Hallockville Museum Farm: Springtime Activities & Country Fair

April showers bring May Flowers…April memberships bring life to Hallockville all year long! Show your support and become a member of the Museum Farm. April marks the start of our membership drive and each gift helps our community grow and bloom.
We hope you will join us on the Farm in the coming weeks; come for a stroll around the grounds (say ‘hi’ to the cows!), come to learn a new skill, discover a hidden talent or delve deeper into a passion.
Happy Spring! See you on the Farm!
April 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Suds: Cold Process Soap Making
The practical art of soap making has been around for centuries and the process has changed very little!
Why make your own soap? Handmade natural soap offers the benefit of skin-nourishing ingredients without the use of harsh chemicals. When combined with the beautiful aromas of essential oils, a bar of handmade soap will make your beauty ritual even more satisfying.
In this 4 hour intensive workshop demonstration, led by Fernanda Menegassi-Lojac of North Fork Natural, you will learn the steps and procedures to master natural handmade soap using the cold process method. We will guide you in proper safety precautions as well as formulating soap recipes. Students will leave with two bars of soap.
$95 Members | $105 Non-Members
April 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Animals, Art & Meaning:
An Evening with George Bumann
George Bumann is an internationally-recognized sculptor of wildlife. Follow George on an artistic journey as he tells the story of one of Yellowstone’s most famous wolves through a live sculpture demonstration. This participatory program provides insight into an artist’s process, explores the ways in which humans find meaning in natural experiences, and inspires the audience to find ways to tell their own stories about encounters in the wild.
Where: Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
When: Thursday, April 19 | 7pm to 9pm
This evening is made possible by the generous support of Avalon Park and Preserve and Martha Clara Vineyards. To learn more about George, visit: www.georgebumann.com
The Artist in Winter - That's WY
April 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Folk Art Wool Applique
Learn the steps to building your own farm house applique with wool and embroidery. You can create a house that evokes Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter!
We will discuss background decisions, wool quality, stabilization and fusing techniques as well as basic embroidery to depict trees, flower buds, leaves and more! We will have a basic house pattern, or the pattern for our Hudson House Seasonal Stich-Along available.
No previous embroidery skills required. All are welcome.
$35 Members | $45 Non-Members
April 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Quilt & Stitch Group Meeting
Join this relaxed group, interested in preserving and sharing the hand folk arts of quilting and needlework in a historic setting. ALL are welcome! Bring a project you are working on, or drop in for some inspiration. This group also demonstrates at Hallockville events and programs…come join in the fun!
To learn more about the Quilt and Stitch Group and their activities, visit their website: www.quiltandstitchgroup.com
$5 suggested donation per session
If you have any questions please call 631.298.5292 or email us.
April 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stirring Up History: Open Fire Cooking to the Cast Iron Stove
Take a step back in time with Hallockville Museum Farm and learn about cooking from the 1700’s through the 1800’s. In this hands-on adventure, participants will learn about the necessity of proper wood, what ingredients were available through these time periods and how open fire cooking transitioned to the hearth and ultimately the cast iron stove. You’ll take turn cooking over the open fire (outside) and on our homestead cast iron stove (inside) and also learn to use authentic cooking tools and equipment. Time honored recipes will be used and a communal meal shared upon the conclusion of this workshop!
Homesteaders, off-gridders, sustainable livers, doomsdayers, history fanatics, cooking and food lovers are all welcome! Ages 18 and over. Please dress warmly in natural fibers, leather shoes and bring an appetite to learn!
$35 Members | $45 Non-Members
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Choose Your Own Adventure Needle Felting: Forest Friends Edition
Tiny, playful forest friends will spring from your needle in this fun and relaxing felting class! This is a ‘choose your own adventure’ so you will have the choice to pick from learning to make a moose, an owl or fox! We can’t wait to see what path you will take.
$35 Members | $45 Non-Members
May 19 & 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair
The Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair is the first in the region to bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There is something for everyone!
Want to be a vendor at the fair or know someone who would love to join us? Click below for our vendor application!
Visit our website to learn more about the Fair or join our facebook group to stay up-to-date on all Fair happenings!
Thank you to our *new* event sponsor: Hampton Jitney
Get on Board…the Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair BUS!
Live in or near NYC? Do you want to enjoy the Fair but don’t want to make the long drive out to Eastern Long Island? We’ve got just the ticket…literally!
We are proud to announce that Hampton Jitney is our 2018 Fiber Bus Sponsor! For the first time ever the bus will be running form NYC to the Fair both Saturday AND Sunday. Chose from two departure and return times!
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spring Bird Walk
Mary Laura Lamont, local naturalist and birding expert, will lead the search for through the woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park Preserve. Bring binoculars, appropriate apparel, and sturdy footwear.
•All ages welcome
•Advanced registration requested
$5 Members | $7 Non-Members

Why should I become a member of

Hallockville Museum Farm?

There are SO many great reasons to become a member of Hallockville Museum Farm! Discounts on tuition for classes, free tours, discounts in our gift shop…but the BEST reason to become a member is that your support keeps this community treasure alive! It is only with YOUR generosity that we can invite you to the farm for a variety of programs, lectures and fun! We host school children from all over Long Island for history discovery days and offer scholarships to children in need to our arts based summer camp (co-produced with the Peconic Community School).
Your membership dollars have a far and lasting reach into this community!
Save the Date for our 38th Annual Country Fair & Craft Show!
August 25 & 26, 10am to 5pm
Do you make beautiful objects by hand? Are you an artist inspired by the folk arts? Want to be a vendor at our 2018 Country Fair and Craft Show? Click below for our craft vendor application!






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