Flushing, NY – Queens Botanical Garden will usher in the autumn months with the Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch celebration on Sunday, October 16, 2011. The family-friendly event will celebrate the season with food, live bluegrass music, storytelling, poetry readings, garden workshops and tours, children’s activities, as well as craft vendors.
12 noon – 1pm: Garden Tour with Bird Walk, led by Susan Lacerte, Executive Director, and Shari Romar
12:30 – 1:15pm: Poetry Readings by the Fresh Meadows Poets
1:15-2:30pm: Bluegrass music – The Birdhive Boys (www.birdhiveboys.com)
2:45-3:15pm: Storyteller Bobby Gonzalez, highlighting tales from Native American and Latino cultures
3:15-4:30pm: Bluegrass music – Lonesome Moonlight String Band (www.lonesomemoonlight.com)
QBG’s popular Pumpkin Patch will offer children the opportunity to select and decorate a pumpkin while also participating in other activities including seed plantings, paper folding, face painting and a burlap maze. The National Children’s Study (www.nationalchildrensstudy.gov) will also offer activities like vegetable printmaking and hula-hoop contests.
Queens Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens. Activities (except Pumpkin Patch) are free with admission ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children). On-site parking is available for $5 per car. QBG is accessible from the Q44 and Q22 buses and the 7 train (Main Street/Flushing stop).
For more information about Queens Botanical Garden’s Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch visit http://queensbotanical.org/programs/harvestfest or call (718)886-3800, extension 330.
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. Parking is available in the Garden’s lot on Crommelin Street. For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800. Queens Botanical Garden 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.