Photo Courtesy of Queens County Farm Museum
Thurs., May 26, 6 p.m.: Spring Feast is an evening to benefit Queens County Farm, which dates to 1697, and is the city’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. Celebrate New York City’s rich food culture and agricultural heritage with a family-style meal, grown by the farm and prepared by chef Bill Telepan.
The Queens County Farm Museum is the only working historical farm in the city. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel. It’s the longest continuously-farmed site in the state. The farm includes historic buildings, a greenhouse complex, heritage livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden.
The farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide an opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace of NYC life behind for an enjoyable farm visit, without leaving the city.
The Spring Feast will be served in the Adriance Farmhouse, an landmark dating to 1772. Walk-in fireplaces will be roaring alongside communal tables for this exclusive experience.
Producers and purveyors for the meal include some of New York’s finest, including Angels’ Share Wines, Jimmy’s No. 43, Pura Vida Fishers, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Sullivan Street Bakery, and The Brooklyn Brewery.
Benefactor: $500, Sponsor: $350, Supporter: $200
Benefactors and Sponsors are invited to partake in an Oyster & Wine hour, held at 6 p.m. in the Adriance Farmhouse Garden immediately preceding the dinner.
Benefactors will also receive Family Membership Plus benefits for one year, two bottles of Queens County Farm Museum wine, and acknowledgment on their donor recognition board.
Queens County Farm Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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The farm is owned by the New York City Department of Parks, operated by the Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc. and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.
The Farm Museum is open daily year-round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Monday to Friday you can stroll around the farm to see fields, livestock, vineyard, and farm implements. You may also purchase animal feed in the museum gift shop to feed the goats.
On Saturdays and Sunday staff provide free guided tours of the historic farmhouse, and hayrides at $2 per person (weather permitting from April through October). General admission is free except on special-event days (please view the calendar of events for a listing of paid admission dates).
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004-1129