Registration Information

 

Pre-registration is required for all programs.


Registration for Summer and Fall 2016 (July - December) weekly programs is ongoing.

Registration for one time fall programs opens online on Tuesday, September 13 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

Thursday
September 8

Make Art After Dark - Freedom Tower with Reflecting Pool @ the 9/11 Memorial
Adults

We must remember as Americans even with great loss we stand united in freedom. In remembrance of our past and the hope for our future to come, join us for an artistic night and create this painting in two hours. Your artistic entertainer, Masa Kitani, from Creative Scene will take you step by step through the process. Spend quality time with your friends, make memories and take home your creations. All supplies and light refreshments included. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm FEE: $26 Members, $32 Non-Members


 

Saturday
September 17

Star Searchers – “Exploring the Night Sky”
Adults, children ages 9 and up

The summer triangle of Vega, Deneb and Altair are overhead. You will be able to see the Northern Cross in the constellation Cygnus the swan. The Big Dipper will be located in the northern skies. The largest planets Jupiter and Saturn many times the size of the earth should be in the southern skies. Also an extra treat the fall constellations will be rising in the east and we should see the furthest object with the naked eye the Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years distant. 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). Funded in part by Capital One Bank.

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TIME: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm FEE: $9 Members, $15 Non-Members


Saturday
October 1

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 am – 11:30 am FEE: Free


 

Saturday
October 15

Star Searchers – “Exploring the Night Sky”
Adults, children ages 9 and up

The full moon will be rising this night showing its thousands of craters, mountains & seas. The October skies will host the two planets Mars the red planet and Saturn the ringed planet. Some of the deep sky highlights for October are the farthest object that can be seen with the naked eye the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the double open cluster in Perseus, and Albireo the most famous binary or double star in the northern hemisphere. 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). Rain date October 22

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TIME7:30 pm FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Thursday
October 20

Mofongo Night with Chef Carolina
Adults

Dominican Chef Carolina Mourelle, will demonstrate a menu featuring Yuca Mofongo (cassava mofongo) and original mofongo (plantain mofongo). Take home recipes after sharing a sampling of these delicious dishes. Limited to 15 participants.

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


Saturday
November 12

Star Searchers – “Exploring the Night Sky”
Adults, children ages 9 and up

The full moon will be rising this night showing its thousands of craters. mountains, and seas. The red planet Mars will be visible this night as well. Saturn and its rings provide a spectacular attraction will be seen through November. See the constellation of the Great Square of Pegasus connected to the Andromeda constellation which includes the Andromeda Galaxy. In the north Ursa Major or the Big Dipper will be seen as well. 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). .Rain date November 19.

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


 

Thursday
November 17

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 20 participants.

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


Saturday
December 17

Winter Solstice Star Celebration
Adults, children ages 9 and up

Join professor/astronomer Mark Freilich for an evening of star gazing and a party in celebration of the winter solstice. What is a “solstice”? How does it relate to the sun and the earth? In addition to Mr. Freilich’s usual lecture, we will be enjoying some light snacks and fellowship with fellow star gazers. The full moon will be rising showing thousands of craters, mountains, and seas. The winter sky boasts the brightest stars of any season. Orion the hunter dominates the evening sky. The bright blue star Rigel and the red super giant Betelgeuse will be available for viewing. Also visible will be the brightest star in the sky Sirius in Canis Major, and the beautiful open sky cluster the Pleiades (7 sisters) in the constellation Taurus. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 7:00 pm FEE: $12 Members, $18 Not Yet a Member


 

Ongoing

Yoga in the Elements

Nature is the perfect setting for a serene yoga session. Certified master yoga instructor Mike Mancini creates a multi-level adaptable approach suitable for beginners to experienced students. Bring your own mat, towel, water bottle and insect repellant. Limited to 8 participants. Class will be held indoors if weather is inclement.

Fee: $10m/$16NYM per session; register for one, a few, or all!

Saturdays, June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 10, September 17
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

 

The Nature of Yoga

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.  Multiple sessions are encouraged. Limited to 8 participants

FEE: $10M/$16NYM; REGISTER FOR ONE, A FEW, OR ALL!

Saturdays, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 5, November 19, December 3, December 17
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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.

Mondays, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26
6:45 PM

Mondays, October 31, November 28, December 19
6:45 PM- 8:00 PM