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Volunteer on Farm

By Lisa M. Collins

queens farmSunday is St. Patrick’s Day – so get out into the green grassy fields of The Queens County Farm, the city’s only historic working farm and the longest-running farm in the state of New York.

Sunday the farm holds its 4th annual Volunteer Pruning Day. Attendees participate in tree pruning in the orchard, starting with a brief tutorial. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before.

If you have your own loppers, gloves, or other appropriate tools, please bring them. And remember to dress for working outside.

Sunday, 3/17 from 1-4pm

Ages 16 & older

 

The Queens County Farm Museum dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland, and is the only working historical farm in the city. 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 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 – Friday you can stroll around the farm to see our fields, livestock, vineyard, and farm implements. You may also purchase goat feed in the museum gift shop. On Saturdays and Sunday we 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 and for all school and organization groups at all times. School and organization groups must pre-register and there is a fee based on the program we provide.

 

Queens County Farm Museum


73-50 Little Neck Parkway


Floral Park, New York 11004-1129


(718) 347-3276

 

Other upcoming farm events:  

 

MARCH 30, 2013                                                  

BARNYARD EASTER                            

EGG HUNT

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SATURDAY

  The Farm Museum will hold its annual Egg Hunt in the orchard.  Egg hunts will be ongoing throughout the day.

  “Whiskers” the bunny will be hopping around the farm to greet children and pose for pictures, bring your camera.

  Dance the “Bunny Hop”, play egg toss and egg rolling games on the farmhouse lawn. 

  Visit our farm animals and take a hayride.

  ADMISSION:  $5.00 per person

 (Free with Farm Membership PLUS)

 

April 13-14 and 20-21, 2013

CHILDREN’S  CARNIVAL

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Join us for a carnival in the apple orchard!

Carnival rides, midway games and prizes, hayrides,

and children’s entertainment.

ADMISSION: $11.00 per person all ages to enter the farm grounds (carnival rides included at no additional charge) (height rules apply at all rides)

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, New York 11004-1129
(718) 347-3276

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