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Lunar New Year Celebration

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main Street

Flushing, NY 11355

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Ring in the Year of the Tiger at the Garden!

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Join us in celebrating the Year of the Tiger at the Garden! Help bring good luck by cheering at the lion dance performances. Tag along for a compost tour and go on a winter scavenger hunt to explore the Garden’s colors and trees (and nab a goodie bag when you complete your hunt!). Read and listen to stories at the Zodiac Animal Library, participate in the community art project, pick up a take-home craft, and bring home a lucky plant--jade plants, peace lilies, and other auspicious beauties--from our Lucky Plant Sale in the QBG Store. Scroll below for more details!

FREE. Registration strongly recommended; walk-ins welcome. $10 parking rate in effect.

Note: all activities are outdoors and weather permitting. Schedule is subject to change. Mask wearing is strongly recommended.

ACTIVITIES

Compost Tours

Join QBG staff on a tour of our composting site!

Tour at 11:30am in English & Mandarin. Tour at 2pm in Mandarin

Winter Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt to explore the Garden’s colors and trees in winter. Collect a QBG goodie bag when you’ve finished, while supplies last.

Zodiac Animal Library and Storytime

Listen to stories or read stories on your own about the Chinese Zodiac and the different zodiac animals. Pick out a sticker for which zodiac animal you are!

Storytime at 12:30pm and 2pm

Year of the Tiger Community Art Project

Contribute to the tiger stripe project or decorate your own tiger face to hang at QBG’s Visitor & Administration Building for the month of February.

Lion Dance Performances

Performances at 1pm and 2:30pm

Take Home Crafts

Make your own paper blossom branch! One grab-and-go kit per person, while supplies last.

Lucky Plant Sale*

Bring home a lucky plant! Choose from jade plants to peace lilies and other auspicious beauties, available for purchase at the QBG Store. While supplies last.

*Note: The plant sale takes place indoors. Showing proof of vaccination and photo ID is required to enter indoor facilities, except for individuals who are ineligible for vaccination. We will be accepting the CDC Vaccination Card, the Excelsior Pass, and the NYC COVID Safe App. The latter two are downloadable via Google Play and the App Store. Please read more about our Covid-19-related health & safety guidelines below and on our website.

The Garden thanks Lunar New Year at the Garden Sponsor, Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red,” an original movie streaming exclusively on Disney+ beginning March 11.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and safety of all visitors, follow our current health & safety guidelines, found on our website: https://queensbotanical.org/know-before-you-go
  • Outdoors, vaccinated visitors and staff are not required to wear masks, regardless of distancing. Individuals may choose to still wear masks. Unvaccinated visitors are required to wear masks.
  • Indoors, individuals 12 and older are required to show proof they have received two vaccine doses, except for those who have received the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Showing proof of vaccination and photo ID is required to enter buildings onsite. Children ages 5 to 11 are required to have proof of vaccination to entire buildings onsite. They must show they have received at least one dose of a vaccine. We accept the CDC Vaccination Card, the Excelsior Pass, and the NYC COVID Safe App (Android | iOS).
  • Indoors, masks must be worn.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers are available at multiple stations throughout the Garden.
  • High-touch surfaces are disinfected throughout the day.
  • For more information: https://queensbotanical.org/know-before-you-go

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CANCELLATIONS

In the case that an event is cancelled, you will be notified via email. Please check our website or social media for updated information.

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GARDEN ETIQUETTE

QBG staff strives to provide a place of peace, beauty, and safety for the quiet enjoyment of our visitors. QBG is a living museum, a collection of gardens for the study, culture, exhibition, and display of plants. We encourage our visitors to explore, enjoy, and be respectful of our plant collections and fellow guests. For more guidelines on garden etiquette: https://queensbotanical.org/etiquette

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) occasionally photographs or films visitors and activities on site to support our mission in promotional media and materials, including print, online, broadcast, and social media. By attending this event, you grant permission to QBG use your likeness in perpetuity, in all forms of print and digital media used to promote, publicize, or advertise the Garden, its activities, and programs. If you do not give QBG permission to take and use your image, you must notify an event organizer or staff when you arrive for this event. QBG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

GETTING TO QBG

By public transportation, take the number 7 subway line to Main Street, the Long Island Rail Road (Port Washington line) to Main Street/Flushing, or the Q44-SBS or Q20 bus.

For driving directions and more information: https://queensbotanical.org/directions

PARKING

$10 parking rate in effect on this day. Parking is available year-round during Garden open hours at the Parking Garden, located at 42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing, NY 11355. For more information: https://queensbotanical.org/directions

ABOUT QBG

QBG is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and real-world applications of environmental stewardship. QBG is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Borough President, the New York City Council, State elected officials, the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. For more information, visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800.

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