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.



April 19

APEC Green Gala

April 19, 2018
Terrace on the Park
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
52-11 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368
Click here for map and directions

David Schieren - Chief Executive Officer of Sunpower by EmPower Solar
Alice Lee - Business Change Manager for Anthem Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Rosemarie Favuzza - APEC Director of Education

Click here to view our ad sizes and sponsorship levels!

To support the center and purchase sponsorships, please call 718-229-4000.
To purchase tickets, click here.



March 22

Walking Queens – Discovering Queens’ Hidden Treasures

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

2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Spring Into Fitness with Tai Chi - 5 week series

Join Certified Instructor Elaine Fleischman for Beginner's Tai Chi. Learn exercises to reduce stress and anxiety, create harmony and peace in your life, relieve aches and pains and more. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. Limited to 12 participants.

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TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 pm FEE: $60 Members, $66 Not Yet a Member

April 9

Movie and Climate Reality Q and A discussion

Join us for an exciting evening of movie viewing and discussion about the major issues of Climate Change. The issues involving Climate Change are the most pressing environmental issues of the 21st century; all is not lost; we have the capacity to do something about them; come listen, learn and join the global effort to address climate change issues. View the award winning documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (2017) followed by audience discussion and commentary from Climate Reality Project leaders. FREE to all; pre-registration required; seating is limited to the first 40 registrants.

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TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free

April 21

Terrarium Class by luludi living art
Ages 6-10

Creating a mini living world is fun AND healthy and a great way to honor EARTH DAY! In this one-hour workshop we provide the glass, the lush succulents or air plants, soil, an array of mosses and tons of decorative pebbles and items to choose from. We provide fun, hands-on guidance and vision boards to get everyone inspired. At the end we show everyone how to easily care for their new terrariums. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 FEE: $50 Members, $56 Not Yet a Member

April 22

GO GREEN on Earth Day
Ages 6-10

Celebrate Earth Day and all of the Wonders of Mother Nature at APEC! Enjoy a serene nature walk, meet live animal guests, share a sweet nature-themed children’s book, and learn about everyday choices to help the environment. Children will also help beautify APEC by planting outside our rustic log cabin. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 12:30 -2:00 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member

Bringing Your Garden to Life Workshop

Join Ms. Patricia Yoon, Douglaston Garden Club member as she teaches you the basic on how to bring your garden to life using native species over invasive plants. Native seed planting activity will follow a brief power point presentation. Please bring a small container . End this workshop with a hike along our nature trails. Limited to 15 participants.

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TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 pm FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Science in the Park

Science in the Park: Science in the Woods
Age 7-11

FREE, nature based programming, generously funded by NYC Parks. Call Katie at APEC, 718-229-4000 ex. 202, for information or for pre-registration. Pre-registration recommended but not required. All materials and free giveaways included! Maximum 30 children per session. Ages 7-11. Sign up today.

During four Saturdays in June, from 1:00-2:30 PM. Located in Alley Pond Park by Springfield Blvd and 76th near the playground and restroom.

Science in the Woods: Generously funded by Council Member, Barry Grodenchik.

Saturdays: 5/26/18, 6/2/18, 6/9/18, 6/23.
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TIME: 1:00-2:30 PM FREE

Science in the Park: Science in the Bay
Age 7 -11

FREE, nature based programming, generously funded by NYC Parks. Call Katie at APEC, 718-229-4000 ex. 202, for information or for pre-registration. Pre-registration recommended but not required. All materials and free giveaways included! Maximum 30 children per session. Ages 7-11. Sign up today.

During six Sundays in May and June, from 1:00- 2:30 PM. Located in Little Bay Park by the Utopia Parkway entrance near the dog park, Utopia parkway and Cryders Lane.

Science in the Bay: Generously funded by Council Member, Paul Vallone.

Sundays: 5/6/18, 5/20/18, 5/27/18, 6/3/18, 6/10/18, 6/24/18.
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TIME: 1:00- 2:30 PM FREE


May 12

Spring Bird Walk for Beginners
Ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by adult)

Walk around APEC’s marsh accompanied by Nancy Tognan of the Queens County Bird Club to look for ducks, coots, grebes, swans, geese and more. Meet at APEC at 9:30 for a brief orientation; learn to use binoculars and a field guide. Bring binoculars if you have them. This walk will cover some rough terrain and is not suitable for persons with limited mobility. Although this walk is free, pre-registration is required as space is limited. Limited to 20 participants.

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TIME: 9:30 – 11:30 FEE: $5 per person


June 2
World Environment Day

World Wildlife with Animal Embassy
Adults, and Children ages 5 and up

Animal Embassy will take families on a journey around the globe with incredible live Animal Ambassadors! We will explore their diverse habitats and discuss some of the conservation issues and challenges they face. Animal Ambassadors will include animals such as a Eurasian Eagle Owl or an Eclectus Parrot, a Solomon Islands Monkey- Tailed Skink, a South American Milk Snake or Australian Green Tree Python, a Red Foot Tortoise, and an African Bullfrog or a New Caledonian Giant Gecko. For the softer side of nature, we’ll learn about a domestic Rabbit or African Crested Porcupine. Animal Embassy enables people of all ages to connect with the natural world with this unforgettable, interactive live animal presentation!

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TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 FEE: $8 Members, $14 Not Yet a Member

Outragehiss Pets
Ages 7 and up

John Tarrant created OUTRAGEHISSS…PETS as an exciting and safe way for kids to discover, imagine, and explore the world of animals. As an animal lover and avid herpeticulturist, John shares his love and knowledge of wildlife through educational and fun presentations that both delight and inform audiences of all ages.

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TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 FEE: $8 Members, $14 Not Yet a Member

World Environment Day Guided Walk
All Ages

Explore the ecodiversity of APEC’s nature trails with a free guided nature walk. Observe the biotic and abiotic features that characterize Alley Pond Creek and surrounding estuary, as well as our forested ecosystem.

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TIME: 3:00-4:00 FREE

Concert for the Environment Featuring the band: Gathering Time
Adults, and children ages 10 and up

Finish off World Environment Day with a folk-rock celebration! Gathering Time was 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.

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TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 FEE: $15 per person