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Green Garden/ Green Planet

Earth Day at the Voelker Orth

Wednesday, April 22nd 1-4pm

Come get into the nitty-gritty of a cleaner and greener environment. Celebrate Earth Day with the Voelker Orth and join in some urban gardening with special consideration to sustainable/natural methods of gardening to protect the planet and wildlife.

It is an afternoon of art, hands-on workshops and a spring garden tour with plant and backyard wild-life care tips. At 1:00 & 3:00 pm participate in a workshop on starting flowers, herbs and vegetables from seed. Learn about recycling, composting and earth-friendly resources in our community.

Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $4, $3 for members, students and children. Infants & toddlers are free.

Activities include:

--1:00 and 3:00 PM: Gardening workshop on starting flowers, herbs, and vegetables from seed
--Garden tours with plant and backyard wildlife care tips.
--Earth friendly art-making
--Make your own recycled bird-feeder
--Drop-in planting workshops
--Composting demos with worm bins from Queens Botanical Garden
--Information on eco-friendly resources in your community
-- and more......


Maifest in the GardenNorman Curtis

Saturday, May 16th, 5:30 – 8:30pm

Join the May merriment! In the spirit of springtime celebrations in the wine country along the Rhine River, the Voelker Orth Museum is hosting its annual Maifest in the Garden. Maifest celebrates the arrival of spring and the old traditions brought by German-American immigrant families like the Voelkers to their new homes in America.

Come with an appetite and your dancing shoes! It is a welcoming evening with wonderful music performed by Norman Curtis, food and drink, art and Gemuetlichkeit (friendship), set in a beautiful garden. We fire up the grill and prepare a home-cooked dinner, served with a traditional maibowle punch. Relax and enjoy!

Admission for the evening is $30 and $25 for members, all inclusive. In the event of rain, the program moves indoors. The Museum will be open for the evening.

Purchase tickets online via Eventbrite here


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