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Sheep Shearing Festival returns for its 13th year at Queens County Farm Museum

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May. 2, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Have a piece of agricultural life at the Queens County Farm Museum’s 13th Annual Sheep Shearing Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Glen Oaks, the city’s only sheep shearing event brings a springtime spectacle of wool, music…
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A conversation with Jennifer Walden Weprin: Reflecting on a transformative 5 years at the Queens County Farm Museum

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Jan. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Jennifer Walden Weprin, who served as the executive director of Queens County Farm Museum (QCFM) from October 2018 to December 2023, said that her 5-year tenure with the organization included multiple achievements such as helping the farm incorporate additional land and guiding it through COVID-19. Weprin, who is married to former assembly member and council member Mark Weprin, came to the position in 2018 with a background in public service. For instance, she worked as the Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism for then-Borough President Melinda Katz for two years prior to taking the…
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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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Jan. 4, 2024 By Ethan Marshall New events come with the new year. As we enter the first weekend of 2024, there is plenty of things to do across Queens. Whether it is related to art, entertaining performances, or even contributing to the community, there are a lot of activities to keep people occupied in…
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Queens Farm’s holiday lineup offers festive family fun

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Nov. 27, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park has an array of old and new festivities on their holiday lineup this year. Whether you’re in the mood to give or receive, a trip to the farm’s “winter wonderland” has something for everyone. Illuminate the Farm  For the third consecutive year, the Winter Lantern Festival will light up Queens Farm with bright displays. Illuminate the Farm features a walk-through experience featuring illuminated tunnels, swings, see-saws and a bounce house.  The holiday lights and Chinese lanterns were crafted by skilled artisans with decades of experience. And this…
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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this Thanksgiving weekend

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Nov. 23, 2023 By Nevine Salameh This Thanksgiving weekend in Queens will be one to remember with the array of events curated for families and friends to kick off the holiday season with festivity and delight. You can bring your family to a Holiday Workshop or the Winter Lantern Festival, or invite your friends to…
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Queens County Farm collecting donations for annual CUNY food drive

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Nov. 21, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park is facilitating a food drive on behalf of a Queens College food pantry as part of their ongoing partnership with CUNY.  The farm began collecting donations at the beginning of November after their harvest season wrapped up. As work on the…
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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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Nov. 16, 2023 By Nevine Salameh As fall sets in, the communities of Queens warmly invite everyone to join them for a weekend of outings. There is plenty to choose from, including dance performances, a laughter-filled comedy open mic night, a creative fall art workshop, the Chinese Winter Festival and a live music show. Grab your family or friends and head out to these events in Queens this weekend. Friday, Nov. 17 Take Root Presents: Grazia Capri & Fadi J Khoury – FJK Dance Company Come and experience a captivating contemporary dance performance by the renowned choreographer Fadi J Khoury…
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Senator Addabbo helps raise awareness for diabetes with Woodhaven event

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Nov. 14, 2023 By Anthony Medina In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month this year, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. organized a diabetes information session inside the All Saints Episcopal Church in Woodhaven, on Wednesday, Nov. 8.  The info session was aimed at empowering people living with diabetes and informing them on the various methods of living with the health condition. Participants also engaged in a healthy food dinner, with an assortment of fresh food and produce to take home.  According to information shared by the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 1,717,067 people in New York, accounting for 10.7% of…
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Halloween events at Queens County Farm offer family fun for all

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Oct. 31, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan The Halloween celebration at Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park on Sunday, Oct., 29 gathered dozens of costume-clad families for a range of fun fall festivities.  At Halloween on the Farm, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., attendees made their way across the sprawling 44-acre farm where they could get a spooky farmhouse experience at the historic Adriance Farmhouse or enjoy a wholesome photo-op among gourds at the patch.  The event also featured a performance from Halloween’s Blessing Angel, presented by The Edward Morgan Ballet, for the first time on the farm. And…
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