73-50 Little Neck Pkwy
Floral Park, NY - New York 11004
Description: What does Springtime mean? Find out at this celebration of all things Queens Farm. Watch sheep shearing and spinning demos, learn about the Community Compost Project, enjoy in-depth tours led by farmers, and pick up vegetable seedlings and flowers at the Spring Plant Sale. Be sure to visit the historic Adriance Farmhouse, open exclusively for this event with special treats for everyone. There will be live music, hayrides, and some of the city's local food on the farm all day.
Venue Description: The Queens County Farm Museum, the largest tract of undisturbed farmland in the city, can be traced back to as early as 1697, which was just 70 years after the Dutch founded New York City (or New Amsterdam). It is the only working historical farm in the city, and what's even more impressive is that it includes a 47-acre parcel of land that is the longest continuously farmed site in the state of New York.
Today, the Queens County Farm Museum fulfills its mission to preserve, restore, and interpret the farm. The site has historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, an orchard, and an herb garden, as well as livestock and farm vehicles. The museum works to educate the public on Queens's agricultural past, as well as agricultural and horticultural practices used today. The museum also offers fun activities such as hayrides and tours of the historical homes on the property. Visitors can buy animal feed that they can then redistribute to the farm animals. The facility can be rented out for children's birthdays or other private parties. Class trips are welcome, but must be arranged through the Education Department.