2014 Events Calendar___

June

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SEASONAL FARMSTAND STARTS ~ 5 afternoons a week;

every Wednesday thru Sunday

12 pm 5 pm

Find out what's 'growing on' at Queens Farm when you shop at our on-site Farmstand. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, so come by and see what's in season each week! This is a great opportunity to meet our farmers and learn about our four-season growing operation. EBT and food stamp benefits accepted.

 


August

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Adult Education>>>

FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
6:30 8 pm

Learn how to get the most out of your camera and capture the natural beauty of New York's oldest continuously farmed land! This workshop, led by Jeffrey Kollbrunner, is designed to develop and enhance your skills to capture quality imagery and get the most out of your camera. Any camera will do -- from DSLR to a point & shoot. All levels of expertise are welcome. Instruction will cover technical and compositional skills, positioning, light, fill flash, and various other techniques!

Jeffrey Kollbrunner is a professional photographer with twenty-one years of conservation-focused experience. View his photos at www.JKNatureGallery.com.

WORKSHOP FEE:

$50.00 / person pre-registration; Sign up at www.eventbrite.com or call 718.347.3276.

$55.00 / person at door  

 

Tickets to this event are limited, so sign up today to ensure your spot! Please present a paper or digital copy of your ticket to gain admission.

 

 

September

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34th Annual ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Sunday, September 14, 2014

11 am 4 pm

This show will include a display of various makes and models of motorcycles that have been out of production for 10 years or more. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides, and food will provide fun for the entire family.

 

ADMISSION: $5.00 per person

Free with Farm Membership

               

32nd Annual

QUEENS COUNTY FAIR

Saturday & Sunday,

September 20 & 21, 2014

11 am 6 pm
One of our most popular events of the year! Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts & crafts, and more. The fair features pie eating- and corn husking-contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and kids' entertainment by Big Apple Circus To-Go. Dance the day away at the Bavarian Garden with an Irish band (Saturday) and German band (Sunday). Check out the ConEdison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening & recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Floral Arrangements, Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal please email your mailing address to info@queensfarm.org or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.  

 

ADMISSION:

$9.00 / adult*

$5.00 / child (12 & under)*

Free with Farm Membership
*Gate admission does not include The Amazing Maize Maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities.

 


THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE  sponsored by ConEdison

* Opens Saturday, September 20th, 2014; see below for details.

 

 

 

October

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KICKOFF TO FALL
Sunday, October 5, 2014

11 am 4 pm

As many of you know, Autumn is a favorite season for visiting the farm! Come on out today or any October weekend to buy a variety of Hudson Valley apples, donuts, fresh cider, and apple pie. Due to the high numbers of visitors we get each October, we recommend coming early so you don't miss out on any of these fall treats!


This event is FREE (no gate admission)

 

 

THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE 
sponsored by
ConEdison

Saturdays & Sundays, September 20 – October 26**
& Columbus Day, Oct. 13th

11 am 4:30 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm)*

                 


Enjoy getting lost in our 3-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins

with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles

and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!

 

ADMISSION:  

$9.00 / adult

$5.00 / child (ages 4-11);  ages 3 & under free

Groups of 10 people or more get $1.00 discount off price shown

*Check out Maze by Moonlight, Sat 10/4 & 10/18 - Open until 9pm. To add to the fun, join us two Saturdays only for our special night-time Maze, where visitors will use flashlights or the starry sky to guide them through their adventure.

 

**NOTE: Sept 20-21 & Oct 26 there is an admission to enter the farm grounds as these are the days of our Queens County Fair and Children's Fall Festival.    

 

 

PUMPKIN PATCH       

Saturdays & Sundays,

October 4 24, 2014

11 am 4:30 pm

October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Enjoy wandering through the planting fields to find your perfect pumpkin. A great farm adventure for the whole family!

 

Price of pumpkin based on pumpkin size. There is no admission to enter the patch. On weekdays, pumpkins are sold in the Gift Shop.

 

 

HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday,
October 24, 25 and 26, 2014
  

4 7 pm

Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!


