Join us for farm fun during our June Afternoons series! From June 12 – June 30, the Queens Farm is hosting fun farm experiences for children ages 5-12 with STEM-based learning, guided tours and tractor-led hayrides each weekday afternoon. Kids get hands-on learning about ecology, sustainability, and life on the farm as they explore the longest continuously operated tract of farmland in NYC.
Activities are held under our farm tent from 3pm-5pm each weekday afternoon. Guided farm tours with a hayride leave from the farm tent each day at 3:30pm and 4:15pm.
This FREE program includes a $5 voucher for use at the Queens Farm Farmstand or our farmstands at our satellite market locations.
A different activity is planned each weekday:
- Monday – Animal Adventures: All our farm animals have jobs and are an active part of our farm. Learn all about the jobs of the animals on the farm and make your very own butter to take home.
- Tuesday – Pollination Station: Pollinators are fundamental to our food system. Join us as we talk about bees and explore other pollinators, sample honey and make a beeswax candle.
- Wednesday – Compost to Zero Waste: Check out how we harness natural processes to divert food waste from landfills, reduce pollution, and restore soil health using only the power of compost. Participants can check out our red wiggler worms and make seedballs to take home to plant.
- Thursday – Plants & Ecology: What does a plant need to grow? Explore plant parts, photosynthesis, and the plant growth cycle and get hands-on transplanting marigolds.
- Friday – Farm Fibers: Learn all about the fibers from the animals at the farm. Participants will see how wool from sheep is turned into yarn, practice their weaving and carding skills, and make a lamb puppet or yarn bookmark.
This program was made possible through the generous support of:
- New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
- New York State Senator John Liu
Weekdays, June 12-30, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM