FLORAL PARK, N.Y. — Spring into April at the Queens County Farm Museum. The farm’s annual Barnyard Egg Hunt, Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival and Bee A Pollinator Earth Day Celebration launch Queens Farm’s signature event season. There is something for everyone down on the farm!
With over three centuries of continuous farming and as a model for biodiversity, Queens Farm features these iconic events to connect people to the historic site and the food they eat and to celebrate the environment.
Barnyard Egg Hunt
Hop on over to the Farm for the most celebrated egg hunt in Queens! Queens Farm’s annual Barnyard Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 11th 2020 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Egg hunts will be ongoing throughout the day. Whiskers the Bunny and his bunny colleagues will be ready for photo ops. BYOB (bring your own basket) is encouraged. The Barnyard Egg Hunt also features egg-cellent games for the entire family. Visitors can enjoy the farm’s animals and tour the site with a hayride! Advance tickets only for this event. Tickets are $10 for all ages and can be purchased at queensfarm.org.
Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival
The farm’s orchard showcases the annual Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival! This event runs for two consecutive weekends, April 18th and 19th and April 25th and 26th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm each day. Daily admission includes unlimited carnival rides and kids crafts at the Con Edison Ecology booth which also features the popular Adopt-a-Worm composting program. Visitors can add to the fun with hayrides, midway games and classic carnival treats. Advance tickets are $15 for all ages and can be purchased at queensfarm.org.
Bee A Pollinator Earth Day Celebration
Earth Day turns 50 and Queens Farm is celebrating on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm. Visitors can buzz over to the farm after school to learn how every day is Earth Day. They will make their own Bee Hotel to help protect pollinators and BEE a part of the farm’s Trash Flash Mob. Earth Day participants can Adopt-a-Worm and snag a seed ball at the farm’s Compost Exhibit. Walking tours will highlight how the farm stems climate change with the use of silvopasture. This event includes eco-crafts, tractor-drawn hayrides and cooking demos. Recommended for kids 2–12. $10 advance tickets are available at queensfarm.org. Grown-ups are complimentary with participating children.
Planning Your Visit
The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, New York 11004. There is free event parking and a bicycle rack is available on-site. Strollers, backpacks and bottled water are permitted on the farm grounds. Farm grounds and restrooms are accessible. For more information or to plan your visit, go to queensfarm.org or call 718.347.3276.
About the Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum is one of the oldest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back to 1697. The current site consists of a 47-acre tract of farmland that showcases the 300-year history of agriculture as a way of life in New York City. Queens Farm is a New York City Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. Queens Farm hosts a wide variety of acclaimed education programs, public events and adult education programs. It serves as a vital resource connecting people to agriculture and the environment creating conversations about biodiversity, nutrition, health and wellness, climate change and preserving local history.
–Queens County Farm Museum
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