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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: BonsaiEngineer1493 on October 08, 2012, 11:33 AM

Title: New York City
Post by: BonsaiEngineer1493 on October 08, 2012, 11:33 AM
Is there any bonsai groups or clubs in the New York City area?
Title: Re: New York City
Post by: rockm on October 11, 2012, 01:52 PM
There are a few. If you go to the American Bonsai Society Web site
http://absbonsai.org/bonsai-club-directory/usa (http://absbonsai.org/bonsai-club-directory/usa)

you can get a complete listing for the clubs in NY state. I picked a few near NYC from that site to post here:

NEW YORK - Queens
 
Queens Chapter of Bonsai Society of Greater New York. Meets at Queens Botanical Gardens, 4320 Main St., Flushing, Queens, fourth Wednesday, 8:00 PM. Philip Tacktill, 1243 Melville Rd, Farmingdale, NY 11735, (516) 293- 9246.

NEW YORK - Staten Island
 
Staten Island Bonsai Society. Meets at Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Ave, Staten Island each second Tuesday at 7:30PM. Contacts: Vito Morongiello, 718-984-9739 or Kevin Kilkenny.


NEW YORK - Farmingdale
 
Farmingdale Chapter of Bonsai Society of Greater New York. Meets at Greenhouse, S.U.N.Y., Farmingdale, second Friday, 8:00 PM.

NEW YORK - Long Island
 
Long Island Bonsai Society. Meets at Planting Fields, Upper Brookville, NY, second Monday each month except Jan/Feb meetings on second Sunday at 11:00 AM. Pre-meeting workshops at 7:00 PM. Website: longislandbonsai.org

Title: Re: New York City
Post by: dre on October 11, 2012, 07:03 PM
if you don't mind driving to Greenwich i would contact mike pollock at Yama Ki Bonsai Society they are all very nice people and good amount of knowledge
Title: Re: New York City
Post by: Jay on October 12, 2012, 06:19 AM
You could also drive a few miles to New Jersey and go to the Great Swamp Bonsai Society, they meet on Tuesday evenings.
http://www.arboretumfriends.org/gsbonsai/index.htm (http://www.arboretumfriends.org/gsbonsai/index.htm)

Remember, no matter which club you join, you don't have to go to every meeting. Yes, yo may have to drive a few miles and invest some time in travel but the knowledge you can gain is worth it.

Jay