This weekend will likely be one of the last opportunities of the season to get to the beach without losing appendages to frostbite. It’s true, SUMMER IS OVER! So get your butt to Rockaway Beach tomorrow (Saturday, the 17th) for the First Annual NYC Honey Festival!
The festival is being hosted by the Rockaway Beach Concessions you know, the collaboration of all those hip, talented restauranteurs that was such a hit all summer long? Vegan baked treats, frozen banana pops, locally made hotdogs, thai food, juices and TACOS! Mmmm! I’m going to eat so much!
But wait! The big deal is that we’re going to be celebrating BEEKEEPING and HONEY! Here’s what you have to look forward to by attending:
-Sixpoint Craft Ales limited addition honey ales
-A Honey-tasting competition with a full English hive set up as 1st Prize!
-Face painting for the kiddos
-A Beekeeper Photo Booth by Pop Up Photobooth (play dress-up with beekeeper gear and get your pics taken)
-Beekeeping 101 discussions
-Honey extraction demos all day long
-Cooking Demos by the Brooklyn Kitchen BK Farmyards and Growing Chefs
-A Mead making demo
-Bee tees screened on site by Bushwick Print Lab
For those who like to party hardy: Once the sun goes down stay for honey-themed dinner at the buzzworthy price of only $20/person hosted by Motorboat & The Big Banana, Caracas Rockaway, and Sharon Is Karen. This soul food feast Is solid gold: Fried Chicken with Spicy Honey Butter Sauce will be accompanied by Collard Greens, Honey Baked Beans and Honey Cornbread, ending on the sweet, sweet note of Honey Tres Leches. Beer, wine, and cocktails available, many with honey incorporated.
At Concession Stand Beach 96th st – 7pm-10pm
So, y’all better come! I’ll be there repping at the Backwards Beekeepers of NYC table with Tim of Borough Bees. We’ll have an observation hive filled with cute bees and some awesome tees for sale to help support the club.