Winter Happenings

From all of us here at Hallockville, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! We’re excited to bring new programming and events to the Farm for the 2020 season!
The Winter Lecture series is back! We are happy to offer three lectures in corporation with Hampton Coffee Company.
Stay tuned for updates on classes & events coming up and scroll below to learn more!
Sunday, February 2nd
Winter Lecture Series

“With a North Fork perspective, what reason the Long Island Rail Road?”

Presenter, Don Fisher – President of the Railroad Museum of Long Island. We will explore the 19th Century reasons for creating the Long Island Rail Road, why it bisected our North Fork to terminate in Greenport. We’ll enjoy some early “not in my back yard” stories from Riverhead and Southold Towns and see that over time, the railroad came to be accepted and benefit the inhabitants of the East End.
Tickets may be purchased in advanced by calling Hallockville Museum Farm at 631.298.5292 or online. Advanced tickets are $10. Space is limited.

Kid’s Winter Folk Arts Workshops

Tuesday, February 18th 9:30 – 11:30AM
Folk Art Rooster
This class is for children,
ages 5-8 years old.
Join art teacher, Darlene Siracusano, in learning about how folk art was made by untrained artist throughout history!
Children will start the morning listening to a farm animal story and meeting Hallockville chickens! They will then create their own folk art rooster using colored collage paper, fancy scissors, punches, and crayons!
Members: $15
Non-Members: $20
Thursday, February 20th 9:30 – 11:30AM
Tar Beach Quilt
This class is for children, ages 9-12 years old.
Celebrate Black History Month at Hallockville
Join art teacher, Darlene Siracusano, in learning about the importance of quilting to the African American Culture. Explore the world of Tar Beach, written by artist and author Faith Ringgold, and how she uses quilting to tell stories.
First, students will listen to the book Tar Beach and will then create their own collage quilts using a self-photo, colorful material, and colored pencils to tell their own story!
Members: $15
Non-Members: $20

Farm to Table: Winter Soups and Stews

Saturday, February 8th 9:30AM – 12PM
Join Hallockville Community Gardener and home cook,
Susan Babkes, for a hands-on cooking class in an historic farmhouse kitchen. Susan is an obsessed foodie and
has taken cooking classes all over the world.
Using all local ingredients, students will prepare three cozy winter soups:
Tuscan Kale
Turkey-Sweet Potato Chili
Recipes will be provided, bonus recipes, and a surprise raffle!
Members: $30 | Non-Members: $35
Members: $35 | Non-Members: $40

Folk Art Farm House

Thursday, February 27 10AM – 1PM
Saturday, February 29 10AM – 1PM
Join instructor, Connie Klos, learning to design and create your own folk art farm house in fabric on *two* days!
Design, construction, embellishment and finishing will be discussed. You will start your project and continue embellishments through the winter season. Bring background fabrics such as oxford shirting, jeans or heavy cottons for grass, ground, sky. Some wool provided for the farm house.
All supplies included for class.

Save the Date(s)!


3/7 – Basket Weaving with Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas
3/8 – Stirring up History: Cornbeef & Cabbage with Diane Schwindt
3/14 – Learn the Art of Rug Hooking with Sarah McNamara
3/21 – National Quilting Day
3/22 – Winter Lecture Series: The Timeline of Food with Diane Schwindt
3/26 & 3/28 – Wool Easter Egg Embroidery with Connie Klos


4/17 – Candle Wicking with Janice Nesta
4/18 – Basket Weaving with Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas
4/18 – Spring Herb Lecture
4/25 – Victorian Purse Embroidery with Connie Klos


5/2 – Horseradish Festival, hosted with Holy Schmitt’s Horseradish
5/16 & 5/17 – Long Island Fleece & Fiber Fair
5/30 – Basket Weaving with Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas





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