Nancy Shannon joins Queens Botanical Garden board

Portrait of Nancy Shannon.  Photographed on April, 3, 2019 at 4 Irving Place
Portrait of Nancy Shannon. Photographed on April, 3, 2019 at 4 Irving Place

Queens Botanical Garden’s Board of Trustees has welcomed a new member.

Nancy Shannon, the vice president of human resources at Con Edison, joined the board this month.

A Queens resident, Shannon has over 30 years of managerial and leadership experience in human resources, environment, health and safety and customer operations.

She will play a big role in helping QBG advance its mission during her three-year term.

“The QBG is one of our city’s treasures because of its wonderful educational programs and dedicated environmental stewardship,” Shannon said. “I am honored, delighted and eager to help carry on such great work.”

Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting in Flushing

wintersolsticeFloraSanta-webOn Sunday, Dec. 6, the Queens Botanical Garden is getting in the holiday spirit with a number of festive activities. During the Winter Solstice Celebration & Tree Lighting, there will be live music, arts and crafts, a tour of the garden’s grounds and an appearance from the big guy, Santa Claus.

Here’s a rundown of the day’s schedule:

  • Garden tour at 1 p.m.
  • Photos with Santa (separate fee) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Botanical crafts (while supplies last) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Join artist Mayen Alcantara on a walk through the Garden as she creates a site-specific art piece at 2 p.m.
  • Live musical performances by The Rough Dozen a cappella group at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Tree lighting ceremony with Santa at 5 p.m.

Dress for the weather and don’t forget your camera for holiday snaps of your family.