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.


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

May 23

Homemade Pasta and How to Make Tomato Sauce

Join Julie Reilly, founder of Chefs d’Future, LLC, for this interactive workshop where participants will learn how to make homemade gnocchi. Using dough to craft the pasta, participants will make and take home about one pound each (to boil at home). This will be followed by a demonstration on how to make tomato sauce. There will be enough sauce for everyone to take some home. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 – 8 pm FEE: $25*

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


June 1

GreenMarket Taste and Tour

Presentations will introduce the Greenmarket, who we are, where we are, and what we do, include information about benefits accepted in the markets, including SNAP/EBT, Health Bucks, and more, present information about healthy eating, and include a cooking demonstration using Greenmarket produce – with a sampling for attendees. This presentation includes admission to a free tour with Susie Spodek of GrowNYC, at the Forest Hills Greenmarket, on Sunday June 2nd (time to be given at the end of this program). Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 3 – 4 pm FEE: $*10!

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


June 7

Astor Apiaries Presents Home Brewing with Honey (mead making)
Adults 21+

Always wanted to brew an adult beverage in the comfort of your own home? Join local beekeeper, hobby home brewer and co-founder of Astor Apiaries, Nick Hoefly, to learn the process of turning honey into mead.

Class will start with a brief discussion on the basics of simple home brewing, and a honey and mead tasting. Following the tasting, Nick will demonstrate and prepare a gallon of mead starter and answer any questions. Students will leave with a handout outlining the information discussed in the class and some recipes. This class is geared toward beginner homebrewers with little to no experience brewing. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 7 – 8:30 FEE: $24*

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


June 19

APEC’s Book Circle

BOTM: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: A Novel by Gail Honeyman.

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

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


June 26

Casual Summer Wine and Food Pairing
Adults 21+

Robust Red, Stinky Cheeses & Hors D'oeuvres Whether you're looking for party ideas or just want to have fun and a fascinating time sampling lush red wines from around the world with hearty cheeses and beautiful hors d'oeuvres. Come spend an evening with Nicola Campbell, Chef Mom as she discusses pairing food with wines as you sip and eat the evening away. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 FEE: $26*

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



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 or e-mail the Club facilitator at tom0153 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

6:45 PM- 8:00 PM

MondayMarch 25, April 29, May 20 and June 24


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