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

Wednesday
September 27

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 to receive more information. September book selection – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

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TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FREE


 

Thursday
October 5

Ghana Cooking Class with Chef Charles
Adults

Ghana Chicken Light Soup Class

In this class, Chef Charles, of the Tropical Ghana Cooking Project and cookbook author of Tropical Ghana Delights, will be teaching how to make one of Ghana’s popular soups – Ghana’s Chicken Light Soup - a light tomato base soup that’s fiercely loaded with nutrients, very aromatic while providing the needed energy on any given day. Limited to 15 participants.

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


 

Saturday
October 7

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

Walk through APEC’s trails, accompanied by a member of Queens County Bird Club. Try to spot our various species of birds – both the year-round residents and the multitudes of warblers migrating through at this time. Listen for their songs. Learn to use binoculars and a field guide. Wear hiking shoes, sneakers, or other closed-toe shoes that you won’t mind getting muddy. Bring binoculars if you have them.. Although this walk is free, pre-registration is required as spots are limited. This walk will cover some rough terrain and is not suitable for persons with limited mobility. Limited to 20 participants

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TIME: 9:30 – 11:30 FREE


 

Friday
October 13

Geology Workshop – Can you Dig It?
Adults

Volcanoes, diamonds, marble and fossils. Join us for an evening of light wine and light refreshments as you discover how these are all part of our fascinating geologic cycle in a hands-on program. Ranger Eric Powers brings his extraordinary rock collection and invites you to bring your own specimens to investigate together. Participants will leave with a free fossil from Ranger Eric’s collection. Enjoy wine and cheese reception.

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


 

Saturday
October 14

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 9:15 – 10:15 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).

October 14 Sky Highlights The main sky highlights for this month is to locate the summer triangle of Deneb, Vega, and Altair. Inside the constellation Cygnus is the Northern Cross with the most beautiful double star in the northern hemisphere Albeireo. See the Great Square of Pegasus where the first exo-planet was discovered, and the Andromeda galaxy. We should be able to see the ringed planet Saturn in the southwest skies as well

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


 

Sunday
October 15

Alley Pond Environmental Center’s 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
APEC Members

If you are a current APEC Member, you are cordially invited to attend APEC Annual membership meeting. featuring a program by: Cyril the ReSorcerer. He uses magic to entertain, educate, and communicate the message of sustainability. The strength of his performances comes from the combination of his years as an environmental professional, a magician, and a storyteller.

ResourceryTM is his blend of magic focused on the message of sustainability.

Seats are limited. You must be a current APEC member to attend. APEC has always been fortunate to have supportive members, like you. They are a major part of what APEC so special. Please RSVP online at alleypond.com/specialevents or by calling 718-229-4000 ext. 0 by October 6th.

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TIME: 3:30 pm FREE


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.

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


 

Wednesday
October 18

Novel Nights
Adults

Book of the Month: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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 to receive more information.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 FREE


 

Thursday
October 19

Pet Care Certification Class : Pet CPR, First Aid & Care for Dogs & Cats
Teens - Adults

Hosted by In Home Pet Services, this four hour course will include CPR, breathing, choking, bleeding, poisoning - so much more! Learn how to calmly and confidently handle ANY emergency that can happen with your pet. For Pet Professionals and Pet Owners. (no pet owner or pro should be without this class!) Topics learned include: --How to perform CPR & Rescue Breathing on your dogs and cats --What to do if you pet is Choking, Bleeding, Poisoned, has a burn, insect bite, heat or cold injury, seizure, and more! How to do a snout to tail assessment, quickly muzzle an injured pet, take your pets vitals more! Each student receives a 2-yr certificate, full take-home manual, emergency muzzle, & more. Complimentary refreshments. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 4:00 – 8:00 FEE: $90 Members, $96 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
October 21

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

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


 

Sunday
October 22

Here’s to Your Health Workshop with Dr. Peter Rouvelas
Adults

Join cardiologist Dr. Peter Rouvelas as he leads this healthy diet workshop where you will learn:
- the components of the anti-inflammatory diet.
- how food can be a tool toward the relief of medical disease.
- powerful inflammation-busting foods you should introduce immediately.
- medical conditions influenced by inflammation and diet.
- disease prevention and treatment through the AI
- what to do next? Taking charge of your diet.

