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Spring Dance Celebration 2023
June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebrate NYC’s multi-cultural diversity and inclusive spirit through freestyle dance and live music! The Spring Dance Celebration showcases a variety of dynamic improvisational dances by world-class performers featuring live music on stage in the farm’s 3-acre pasture. In this FREE interactive program, the audience plays a role in shaping the experience.
Dance performances take place from 1:00 pm–3:00 pm and guests are invited to enjoy the farm grounds throughout the day. Visit the farm’s goats, sheep, alpacas, pigs, hens, steer, and honeybees! Farm-fresh produce is available on-site at the Farmstand, and historic farmhouse tours will be ongoing throughout the afternoon to learn more about Queens Farm’s 325 year history of continuous farming and its place in NYC history.
This special program was made possible through the generous support of New York City Council Member Joann Ariola and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
About LayeRhythm Productions, Inc.
LayeRhythm Productions, Inc. is a non-profit that aims to highlight freestyle dance & music voices underrepresented in the traditional performing arts landscape and transform individuals’ relationships to NYC street/club culture. Since 2015, LayeRhythm has been committed to giving the spotlight to more than 200 local & international street/club dancers and musicians spanning ages 20-60 years. These artists include African American, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities of NYC. The organization is uniquely dedicated to risk-taking improvisation and interactive audience engagement, thereby augmenting performance art’s history and social evolution. LayeRhythm provides monthly jam sessions, a dance theatrical ensemble The LayeRhythm Experiment, educational workshops, and arts career coaching.
About the Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County Farm Museum is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back to 1697, and the largest tract of farmland in New York City. It is celebrating 325 years of continuous farming in 2022. Queens Farm implements regenerative farming practices and is a leader in hyper-locally grown food, cultivating over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Queens Farm is home to the largest single apiary, a site for community composting and the only farm with a full range of livestock in New York City making it a leader in the ecological well-being of New York City and a model for food production, teaching and research. The Queens County Farm Museum is a New York City Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the largest cultural institution in Queens, welcoming over 500,000 visitors annually.
- Advance registration required as tickets are limited. Online tickets only.
- Eventbrite email confirmation will automatically be sent to you upon registration.
- This is an outdoor event. Check for event updates at queensfarm.org if inclement weather is forecasted.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT:
- Free event parking available.
- Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic blankets, as seating is limited.
- Bicycle rack available on-site.
- Farm grounds and restrooms are accessible.
- 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.
QUESTIONS? Email [email protected] between Mon–Fri and our team will be in touch.