Alley Pond Environmental Center will host its first-ever moon festival this coming weekend that will include crafts and astronomy.
The center, located at 228-06 Northern Blvd. in Douglaston, will kick off the festival at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Irene Scheid, APEC’s executive director, said the event will be a first of a kind for the center.
“It’s based on a traditional Asian festival that’s always held around the full moon at this time of year,” she said.
Attendees will have a variety of activities in which to take part.
“We’ll have someone reading a story of what the moon festival is,” Scheid said. “They’ll get some moon wish flakes that they can toss into the creek and use to make a wish.”
Then, an astronomer will discuss the moon and allow attendees to look through a telescope. Visitors will also be able to make lantern crafts.
The fee is $10 per person for APEC members and $12 per person for non-members. Families of three who are members will pay $25, while non-member families will get in for $31.
And families of four with members will pay $35, while non-member families will get in for $43.