After a stressful holiday season, it’s time for a day in the country. Wander around 47 acres of planting fields, farm animals, an orchard, an herb garden, a beautifully decorated historic house, and a greenhouse complex. Drink freshly mulled cider and, most important, stay in the borough. The Queens County Farm Museum will hold afternoon open houses on December 26th, December 27th, and December 28th featuring tours of the restored Adriance Farmhouse. Third-generation agriculturalist Jacob Adriance built this three-room, Dutch-style residence in 1772. It was doubled in size by Peter Cox between 1833 and 1840. The Creedmoor Psychiatric Center took over the property in 1927, and as patients tilled the land, the house was used by staffers until 1973, when the entire property was converted into a working farm museum.
Details: Holiday Open House, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, December 26th, December 27th, and December 28th, noon to 4 pm, free.