Milk & Honey Month

Queens County Farm Museum debuts Milk & Honey Month, celebrating New York State dairy and honey in honor of National Dairy Month and National Pollinator Month, both in June. Daily admission to Queens County Farm Museum is free and the celebration includes both free and fee-based programming throughout the month of June. There is something for everyone at Queens County Farm Museum including butter churning demos, pollinator talks, story time and milk & cookies. 

Milk & Honey Month begins Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 and runs through Thursday, June 30th. Program partners include the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition, Cornell University’s Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies, Queens Public Library, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Lifeway Foods and Andrew’s Honey.

Free Milk & Honey Month programs include:
·      Milk & Cookie Hour on Fridays for an after-school treat (June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 3:30–4:30 pm)
·      Story Time at the Con Edison Reading Room on Saturdays (June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10:30am–1:30pm)
·      Apiary Talks on Sundays (June, 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10am–12pm)
·      Historic Farmhouse Tours featuring butter churning and honey tasting on Sundays (June, 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11am–4pm)
·      Milk & Honey Facial Mask demos (Sun, June 26, time TBD)

Fee-based Milk & Honey Month programs include: 
·      Sunset Yoga (Weds, June 1, 8, 15 & 22)
·      Cheesemaking 101 (Thurs, June 9)
·      The Cycle of Composting presented by Lower Eastside Ecology Center (Sat, June 11)
·      Celebrate the Strawberry Moon (Tues, June 14)
·      Urban Beekeeping Class (Sat, June 18)
·      Art on the Farm Class (Thurs, June 30)
·      Plant Sale featuring pollinator-friendly annuals & perennials (Daily, 10am–5pm)

Queens County Farm Museum is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back to 1697. This year it is celebrating its 325th anniversary with the largest expansion in over 50 years. This work includes new unique public programs like Milk & Honey Month, the first of its kind in New York City, connecting visitors to agriculture and the environment through the lens of the historic farm site.

Cornell University’s Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies has named Queens County Farm Museum part of its cohort in hive research.  Queens Farm is home to the largest, single apiary in New York City making it a leader in the ecological well-being of New York City.  Research will help inform work to support pollinators in an urban environment. New York Animal Agriculture Coalition has partnered with Queens County Farm Museum to educate the public on the New York State’s dairy industry and connect New Yorkers to New York State dairy farmers and producers. 

This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of NYC Council Member Robert Holden.

Wed, June 1 – Thurs, June 30, 2022