all photos © Chris Taylor Studio, 2013

all photos © Chris Taylor Studio, 2013

— GENERAL INFO —

WHAT

Returning to the Rockaway Boardwalk for its sixth year, NYC Honey Fest is a celebration of the amazing pollinators who call the five boroughs home. This free, daylong festival features food, art, kids’ activities and crafts, and a honey & bee-product marketplace. From a public honey tasting contest in which you pick the winner, to observation hives and a honey extraction demonstration, Honey Fest is an opportunity to learn about bees and beekeeping and enjoy the some sweet, sticky, local honey! Fun for the whole family, Honey Fest is a perfect way to close out the summer! Gather ye buds and enjoy the sunshine before autumn arrives by spending the day at the beach sampling the very best of NYC's liquid gold.

WHEN

Sept. 17th 2016
Rain date - Sept. 18th 2016
11am - 5pm

WHERE

Boardwalk 86th, Rockaway Beach
(8601 Shore Front Pkwy, in front of Rippers)

HOW

Accessible by car
Q53/Q52 bus
A/S subway -Beach 90th Street stop

— 2016 ACTIVITIES —

BEE MARKETPLACE

More than two dozen vendors will sample, sell, and share their bee- and honey-related products and services. From honey-sweetened beverages to beeswax cosmetics, educational demos to monofloral honeys from the Tri-State Area, there's something for everyone! 

KIDS' EDUCATION & Crafts

All day kids participated in fun and educational activities, including face painting by NYC Facepaint, bee-hat making by City Growers, and an interactive booth by Arts In Parts about the honeybees' role in pollination. In addition, there will be honey extraction demos, the Honey-Tasting Contest, and raffle to keep your 'lil critters busy as bees. Oh…did we mention there's a beach too!

HONEY-TASTING CONTEST

As always, we will be hosting a station where you can taste all of the honeys on the boardwalk and vote for your favorite! 

— HONEY FEST GALLERY —