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IN PERSON: Cover Crop

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  • Aug. 02, 2020 through Aug. 09, 2020, daily, 10am-5pm
  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
  • FREE

Cover Crop, the farm's first-ever site-specific art installation, is by artist Aaron Asis, with support from Queens Council of the Arts. The ½ acre of farmland invites conversations about plant life cycles, dormant agriculture, and sustainability. This planted composition consists of criss-crossing paths, which will allow visitors to pass through a field of cover crops of sweet peas, buckwheat, and rye while maintaining a safe social distance from one another. Parallel paths also allow visitors to travel side-by-side ensuring appropriate distance throughout the experience. This public art installation envelops visitors with plants and pollinators. The hustle and bustle of urban life washes away and the sights and sounds of this installation transport the visitor to a bucolic, peaceful place. 

About Queens County Farm Museum

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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