News On The Farm – Spring


Dear Friends,

Spring has arrived at Hallockville! As you can see, our daffodils have blossomed in their full glory.

Did you know that because daffodils are one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, they are viewed as representations of new beginnings?

What better time to introduce myself as the new executive director!

It is certainly an exciting time to be here at Hallockville. As you may have heard, we received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts for the adaptive reuse of the Naugles Barn. We have applied for a matching grant so fingers crossed.

The renovation will not only mean there will be accessible bathrooms in the Barn, but, with an HVAC system in place, we will be able to offer events and programs all year round. Having a community space like this will be a game changer for Hallockville.

To augment our grant funds for the Barn’s adaptive reuse project, we are excited to host our first Barn-Raising Supper on August 22. We hope you will join us for a delicious array of hyper-local bounty where we will honor former Board President Alfonso Martinez-Fonts for his outstanding leadership and preservation of the museum farm. (See the Save the Date below.) Tickets are $195 for members and $225 for non-members (will include a one-year individual membership) and can be purchased by clicking the button below.

If you’d like to sponsor the event, please email me at for more information.

Also new this year are two board members: Adam Matros, Branch Manager VP from M & T Bank, and Kevin Nohejl, science teacher from Shoreham-Wading River High School. Welcome aboard!

Assistant Director Connie Klos has been busy behind the scenes preparing for a very busy Hallockville calendar in 2024. This spring alone we have classes, walking tours, beekeeping programs, a Volunteer Orientation Day, the ever-popular Fleece & Fiber Festival and much more. And don’t forget to sign up your children/grandchildren for our one-of-a-kind summer camps.

Thank you for your support of Hallockville! I look forward to seeing you at one, some or all of our offerings.



P.S. If you are looking for some lovely and unique items for your home, check out Miss Ella’s Shop in the Hudson House, which is now open. We have your spring decor and treats covered with table runners, “zero-calorie” Easter eggs, jam and honey and other goodies.

To Purchase Tickets Click Here
To Become a Barn Raiser Sponsor Click Here

Peconic Ruggers at Hallockville

Get Together with us to help preserve the art of rug hooking and meet with like-minded folks on:

Saturday, April 6, 10 am – 1 pm

Hudson-Sydlowski House Classroom.

Bring your rug hooking along to work on!

Register Here

Walking History

April 13, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Barn Architecture of the North Fork 

with Zach Studenroth & Richard Wines

Explore Hallockville’s pre-revolutionary Homestead Barn and its 1937 Naugles Barn with historians Zach Studenroth and Richard Wines. Learn about the architectural styles, construction techniques and functionality of different elements of the barns. See how these buildings – one built by descendants of the North Fork’s original Puritan settlers and the other by Polish-Lithuanian immigrants – evolved over time to meet the changing needs of Long Island agriculture.

Free to members, $10 for non-members

Register Your Child Here

Spring on the Farm – (Children’s Program)


April 13, 10 am – 11:30 am

Barn Architecture

Farm Hands and Hallockville Museum Farm are collaborating to host Spring Saturdays On The Farm for ages 5+.

Adults can sign up for the Walking History Tour given at the same time (see above).

While the adults are touring and learning, their children will dive into the same topic with hands-on play and crafting with Head Teacher of Farm Hands, Ms. Jessica.

To Register

Heather’s Spring Tote

Saturday, April 13, 10 am – 3 pm

Large beautiful basket woven in purple and teal with natural reed with a filled rim and sturdy base. This basket measures 11″ high by 14″ wide and is 10″ across. Big enough to carry any project along!

Bring: scissors, pencil, small flat screwdriver and spray bottle.

$50 member/ $60 non-member

Materials fee of $45 payable to the teacher at the class.

Instructor: Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas


To Register

Intro to Spinning

Saturday, April 13, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

Join us for our first Intro to Spinning class: an introduction to the equipment and supplies needed to start spinning. Spinning history, types of fibers, fiber preparation, types of spinning, and the tools used to spin will be covered. Demonstration, discussion, and some hands-on.

$25 members/$35 non-members

Instructor: Diane Pionegro

To Register

Intro to Weaving

Saturday, April 20, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm

If you’ve ever thought about learning to weave, this class is for you. Intro to Weaving is an introduction to the equipment and supplies needed to start weaving. Learn the difference of rigid heddle weaving versus multi-shaft floor and table looms, along with what fibers will give you a desired effect. Also, where one can obtain what is necessary to get you started on your weaving journey.

$25 members/$35 non-members

Instructor: Judy Barth


Sound Avenue Stitchers

Monthly Get Together

Saturday, April 20, 10 am – 1 pm

Following a time‐honored tradition, join us for a little time to recharge, meet like-minded needleworkers, have some tea, share your work and get inspired in a relaxed country setting. Meet us in the Hudson-Sydlowski House Classroom.


Hive Split Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 10 am – 12 pm

This class is for beekeepers with at least one full season of experience. Meet us in Hallockville’s Hands-On Bee Lab (north end of the property beyond the community garden). Bring your own personal protective gear and equipment (bee suit/veil, gloves, smoker)

If you have strong colonies and want to grow your apiary without paying for NUCS, this workshop is for you!

This is also a great opportunity to meet local fellow beekeepers and get a feel for Hallockville’s hands-on Bee Lab!

Cost: $25 members/$35 non-members


Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, April 27, 10 am – 1 pm

Calling all history buffs, farm fans and community service-oriented folks, you are invited to learn more about volunteering at Hallockville at our Volunteer Recruitment and Orientation Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 1 pm (registration begins at 9:30 am).

Volunteer roles include gardening, helping to organize and staff special events, maintaining the buildings and grounds, serving as tour docents, arranging and leading educational and children’s activities and adult workshops and assisting with marketing and fundraising.

To register, email


Check out our full 2024 Calendar!


Time to register for our Summer Camp!


Camp Registration


Members make Hallockville the special place that it is.

Members at all levels receive:

  • 10% discount in Hallockville gift shop
  • subscription to Hallockville newsletters
  • discount on workshops and selected events
  • Membership runs from April 1 to March 31
Join Here!
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