RIVEREAD, NY (April 3, 2024)—Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead and Farm Hands educational programs are collaborating to offer a special series of activity-based workshops for children called Spring Saturdays on the Farm. Four hands-on play and crafting sessions based on East End agricultural, natural and cultural history themes will be offered at Hallockville on Saturday mornings April 13, May 11, June 1 and June 22. Spring Saturdays on the Farm will be led by Jessica De Vera Wells, the head teacher at Farm Hands and a North Fork farming native.  


The themes and schedule of the Spring Saturdays on the Farm will be as follows:

  • Barn Architecture – Saturday, April 13 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Native Trees – Saturday, May 11 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Old Time Farm Equipment – Saturday, June 1 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Plants that Heal – Saturday, June 22 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“The Spring Saturdays on the Farm children’s programs will be held concurrent with similarly-themed guided walking tours for adults,” explained Heather Johnson, Hallockville Museum Farm executive director. “We encourage parents to enroll their child in a Spring Saturdays session and to enrich their own local knowledge by registering for the walking tour to be held at the same time.” 


Spring Saturdays on the Farm enrollment is $30 per child, per session, and there is a $5 discount for siblings. Advance registration is required and may be completed online at: https://www.farmhandsnorthfork.com/springsaturdays.

Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Avenue in Riverhead.

Admission to the historic walking tours for adults is free for Hallockville members and $10 for the general public.

Registration may be completed online at https://hallockville.org/walkingtours/. 


Farm Hands

Farm Hands is a program aimed at giving young learners the opportunity to learn outdoors, gain confidence as they explore and develop an appreciation for hard work and the nature around them.  Learning outdoors and experiencing their new knowledge, engages a learner’s senses, stimulates their creativity, and puts their problem-solving skills at the forefront. Farm hands offers preschool and homeschool classes during the school year, and summer enrichment camps. Farm Hands programming is held at Hallockville Museum Farm and other North Fork locations.

For more information about Farm Hands please visit: www.farmhandsnorthfork.com


Hallockville Museum Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit organization comprised of a 28-acre preserved farm homestead in Riverhead, NY. Hallockville features 19 historic buildings, including one listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Hallockville Museum Farm is dedicated to taking Long Island back to its family farming roots and exploring their relevance today.

For additional information about Hallockville Museum Farm please visit: www.hallockville.org



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