Registration Information
Registration Information


Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Registration for Fall 2016
(through December) is ongoing.

Registration for Winter 2017
(January - March 2017) opens online on
Tuesday, December 6
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.


April 20

The Annual APEC Green Gala

Alley Pond Environmental Center would be honored by your presence at our 2017 Green Gala.

Our gala will be held at:
Terrace on the Park
52-11 111th Street, Flushing, NY 11368

A night of celebration will be honoring Mr. George Miranda, President, Teamsters Joint Council 16, Christopher Leicht, Vice President of Garden World, Mr. Carlos Martinez. The night will include an open bar, dinner, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.

Click here to puchase a ticket.

TIME: 6:00 pm—9:00 pm FEE: $135 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

April 29

Public Climate Information Workshop
Adults and Teens

Listen. Learn. Discuss. Decide. Join us for a FREE public climate information workshop.

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TIME: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM FREE

May 13

Mother’s Day Nature Facials
Ages 7 – up

Spend quality time with your mother and enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of nature! This natural facials class, for mother and child, will liberate your skin’s potential and restore balance where needed. With tranquil music and scented candles creating a relaxing atmosphere, mothers and children will combine natural products such as mint, honey, cucumbers, bananas, crushed oats & egg whites to cleanse and soften their skin. Remember to wear comfortable clothes! A healthy snack and beverage included. Space limited…register early.

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TIME: 9:30 am – 11:30 am FEE: $30 Per Pair of Members, $42 Per Pair of Not Yet Members

June 3

Concert for the Environment
For ages 10 and up

Featuring the band: Gathering Time Voted best band runner-up (and top folk band) in the 2011 Long Island Press readers' poll, Gathering Time is like a high-energy Peter, Paul & Mary or a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash, with various parts of The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and America mixed in; a head-turning folk-rock harmony trio described recently as "getting a whole beehive-full of buzz" on the northeast regional folk scene. No less an authority than WFUV's John Platt has written that they are "among the finest performers in the New York metropolitan area, whatever the size of the venue, from a house concert to an outdoor festival," with "harmonies that can charm the birds out of the trees, strong original songs, and a savvy repertoire of cover songs, ranging from traditional folk to classic rock. They appeal to audiences of all ages."

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VIP Reception & Concert at 6:30pm Adults Only - $30 Click here to register.

TIME: 7:30 pm FEE: $20


June 10

Spring Bird Walk for Beginners
Adults, children 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 spring songs. Learn to use binoculars and a field guide. Wear long pants, due to poison ivy. 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. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 9:30 am – 11:30 am FREE


June 17

SoundWater Schooner Boat Trip
Adults, and children 5 and up

The Schooner SoundWaters is The Teaching Vessel of Long Island Sound and is a three-masted, 80’ ship. A representation of a 19th century schooner, the SoundWaters is an ideal platform for learning and experience for both students and adults. We will sail out of Part Washington. You can visit if you would like more information on the ship

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TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM FEE: $50

October 15

Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Adults, ages 21 and over only

Join us at APEC on Sunday, October 15th at 1pm for a Wine & Chocolate Pairing Event! Through a guided tasting, New York’s Chocolate Sommelier, Roxanne Browning, will pair exceptional artisan chocolates from around the world with delicious wine. Enjoy the fusion of aroma, texture, and flavor at this fun new event. The presentation will allow you to experience tidbits of chocolate information as your palette travels from the Amazon Rainforest to the tropical islands. Space is limited and advance tickets ARE required.

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TIME: 1:00pm - 3:15pm FEE: $40 per person