Meetups

The BSGNY meets monthly:
October Exhibit of member trees
Saturday, Oct. 3rd - Sunday, Oct. 4th, 9-5pm (exhibit open)
(Setup/dropoff, Friday, Oct. 2nd - Starkie open 8-6pm)
Bring your trees for setup on friday and exhibit is ongoing for Sat. thru. Sun.  
PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PLAN to social distance.
Location:
721 Main St.
Farmingdale, NY  11735
(516) 293-7148

September Meeting - Topic: BYOT discussion and critique
Saturday, Sept. 12th 11am
Bring your trees for a critique and guidance on how to fix and prepare for our upcoming display.  PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PLAN to social distance.
Location:
Starkie Brothers
721 Main St.
Farmingdale, NY  11735

August Meeting - Topic: Annual Picnic/BBQ and auction
Saturday, Aug. 15th 12 - 4pm
Jointly hosted by our members, Helen and Rob Elkin & Mary Ward along with BSGNY.
BSGNY will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, potato, macaroni and tuna salads along with chocolate chip cookies.  If you'd like anything else, such as additional food, snacks or dessert, please bring it.There will be plants to auction and trade, but everyone should bring several things to donate/trade as well.
The rain date is August 16th and RSVP to Mary at: Mward412@aol.com
Please wear a mask and plan to keep social distancing in mind.
Location:
2891 Frankel Blvd.
Merrick, NY  

July Meeting - Topic: TBD, zoom session only (details to follow)
Friday, July 10th 7:30pm
(zoom session details removed, if made available to public at a later date it will be posted) 

June Meeting - Topic: TBD, zoom session only (details to follow)
Friday, June 12th 7:30pm
The June 2020 meeting will be our second zoom meeting.  It was to see and hear from all.  I loved showing off my garden.  Now its your turn.  Get your cameras out and go through your collection.  We encourage members to take pictures to show off your trees.  To send for zoom/newsletter please submit to:
jwlesnick@yahoo.com or text 631. 339. 2626.
Stay home, Stay healthy, Do Bonsai and Save the world!

May Meeting - Topic: Saikei on a Slab Demo, zoom session only
Friday, TBD

April Meeting - Topic: BYO Bonsai Workshop
Friday, Apr. 10th 

March Meeting - Topic: Soil and Root Pruning Workshop
Friday, Mar. 13th 8pm
Our topic will be a soil and root pruning workshop.  Bring a tree to root prune. We will be making a bonsai soil mix with enough for each member to take a 5 gallon container home, which will include what you need for the night.
Location:
William C. Odol Community Center
Located at the H. Garrick Williams Park
Ritter Avenue
Massapequa, NY  11758

February Meeting - Bonsai Maintenance
Friday, Feb. 14th 8pm
Our topic will be a tool maintenance meeting, with a review of Mauro Stemberger's book and a view of some of the videos.
Location:
William C. Odol Community Center
Located at the H. Garrick Williams Park
Ritter Avenue
Massapequa, NY  11758

January Meeting - Slide show review of Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Friday, Jan. 10th 8pm
The January 10,2020 meeting will be a slide-show review of two tours from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's bonsai collection, as well as the two last BSGNY Yugi Yashomura Exhibitions.  It will be a critique and open discussion.  If there is a collection you would like to review, such as the National Bonsai Museum which we reviewed last January, bring photos on a memory stick or CD so we may display and discuss them.  We will also try to demo the new Mauro Stemberger interactive book which we recently added to our library.
Location:
William C. Odol Community Center
Located at the H. Garrick Williams Park
Ritter Avenue
Massapequa, NY  11758