Friday, April 29, 2011

Upcoming Events in Kew Gardens--STARLAB and Victorian TEA

Dear Friends, We'd like to share some wonderful upcoming Kew Gardens events at Maple Grove (see attached).

ASTRONOMY DAY AT MAPLE GROVE: A Cosmic Family Experience
Saturday, May 14, 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Location: The Center at Maple Grove
Astronomy Day at Maple Grove:
for Children ages 8+ years, an accompanying adult is optional, floor seating only
4 sessions: 4:00-5:00, 5:00-6:00, 6:00-7:00, 7:00-8:00
RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY for StarLab! Call (718) 709-0385
$5/child, $10/ adult, Friends of Maple Grove Members: children FREE, adults $5

Let Maple Grove be your child’s Astronomy Headquarters for a 45-minute workshop focused on educating and entertaining about astronomy and the wonders of the night sky. This Astronomy Adventure will begin in STARLAB, a portable planetarium, 25 feet across and 13 feet high, which simulates the sky and brings the stars and planets indoors! Enjoy the constellations and Greek Mythology and Native American stories.

Astronomy Night at Maple Grove:
8:00pm -9:00pm, FREE FOR ALL!
If the weather is inclement, this portion of the event will be cancelled.
Maple Grove is an ideal venue (dark without city lights) for Stargazing using our Celestron Telescope and
guided by 2 astronomy specialists. Feel free to bring your own telescopes and binoculars.

VICTORIAN TEA, Sunday, June 12, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: The Center at Maple Grove
The Richmond Hill Historical Society is holding a Victorian Tea, sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove, on Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Celebration Hall at the Center in Maple Grove. There will be freshly brewed tea, finger sandwiches, and delectable desserts. Entertainment will be provided by balladeer, Linda Russell and prizes will be given for the best hats. Reservations required. Victorian attire optional! See updates on the web site: or call 718-704-9317 after May 15, 2011 or email to:
for ticket prices and reservations.

Saturdays: July 16, 23, 30, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Location: The Center at Maple Grove
$5/child, Friends of Maple Grove Members FREE
These workshops are made possible in part by a generous grant from the Josephine Foundation to the Friends of Maple Grove.
MEET NATURE UP CLOSE! Alley Pond Environmental Center comes to Maple Grove!
Saturday, July 16: Earthworms
Saturday, July 23: Crickets
Saturday. July 30: Forest Ecology

The location for all listings: The Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens (between 127-129 Sts)
For more information:
(917) 881-3358

If you are interested in becoming a member of Maple Grove:

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