New York City Honey Day at the High Line

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 7:00am to 11:00am

New York City Honey Day at the High Line

Honeybees are crucial pollinators for food crops, and because they travel no more than two miles from their hives, local honey is infused with a true taste of place. In New York City, where beekeeping is thriving, honeybees gather nectar and pollen from street trees, flowerbeds, backyard gardens, and public parks – like the High Line – to create honey that’s a unique reflection of the urban biodiversity of New York City. During Honey Day at the High Line, visitors are invited to taste their way through New York City’s honey offerings, and meet beekeepers from all five boroughs.

See below for more information on the day's events.

HONEY MARKET: MEET THE BEEKEEPERS
2:00 – 6:00 PM, All ages
New York City Honey Day will welcome the best artisanal beekeepers from the city’s five boroughs. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about urban beekeeping in New York City, taste and compare honeys, and even purchase honey to take home.

DEMONSTRATION HIVE WITH LIVE BEES
2:00 – 6:00 PM, All ages
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street
Brooklyn Grange will host a honey bee exploration station where visitors of all ages can get an up-close-and-personal look at live bees making honey. Sharpen your eyes to spot the queen bee or catch a glimpse of the nuanced “waggle dance” that bees use to communicate the location of nectar hot spots.

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD: HONEY WITH LA NEWYORKINA
3:30 – 5:00 PM, Ages 4+
Seating Steps, on the High Line at West 22nd Street
Friends of the High Line and Fany Gerson, the chef behind La Newyorkina at the High Line, invite kids and their caregivers to take part in a fun, interactive exploration of honey. Kids will be invited to try different local honeys and then learn how to make their own honey-granola topped parfait.

LOCATION
Various locations from the 14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street, through the Seating Steps, on the High Line at West 22nd Street. See event descriptions above for specific locations.

This program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP is required.

Special food offerings featuring local honey will be available for purchase from the High Line’s food vendors, including L’Arte del Gelato, People’s Pops, and Melt Bakery, located on the High Line between Little West 12th Street and West 18th Street.

SUPPORT
This program is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with Brooklyn Grange.

Brooklyn Grange