2016 Events Calendar___

July

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SEASONAL FARMSTAND
11 am 3 pm, Wed Fri

11 am 5 pm, Sat & Sun
Find out what's 'growing on' at Queens Farm when you shop at our on-premise Farmstand. We grow over 50 varieties of vegetables, so come by and see what's in season each week! We'll give you tips on how to make easy, nutritious meals for your family. Our Seasonal Farmstand continues through the first week of November.

 

  • EBT & SNAP benefits accepted.
  • Members always receive 10% off produce
  • Eggs available starting at 12 pm


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AUTISM-FRIENDLY DAY
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9 am
11 am

In collaboration with the Historic House Trust of NYC, Queens Farm is proud to offer a morning of programming designed specifically for families that have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

The program includes:

 

  • Interactive tours of our historic grounds, planting fields, and sensory gardens led by experienced farm educators. Structure breaks are included.
  • Opportunities to see and learn about our heritage breed livestock, including goats, sheep, alpaca, hens, pigs, and steer.
  • Optional tractor-drawn hayride.
  • Families are invited to bring their own sack lunches to enjoy a picnic after the tour. Please note that snacks, water, and juice are available for purchase in our Gift Shop, though lunches are not available for sale on the farm.

 

This program is appropriate for families with children ages 6-18 years, where at least one child is on the Autism spectrum. Families must stay with their children at all times. A site-specific "Social Story" and a trip preparation sheet will be made available to all families to assist in preparing for their visit.

 

Queens Farm is fully accessible, offers indoor restrooms, and has an on-site Gift Shop that opens at 10:00 am. Free on-site parking will be available for this event. We are also accessible by the MTA Q46 bus.

 

Questions? Please contact Ali Abate, Director of Education, at ali@queensfarm.org.

 

TICKETS: $7 all ages
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Click here to purchase tickets
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38th Annual THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN
MID-SUMMER POWWOW

Friday – Sunday,
July 29 – 31, 2016
               

New York City's oldest and largest powwow 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:
Adult: $11/day; $16/weekend
Child (12 & under): $5/day; $7/weekend
Free for Farm Members

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

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE POWWOW TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

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ROOFTOP FILMS:
Screening of The Bandit

Thursday, August 4, 2016
We're proud to host Rooftop Films for a special screening of The Bandit. In this moving documentary, Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham recount the strange, wild making of the smash-hit Smokey and the Bandit. Presented in partnership with CMT. Free shuttle service for the event is available to and from the Little Neck LIRR station.

 

7:30 pm: Doors open

8:30 pm: Music starts

9:00 pm: Film begins

10:30 pm: Q & A with filmmaker Jesse Moss

 

ADMISSION: $15 all ages

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

 

 

 

September    _________________________________________________________

36th Annual ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Sunday, September 18, 2016
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 all ages
Free for Farm Members

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34th Annual
QUEENS COUNTY FAIR

Saturday & Sunday,
September 24 & 25, 2016
               
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 top-notch children's entertainment. Dance the day away at the Bavarian Garden with live music and traditional dancers. Kids will love the ConEdison Ecology booth where they can adopt a worm for home composting, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts. The Amazing Maize Maze opens this weekend, and there will be local food and craft vendors on the farm all weekend.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available in the following categories: arts, crafts, vegetables, baking, canning, floral arrangements, and junior arts & crafts. Get your fair entry journal here. If you prefer a hard copy email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center after July 20th to pick up a copy.

 

COUNTY FAIR ADMISSION:
Adult: $10/day
Children (12 & under): $5/day
Free for Farm Members

  • Admission does not include The Amazing Maize Maze, carnival rides, midway games, and various other fair activities.
  • Height rules apply at all rides.

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE QUEENS COUNTY FAIR TICKETS TODAY!

 

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THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE
sponsored by ConEdison
Weekends (Sat/Sun),
September 24 October 30, 2016; & Columbus Day, Oct 1oth

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

Ready to be amaaazed? Kids and adults alike will have a blast finding their way out of this 3-acre 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! The 2016 design will be announced in September, so stay tuned.

 

*MAZE BY MOONLIGHT: Navigate the maze by the starry night sky (or by flashlight) on two Saturdays only -- October 15th & 22nd, 2016 when the maze stays open until 9:00 pm! (last ticket sold at 9:00 pm)

 

MAZE ADMISSION:
Adult: $10
Child (ages 4-11): $5
Ages 0-3: Free


  • Group rates available for 10 or more people. Reservations recommended for groups of 20 or more. To inquire, call us at 718.347.3276 Mon-Fri.
  • On Sun, 10/30 there is a $5 admission to enter farm grounds for Children's Fall Festival, in addition to entrance fee for The Amazing Maize Maze.
  • Credit cards accepted for The Amazing Maize Maze

 

 

 

October    _________________________________________________________

THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE sponsored by ConEdison
See listing above for details.

