date March 25)

Click here to register

TIME: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm FEE: $9 Members, $15 Not Yet a Member


Wednesday
March 22

Turkish Table with Ms. Sila
Adults

Ms. Sila Asa, Program Coordinator at the Turkish Cultural Center Queens, will show how to prepare authentic Turkish dishes. Take home recipes after sharing a wonderful meal featuring the dishes made, including dessert. Please call for menu. Limited to 15 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
March 25

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Certified master yoga instructor, Mike Mancini, will lead this one hour yoga experience. This adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle. Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


April Session

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

April Session April 8, 22, 29

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TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $30 Members, $48 Not Yet a Member


 

Friday
April 7

Celebrate Empanadas and Appetizers with Chef Carolina
Adults

Dominican Chef Carolina Mourelle will celebrate National Empanadas Day with a menu featuring empanadas. Also on the menu is a lovely appetizer of stuffed brie with guava marmalade wrapped in puff pastry. Special attraction, sangria making demonstration by our very own sangria expert! Take home recipes after sharing a sampling of these delicious dishes. Limited to 15 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
April 8

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Wednesday
April 19

Novel Nights
Adults

We will meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, to discuss books in a casual setting over light refreshments. For further information contact info@alleypond.com . Please pre-register in order to receive book selections for the month.

Click here to register

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FREE


 

Friday
April 21

Wine Glass Painting – Celebrating Earth Day
Adults

Create your own unique Earth Day inspired wine glass, hand painted by you. Masa Kitani, Creative Scene's Event Specialist, will take you step by step through the process and you will leave with your very own masterpiece reflecting the beauty in nature. All supplies and light refreshments included. Paint your glass, sip wine, socialize and have fun. Limited to 20 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FEE: $28 Members, $34 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
April 22

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Earth Day Family Celebration
Ages 7 & up, with a paying adult

Celebrate Earth Day at APEC!! Enjoy a serene sunset nature walk through the wilds of APEC’s trails and discover springtime treasures. Then gather round for fireside Native American stories and music, honoring Mother Earth and the precious balance in the natural world. Pre-registration is required. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Limited to 40 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm FEE: $5 per person


 

Saturday
April 29

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
April 30

Joe Michael’s Mile Walk and Plastic Free Share-A-Brunch
Adults

Meet in the APEC parking lot to hike along the Joe Michael’s Trail along the Cross Island Parkway and beautiful Little Neck Bay. Walk will be led by founding APEC member, Joe Varon. Upon returning to the Center, we will have a light, environmental friendly Share-A-Brunch in the picnic area behind the Center. Pre-registration required and those who RSVP will be emailed further details.

Click here to register

TIME: 10:00 am FEE: FREE


 

May Session

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

May Session: May 6, 13, 20

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $30 Members, $48 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
May 6

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Wednesday
May 10

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.

Click here to register

TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
May 13

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Mother’s Day Nature Facials
Ages 7 – up

Spend quality time with your mother and enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of nature! This natural facials class, for mother and child, will liberate your skin’s potential and restore balance where needed. With tranquil music and scented candles creating a relaxing atmosphere, mothers and children will combine natural products such as mint, honey, cucumbers, bananas, crushed oats & egg whites to cleanse and soften their skin. Remember to wear comfortable clothes! A healthy snack and beverage included. Space limited…register early.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:30 am – 11:30 am FEE: $30 Per Pair of Members, $42 Per Pair of Not Yet Members


 

Wednesday
May 17

Novel Nights
Adults

We will meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, to discuss books in a casual setting over light refreshments. For further information contact info@alleypond.com . Please pre-register in order to receive book selections for the month.

Click here to register

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FREE


 

Saturday
May 20

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Star Gazing Wonders – Astronomy Night
Adults, children ages 9 and up

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). May Sky Highlights The two brightest stars among the traditional spring constellations are both Arcturus in the constellation Bootes and Spica in the constellation Virgo. But Jupiter the largest planet in the solar system steals the show. The Virgo galaxy cluster is in the sky in the constellation of Virgo as well. Also in the sky in the constellation Leo you can view the open star cluster "Beehive". Also the Hercules globular cluster can also be viewed in the spring skies.

Click here to register

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


 

June Session

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

June Session: June 3, 17, 24

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $30 Members, $48 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
June 3

Horseshoe Crabs of Long Island Sound
Adults; children ages 9 and up

Join APEC Board Member Bill Nieter, for an afternoon hike during the new moon tide to observe the annual ritual of horseshoe crab mating. Stroll along the shoreline to observe these prehistoric creatures while exploring the various habitats of the intertidal zone. There will be an opportunity for hands on exploration at the shore using scientific tools. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required.

Click here to register

TIME: 10:00 am FREE


Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
June 17

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Star Gazing Wonders – Astronomy Night
Adults, children ages 9 and up

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). June Sky Highlights The prime start to view this month is the red supergiant star Antares in the constellation Scorpio. The bright ringed planet Saturn and its rings are in the same constellation. Jupiter can be found in the western sky as well. The two largest planets can be seen at the same time in the sky.Since this month marks the beginning of summer the stars Vega in the constellation Lyra, Deneb, in the constellation Cygnus, and Altair in the constellation Aquila. These three star’s are known as the "summer triangle". Also in the constellation Cygnus Albeireo the best double star in the northern hemisphere can be viewed.

Click here to register

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


 

Wednesday
June 21

Novel Nights
Adults

We will meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month, to discuss books in a casual setting over light refreshments. For further information contact info@alleypond.com . Please pre-register in order to receive book selections for the month.

Click here to register

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FREE


 

Saturday
June 24

Get Your Zen On!
Adults

Join certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini for an hour of yoga. Regardless of yoga experience or fitness level, this adaptable approach is suitable for beginners to experienced students. Yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellent. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 am – 10:15 am FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
October 15

Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Adults, ages 21 and over only

Join us at APEC on Sunday, October 15th at 1pm for a Wine & Chocolate Pairing Event! Through a guided tasting, New York’s Chocolate Sommelier, Roxanne Browning, will pair exceptional artisan chocolates from around the world with delicious wine. Enjoy the fusion of aroma, texture, and flavor at this fun new event. The presentation will allow you to experience tidbits of chocolate information as your palette travels from the Amazon Rainforest to the tropical islands. Space is limited and advance tickets ARE required.

Click here to register

TIME: 1:00pm - 3:15pm FEE: $40 per person


 

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 frther information, contact info@alleypond.com

FEE: FREE

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesdays, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21

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

Mondays, January 30, February 27, March 27