Queens Farm’s Winter Wonderland: The Winter Escape Now Open
December Bursts with Outdoor Holiday Cheer
Queens County Farm Museum announces a one-of-a-kind Winter Wonderland floral pop-up in partnership with the Floral Escape artistic design team Azizan Ali and Laila Ahmed. The Winter Escape will run through January 10, 2021. It’s the only silk flower, outdoor holiday installation in New York City bringing new holiday cheer to the historic farm.
Winter will bloom at every turn through the one acre Winter Escape. This brilliantly colored outdoor holiday adventure features 15 custom escapes including a Gingerbread Village with vibrant floral sweets almost good enough to eat, a Candy Cane Rose Garden with 6-foot floral candy canes, Snowy Peak Lodge, purple reindeer, a 1971 white Austin FX4 enveloped in pink cascading flowers and The Most Wonderful Wreath of the Year offering 12 feet of glory. Visitors can also snap an ‘elfie with Santa in his Jolly ‘Olly Throne Chair.
Queens Farm comes alive with vibrant color and masterful designs making it the perfect winter destination for whimsy, entertainment and holiday photos. The Winter Escape is open Thursdays & Fridays 11:00 am–4:00 pm and Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am–4:00 pm through January 10, 2021. Winter Escape online tickets are $24 per person ($15 for children 2-10 years old). Admission to Queens County Farm Museum is free and the farm offers free event parking.
Also, down on the farm, visitors can take a hayride and stop by the farm’s holiday market which offers a rich assortment of Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias and unique holiday gifts. Shoppers can pick from traditional games, toys and hand-made stuffed animals for the lil’ farmer in every family or choose from a selection of Queens-made gifts to help make the holiday cozy. And, of course, a visit to Queens Farm is not complete without a leisurely stroll across the grounds to meet the farm’s goats, sheep, steer, alpaca and hens. They are the real stars of this urban oasis.
Visitors are also encouraged to drop off healthy, shelf-stable food on their visit to support the farm’s annual food drive benefiting Queens College’s Knights Table Food Pantry.
“It will be a Beary-Merry Holiday Season at Queens Farm thanks to our new design partners at the Floral Escape,” stated Jennifer Walden Weprin, Executive Director of Queens County Farm Museum. “Tens of thousands of silk flowers are blooming to ring in the holiday season.”
Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, New York 11004. It is open daily Monday–Sunday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve. Queens Farm is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Visit queensfarm.org for details.
NY Forward COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
The Winter Escape has timed entry to meet NY Forward’s Covid-19 Safety Guidelines. Face coverings are required when interacting with the exhibit and visitors need to maintain social distancing. The farm’s Covid-19 guidelines are posted at queensfarm.org and on-site at the farm.
About Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County Farm Museum is the largest tract of farmland in New York City and one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back to 1697. It is a New York City Landmark and on the National Registry of Historic Places. Queens Farm serves as a vital resource connecting people to agriculture and the environment through the lens of the 47-acre historic site. It is an important service provider to a healthy ecosystem. The farm’s growing fields, farm animals, compost site and garden-style organic, sustainable farming methods optimize the site, making it a leader in the ecological well-being of NYC and a model for teaching and research.
About The Floral Escape
The Floral Escape is the creation of Design House Décor, established in 2005. The Floral Escape transforms ordinary spaces into unimaginable environments creating memorable moments through artful details meant to captivate the heart and stimulate the creative mind. The Floral Escape’s artisan approach creates moments of visceral connection using the beauty of color and natural elements and they pride themselves in designing unique experiences for all to enjoy. The Winter Escape is their second project in partnership with the Queens County Farm Museum.