Celebrate Food with NYBG during
Culinary Kids Weekend!

Join us for a weekend celebrating the relationships among plants and your favorite foods. Children's Education staff as well as guest chefs will offer cooking demonstrations, recipes, hands-on activities, and plenty of 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!

Enjoy a special offer from our sponsor, Whole Foods Market.

Featured Programs in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden:

Activity Stations

Ongoing; 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, activity stations will offer hands-on opportunities to learn about food. Children's Education staff and a variety of partner organizations will share delicious and engaging lessons on all things culinary. Featuring:

Veggie Scraps and Wiggly Worms – Learn how to reduce your culinary waste stream by composting with the help of wiggly worms! Pot up your own culinary herb in soil our worms helped us make.

Soda Science – Learn about healthy alternatives to traditional soda while exploring the chemistry of taste, pH and carbonation.

Garden Adventure Trail Mix – Take a hike! Join us on an adventure to learn about the different plants, different plant parts, and the origins of the plants used to make a nutritious trail mix from scratch.

Flour Power – It’s a pizza (and pretzel) party! Learn more about a great grain – wheat – while grinding your own flour and making your own dough to take home and bake.

Chop Shop – Calling all iron chefs: it’s time to chop! Learn to mince, chop, coin, cube and more as you prep a delicious, nutritious fruit skewer.

Vegetable Orchestra – Join us for the Vegetable Orchestra, your opportunity to make some noise in the kitchen! Create and explore instruments made out of culinary tools and ingredients, and take home your own popcorn maraca.

Culinary Workshops

Daily; 11 a.m., 12, & 2 p.m.
These classes will provide participants the opportunity to follow a recipe, learn culinary skills, use kitchen tools, and create a healthy dish to eat or take home.


  • Saturday, February 18:
    School Food Garden to Café, Chef George Edwards, Stone Soup Vegetable Stock

  • Sunday, February 19:
    By Hand Culinary, Chef Michelle Warner, Lemony Chicken Soup and Dilly Vegetable Dumplings

  • Monday, February 20:
    Two Moms' Kitchen, Jennifer Rothman and Renana Shvil, Carrot and Beet Pancakes with Kale Pesto

Cooking Demonstrations

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.

View recipes from visiting chefs.


  • Saturday, February 18:
    Chef David Mawhinney, Haven’s Kitchen, Cold Noodle Bowl

  • Sunday, February 19:
    Chef Jonah Miller, Huertas, Rice with Carrots, Carrot Stock, Marinated Carrots and Aioli

  • Monday, February 20:
    Chef Matt Abdoo, Pig Beach, Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Lasagna

Supported by

Kids' Kitchen Corner

Try on a chef's jacket and start cooking in our kitchen play space.


The Edible Academy is a rich platform of education, hands-on activities, and programs that help children, families, and teachers learn about growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs while encouraging a lifelong interest in gardening and healthful living. The Edible Academy’s expansion is underway with the construction of a three-acre complex featuring a classroom building, greenhouse, and terraced amphitheater to accommodate a broader range of programs and double the number of people served each year.

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