Registration Information
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.


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.


October 20

APEC’s Annual Membership Meeting
Open to All APEC Members

All APEC members are cordially invited to attends APEC’s Annual Membership Meeting. Join us Saturday, October 20th at 4:00pm with an Autumn Concert by Donnie Mariano APEC Board and Staff appreciate the support of members like you. Our members are the heart of our organization. Without our members, APEC would not be able to serve over 72,000 persons a year with nature programs. A brief Membership Meeting with Elections will be held followed by the free concert open to the public. Free but Limited seats Pre-register by October 12th online at or by calling at 718-229-4000.

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TIME: 4:00 Free

October 27

An Afternoon With The New York Botanical Gardens
Ages 14 – adult (minors must be accompanied by an adult)

Daniel Atha, Director of Conservation Outreach at The New York Botanical Garden, will present a talk about its EcoFlora project (an effort to document all of the plant species that call our City home and the threats that face them). Join the discussion about nature in NYC and how we can all work together for the same onservation goals. There should be time for experimentation with a short field trip for items of special interest to the APEC membership. If you are a user of the phone app found at, you will hear of its use in NYC conservation efforts. Brought to you by the members of the Alley Creek Ecoquest Club here at APEC (see elsewhere in Tidings). Registration required.

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TIME: 1 – 3:30 FEE: Free for Members, $6 Not Yet Members


October 31

Spooktacular Celebration
Ages 18 months – 4 years (parent participation)

Join us for a ghoulish gathering and begin your Halloween celebration at APEC! Come in costume to play games, make a not-so-spooky craft and pick a pumpkin from our mini-pumpkin patch. Stop by our “Exploration Station” to observe live turtle and touch a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. Pre-registration required. Limited to 50 children.

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TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 FEE: $16*

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


November 11

Pet CPR & First Aid
Teens - Adults

Do YOU know how to help your pet in an emergency? Learn the lifesaving skills needed. Hosted by Paws N Claws 911, this workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in protecting the safety and wellness of animals. Training is geared towards pet parents, pet care professionals, groomers, dog sitters, dog walkers, vet techs, and animal rescue group volunteers.

Taught by a 25+ year seasoned pre-hospital care provider and educator, the class includes lecture, demonstration and an emphasis on hands on skills practice to ensure your proficiency in the life saving skills presented. Save $10 off the regular $75 registration fee. Includes handbook, certificate and emergency muzzle.

Limited seats – register today.

To register, visit & click “register online” Questions? Tom Rinelli 631-721-8129.

TIME: 11 – 3 pm FEE: $65


December 7

Starry, Starry Night Pajama Party
Ages 4 - 6

Drop off your little ones for an evening of astronomy fun including star gazing with a real telescope, an outer space themed film with star snacks, and a make-and-take galaxy in a bottle. Wear pajamas and bring a blanket to snuggle up with. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 PM FEE: $24*

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

Constellation Celebration
Ages 7-10

Explore the night sky as you learn to identify astronomic features by following the stars. Using a real telescope and constellation guide, see if you can spot the brightest star in the winter sky and nearby nebulas it shines on! Evening includes an astral snack, outer space film, and a make-and-take star map with some stardust slime to go. Wear pajamas or loungewear and bring a blanket or pillow to chill out on. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 PM FEE: $24*

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