In celebration of honey and summer, Friends of the High Line and Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm invite you to our very own High Line Honey Day on Wednesday, July 29, to explore the world of honeybees and learn about the contributions they make to our planet's food production. With bee-themed educational activities, treats from High Line food vendors, and honey products for sale, there's no reason to hide in your hive next Wednesday afternoon! See what all the buzz is about below:
Did you know? The practice of apiculture (beekeeping to produce honey) dates back to at least 700 B.C.
High Line Food
With this many honey-infused treats, even Winnie the Pooh would find himself overwhelmed with joy. Here's a list of our High Line food vendors participating in the Honey Day festivities:
LA NEW YORKINA
ON THE HIGH LINE AT WEST 18TH STREET AND WEST 30TH STREET
La Newyorkina makes artisanal frozen treats inspired by the chef's native Mexico. For Honey Day, La Newyorkina offers a honey ice cream paleta with roasted berries.
ON THE HIGH LINE AT WEST 16TH STREET AND WEST 30TH STREET
Melt Bakery is an innovative ice cream sandwich company that was founded on Manhattan's Lower East Side. For Honey Day, in addition to their classic flavors, Melt offers "S'Most," golden honey graham cracker cookies with chocolate marshmallow ice cream.
L'ARTE DEL GELATO
ON THE HIGH LINE AT WEST 16TH STREET
L'Arte del Gelato serves artisanal gelati and sorbetti made with locally sourced organic milk, ripe local fruit, and an array of the finest ingredients imported from Italy and around the world. For Honey Day, L'Arte offers gelato al miele – a honey gelato made with Battenkill Dairy milk and honey from Warm Colors Apiary in Deerfield, MA.
ON THE HIGH LINE AT WEST 15TH STREET
People's Pops serves delicious handmade ice pops and shave ice made to order from a 100-pound block of ice. For Honey Day, People's Pops offers a peach, honey, and chamomile pops.
BROOKLYN SODA WORKS
ON THE HIGH LINE AT WEST 30TH STREET
Brooklyn Soda Works serves carbonated fresh juices and sodas made with greenmarket ingredients. For Honey Day, Brooklyn Soda Works offers a ginger, mint, and honey soda.
Did you know? All worker bees are female. The average worker bee produces about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
Sure they make delicious gooey treats, but there's so much more to learn about these busy bees! Our Honey Day activities will allow visitors to get an up-close-and-personal look at life inside a honeybee hive without the risk of getting stung.
High Line Kids: Wild Wednesday
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Ages 4+ with caregiver
14th Street Passage, eastern side On the High Line at West 14th Street
How do bees help humans eat? What plants do bees like to eat? Look at High Line flowers that bees love, watch a busy beehive, and create your own pollinator puppet to take home.
Did you know? Of the 100 crop species that provide 90% of the world's food, more than 70 are pollinated by honeybees.
Artisanal Honey Market
Learn about, taste, and purchase honeys and bee products at this pop-up gathering of local food producers, which will bring in beekeepers from all five boroughs.
ANDREW'S LOCAL HONEY
MANHATTAN, QUEENS, BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN GRANGE ROOFTOP FARM
BROOKLYN & QUEENS
BROOKLYN & QUEENS
QUEENS & STATEN
MIKE'S HOT HONEY
MIZZ BEHAVIN' APIARY
QUEENS & STATEN ISLAND
STONE BARNS CENTER
FOR FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Did you know? A honeybee can fly for up to six miles in a single trip, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
The honey celebration continues in September with Honey Week! Join Brooklyn Grange Rooftop farm and other honey enthusiasts for a series of sweet and educational events from September 8-13.
Photos by Liz Ligon
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
1 PM to 7 PM
On the High Line at West 14th Street
No RSVP required