Registration Information

 

Pre-registration is required for all programs.


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.



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 missed programs.

If APEC is notified within one week that the registrant cannot attend or if APEC cancels the program, a registration credit the amount of the class will be applied to you account to be used for future APEC program registration.

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.

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
January 16

APEC’s Book Circle
Open to All

BOTM: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A Novel by Catherine Ingelman-Sundberg. Our book circle is designed for adults who enjoy a variety of books, and lively discussions over light refreshments in a pleasant setting. We meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please pre-register if you plan on joining us as from time to time we will be outside of APEC.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm FREE


Friday
January 18

Lunch Hour Learning Monthly Series: Preparing Your Garden for Spring
Adults

QBG expert will led this workshop which will focus on caring for your plants and soil appropriately. The workshop will cover soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and planning tips to help you get your garden rolling as soon as the weather warms up. Bring your own lunch. Participants will receive a compost goodie bag and compostable pot to start seedlings in. Limited to 25 participants. These informal workshops are specifically designed for adults. They are led by experts in their field and typically held once a month covering a different focus each time. Please check our website or call for future guest speakers and to register.

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TIME: 12:30 – 1:30 pm FEE: $6*!

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


 

Saturday
January 19

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 because of all of the spring water constantly feeding it, so 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.

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TIME: 9:30 am – 11:30 am FREE


 

Sunday
January 27

Winter Seasonal Stroll
Adults

Mother Nature is fascinating in all seasons. Learn how she survives in the cold. Join naturalist Virginia Dankel on this wintery guided interactive stroll. A cup of hot cocoa included to bring along on the walk. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 11 am – 12 pm FEE: $10*!

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


 

Wednesday
January 30

Winter Soups Lao Style
Adults

Stay warm with simple, healthy and tasty Lao Soup. Chef Penn Hongthong will demonstrate how to make four soups (all gluten free) from one whole chicken: Rice Soup (good for cold), Lemongrass Soup with Chicken, Watercress and Tofu Soup and Chicken Ginger Soup (great for cold). There will be tasting after. Please bring your own soft drink. Penn is the author of Simple Laotian Cooking and Healthy Lao Cuisine. Penn also host Simple Lao Cuisine on channel 20 East Hampton and YouTube: Penn Hongthong. Complimentary babysitting available. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FEE: $31*!

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


 

Thursday
February 7

Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for our Animal Ambassadors Sip, Dip and Paint Evening
Adults 21 +

A canvas to paint – a drink to sip! Enjoy this paint evening with Masa Kitani, event specialist at Creative Scene. She will lead this light hearted artistic evening taking you through the process of creating this beautiful painting. All supplies included. Enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink as you create. Limited to 20 participants. Partial proceeds will go towards our animal care.

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TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm FEE: $35*!

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


 

Wednesday
February 20

APEC’s Book Circle
Open to All

BOTM: Love in the Driest Season by Neely Tucker. Our book circle is designed for adults who enjoy a variety of books, and lively discussions over light refreshments in a pleasant setting. We meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please pre-register if you plan on joining us as from time to time we will be outside of APEC.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm FREE


Friday
February 22

Bengali Cooking
Age

Join Biny once again as she transports you to Bangladesh through colorful and flavorful cuisine! Born and raised in Queens, NY – she has been an avid cook with a passion for all things food for over 10 years. She spends her free time teaching cooking classes out of her home kitchen and mentoring young aspiring chefs! Together we will create a Bengali comfort staple: Haleem - a Bengali Winter Stew with lentils and lamb– rich in protein, vitamins and nutrients along with some Bengali surprises. Complimentary babysitting available. Limited to 12 participants.

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TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm FEE: $26*!

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


 

Saturday
March 9

Morning Bird Walk
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. This walk may cover some rough terrain and may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility. Limited to 10 participants.

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TIME: 10 am – 11:30 am FEE: $5*!

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


 

Thursday
March 14

Turkish Table
Adults

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 (vegetarian options available). Complimentary babysitting available. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm FEE: $26*!

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


 

Wednesday
March 20

APEC’s Book Circle
Open to All

BOTM: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. Our book circle is designed for adults who enjoy a variety of books, and lively discussions over light refreshments in a pleasant setting. We meet monthly, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please pre-register if you plan on joining us as from time to time we will be outside of APEC.

Click here to register

TIME: 6:00 – 7:30 pm FREE


 

Saturday
March 30

Starting Beekeeping: What you’ll Need and Need to Know
Adults

If you’re thinking about starting a backyard beehive or are just curious about what’s involved with keeping bees, then this is a great introductory class for you. Meet Master beekeeper, Ross Ber of Berz Beez, as he leads this one hour workshop. Enjoy honey sampling. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 9:00 am – 10:00 am FEE: $12*!

*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

Monday Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 

 

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