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CELEBRATE FALL
with
NY APPLES

Weekends in October (Sat/Sun)
New Yorkers know that Autumn is a favorite season for visiting Queens Farm! Come out any October weekend (Sat & Sun) to purchase a variety of Hudson Valley apples and fresh, local apple cider from Jericho Cider Mill. We'll also be featuring locally-made pies, cupcakes, and candy apples if the weather permits. Due to the popularity of our October events, we recommend arriving early so you don't miss out on any of these fall treats!

 

  • Please note, apple picking is not allowed at Queens Farm.

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KICKOFF TO FALL with
SHEEP SHEARING

Saturday, October 1, 2016
11 am 4:30 pm (weather permitting)
Celebrate fall at the farm! Country western band Savannah Sky will keep your feet tapping as you wander through the Pumpkin Patch. The Amazing Maize Maze will be open (see listing) and our livestock coordinator will demonstrate sheep shearing with our flock of Cotswold and Romney sheep.

 

This event if FREE (no gate admission)

  • No ATM machine on site. Please plan visit accordingly.

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PUMPKIN PATCH
Weekends (Sat/Sun),
October 130, 2016;
& Columbus Day, October 1oth

11 am 4:30 pm (weather permitting)
October is Pumpkin Month at Queens Farm! Enjoy wandering through our patch to find your perfect pumpkin. A memorable farm adventure for the whole family!

 

  • Prices based on circumference of pumpkin
  • Mon-Fri, pumpkins may be purchased in our Gift Shop (while supplies last)
  • On Sun, 10/30 there is a $5 admission to enter farm grounds for Children's Fall Festival; all other scheduled days there is no fee to enter Pumpkin Patch
  • Credit cards accepted in the Pumpkin Patch

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HAUNTED HOUSE
Saturday, October 29, 2016 
1 pm
7 pm
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Sunday, October 30, 2016  
11 am
7 pm

Step inside our Haunted House for a thrilling and chilling spooky adventure! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, and NY apples will be sold. Recommended for ages 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too!

 

ADMISSION: $4 all ages

  • Credit cards accepted for the Haunted House

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CHILDREN'S FALL FESTIVAL
Sunday, October 30, 2016  
11 am
4 pm

A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages! Everyone is encouraged to wear their costume. Free children's games, bounce houses, and professional character look-alikes will add to the festive air. Check out the ConEdison Ecology booth with kids' crafts and eco tips, live country music, and pig races. Keep the fun going with hayrides, pony rides, and a seasonal petting zoo.* This is the final day of The Amazing Maize Maze, Haunted House and Pumpkin Patch (see listings), so don't delay!

 

ADMISSION: $5 all ages
Free for Farm Members

  • Admission includes: bounce houses and kids' games, pig races, Halloween character photo opportunities, live music by Savannah Sky country western band, and ConEdison Ecology booth with kids' crafts.
  • *Additional fees apply for: petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides, Haunted House, and The Amazing Maize Maze.
  • No ATM machine on site. Please plan visit accordingly.

 

 

 

November    _________________________________________________________

WILDLIFE WEEKEND
Saturday & Sunday,
November 5-6 & 12-13, 2016
 
 
11 am
4 pm

Learn about critters big and small at this pay-one-price event. Admission includes Birds of Prey Show, Frogs, Bugs, & Animals Show, hayrides, animal feeding, and pony rides (80 lb. limit).

 

ADMISSION: $9 all ages
Free for Farm Members

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18th Century TAVERN NIGHT
Friday & Saturday,
November 11 & 12, 2016
 
 
8
pm

What was dining like in colonial times? Find out at this popular event featuring an authentic eighteenth-century meal prepared over an open hearth and served on period tableware. Traditional recipes and 1770's surroundings make this an unforgettable experience. Seats are limited, so get your tickets today!


TICKETS:
$85 Non-member
$80 Farm Member
Pre-paid reservations required. Click here for tickets.

 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS TREE &
WREATH SALES

December 1 24, 2016  
Popular varieties and sizes of Christmas trees and evergreen wreaths will be for sale for the holidays. Proceeds benefit programs at Queens Farm.

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WREATHMAKING WORKSHOP

See Adult Education page for details.

 

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Monday Wednesday, December 26 28, 2016  
12 pm
4 pm

Enjoy free tours of the decorated 1772 Adriance Farmhouse at our annual Holiday Open House. Children will enjoy seasonal craft activities and all visitors are invited to warm up with freshly mulled cider and snacks. A Victorian Christmas tree will be on display.

 

This event is FREE (no gate admission)