ADMISSION: $4.00 per person

 

CHILDREN'S FALL FESTIVAL  

Sunday, October 26, 2014
11 am – 4 pm

A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Free children's games & bounces and professional character look-a-likes will add to the excitement. Don't miss out on pig races, kids' pony rides, food, live country music, and the ConEdison Ecology booth. Our Haunted House and Amazing Maize Maze will be open as well.

ADMISSION: $5.00 per person*

Free with Farm Membership

*Admission includes Bounces and games for kids, Pig Racing , Halloween Characters (photos with characters welcome), Savannah Sky country band, ConEdison Ecology booth, and craft activity for kids. Additional fees apply for Animal Feeding ($4), Pony Ride ($3), Hayride ($3), Haunted House 12-4pm ($4), Amazing Maize Maze ($9 adults/$5 children ages 4-11).

 

 

November
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WILDLIFE WEEKENDS

Saturday & Sunday, November 1-2 & 8-9, 2014

11 am 4 pm

Have fun learning about interesting critters at this pay-one-price event! Admission includes Birds-of-Prey Show, Frogs, Bugs, & Animal Show, hayrides, pony rides (80 lb. rider limit), and animal feeding.

 

ADMISSION: $9.00 per person

Free with Farm Membership

 


18th CENTURY TAVERN NIGHTS
   

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8, 2014

8 pm

Experience an authentic eighteenth-century dinner prepared on an open hearth, served on period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770s' surroundings will

enhance this unforgettable evening.


$80.00 per person (Members)

$85.00 per person (Non-members)


*NOTE: Due to limited seating, pre-paid reservations are required. Call 718-347-3276 to reserve today.

 

 

December   _________________________________________________________

CHRISTMAS TREE & POINSETTIA SALES

December 1 24

Popular varieties and sizes of trees, evergreen wreaths, poinsettia, amaryllis, and paperwhites will be for sale for the holidays! Proceeds benefit the Farm Museum.    

 

WREATHMAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday and Sunday,
December 6 & 7
, 2014
10 am, 12 pm, & 2 pm

Make a beautiful evergreen wreath at our enjoyable workshops. All materials provided, you only need to bring a garden shear. To register call 718-347-3276,
ext. 301 (advance payment required).


ADMISSION:  $20.00 per person per wreath

 

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
December 26, 27 & 28, 2014
               

12 4 pm
Enjoy tours of the decorated Adriance Farmhouse at our annual Holiday Open House. Kids will enjoy craft activities and all visitors are invited to warm up with a cup of freshly mulled cider!

 

This event is FREE (no gate admission)

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Coming up in 2015:

 

April 
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CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL ~ 2 weekends   

Saturday & Sunday, April 11-12 and 18-19, 2015

11 am 6 pm

Join us for a kids' carnival in the apple orchard! Enjoy the spring weather at the farm with carnival rides*, midway games and prizes, hayrides, and children's entertainment.

 

*Height rules apply at all rides.


ADMISSION: $11 per person (includes unlimited carnival rides)

Free with Farm Membership

 


May 
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CELEBRATE QUEENS FARM!   

Sunday, May 3, 2015

11 am 4 pm

What does Springtime mean to us? Find out at this celebration of all things Queens Farm. Watch sheep shearing and spinning demos, learn about our Community Compost Program, enjoy in-depth tours by our farmers, and pick up vegetable seedlings and flowers at our Spring Plant Sale. Be sure to visit the historic Adriance Farmhouse, open exclusively for this event with special treats for all! There will be live music, hayrides, and delicious food on the farm all day.


ADMISSION: $5 all ages

Free with Farm Membership

 

 

July

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37th Annual

THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN MID-SUMMER
POW WOW
Dates to be determined

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

ADMISSION:

$10.00 / adult; $15.00 / adult weekend pass

$5.00 / child (age 12 & under); $7.00 / child weekend pass   

Free with Farm Membership

  Performance Times Gates Open
Friday 7 pm–10 pm 6 pm
Saturday 12 pm –5 pm
7 pm –10 pm
10 am
Sunday 12 pm –5 pm 10 am