This is a free workshop, however pre-registration is required. Parents, note, there are convenient APEC drop off classes happening at the same time. Light refreshments.

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TIME: 1:30 PM-3:15 PM FREE


 

Saturday
October 28

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

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


 

Saturday
November 4

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

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


 

Friday
November 10

Then and Now – Bayside and Flushing
Adults

Historian Jason Antos will lead this interactive lecture on the history of Bayside and Flushing and the Native Americans who inhabited this area. Enjoy apple cider (spiked or plain) and refreshments.

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


 

Saturday
November 11

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 9:15 – 10:15 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).

November 11 Sky Highlights The main sky highlights for this month are the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Great Square of Pegasus. Will locate the constellation Taurus and see the open star cluster Hyades. Also, we hope to see the beautiful open cluster the Plieades or the "seven sisters". We will observe open star clusters in the constellation Auriga, and observe the sun like star Capella as well.

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


 

Wednesday
November 15

Novel Nights
Adults

Book of the Month: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

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 to receive more information.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 FREE


 

Friday
November 17

Autumn Wine and Paint Night
Adults

Enjoy a glass of wine and crudités while you get in touch with your artsy side. Masa Kitani, event specialist at Creative Scene, will lead this light hearted artistic evening taking you through the process of creating this beautiful painting. All supplies included. Limited to 30 participants. (doors open at 6:30 pm)

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


 

Saturday
November 18

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Thanksgiving Feel Good – Do Good Session! Bring a non-perishable food item to your yoga session. APEC Young Chefs will be making up Thanksgiving Baskets that afternoon for needy families with the donations collected, to be distributed for Thanksgiving.

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

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


 

Sunday
November 19

Sunday Brunch Terrarium Class by luludi living art
Adults and Teens

Creating a mini living world is fun AND healthy! 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. Class includes light brunch and coffee/tea.

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TIME: 11:00 – 12:00 FEE: $45 Members, $51 Not Yet a Member


Saturday
December 2

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

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


 

Friday
December 8

Turkish Fare for the Holidays
Adults

Add some Turkish fare to your holidays this season with Sila Asa, Program Coordinator at the Turkish Cultural Center in Queens. Sila will take you step by step in how to prepare authentic Turkish dishes. Take home recipes after sharing a wonderful meal together including a sampling Turkish coffee flavored with amaretto or crème de menthe. Please call for menu. Limited to 15 participants.

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


 

Saturday
December 9

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

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


 

Saturday
December 16

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga
Ages: 14 years old – adults

Book your spot and bring your mat! Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini will lead these hour long yoga sessions. Using an adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students, yoga promotes good health through breath and movement. Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

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


Star Gazing Wonders – Astronomy Night

Winter Solstice Star Celebration
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).

December 16 Sky Highlights

The main sky highlights for this month would be observing the constellation Orion consisting of the red giant star Betelgeuse and blue giant Rigel. Also, we will see the Great Orion Nebula. We will locate the open cluster of the Plieades and observe the faint Andromeda galaxy. This month we will run our winter solstice star party as well. Everyone is invited to bring their telescopes and binoculars as we serve snacks, refreshments, and play games as well. It is a fun and rewarding night for all to enjoy.

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


 

Wednesday
December 20

Novel Nights
Adults

Book of the Month: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

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 to receive more information.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 FREE


 


Ongoing

Tai Chi for Beginners - Fall 5 week series
Adults

Join Certified Instructor Elaine Fleischman for Beginner's Tai Chi. These ultimate exercises will help bolster your immune system, reduce stress and anxiety, create harmony and peace in your life, increase your strength, energy and flexibility, improve your cardiovascular system, relieve aches and pains and improve your balance. Limited to 12 participants.

Mondays: November 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 11

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TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 FEE: $55 Members, $72 Not Yet a Member


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

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FEE: FREE

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20

Sept. 20 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Oct.  18   Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nov. 15   Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Dec. 20   The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

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 September 25, October 30, November 27 and December 18