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O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi

December 16, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with this festive outdoor reading of a holiday classic!

Grab your fleece, hats, gloves, coats and woolies and throw on your winter boots! Queens County Farm Museum will host a special outdoor holiday reading of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi led by acclaimed actor Kevin R. Free. Story time takes place in the farm’s 3-acre pasture.

First published in 1905, The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry tells the story of struggling newlyweds so eager to give each other a Christmas gift that each sells the one thing the other holds most dear.  O. Henry penned The Gift of the Magi at Pete’s Tavern, New York City’s longest continually operated bar and restaurant. Since 1905, this story has secured its place among the American literary canon and has become synonymous with the Christmas season. 

About Kevin R. Free

Kevin R. Free is a multidisciplinary artist whose work as an actor, writer, director, and producer has been showcased and developed in many places, including The Fire This Time Festival, where he served as Producing Artistic Director for 5 years, winning an Obie for his work in 2015. He is now the Artistic Director of Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ, where most recently he directed Berta, Berta by Angelica Cherí. Favorite Directing Credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Peterborough Players); Pass Over (Marin Theater Company); and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Portland Stage Company). He is a member of the Historic Apollo Theatre’s New Works Lab, where he is developing a solo show for André De Shields. He was just honored by Audiofile Magazine as a Golden Voice, for his lifetime of work as an audiobook narrator. Instagram: @kevinrfree | More info: www.kevinrfree.com


  • This event is free, but advance online registration is encouraged.
  • Dress warm! This is an outdoor program.
  • Eventbrite email confirmation will automatically be sent to you upon completion of registration.
  • Add to the fun with holiday hayrides ($6/person; tickets in Farm Store) and hot cocoa & cookies for sale on site. There will also be free tours of the 1772 Adriance Farmhouse available.


  • Free event parking available
  • Bicycle rack available on-site
  • Farm grounds and restrooms are accessible
  • Visitors welcome to bring lawn chairs to the reading to supplement Queens Farm’s provded seating.
  • Strollers, backpacks and bottled water are permitted on our grounds.
  • Pets are not allowed, for the safety of our farm animals and visitors. Service animals are permitted as described by the ADA.
  • No designated storage for strollers, bags, or coats.
  • This event may be affected by rain. Check for event updates at queensfarm.org if inclement weather is forecasted.

QUESTIONS? Email [email protected] between Mon–Fri and someone will get back to you.


December 16, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004 United States