Welcome to Seasonal Sundays #55.
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Finally, even here in New York, SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER!
Before we get to the full celebration of Summer, I wanted to share with
you one of the best things about being a parent. You get to go on field
trips! I recently got to go to Green Meadow farms with my daughter’s
elementary school class.
We went to Green Meadow Farms. It’s a farm in Queens, New York.
There were many baby animals that we could touch and feed. Queens,
NY, is part of New York City, and though not as densely populated as
Manhattan, it is one of the largest urban centers in the United States.
Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City. According to the
2000 U.S. Census, the population of Queens was 2,229,379. Yeah,
that’s two million and I’m sure it’s much greater since the census.
Queens is the most ethnically diverse county in the United State.
Suffice it to say, being on a “farm” in Queens is quite an extraordinary
When we visited, Green Meadows Farm was holding a Festival of
This colorful show featured native Americans from the Northern
Arapoho and Seneca Tribes and the White Mountain Band of Apache
The sounds and tradition of West Africa were expressed through…
…singing, drumming, dancing and tribal spirit.
The Mudd Brothers taught us that entertainment in the days of the
English renaissance consisted of the plays by William Shakespeare,
traveling musicians, poets and others. But for many who could not
afford to eat, much less be entertained, there were performers known
as “Muddy Beggars.” To entertain, these buffoons would use everyday
objects, their wits and generous handfuls of mud.
One of the neatest demonstrations was about birds of prey.
We got to watch a master falconer…
with his hawks…
But my favorite part was the baby pigs! In Queens ?!?!
- The Tablescaper