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New for Winter break! This 3-day program is bushels of fun and supports STEM learning objectives giving children the opportunity to create, imagine and explore at Queens Farm. Junior Makers will churn fresh butter, create works with natural materials, learn to spin sheep's wool into yarn and finally get a chance to play with their food! Each day of Foraging, Fibers & Food has its own unique programming: Foraging (Wed, 2/19) features a farm-wide scavenger hunt. Fibers (Thurs, 2/20) connects Junior Makers to the farm's natural resources. Food (Fri, 2/21) culminates with the creation of fruit and veggie sculptures! While on the farm, Junior Makers and their families can meet the farm's alpacas, sheep, goats and steer. The Farm Store will be open selling animal feed. Shoppers will also find traditional games, toys and unique Made-in-Queens items including Queens Farm herbal teas and woven scarves and yarn from the farm's flock of heritage Cotswold sheep.
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY
The Queens County Farm Museum dates back to 1697 and occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden.
The grounds are open seven days a week, year-round from 10am-5pm. Visit the Welcome Center to purchase goat feed, or go for a stroll around the farm to see fields, livestock, and farm implements. On Saturdays and Sundays they offer guided tours of the historic Adriance Farmhouse and seasonal hayrides (from April through October, weather permitting).
General admission is free, except during public events. Group visits by schools and organizations require advance reservations and admission fees apply.
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