Alley Pond Environmental Center, Inc. has temporarily shut public access to our physical building to support New York City's effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
APEC’s priority is to protect and support our visitors, staff, and volunteers, and we have been taking several proactive precautionary measures, including implementing rigorous cleaning routines, and staying in close communication with New York City health officials. While we don't have any confirmed cases connected to APEC, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimize gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible. We look forward to soon announcing when we'll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to APEC.
Although onsite programs and access have been suspended, APEC’s Staff is continuing to make sure our Ambassador Animals are being well taken care of. You can help – please consider a donation to APEC at this time to help us care for our ambassador animals as all our programs have been cancelled and therefore there is little income coming in.
Please check out our Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter pages for videos, fun facts and crafts to help keep your children occupied during these difficult times. You can also use the link below to view our children's videos and activities. Stay safe, everyone!
The environmental center is located in Alley Pond Park, surrounded by lush nature trails where visitors can enjoy NYC's natural landscapes. Guests are welcome to attend one of APEC's many nature oriented programs for all ages and visit the center's animal ambassadors. Please explore our website to learn more and register for programs.