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Garden Creativi-Tea

Tuesdays, July 12 – August 9th, 1 – 3:30pm

We celebrate pollinators this year with our family-friendly drop in art workshops.  Be inspired by summer flowers and learn about pollinators that help the garden grow. There’s a new activity each week – come to one, come to all, but please join us for art, discovery, and a cup of iced tea.

Admission for each session $4 and $10 per family. Children under 3 are free.

July 12 - Pollinator Discovery. What's a pollinator? A garden discovery and designing nature journals for summer.

July 19 - All the Colors. A collage workshop with Amy Cheng whose work in on view at the Museum. Colors attract pollinators. (this session suitable for all ages—art activities will vary).

July 26 - Ode to Butterflies. Butterflies and other flying pollinator friends inspire wearable artistic creations.

Aug 2 - Paper Flowers. Decorate your home with your own giant paper flowers, made with a touch of botany

Aug 9 - Summer Hats for Nature Walks. Keep a cool head by making a decorated hat to go out to explore in the garden.

Growing Up In Queens: Landscapes & Memories
Paintings by Helaine Soller

On view August 7 - October 23, 2022

Artist Reception, Sunday, August 7, 2-4pm

“The drama discovered in every day events and the beauty of nature engages my imagination”.
Painting has been her passion since childhood and Queens landscapes have remained a favored subject for Helaine Soller.  The exhibition draws inspiration from the Volker Orth Museum’s Victorian Garden in a series of recent plein air landscape paintings and from scenes of people at leisure activities centered around Kissena Park Lake. They are landmarks in Queens and reminiscent of the artist’s Queens roots. 

Hip to Hip Theatre - Shakespeare in the Garden

Friday Evenings, July 29 & August 12, 7:30 pm (seating opens at 7pm)

The garden is the perfect setting for Hip to Hip Theatre's spirited, richly costumed, family-friendly productions. The performances are free and open to the public. The plays run 90 minutes. Seating is provided and the Garden is accessible. The performance is cancelled in the event of rain.

Much Ado About Nothing

August 12th, 7:30 p.m.

Everyone can see that Beatrice and Benedick are meant for each other except Beatrice and Benedick. Their friends conspire to trick them into announcing their feelings and falling for each other. Meanwhile, a bitter and troublesome Don John schemes to destroy another couple's happiness with deception of a very different kind.

Honey Harvest Festival

Annual Honey Harvest Festival

Tuesday, August 23, 1:00-3:30pm 

Get the buzz on bees! Don’t miss the annual celebration of all things honeybees!
Our bees are busy in the summer and honey harvest time arrives in August.  Informative, fun and tasty, activities for all ages.    

See how our beekeeper harvests honey, make bee-inspired art, sample different types of honey, and learn what it takes to make a bee friendly garden.
Enjoy our house punch and yummy snacks.
Admission $4 and $10 a family. Children under 3 admitted free.
Voelker Orth Museum honey available for sale.



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