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Queens County Farm Museum to Hold First ‘Pride on the Farm’ Event Saturday

Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, is hosting Pride on the Farm July 31 (Photo: QCFM)

July 30, 2021 By Ryan Songalia

The Queens County Farm Museum will be holding its first ever Pride event this Saturday that will feature Broadway singers to a Drag Queen Story Hour.

The organizers are anticipating a capacity crowd of 2,000 visitors for “Pride on the Farm,” which will celebrate LGBTQ+ pride while giving family members of all ages an opportunity to get a taste of farm life.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a live band, hayrides and guided farm tours, with a Drag Queen Story Hour at 1 p.m. to introduce children and their families to queer role models.

Three performers will sing a Pride-themed medley at approximately 2 p.m.

Drag Queens Story Hour at Queens Public Library (Photo: QPL)

Kimberley Locke, who finished third on the 2003 season of American Idol, Jennifer DiNoia of Wicked and Mamma Mia!, and Christine Nolan of Hair will perform as part of Broadway Sings for Pride, a non-profit organization that educates the public about LGBTQ issues.

The performance will be Broadway Sings’ first in-person appearance since the COVID-19 pandemic began. In addition to their performance, the organization will have a table with merchandise, memorabilia and other information during the event.

As part of the event, attendees will be able to talk to the beekeepers who oversee the farm’s apiary, the largest in the New York City. More than 2 million honeybees are on site and produce up to 3,000 pounds of honey per year. There will also be farmer-led tours.

In addition to the Pride event, attendees will be able to take advantage of the other happenings and installations at the farm.

Visitors will also get to walk down a sculptured pathway known as Field of Dreams, an art installation that opens Saturday. Participants will be able to write down their thoughts of hope on a piece of paper and bury the note in the field, with a wooden stake and a ribbon to mark the spot.

Pride on the Farm will also coincide with the final day of The Floral Escape, where visitors can take photos with 15 different blooming flower varieties, with exhibits including a flower-filled taxi and floral arches.

Tickets for Pride on the Farm are priced at $12 each for adults and at $8 for children ages 3 to 12, with children aged 0-2 being admitted for free. Hayride tickets can be purchased on site.

The 47-acre farm, located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway on the border of Floral Park and Glen Oaks, has been in operation since 1697 and includes sheep, cattle, goats, alpacas, pigs and hens.

The farm harvested 21,600 pounds of produce last year and grows more than 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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