Celebrate Food with NYBG during
Culinary Kids Weekend!
Join us for a weekend celebrating the relationships among plants and your favorite foods. Family Garden 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!
Featured Programs in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden:
Ongoing; 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Throughout the weekend, activity stations will offer hands-on opportunities to learn about food. Make your very own soda, learn how to safely chop and cut, and mix up a trail mix to take on a hike.
Activity station details coming soon!
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.
Culinary Workshops details coming soon!
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.
Cooking Demonstrations details coming soon!
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.
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!