Spring Break on the Farm
Spring Break on the Farm will have kids buzzing around our historic grounds as they achieve STEM learning objectives and learn all about ecology, sustainability, and life on the farm. Grow and explore at the longest continuously operated tract of farmland in NYC.
To start, a farm tour will introduce visitors to our hens, pigs, steer, alpaca, sheep, and beehives, and guests will get to feed our goats a tasty snack. Explore the spring farm landscape on a tractor-drawn hayride and watch the fields as they come to life with new growth. During the tour, children can try their hand at a farm-wide scavenger hunt.
Then it’s all hands on deck for the day’s specific programming. Children can learn about compost and make a seed ball during Compost to Zero Waste; transplant a marigold as part of Plants & Ecology; learn about the importance of pollinators and make a beeswax candle during What’s the Buzz? Participants will take home their craft from the day’s session.
Stop by the Farm Store for plants, snacks, traditional games, toys and locally-made items like Queens Farm herbal teas, honey, woven scarves and yarn from the flock of heritage breed sheep. The Con Edison Reading Room will also be open; stop in for a farm-fresh story after the program. The picnic areas will also be available for a picnic lunch before or after your program.
Advance online tickets are required as space is limited. Program is for children ages 5–12. Adult supervision is required (adult is free with participating child). Event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, programming will be adapted and moved indoors. Dress for the farm with layers and boots.