Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, New York 11004
(718) 347-3276 (FARM) • Groups use ext. 14

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Green Meadows Farm
New York Hall of Science
Queens Museum of Art
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This 47 acre farm has been the site of continuous farming for over 200 years and is now restored as a Museum of the Agricultural History of New York City. It includes a landmark designated farmhouse, and is a working, authentic "Truck Farm," complete with farm animals, an orchard and planting fields.

A Tour of this farm, or participation in its programs, will help adults and children alike get a better understanding of a way of life that is so important to us all. And the kids (and adults) will have lots of fun feeding the animals -- the appropriate food is available for purchase at the Farm.

A variety of activities are available throughout the year for adults and children, and wonderful events and programs offer families a great way to spend a day. The calendar may include, for instance, the Annual Craft Fair where artisans display and sell their creations, the Children's Fall Festival with Halloween fun for all as kids show off their costumes and play traditional games, or the Apple Festival with a large variety of apples and ciders, and where the nation's largest apple cobbler is baked on site. Virtually every weekend brings some exciting, fun, and wholesome activity. Weekend events often include hayrides.

Adults and children can also enjoy special Workshops and Classes. Call for details. Adult Groups (20 or more) can choose from a variety of topics, including:

  • Adriance farmhouse and greenhouse
  • Horticulture-garden and house plant
  • Agriculture in Queens County
  • Honey bee and egg incubation

Elementary School Groups (grades pre-K - 9) can participate in hands-on Workshops and Tours covering farm related topics such as

  • Honey Bee Alive!: Kids learn about bees and make a candle from beeswax and a sweet treat to take home.
  • Quilts: "The Truest American Folk Art": Quilts from various cultures are examined and students make a quilt patch.
  • Farmyard Tour: Students gain an insight into the life of the farmer, feed the animals and wrap up with a hayride.
  • Colonial Cooking: A two-hour workshop that explores open-hearth cooking. Soup and cornbread are made -- and eaten!
  • Apple Pressing: This seasonal workshop shows students how to make cider.

A number of other titles are available, all fun and all providing a unique education.

Visit the Farm's official website (linked above) for more info and an up-to-date calendar.

Fresh eggs and produce (in season) can be purchased here, too.

Hours: Open daily for outdoor visiting, 10am - 5pm. On Saturday & Sunday Farmhouse Tours and Hayrides are available from 11am - 4pm. Call to confirm.

Admission: General admission is FREE. Admission is charged on Special Event Days: $5.00 to $12.00 per Adult and $2.00 to $5.00 per Child. Rates may vary a little. Small fee may be charged for Hayride, Guided Farmhouse Tour.

Groups: School Group programs cost around $6 - $7.00 per student.

Group Reservations: At least 8 weeks in advance.

Lunch: Picnic area on grounds subject to availability.

Handicapped Access: Partially accessible.

Directions: I-495 East to exit 32, Little Neck Parkway. Turn right at light and go south on Little Neck Pkwy. about 10 blocks. Entrance is on right, just before Green Meadows Farm. Note, if you reach Union Turnpike, you have gone about 2 blocks past museum. About 35 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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