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

 

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.

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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


 

Registration opens Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:00 PM

 

Friday
January 12

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


Wednesday
January 17

Novel Nights
Adults

Book of the month: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. 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 KPierro@alleypond.com.

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TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FEE: $ Members, $ Not Yet a Member


 

Friday
January 19

Essential Oils Exploration Workshop
Adults

Start the new year off by learning to take care of yourself in a better way both physically and emotionally. Yuko Kudo will lead this essential oils workshop. You will learn simple ways to bring essential oils into your everyday life. Through this class, you will experience different oils and how they support your emotional and energetic wellbeing. Start living your empowered life. Among other things, Ms. Kudo is a Certified Chakra Yoga Teacher from The Giving Tree Studio, Essential Oil Enthusiast and Certified AromaTouch Practitioner.

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TIME: 7:00 pm FEE: $6 Members, $12 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
January 20

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

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich 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 15 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). Sky Highlights for January 20 The constellation Orion rules the January night skies with the two giant stars Betelgeuse, and Rigel. Also we will observe the Orion nebula which is the birthplace of stars. We will see the winter triangle of stars, and the beautiful star cluster the Pliedes or seven sisters. The moon will show its crescent phase as well.

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TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Wednesday
January 24

Lao Cuisine with Chef Penn Hongthong
Adults

Stay warm with simple, healthy and tasty Lao Soup in the winter. Penn Hongthong will demonstrate how to make Vegetable Soup with pork neck bones, Fish Soup with lemongrass and tomatoes, and Asian Squash Soup. There will be a tasting after. Penn is the author of Simple Laotian Cooking and Healthy Lao Cuisine. Penn is also the host Simple Lao Cuisine on channel 20 East Hampton and YouTube: Penn Hongthong. Limited to 20 participants.

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


 

Saturday
February 3

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 over 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


 

Wednesday
February 21

Novel Nights
Adults

Book of the month: Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington. 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 KPierro@alleypond.com.

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TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FEE: $ Members, $ Not Yet a Member


 

Thursday
February 22

Chinese Dumpling Making Demonstration and Tasting – Gong Hey Fat Choy
Adults

Join Helen You – Chef and Owner of Dumpling Galaxy Restaurant in Flushing, for an interactive dumpling making workshop and sampling. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the Chinese New Year with friends. Limited to 25 participants. The proceeds from this class will go towards APEC’s children’s educational programming.

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TIME: 7:00 pm FEE: $10 per person


 

Saturday
February 24

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

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich 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 15 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). Sky Highlights for February 24 The February skies will show the brightest star observable all year is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major. The Pliedes star cluster and the double cluster in Perseus will also be available to see. The Orion nebula the birthplace of stars will be observable.as well. The twin stars Castor & Pollux in the constellation of Gemini will be observed. The moon will be visible for all to see.

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TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Friday
March 9

Shamrocks and Clovers Paint Glass Night
Adults, ages 21 and over only

Join Masa Kitani of Creative Scene to create your own St. Paddy’s day wine or pint glass. Includes a pint/glass of a beverage to enjoy while painting and light refreshments.

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


 

Thursday
March 15

Cooking With a Purpose
Adults

Join Caribbean French Chef Nicola Campbell as she takes you on a journey through her passion and purpose to create delicious healthy dishes that can bring about good health. The menu will feature Blendsational Artichoke Veloute soup, rich in flavor with a fraction of the work along with a Crunchy Veggie Club that will keep you full and energized for hours. This vegan combo is a winner not to be missed!

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


 

Wednesday
March 21

Novel Nights
Adults

Book of the month: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. 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 KPierro@alleypond.com.

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TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm FEE: $ Members, $ Not Yet a Member


 

Thursday
March 22

Walking Queens – Discovering Queens’ Hidden Treasures
Adults

Join Adrienne Onofri , author of Walking Queens as she speaks about her book Walking Queens and hidden treasures of Queens. She will talk about where to find a real nature getaway and hidden gems – ponds, lakes, etc. in Queens. Book signing to follow. Light refreshments. Although this a free lecture, pre-registration is required.

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TIME: 7:00 pm FREE


 

Saturday
March 24

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

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich 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 15 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). Sky Highlights for March 24 In the March skies Orion and the winter constellations decline in the west as Leo and the spring stars parade in the east. We will observe the open star clusters in the constellation Auriga. We will observe the last of the Orion constellation including Rigel, Betelgeuse, and the Orion nebula. We will see Sirius the brightest star in the sky for the last time of the year. Also we will be able to see the craters on the moon

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


 


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 further information, contact info@alleypond.com

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FEE: FREE

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Dec. 20   The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
January 17      Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
February 21    Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington
March 21         Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

 

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 December 18, January 29, 2018 (Holiday Party), February 26, 2018, March 26, 2018

 

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.

Beginning Sunday, October 8th, 2017 we will meet the Second and Fourth Sundays of the Month at 10:00am at APEC