Celebrate Food with NYBG during
Culinary Kids Weekend!
Join us for a weekend celebrating the relationships among plants, farms, and your favorite foods. Family Garden staff will offer cooking demonstrations, recipes, and hands-on activities, with plenty of music and tastings. Tinker with the science of kitchen chemistry and get to the root of foods at a variety of activity stations. Daily cooking demonstrations at 1 p.m. feature kid-friendly recipes. Learn from a chef as they share tips and samples!
Ongoing; 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, activity stations will offer hands-on opportunities to learn about food. Edible Academy staff and a variety of partner organizations will share delicious and engaging lessons on all things culinary.
View a list of featured stations.
Daily; 11 a.m., 12, & 2 p.m.
These classes will provide participants the opportunity to follow a recipe, learn a culinary skill, use kitchen tools, and create a healthy dish to take home.
- Saturday, February 13: Health Barn USA, Stacey Antine – "The Perfect Pop"
- Sunday, February 14: By Hand Culinary, Chef Michelle Warner – "Homemade Pasta with Scallion Ricotta Sauce"
- Monday, February 15: School Food Garden to Café, Chef George Edwards – "Spaghetti Squash with Tomato & Garlic"
Daily; 1 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, NYC chefs and food personalities take the stage to offer a demonstration of their favorite recipes. Tasting samples of the highlighted recipe will be offered at the conclusion of each demonstration.
- Saturday, February 13: Chef Julian Alonzo, Hudson Garden Grill – "Chop-Chop Chicken Salad"
- Sunday, February 14: Annie Novak, The Edible Academy – "Seed Bonbons"
- Monday, February 15: Chef Matt Abdoo, Del Posto – "Orecchiette with Grandma's Gravy & Meatballs"
Kids' Kitchen Corner
Try on a chef's jacket and start cooking in our kitchen play space.
Calling all Iron Chefs! Chop, sift, slice, and measure: explore kitchen tools at this hands-on culinary station. Choose the best tools for the job and help us make our favorite winter recipe for you to taste-test.
Learn about food from field to fork with the garden-to-kitchen educational team Growing Chefs. Combine your art skills with your green thumb and make a take-home notebook telling the story of a sunflower. Sample a tasty "flower power" treat!
Mmm, what's that savory scent? Join Planthropy as they explore the sensory delights of culinary herbs. Learn more about how herbs can help your health and take home your own sachet of delicious herbs to cook with after you learn the recipe from the Planthropy pros!
Big Apple Edibles
Sharing with friends is the best part of a meal. Visit the Big Apple Edibles activity tent to meet our favorite garden friends: worms! Sample a smoothie borrowed from a worm's favorite recipe, and learn more about how these wonderful wigglers make our garden soil rich and delicious for our plants.
Hudson Valley Seed Library
Get growing with us! Join in our guessing game and see if you can solve the riddle of which seed makes the plants we need to grow our meal. Make your own seed envelope to take home.
Sing, dance, and the job is done! Pitch in with the Worksongs team as they prepare the harvest for winter storage while singing old-time favorite tunes and new classic songs. Play instruments and be inspired by the stories and photographs of historical singers. Join Worksongs at 11:30 a.m., 12:30, and 2:30 p.m. for special singalongs, including a 12:30 p.m. barn dance!