Honey Day at the High Line featured educational activities, honey tastings, and honey products for sale, all in celebration of the industrious honey bee. Photos (clockwise from right) by Liz Ligon, Jenna Saraco, and Melissa Mansur.
Friends of the High Line partnered with Brooklyn Grange Farm to bring in beekeepers from the five boroughs for the first-ever Honey Day at the High Line.
Yesterday, a full afternoon of activities included an extra-special Play With Your Food session with La Newyorkina, an educational beehive, special Honey Day-themed treats from High Line Food vendors, and honey tastings from beekeepers from the five boroughs.
Join us after the jump for more photos from the event.
Brooklyn Grange Farm brought an educational hive that allowed visitors to get an up-close-and-personal look at life inside a honey bee hive. Photo by Joan Garvin
High Line Office Assistant Sarah Williams cools off with a Gelato al miele from L’Arte del Gelato, one of the specialty food offerings for Honey Day at the High Line. Photos by Jenna Saraco
Beekeepers from the five boroughs shared samples and sold seasonal honeys. Here a young visitor tries honey from Bronx Bees. Photo by Liz Ligon
High Line Food vendor Melt Bakery offered Honey Pie ice cream sandwiches featuring snap cookies made with Tremblay Apiaries honey with Six Point Sweet Action Cream Ale ice cream. Photo by Liz Ligon
For an extra special session of Play With Your Food, Fany Gerson, the chef-owner of La Newyorkina worked with kids to make honey-sweetened parfaits with fresh fruit. Photo by Rowa Lee
People's Pops created a Honey Day-inspired pop flavored with peaches, local honey, and chamomile. Photo by Liz Ligon
Friendly faces from Wilk Apiary and Brooklyn Grange Farm. Photos by Joan Garvin
Andrew's Honey featured seasonal honeys from all around New York City, including an ultra-local spring and fall High Line honey harvested from hives on 23rd Street. Photo by Joan Garvin
Each child created a unique and delicious parfait during Play With Your Food with High Line Food vendor La Newyorkina. Photos by Rowa Lee
A young visitor takes a taste of honey from Wilk Apiary. Photo by Liz Ligon
Staff from Brooklyn Grange Farm talked with visitors and answered questions about honey bees, beekeeping, and hives. Here visitors take a close look a frame of honey comb. Photo by Liz Ligon