228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston, NY 11362
(718) 229-4000

(having trouble with a GPS? Try using Little Neck as the town instead)

APEC is located just east of the Cross Island Parkway on Northern Blvd. in Northeast Queens. We are a one story green building with parking behind the Center.

Public Transportation: Flushing Line (7 train) to Main St.; Q12 bus to Northern Blvd. (East). APEC has a bus stop right in front of the Center. It is the first building on the right after the Cross Island Parkway. The LIRR stops at Bayside (Port Washington line), and you can walk south to Northern Blvd. and catch the Q12 bus.

For inquiries and consultation:
(718) 229-4000 or email us


Click here to view Tidings, our quarterly newsletter to plan attendance in one of our APEC programs.


Visit our 80+ Ambassador Animals
in the APEC Animal Room.

Come on into to APEC and explore our Animal Room. Listen to the sounds of Luna the Lovebird singing and the guinea pigs squeaking.

Get to know our mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, arachnids, and more! In the warm seasons, go back to our garden to visit Millenium and Mini Me, our famous tortoises.


Come visit our trails at APEC.
Walk through one of the most ecodiverse areas in NYC.

Click here to view our APEC Trail Map

Click here for the NYC Parks Alley Pond Park Map

Cattail Pond Trail:Follow the boardwalk through a salt marsh, meadow, fen, and forest.Alley creek viewing Deck:Continue along our boardwalk to overlook the Alley Creek estuary. Look around to see egrets, herons, fiddler crabs, and more!windmill trail:On the Windmill Trail, trek through the forest. Start the path on our bridge over a small freshwater spring! Look down to find small fish and frogs playing. Pass by the Douglaston Estate Windmill, a reminder of our agricultural past. Take a break at Windmill Pond before exploring the forest ecosystem.douglas s. mackay wetland nature trail:If you're looking for a more vigorous walk, you can access NYC Parks Yellow Trail through the Douglas S. Mackay Wetland Nature Trail. This trail can be found by turning off our trails by the APEC Meadow. The Yellow Trail spans 2.2 miles, and does not loop back to APEC's parking lot directly, but close by on Northern Boulevard.