If you’re still in need of a fall fix, check out the Queens County Farm Museum Saturdays and Sundays, November 5-6 and 12-13 from 11:00-4:00. Get up-close and personal with a variety of fun creatures, such as frogs, insects and birds of prey.
There will be shows featuring these animals throughout the day. And what would fall on a farm be without hayrides and pony rides? You can do both here, and don’t forget to take your little ones to feed the goats. (Note: There is an 80 lb. limit on the pony rides.) While you’re there, take a tour of the historic farm, which is “the longest continuously farmed site in New York State.” Admission is $9.00 a person, which includes all of the activities mentioned above.
Another unique event at the museum is their 18th Century Tavern Nights, which will be held November 4th and 5th starting at 8PM . This event is for adults only, so if you’re overdue for a date-night and want to experience food and drink of yesteryear, make your reservations now! In the past, guests have been treated to dishes such as roast beef (you can watch it roast), candied sweet potatoes, cabbage, peanut soup, New England clam chowder and chicken fricassee. All of the dishes are made using 18th century recipes, and are served on table wear resembling that of the 1770’s. A variety of the vegetables are grown on the farm. Alcoholic beverages from the time period will be served as well. The wait staff will be dressed in period costumes, and guests are encouraged to dress up, though it is not required. If you are interested, make your prepaid reservation as soon as possible, as space is limited. The cost is $80 for members and $85 for non-members.
The farm is located at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. For more information on either of these events, you can call Museum Events at (718) 347-FARM, Ext. 304 or visit their website.